When May Wuthrich accepted her friend’s advice and listened to the audiobook HATCHET by Gary Paulsen and narrated by Peter Coyote while driving from New York City to the Hamptons, she had no idea that it would launch an entirely new phase of her career. “We were hooked from that first book,” she said. “We were listening on a regular basis, and I got inspired.”
Now, almost eight years later, May is an experienced audiobook producer and director, working on books by such acclaimed authors as Rick Riordan, Jacqueline Woodson, Azar Nafisi and Mary Oliver.
Below you can find the second part of May's REAL TALK publishing interview, where she talks about the audition process for narrators, how she chooses the music at the beginning and end of audiobooks and just how long it actually takes to record a 300-page book.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out our blog post, where we write about what it was like to sit in on one of May's recording sessions (with Mozhan Marnò, who was narrating Azar Nafisi's latest book THE REPUBLIC OF IMAGINATION), and Part 1 of this interview! Part 3 will go live on Wednesday, September 24th.
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