Enter to Win a Fire 7 Tablet by Helping Us Pick the Best Audiobook Sample

Enter to Win a Fire 7 Tablet by Helping Us Pick the Best Audiobook Sample

My audiobook narrator,Babble Audiobook Meg Price and I are getting closer each day to launching the audiobook edition of Babble into the world. Wooho!  But we could use your help in selecting the audio sample that you feel best captures the essence of the story and would help perspective readers decide to pick up a copy. In case you haven’t yet read the book, (or you’ve read so many books lately you can’t quite remember what Babble is about), here’s a short synopsis.

One young boy is the key to the universe.

Upon the Towers of Babel, the people of the Earth scattered, and silence fell. Now, on the brink of a new age, the human race leaps forward into the evolutionary void and changes the course of human history forever. For young Bobbie Cagle, the normal difficulties of growing up are overshadowed by his unique condition. Bobbie’s inability to communicate normally is misdiagnosed for years as autism, and masks the great part in history he is destined to play.His unique ability to create beautiful works of art is just the tip of the iceberg. Coveted by those who would use him for their own purpose, Bobbie, and his mother flee their home out of desperation and fear. In the course of their escape, the truth behind Bobbie’s gift and the effects it may have on the planet begin to the reveal themselves, as the future of the humanity hangs in the balance.

The Poll is Closed but the #BabbleAudiobook Contest is still Open (Enter Below)

Saturday, June 23, Update

The poll is now closed and the votes have been counted.  And the winner with 17 votes is:

Audiobook Sample #2:

Second place with 12 votes is Audiobook Sample #3:

 

Third place with 6 votes is Audiobook Sample #1:

Even though the poll is now closed, feel free to listen to the three samples and share your preference and comments below.

There’s Still Time to Register for the #BabbleAudiobook Contest

The Grand Prize is:

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB Plus

    • an ebook edition of Babble, and

    • the brand new audiobook edition of Babble

Plus 5 Consolation prizes of an ebook and audiobook of Babble.

Fantastic fables of foaster flat

 

Plus, everyone who enters will receive a complimentary copy of Fantastic Fables of Foster Flat, my homage anthology to Ray Bradbury and the Twilight Zone.

 

 

Meet Meg — Narrator Extraordinaire

Meg Price

Meg Price: Audiobook Narrator Extraordinaire

My name is Meg Price. I have grown up surrounded by voice-over recording and audio production my entire life. It is a family business for me. And I knew at a young age this was where I wanted to be. I went to a specialty high school (magnet school) for theatre and I also attended college with a major in theatre.

Most of my experience in voice over work is in narration. This is where my true passion lies. I love to make the words come alive and off the page. From a young age, storytelling has been my passion. When I was introduced to audiobooks I knew I had found my home. Other experiences include commercials and telephone prompts.

My passions are my family, my two furbabies, the outdoors, and making the most out of life. If you think we would work well together please feel free to message me about your next project!

But that’s just Meg’s Bio

Meet the real Meg Price as she and I talk about how she became a professional narrator and the challenges and rewards of being a narrator. (I apologize for the sound of my voice. I don’t usually sound like someone trying to talk under water. The good news is tthat Meg sounds great and she does most of the talking.)

 

Enjoy Some Preview Audiobook Chapters of Babble 

 

2018-06-25T17:27:12+00:00 45 Comments

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45 Comments

  1. Dionne June 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I liked 1 the best. Though 2 did run a close second.

    • W. Bradford Swift June 18, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Dionne. Good luck with the contest.

  2. W. Bradford Swift June 18, 2018 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Hi Folks,
    This is the place to leave your comments and especially your VOTE! Enter either: Audiobook Sample #1, Audiobook Sample #2, or Audiobook Sample #3. Feel free to share why you chose the one you did.

    Don’t forget to also enter the #BabbleAudiobook Contest to increase your chances of winning the Kindle Fire.

  3. Beverly Laude June 18, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I liked #2 best. It grabbed my attention right away.

    • W. Bradford Swift June 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Beverly. So noted.

  4. Eleanor Forman June 18, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    #!

  5. Kort June 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Well, somebody had to like #3 – and that’s me! I just liked it best

  6. Kort June 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Did you get my vote for # 3 ?

    • W. Bradford Swift June 19, 2018 at 2:09 am - Reply

      Yes, I did! Thanks!

  7. Scott Searle June 18, 2018 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I strongly vote for Sample #2. It gives the listener a clear grasp of Bobbie’s unique gifts and also conveys why others would try to manipulate him for their own gain.

    Number 1 is OK, but not nearly as gripping. Number 3 would just be confusing.

    • W. Bradford Swift June 19, 2018 at 2:19 am - Reply

      Thanks, Scott.

  8. Judy Thomas June 18, 2018 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    I really liked #2 best.

  9. Steven Dadolf June 19, 2018 at 12:57 am - Reply

    My vote is for Audiobook Sample #3

    • W. Bradford Swift June 19, 2018 at 2:18 am - Reply

      Got it!

  10. PatIsATen June 19, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

    I prefer number 2, thanks

    • W. Bradford Swift June 19, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

      Thank you, PatisATen.

  11. Laura June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am - Reply

    My vote is for Audiobook Sample #2

  12. Alice Nieuwendijk June 19, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I like 2 the best and then 3

  13. Tanya Gaunt June 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I preferred narration 3 it had a quirky tone

  14. Sandra Watts June 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I like Audiobook Sample #3.

  15. Eileen K June 19, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I found sample #2 to be most intriguing.

  16. Cherie Osier June 19, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I liked 1 best, 2 was good also.

  17. Mary Helen Scaccia June 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    #3 was my fave

  18. Tina June 19, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I personally prefer sample 3, but for marketing purposes, I would suggest sample two.

  19. Jennifer June 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    i like 1 the best, thanks!

  20. Amber June 20, 2018 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    I love #3.

  21. Maura Fertich June 21, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I preferred the second sample, although it did end a bit abruptly (and not in a cliffhanger way, more of a middle-of-a-paragraph way)!

  22. Stacie Williams June 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    #1

  23. Stephanie June 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I like number 3 the best.

  24. Stephanie June 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    The 3rd one was my favorite. She sounded really good through the whole thing.

  25. Charles Strauss June 22, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Being a Charismatic Christian myself, it was quite interesting 2 see how the issue of quote speaking in tongues unquote was dealt with. I am quite curious to see how Babel’s story develops, so I vote 4 sample number 2.

  26. Naomi June 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I like 1 & 2. 2 is first then 1 comes in second.

  27. Celita D. P. June 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    #3

  28. Celita D. P. June 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I did comment.#3, but I don’t see it here. Fun samples.

  29. Teresa June 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I love 3.

  30. Kim Thorne June 22, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Sample 3#

  31. Susan H June 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    #2, then #1, then #3.

  32. Lisa Markson June 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    3 is best 2 came in second

  33. Sharon Rhoads June 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I choose the audio of 2 but the video of three was better. Also, why was the audio of 3 about Alice in Wonderland?

    • W. Bradford Swift June 22, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Sharon, some of the story takes place while Bobbie is visiting Wonderland. He also visits (at least in his mind during his ‘blue funk’ times Oz and Neverland.

  34. Sandy Pope June 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I liked book#2….Thank You For Sharing these with us….

    • W. Bradford Swift June 22, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      You’re most welcome, Sandy. Preview chapters will be coming soon.

  35. Marla June 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I preferred #2- liked the inflection changes

  36. Sarah Schaefer June 23, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    I liked #2 best though they all sounded very similar

  37. Teresa Williams June 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I like #1 best.It kept my attention .Thanks for the giveaway.

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