The Calling is now available as an audiobook via Audible and iTunes, all 10 hours of it (Spooky Nook, also available at Audible and iTunes, is only an hour). Both are narrated by Tristan Morris, who does a fantastic job. Truly, I'm thrilled with how these two audiobook turned out. I'm a big audiobook fan, and practically listen to audiobooks every time I'm in the car. Since I've signed up to become an Audible Member, I listen to even more audiobooks -- in the car, yes, but also at the gym, at the grocery store, and when I'm doing work around the house. Anybody who regularly listens to audiobooks knows that a narrator can make or break a book. I've heard some good books ruined by the wrong choice of narrator. So I listened to over one hundred audiobook narrators and narrowed them down before I picked Tristan. And, thankfully, he was available. (I plan to do a podcast with Tristan sometime in the future.) Check out the sample.
Now I know not everyone is a fan of audiobooks. That's okay. As an author, though, I feel audiobooks are just another market, and the more markets a book is available the better. There's a group of people who just listen to audiobooks, and then there are readers such as myself who enjoy both reading and listening to books.
Anyway, to celebrate, I want to host a giveaway. I have some really cool swag (Swartwood Swag, let's call it) to giveaway to anyone who purchases one or both of the audiobooks or who helps spread the word. I have some large, slick magnets to give away. Yes, you heard me right -- magnets. One has The Calling cover on it, the other Real Illusions. Send your audiobook receipts to robert (at) robertswartwood (dot) com, or share the link to this post on Facebook or Twitter or wherever and let me know in an email along with your address, and I'll send out a magnet or two.
Also, if you're not an Audible Member but have always wanted to sign up, consider making The Calling and Spooky Nook your first two purchases. Audible gives me a nice bonus, and you'll become my new best friend.
And as always, if you listen to the audiobooks and enjoy them, please consider leaving a review. Audible makes it very easy in that you can simply leave a star rating.