You may (or may not!) know that I am an independently published author so when it came to producing an audiobook for my first book, The Lie She Told I had a choice. I could either pitch it out to an audiobook publisher, produce it myself or link with another independent business owner who I could work closely with whilst still maintaining the level of control that I like.
Enter Lee Beddow from AbbeySound Audio.
Now, I’m not sure if Lee had been following me on socials, or if he was a mind reader but as I started my search for a producer, he popped into my inbox to offer the services of his company.
Oh, the relief! Finding a producer was proving to be a minefield and I realised that not only did I need to completely hand the reins over to someone who knew what they were doing, but who also had the contacts so that the book would be a highly polished version of itself with a wonderful narrator.
Enter Perdita Lawton.
Lee sent across a few samples with Perdita in various accents, but as the lead character, Kate is from my hometown in Leeds, she needed to have a Yorkshire accent. The other lead character, as well as Kate’s son were all handled beautifully by Perdita under the guidance from Lee.
I received the files as they were recorded as promised, and it soon became a routine to take myself off for a walk around the local park whilst listening to my words brought to life. And yes, I laughed, I cried, I was exasperated at some of Kate’s actions and infuriated by Ryan on multiple occasions (goodness knows what fellow park goers thought I was doing!)
In all, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Lee, and huge thanks to Perdita for being such a brilliant narrator.
You can enjoy listening to The Lie She Told on Audible or Apple iBooks.
A single lie. A split-second decision.
The life of a desperate mother and her son will never be the same.
Arriving in the Scottish Highlands, Kate begins to build a safe, loving new life for herself and her son.
But when a shady character from Kate’s past turns up and starts to systematically and violently rip everything apart, she is forced to make a choice.
The lie she told is now working against her, but will she confess or risk the life of her son?
LISTEN TO AN EXCLUSIVE SAMPLE HERE >> https://youtu.be/AKzmR3aJLCY