Amazing! An All-Star Audiobook
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I'm stunned by the team of stars that has come together THIS WEEK to record "The Sweet By and By" as an audiobook.
The role of "Margaret" is performed by the legendary LOIS SMITH whose 50-year career began in "East of Eden" with James Dean in 1955. Lois received the Drama Desk Award for her portrayal of Carrie Watts in "The Trip To Bountiful," one of my favorite plays of all time, and is well known to television audiences as a star of HBO's "True Blood."
"Lorraine" is read by ADRIANE LENOX, Tony Award winner for her performance in "Doubt" and currently featured in the box office hit "The Blind Side." Reading the role of "Rhonda" is Broadway, film and television veteran BECKY ANN BAKER, star of NBC's Emmy Award-winning "Freaks and Geeks." Rounding out the cast as "April" is multiple Audiofiles Earphones Award winner ROBIN MILES.
I've gotten to hear a few short samples so far, hot out of the recording studio, and I'll tell you this: these women have taken the book to a place beyond anything I could imagine.
"The Sweet By and By" will be released in audiobook and trade paperback simultaneously in April 2010. Both are available for pre-order now through all the usual outlets. Enjoy!