I find it really hard to listen to audiobooks, with the exception of certain authors like David Sederis or Steve Martin reading their own work. I guess I’m super particular about what characters sound like and any deviation from that just knocks me out of the story.
Which got me thinking about my characters in The Unlikeable Demon Hunter. With Nava’s voice, I just hear my voice, which, yeah, let’s just leave the psychology of that alone. But with Rohan, while I can hear his regular California rumble, I was having trouble hearing his singing voice.
That all changed yesterday. I was at a music festival and happened to catch the end of Nick Sherman’s set while I was waiting for next group of musicians to get onstage. I stood there transfixed, because this was the closest to Rohan’s raspiness that I’d come. Though I also hear him with a smoky smooth voice when he’s not being all raspy.
So take a listen and let me know what you think. And if you disagree, then point me in the comments to whose voice you do hear when he sings.