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D-BOYS Audiobook!

So I'm terrifically excited to announce the launch of the audiobook edition of my book D-Boys – performed by Kevin Arthur Harper.

D-BOYS Audiobook by Michael Stephen Fuchs and Kevin Arthur Harper
This sample's good – though, without all the character voices, it doesn't do it justice!

It is available now from:

Amazon   Audible   iTunes  

This is so exciting for a variety of reasons. One is that it was done through ACX, an Amazon company that does for audiobook production and distribution what KDP did for e-books – namely, liberates the content producer from traditional publishers. With ACX, an author puts up a project (i.e. book) – and production, audio engineering, and voice talent guys can audition to produce the audiobook. Amazon/ACX take a cut of sales, but the rest – and a lot more is left over than in a traditional audiobook publishing deal – is divided between the maker of the novel and the maker of the audiobook.

The second reason is that shortly after I put my D-Boys books out to bid, they were picked up by the sensationally talented Kevin Arthur Harper. He not only did all the production and sound engineering – but he also developed individual voices for all the characters, and performed the entire 10+ hours of audio. Listening to and reviewing these chapters was a treat – I realised that an audiobook really occupies some middle ground between a written book and a film adaptation. It was like listening to a table-read by a really talented cast – except with one person performing all the parts! And it was totally fantastic listening to all my characters brought to life.

Anyway, I think the result is terrific – and Kevin absolutely deserves to do well with it, after the prodigious effort, talent, focus, and dedication he put into creating it. If you're not yet an Audible member, you can get the D-Boys audiobook for free when you become one.

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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