I got a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday--my advance copies of the BBC Audiobook version of Thomas Trew and the Hidden People. On two CDs, completely unabridged and with a playing time of 2 hours 13 minutes all together, the novel is gorgeously read, in many wonderfully diverse voices, by the exceptionally talented Andrew Sachs. Best known for his star turn as the hapless waiter Manuel in the hilarious classic comedy series Fawlty Towers, Andrew Sachs is a seasoned actor, performer and scriptwriter whose voice is also often heard as a narrator of many audiobooks and documentaries.
He's certainly wonderful to listen to. He has all the different voices down so well, he really makes the story sparkle along. And it's lovely to hear your own story read aloud by such a great performer--and lovely too that it does transfer to being read aloud very well indeed. Exciting!
I'm not sure exactly when the audio book will be out in the shops, but it should be very soon. I'll keep you posted!