9. The Audiobook / by Jack Cheng

See You in the Cosmos was born out of audio; the novel is written as transcriptions of the recordings that the main character, Alex, is making on his Golden iPod. This week we talk to Karen Dziekonski, producer at Penguin Random House Audio and Listening Library, about bringing these “transcripts” alive for the audiobook. Karen goes into her time with StoryCorps, as well as the challenges of casting Alex. We also hear a couple auditions from Jason Culp and Robert Fass for an unusual supporting character, and an excerpt of the finished audiobook, narrated by Kivlighan de Montebello and recorded at CDM Studios.

Music by Saint Benjamin. See You in the Cosmos is out now anywhere books (and audiobooks) are sold. Get your copy here.