From America, I’ve had my first negative review for the Audio version of ‘Echoes’. I have to say its a little bit harsh. Although, after looking at his other reviews he does seem to be harsh with everyone.
My response to Alpha20’s review is the following.
I am sorry that you did not enjoy the Audio version of ‘Echoes of a Storm’, and as a paying customer you have every right to have your say. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write and post a review. Something I wish other people would do more often; although I would hope for a more positive reaction.
However, I feel your review is overly harsh (although it is in keeping with your other reviews) and I of course totally disagree with all your comments especially about the narrator.
I fully support my choice of voice actress and I think she had done a wonderful job of bringing the book alive. From the many positive comments and posts I have received, I can say with confidence that the vast majority of my Readers and Listeners agree with me.
As for my story being boring, that is your point of view and I respect that.
I hope you find something more to your taste
Reviews are really important Ladies and Gentleman, please (yes I know I sound like a broken record) if you enjoy any of my novels in any format, leave a review. I do read them all.
If you want to read Alpha20’s review the link is below
I recieved an email from ACX Quality Assurance (QA) saying that they have given us 3 small technial errors which we need to correct before procceding
This is a good thing for 2 reasons, and before you start thinking I’m mad let me explain.
1. QA is a good thing. Both Cari and myself want to create the best Audio book possiable, so having a QA proccess is just like having a proof reader or an editor when writing a book.
Also knowing that the finished product will have pasted a QA process can only be good for the customer.
2. We only got 3 small technical error, which lets face it, is not bad at all for the first time.
Anyway, we have fixed the errors, well I say we have fixed the errors, what I mean is Cari has fixed all the errors and re submitted the audio book to ACX QA.
I thought you might like to know a bit more about the narrator of the Audio Book. So I asked Cari to send me a quick pen pic of herself. Please see below.
My name is Cari Scholtens and I live in Michigan, USA. I am a schoolteacher and basketball/track coach by day and by night, when the VO signal shows upon the sky, I read audiobooks.
I got into voice work when I won a contest through the gaming company Bioware for their AAA title Mass Effect: Andromeda. I play several roles in the game and got a trip to Los Angeles and an IMDB credit for it. It also got me a little recognition in the voice-over community. Since then, I have landed several roles including voice-over for Grisha MacLaggin in the upcoming fanfilm “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir” and several audiobooks including “Echoes of a Storm”.
I am eager for you all to be able to hear the work Alan and I have put together on this project and I certainly hope I do his work justice! Thank you all for your support of “Echoes of a Storm!”