Edgar Sawtelle on Audio

Robin Whitten, Editor and Founder of AudioFile, just let us know that the surprise hit of the season, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle will soon be available on audio (information on the audio was sketchy when we first wrote about the book).

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski

  • Audio CD: Unabridged, 18 CDs, 21.5 hrs., $39.95
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • NarratorRichard Poe
  • ISBN-10: 1436160308
  • ISBN-13: 978-1436160308
  • Shipping Date: from Recorded Books  in 2-3 weeks; pre-orders for libraries available through the RB reps  [BN.com lists it as September 16, 2008]
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The narrator, Richard Poe, is profiled by AudioFile as skilled “in setting a mood and ‘dressing the set’ of a scene.” Robin says hes did a stunning job with George Packer’s The Assassins’ Gate and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian last year. Previous titles include Don DeLillo’s Underworld, Jane Smiley’s Good Faith, and Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons.

Why wasn’t this tile released simultaneously with the book? Simply because it wasn’t expected to be such a big success in hardcover. Once it began to pick up steam, Recorded Books bought the rights. Since it’s a long book, it takes a while to record and produce it.

Thanks to Robin for the information. We’re very pleased to announce that she will be contributing regularly to Early Word. In addition, whenever we list audio narrators, we will link to AudioFile‘s narrator profiles.

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