I'm re-recording the audio for my book HAPPIER AT HOME.
In the first audiobook recording, it was read by a professional actor, but many listeners wrote to tell me that they prefer to hear the author’s voice. So I’m doing it!
In the second photo, note the pillow used to muffle “stomach noises.” The fact that they have the pillow on hand reassured me that I’m not the only one.
Last photo: the engineer showed me how my voice looks. #happierathome#audiobooks#happierpodcast
Stealing the pillow trick for conference calls. Genius!
10:57 PM May 31, 2018
@elizaveta__14 Audible allows returns of their books, for up to a year I think, so depending on when you got it, you might be able to return it and use the credit to buy the new edition.
10:58 PM May 31, 2018
11:09 PM May 31, 2018
@kaymazz Wow, thanks so much! I’ll definitely look into it. I feel like I bought it sometime in the fall...so hopefully can exchange!
11:21 PM May 31, 2018
I love to hear the authors voice!!!!
11:34 PM May 31, 2018
I’ve tried listening to the original a couple of times and couldn’t continue. Sooooo glad you’re doing this, I will definitely buy the new edition!
12:05 AM Jun 1, 2018
You have such a great voice Gretchen!!!
1:00 AM Jun 1, 2018
Marking July 17th - can’t wait and happy to repurchase to hear you - A fantastic “treat” with 100% guarantee of happiness!!!!
1:18 AM Jun 1, 2018
I’m finally reading it now!!
1:29 AM Jun 1, 2018
So glad you were doing this! I bought the book on Audible and I'm having trouble getting through it because I don't like listening to somebody else's Voice besides yours.i will buy it again 👍
1:46 AM Jun 1, 2018
Oh fun... I actually just finished the happiness project on audible (loved!!!) and am #2 in line for happier at home from my library though overdrive... I’m guessing it’s going to be the old version with the actor (which I agree with everyone, I enjoy a book so much more when the author reads it... or even not the author but not a professional voiceover actor, they all sound so robotic. I’m currently listening to ‘finding your own north star’ by Martha Beck and the lady reading it is so booooring).
1:50 AM Jun 1, 2018
Yay!! I was so sad when I started listening and it wasn’t your voice because I love your podcast so much. I’ll have to buy it again once it’s released.
1:52 AM Jun 1, 2018
Thank you, Gretchen! Can’t wait to listen 😊
2:07 AM Jun 1, 2018
I am so glad that you are recording this in your own voice!!!! I am going to buy again and listen to it again, gladly!! 🎤📚🎧
So glad I’m not the only one who was bugged by listening to a different voice!
6:37 AM Jun 1, 2018
Pls let us know when it’s available. Happier at home is my favorite one out of your others. I think as our home forms an integral part of our lives it has more impact for me than The Happiness Project. Would be great to hear it with your voice !! Super! 👍
7:24 AM Jun 1, 2018
You have a great voice for reading your books! Listened to the Four Tendencies on Audible and now I’m listening to Better Than Before. You rock!
7:58 AM Jun 1, 2018
Fiți binecuvăntată !!!
11:50 AM Jun 1, 2018
The pillow 😂😂😂
12:07 PM Jun 1, 2018
I just listened to this on Audible too. I’m so accustomed to hearing you that it did seem odd to me too. Good choice to redo it.
12:53 PM Jun 1, 2018
I agree! Happy to hear that!!
1:44 PM Jun 1, 2018
I wished it was you too Gretchen! Thank you for indulging us!