How Your Audio Books Are Made...
I recorded my Kindle Singles at Audible this past week. The microphone was so sensitive that the engineer could hear my stomach rumble. I won't tell you what else he heard...
It was also a lot of fun, though. You can burp in someone's ear who is a whole room away.
Taking photos made me feel like a tool, so I got this horrible shot while no one was looking.
Audible's headquarters are awesome: All you can eat cookies and buffet lunches with different themes. I was there on Russian day (borscht) and sandwich day (not as exciting as Russian day, but less likely to lead to recordable levels of flatulence). One new employee I spoke with said he gained 20 pounds in the three months he's worked there. He's now banned from desserts (Wife Instituted Law - WIL). There are ping pong tables, three different coffee machines and bathrooms, each with at least five toilet stalls (exciting for the stay-at-home worker who is usually toilet monogamous). The toilet paper was nothing notable, but when that's the only complaint, then you're doing pretty well. (Hint: Cottonelle Ultra).
Didn't know that I had anything in common with Napoleon besides short stature. Now I do.
Thank you, Audible. I'll be back soon for more recording!