The Dawn of Destiny audiobook project is a full adaptation of the first book in the Epic series. I don’t like to use the word “audiobook,” even though technically that’s what this is. When people hear “audiobook,” there’s a certain type of thing that usually comes to mind. Most likely it’s the thought of someone reading a book to them, occasionally with music playing in the background. This isn’t that.
What you’re going to hear in this project, which I prefer to think of as an audio “experience,” is the audio equivalent of a summer blockbuster movie. Over thirty voice actors played a role in this. This is ear-splitting sound effects, bombastic music, and characters shouting back and forth in the middle of a war zone. This is unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
WHY DID PRODUCTION SO LONG?
Because quite simply, this project was massive. This was not one person reading to you over a music track. Each and every character has a voice. Each and every scene has a cinematic feel. Whether it’s a coffee pot brewing in the background or a plasma bolt slamming into a wall, you’re going to feel like you’re right there. Some individual chapters in this audiobook reach nearly an hour in length. With over twenty chapters in Dawn of Destiny, that’s a lot of time. A minute of listening experience doesn’t take a minute to produce. Days can go into producing one good minute. Up until its final year of development, this was a one-man project. I was thrilled when I was able to bring Natalie van Sistine aboard as my dialogue editor. Having her assist with that aspect of production was project-saving. We did the work of a full production staff.
WHEN WILL THE AUDIOBOOK BE RELEASED?
The audiobook was released on October 14, 2014. You already know how special the number “Fourteen” is to this series, so being able to release it on that date was something special!
WILL AUDIOBOOKS BE MADE FOR THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES?
The hope is for Dawn of Destiny to be successful enough to warrant consideration for additional adaptations. At this time, however, focus is solely on writing more books in the series.
HOW CAN I CONTACT AN ACTOR?
All of the actors – every one of whom is fantastic – is credited in the Cast & Crew section. Many of these actors have official sites, so it may take nothing more than a simple web search. If you’re having difficulty locating an actor, however, contact us at Epic. We will absolutely pass your message along.