Every story we publish at The Atavist comes with an audiobook version, which is convenient when you want to switch between reading and listening. We always try to have the author record the audiobook version of their piece, rather than relying on voice actors. There’s something special about hearing someone speak aloud the words that they have written. Some writers are better at it than others… While Joe Kloc, author and illustrator of “The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks,” has a fantastic voice, his sense of perfectionism made the editing of the audiobook version of his story a bit of a challenge. He stopped frequently to repeat sentences after perceiving a minor aberration in the way he spoke, marking the mistake by saying “Again.” I started collecting these “again” declarations while editing the audiobook, and the result is five solid minutes of Joe Kloc saying “again.” There are also some amusing outtakes that I deemed worthy of including.
Read (or listen to the pristine audiobook version of) The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks by clicking here.