Lincoln In The Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo AudiobookAre you ready for a great ghost story, and so much more?

Heather and I were so fortunate to be invited by Penguin Random House Audio, and producer Kelly Gildea to perform editing, mixing, and mastering for George Saunders 1st long form novel, Lincoln in the Bardo!

Recorded in 17 recording studios, the production is voiced by 166 narrators, and is enhanced by music and sound effects, including original music composed and performed by Jeff Tweedy.

 The all-star cast includes Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, Cassandra Campbell, Carrie Brownstein, Kirby Heyborne, Megan Mullally, Bill Hader, Rainn Wilson, Jeffrey Tambor, Don Cheadle, Adenrele Ojo, Bradley Whitford, Scott Brick, Ben Stiller, Robin Miles,  Keegan-Michael Key, Lena Dunham, and many more. See the full cast list at Penguin Random House Audio

Hear a sample from Chapter 27, where all the ghosts gather to get a peek at little Willie Lincoln.

Check out Book Riot’s behind the scenes look at the production process: No book has ever made me weep (or laugh) so openly.

Enjoy a video from of producers George Saunders and Kelly Gildea creating the audiobook.

Ted got a chance to speak with about the production: The 7-Hour, 166-Person Audiobook That Feels Like a Movie

Here’s another audio sample:

Lincoln in the Bardo Audiobook Sample Teaser


Lincoln Audio

Patience & Sarah Nominated for a Grammy!

Extreme excitement in the Scott house! Patience & Sarah has been nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Spoken Word Album

We’re in good company here. Congratulations to all the nominees this year. These are some really great books from some great publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Random House Audio, Macmillan, and Harper Audio.

“Blood on Snow (Jo Nesbo),” Patti Smith
“Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks,” Dick Cavett
“A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,” Jimmy Carter
“Patience and Sarah (Isabel Miller),” Janis Ian and Jean Smart
“Yes Please,” Amy Poehler (and Various Artists)

Many thanks are due: Stefan Rudnicki for directing and recording, Jean Smart for a beautifully sensitive performance, Nick Stecki (who also prep edited our Grammy Award winning Society’s Child) for doing to preliminary 1st edit, Christina Harcar for her unusual and deeply appreciated/needed level of support, everyone at Audible who made this thing happen the way it did, my wife, Heather, who meticulously proofed and QC’d this one the right way.

Lastly, but mostly, to Janis Ian, for her lovely performance, friendship, mentoring, and most of all, for trusting me implicitly. I can never thank you enough, Janis!

“I still love a good book but the audiobook of Isabel Miller’s Patience and Sarah narrated by Janis Ian and Jean Smart gave me a literary eargasm of epic proportion. Don’t wait for a road trip to indulge yourself.” –



50 Nug Partners with Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow iPad AppReading Rainbow, the award winning PBS series hosted by LeVar Burton, which many of us remember fondly from childhood, has been brought into the 21st century as an iPad app!  The app brings high quality children’s books to life, with wonderful narration,  interactive illustrations, and other fun features.  It has been our pleasure to provide primary post-production services on the narrative portion of the RRKidz app, in partnership with Skyboat Media.  It was exciting to see the final product of these collaborative efforts, especially through the eyes of our own kids, who love the app, and think our African Grey parrot should get to use it, too!


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