Audiobooks are one of the trendy things in literature consumption right now. Originally meant to cater to people with eyesight problems, audiobooks have become a hit even among ardent readers with good eyesight. Some people, however, complain that narrations can get quite boring sometimes. Here are a few tips to keep readers interested in an audiobook.
Get a Great Narrator
The fact that one is a good author does not automatically transform them into great oral narrators. In the event that an author is not very good at telling their story orally, it is advisable to get an acclaimed narratorto do the narration. Audiobooks are not just about reading the words in the book but also about telling the story in a manner that gives the reader a visual.
Have Narration Breaks
The normal standard is to narrate a book non-stop from beginning to end. An audiobook creator who breaks from the norm will, thus, bring freshness to the game. Having short breaks where listeners can enjoy music that goes with the book’s theme can be a great way to deviate from the norm. For legal and ethical purposes, it is important to use no copyright background music if a creator decides to go down this road. Such breaks would help the listener to internalize the book in bits just like they would digest chapter after chapter. It can also be a chance to take a breath when listening to a book that they can’t put down.