audiobook. day one.

11 Feb

today it was THE day. me against the book. seven hours in a dark room. with all these page, a bottle of water and a microphone. i was excited like before my A-levels. my first audio book!


so probably now you wonder who won… we both did.

it is only day one (i will be reading everyday now this week am to pm) but i can say already now that it is such an amazing experience for an actress (and actor, of course) to record an audio book. it is like playing a whole play all by yourself, you have to fill in every role and character completely committing to the story.

i love it.

Bildafter six hours of reading i got to a point where all the letters and words started to jump around in front of me and merged into one. but a coffee helped and i was able to go on for several pages.

looking forward to day two of this adventure.

are you with me?

and now i’m off to bathtub and bed. xxx



8 Responses to “audiobook. day one.”

  1. teamgloria 2013/02/11 at 9:54 pm #

    not that any of this Should be about Us over here in the USA but we just got a little thrill thinking: “Wonder if Miss Jules will be available to record Emerald in German when the time comes….”


    rest and don’t speak.

    a friend (actor) worked with olympia dukakis and she was told to Rest Her Voice before the evening’s performance so she went around with a large note hung from a ribbon (we made that bit up – hope it was a ribbon) that said VOICE REST.

    after he told us that we were dying to get a sign too.

    • julia 2013/02/12 at 7:27 pm #

      this is such a lovely story!!!!!!
      and i need a voice rest note on a ribbon too. or maybe we should call tiffany’s NY and ask if they could maybe produce a “voice rest plate necklace” for us? that would be fabulous. don’t you think?

      • teamgloria 2013/02/13 at 12:53 am #

        there’s something so glorious about that idea…

    • julia 2013/02/12 at 7:35 pm #

      oh, and… wow!!! that would be goosebumpingly beautiful if i read the emerald in german… ooohhhh!!!
      who knows…?

  2. Heather in Arles 2013/02/12 at 9:27 am #

    Julia! I am so excited for you!! I know that we are new to each other so there is a lot to find out still. I didn’t know you were an actor too! I was a professional actor in NYC (I went to NYU and Yale) before leaving to live and travel with Remi. I was juuust starting to get into audio recordings before I moved and I LOVED it. Just you, the words and the mic.

    It is 10:30 am my time so you are probably already back in the studio. I will be rooting for you this week. Hooray!!!!
    Gros, gros bisous,

    • julia 2013/02/12 at 7:26 pm #

      oh, hey fellow actress friend!!!
      it’s so good that you’re rooting for me. i can feel it 😉
      i must say i had so much respect. and i was a bit afraid too… i am doing voice over and audio plays since six years now. but my first audio book… uuh, quite a challenge. but i LOVE it too. it is an amazing experience.
      do you miss acting at all?
      many bisous back at you* j.

  3. Kate (@shoegirlinDE) 2013/02/14 at 2:52 pm #

    That is so fun! Sound like crazy-long days, but super exciting.

    • julia 2013/02/14 at 3:00 pm #

      yes, that’s how it is. LONG days (at 8pm in the evening i feel like it was midnight) but it is wonderful and so much fun. i could actually imagine to do nothing else but audio books 🙂

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