My new soundproof booth has passed all road tests with flying colors! I’ve narrated one book in there so far with beautiful results, and I love having both my commercial and my audiobook mics set up so that I can switch back and forth during the day as needed.
My DH (who built it evenings over the course of a year) tried to DIY most of it, but we did splurge on Auralex and haven’t regretted it — it is so dead, and I mean that in the best way — perfect for audiobooks, especially. I go in there and don’t emerge for hours, which is why we call it Heather’s Playhouse:
One of the most interesting nonfiction books I’ve recorded recently is Leslie Kean’s UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record.
Nut-job stuff, right? Not at all. Kean is a well-published investigative journalist who almost unwillingly got drawn into a fascination with this subject after a French colleague sent her a confidential French government report.
There’s nary a conspiracy theory or flying saucer in the whole book. Instead, it consists of testimonials by commercial airline pilots, four-star generals, fighter pilots, and government officials (like, a former White House chief of staff, a NASA senior research scientist, and the former Deputy Chief of the Belgian Air Force) about their encounters with UFOs.
My husband is skeptical about everything – and he’s part Norwegian, which means he’s stubbornly skeptical. But it’s even made him reconsider his opinions.