In the long hot summer of 2022, I spent three days in a sound-proofed booth at Monkeynut Studios near Romsey narrating the audiobook of my memoir on the adventures we had making the 1974 movie ‘Swallows and Amazons’, now published in paperback by The Lutterworth Press.
I found telling the story, with all the different voices, more difficult than I had imagined but the audiobook has been beautifully produced, with sound adding a different dimension to this filmography that resonates with the lives of so many.
You can listen to a free sample in the Audiobook Store here
There are a number of different online retailers. It is available on Spotify:
Scribd stock it, along with a couple of articles from Practical Boat Owner, but I did not narrate those. It might be better to read them online.
You can listen to this true life story on audiobooks.com
It is also available on Audiobooksnow
Google Play and audiobookstore.com who have it on a special price here. This must be the American version:
Wheelers stock it in New Zealand
Google books have it in the UK
Barnes and Noble sell it in U$ dollars
Storytel have it for sale in rupees.
I gather it will be available on Audible but they are very slow to add books.
I hope it will take you back to that long hot summer in 1929 when the Swallows first set sail and remind you of the early 1970s when we made the original film in the days before mobile phones or computers without CGI or green screens. We literally walked into the page of the books and sang out Arthur Ransome’s immortal lines as the wind took us up Coniston Water. I hope you enjoy it.
If you prefer holding a book in your hands the paperback is available from Waterstones and all online retailers.
4 thoughts on “The audiobook of ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons’ (1974) narrated by Sophie Neville who played Titty”
What a great idea, to have the story of making the film told by its star and heroine – fabulous. I shall certainly be obtaining a copy.
I’m waiting to see if the audiobook is available on other platforms, but it taking a while.
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