Where, oh where is my audio?

For those of you patiently (or otherwise) waiting for the audio of Garment of Shadows, I am told it will be up and available on Audible by the end of day tomorrow, at the latest.  Apparently it was a problem with getting them the metadata and images.  Whatever those might be.

Anyway, Recorded Books and I are both sorry for the delay.


  1. robin sommo on September 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Excellent! (Though I have been enjoying the hardcover, too!)

  2. Margaret W. on September 11, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Thank you, Laurie. I should have checked here before I posted this morning.

  3. Joyce on September 11, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    It’s there now!! I just purchased and downloaded.

  4. Diana Gorski on September 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Delighted to see if on iTunes today. Have checked frantically and was rewarded today! Second delight was confirming that Jenny Sterlin was still narrating. I don’t know what I’ll do when Mary Russell starts sounding like someone else!!! I’ve got the whole series in books, duplicated with CDs and now many also duplicated on my iPod for in the car convenience. What a joy!

    I keep wondering when we’ll get the story of the motorcycle brought back from France? Or the case they undertook in Japan between India and California activities. Keep them coming!!! I have read or listened to them all at least half a dozen times. Tomorrow I start Garment and I can hardly wait!

    • Laurie King on September 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Ah, the future’s past cases. Yes to Japan, although I admit, I’d forgotten about the motorcycle…

  5. Dennis J Frailey on November 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    What about (conventional) audio CD? I listen to the CDs in my car and audible downloads are a real hassle for me to use.

    • Laurie King on November 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Dennis, I wrote you back on your Facebook comment, but I’ll say it here too: Assuming that you are in the US, the CDs ought to be available from all the usual places, from Recorded Books’ own site to Amazon. If you’ll let me know where you think they should be and they are not, I’ll get someone to track down what’s happened.

  6. Dennis Frailey on June 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I’m waiting for Pirate King on audio CD! Audible.com isn’t suitable for me – I need conventional CDs along with the cover art and such (that’s what they mean by metadata, Laurie). I have all your other books on audio CD.

  7. Dennis Frailey on June 30, 2013 at 4:19 am

    To clarify, for some reason none of the usual sources (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc) has Pirate King oin a conventional CD. B&N has an MP3 and Amazon offers Audible.com, but neither has an option for standard audio CD. I listen to these in my car and can only use conventional CD format. Also, the conventional CD comes with the cover art and other metadata.

  8. Dennis Frailey on June 30, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I appreciate your looking into this, but neither Amazon nor Barnes and Noble offers a standard CD edition of Garment of Shadows. From the Amazon web site:
    Available Editions:
    Hardcover, Deckle Edge
    Hardcover, Large Print
    Audible, Unabridged

    Barnes and Noble offers an MP3 version, but not an audio CD version.

    I’ve also done searches on the web and asked at several bookstores, all of whom
    tell me that it is not yet available in this format.

    They keep pushing “Audible.com but it won’t work for me.

    • Kathy on August 19, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Hi Dennis,

      Don’t know if you will read this so long after the discussion. I checked with Audible.com and was told by a “chat” person that after downloading an audible.com book onto your computer, you can then burn it to CDs. The chat person said it is this way with all their books. Hope this helps.

      • Laurie King on August 20, 2013 at 5:59 am

        Good idea, although people love the matching covers on their shelves, and one person was blind and didn’t own a computer at all, so that’s not much help. But, better than nothing, and thanks for letting me know.

        • Dennis J. Frailey on August 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

          I’ve reluctantly had to go with audible.com. Download to itunes, burn disks, put disk labels on the disks, create cover art, and all – a lot of work. I’ve made some progress toward making the results look like they belong with the earlier, Recorded Books recordings. I can buy Unikeep disk storage containers that exactly match the ones used by Recorded Books and can download the cover art (front only) from audible when I purchase the book, but I have to construct the spine and back cover art and it’s a lot of work. Moreover, it is not possible to get the breaks between disks to occur at natural pauses in the material.

          Does anyone know the font styles used by Recorded Books for the spine and back covers or the numbers for the maroon color used as background in Recorded Books editions, so I can make the spine and back cover look the same?

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