Phew, that’s taken a while. Just before March turns to April, Audible has finally posted the Q&A they conducted with Richard Armitage. I haven’t seen it posted on YT yet; so far it is only available on Twitter itself via a tweet.
— audible.co.uk (@audibleuk) March 26, 2018
I had a whole post prepared on “How to ask questions that receive answers” but since
as always my question didn’t receive an answer, I am going to retire that post unseen 😂. Obviously not an expert.
- The choice of questions this time veers between audiobook-related stuff all the way to the Olympic Winter Games – which were happening as the Q&A was conducted and now seems strangely out of context. Well, that’s what happens if a Q&A takes so long to be published… RA mentions a book he is reading at the moment – The Children of God – and can’t remember the name of the author. There is a book of that title by Mary Doria Russell, however, it is not a non-fiction book as RA says, so it might be a different book. The way he explained some of the themes of the book (keyword: “suppression of the females”) immediately also made me think of Wolverine…
- With the day that was in it when the Q&A was conducted, RA really plays to his female audience – 5 women writers. Interesting choices, especially Charlotte Brontë. Hello, Rich, and you left out the woman who gave you the big break? Elizabeth Gaskell? Hehe.
- Barefoot, belt-less comfort in the recording booth. Almost like curling up on the sofa, comfy with a book. Interesting – also when compared to what we saw in the BTS videos from Wolverine. An altogether different approach to audio performance, of course, with an emphasis on performance, rather than “just” audio, I suppose.
- And – heheh – I was amused that his pickings for audiobook recommendations came exclusively from his own body of work. Not his usual self-deflecting, complimentary self? His take on Tattooist was interesting, certainly adds something to my own thoughts on the story of Lale.
Edit: Double Bill
The master instagrams himself. The Lodge has apparently wrapped.