Hi everyone, Mod R here.
The dramatized adaptation of Magic Bites was released today on the Graphic Audio website!
It downloaded on my phone around 5 am this morning, just as I was preparing to go to bed (you can take the girl out of Transylvania, but not the vampire sleeping patterns out of the girl). 9 hours and 22 minutes later, I have a gigantic smile on my face and no regrets about foregoing sleep in order to listen to Kate’s first antics.
I’m not really sure which part was my favourite- Kate’s chemistry with everyone in the cast; the deadpan humour that matches my interpretation of the character when I read the book for myself; how sweet Derek is; how awesomely they created Saiman’s character and the variation in voices with his changes in shape- I was really curious about that effect, and it was achieved to perfection. I know everyone will lurve Curran and his purring. The whole world is filled with sounds and richness that does it justice- close your eyes and let the movie play! (Sleep-deprived brain not included).
The adaptation also includes the short story prequel Questionable Client (Kate’s first meeting with Saiman) and the Curran POVs corresponding to Magic Bites- namely Unicorn Lane and Fernando’s scenes (all from Small Magics). This will be a continuing trend by the way, all the GA releases in the Kate Daniels series will include the corresponding Curran POVs at the end of the audio.
If you have preordered the Magic Bites adaptation from a third party retailer (like Audible or library systems) you have a slight wait ahead until it releases there, until the 26th of April.
There is a sample of Magic Bites available on the Graphic Audio website and a bonus one for blog readers here if you’re undecided about ordering – or want to have a better grip of the difference between traditional audiobooks and the dramatized versions. I have a short tutorial here about how to download and listen on the Graphic Audio Access app. Of course, all of their adaptations are available on most major audio retailers, so you don’t need to switch if you don’t want to. Look for the tell-tale “dramatized adaptation” next to the title in order to tell it apart from the traditional one-narrator audiobook on your favorite audiobook supplier catalogue.
Magic Burns is also already up for preorder on the GA website, sample to come closer to release in May (I’ll let you know as soon as it does).