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New Audiobook Version – Now you can listen to the story of Tom Crean

Some time back, in a comment on one of the posts here, a person with impaired vision asked if there was yet an audiobook version of the book. Sadly I had to reply that there wasn’t but it got me thinking how best to use the time we’ve all been cooped up in lockdown.  I decided to continue my research on Tom Crean and it’s resulted in a further 17 pages being added to the third edition of the book.

The print versions in both hard and paperback will be released at the end of September 2020 and include yet more fresh and surprising information about Tom Crean along with a new map, – one that isn’t of the Antarctic regions. I believe now that after almost three and a half years since I started my research, that I’ve finally discovered as much fresh information as I possibly could about Crean’s incredible life. That doesn’t mean to say there isn’t still more, just to say that I’ve exhausted all avenues available to me at this time. 

As audiobooks are becoming more and more popular, not just for those who find it difficult to read, I remembered the comment left here and set about discovering more about how to make one available. The result, after working in a collaboration, is a 6 hour 15 minutes narration delivered by Aoife Burke, a native of ‘Beautiful Meath,’

I did toy with the idea of having a go at the narration myself but that thought lasted all of 30 seconds after realising that my Mancunian accent would have had listeners turning it off in their droves unable to understand a word I was saying. Thank god sanity prevailed and Aoife’s voice perfectly fits the style and tone of the story..

The audiobook is now available here at Amazon’s Audible platform and there’s also a short sample available to listen to.

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I’m really happy with the final production and if there are any existing Audible customers among those reading this blog, it would be great to read your review.

Among the new information discovered is the surprisingly extensive, Pre-Antarctic travels of the young Tom Crean to a number of places that will come as a bit of a shock to readers and listeners.

Among the places he visited during his service aboard HMS Wild Swan were, Hawaii, San Diego, Acapulco, Tahiti, Seattle and many more, too numerous to mention. After researching the period I’ve transcribed an account to the book and it happened to be an eventful time for a young sailor on his first seagoing assignment.

Looking forward to hearing the thoughts of listeners and hope everyone is keeping safe during these trying times we are in.

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