It took very little time between when I sent the completed manuscript in, and Audible’s production department got back to me. My wife and I had been discussing who would be a good narrator for the novel, and I was chagrined when the email from Audible indicated that they’d already assigned a voice actor.
But I looked up a couple of books that he had done, and bought one with a store credit, and I’m pleasantly surprised. He manages to make different character voices distinct, and even makes female voices believable.
So I am very much looking forward to this. They’ve given me a tentative publication date of Sept 20th. If I end up going through my agent’s press for publication, we’ll aim for the same date. If I get a print publisher between now and then, who knows?