Author Ruskin Bond to release a series of audiobooks based on his original short stories
Celebrated author Ruskin Bond is recording his own work in his own voice for a series of audiobooks based on his original short stories. The audiobooks will release in early 2020.
The announcement made by Penguin Random House India also informed that Bond is recording eight chapter books, based on different themes -- adventure, thriller, animals, nature, travel and many more.
"Beautifully illustrated, these eight chapter books will find a new lease of life by being accessible to a wider audience in the audiobook version and help build a deeper connect between the author and the readers and listeners," said the publisher and added that they will be available across all leading audiobook platforms.
Stating that not every author gets the chance to read aloud his own stories to an appropriate audience, Bond said, "I can realise my ambition of reading aloud my own stories, and that too, to an audience of thousands of young and old readers-now listeners-lovers of good story-telling."
Revealing a bit more about the set of audiobooks that he is working upon, he added, "Some of my favourite stories - Cherry Tree, Getting Granny's Glasses, The Eyes of the Eagle, White Mice, Earthquake, and several others - first published as short chapter books by Puffin, and now presented to you in audio form."