BLUE HYDRANGEAS to Soon Be Released as and Audiobook on Audible, Amazon and iTunes
"Blue Hydrangeas" author Marianne Sciucco has announced an audiobook is in the works with ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange, an Amazon company), and actor Elinor Bell. "Blue Hydrangeas," a Kindle bestseller in the medical genre, is an Alzheimer's love story that has earned 4.8 stars from Amazon readers and is favorably reviewed by Goodreads members.
"It's a natural progression," says Sciucco, a registered nurse who penned the novel after years of working with dementia patients and their families. "I love audiobooks, and I knew the story of Jack and Sara would appeal to others who enjoy them. I just needed to find the right producer and narrator."
More than twenty producers/narrators auditioned for the project. "I chose Elinor Bell because of her professional approach to the audition and because I liked her voice and the way she read the sample script," Sciucco says. "I was looking for a mature reader without any regional accent, and someone who appreciated Jack and Sara's story. Elinor met all of my criteria and more." Bell has first-hand knowledge of dementia as her mother suffered with it. "This was a definite plus," Sciucco says. "Elinor also loved the book, which is very important to me."
Bell shares Sciucco's enthusiasm for the project. "Marianne catches so perfectly the quandaries that come with this disease, this stage of life, love, and loss, and the feeling that there are no good choices. She captured the truth of each person - family member, friend, professional - caught in the wide-flung web of Alzheimer's. And yet I finished reading the book with such a sweet feeling of hope."
Bell has extensive experience on stage, in film, and in commercials, voiceover, and audiobook narration. Her most recent credits include production and narration of the audiobooks "After the Snow Falls," by Carey Jane Clark (2013), and "Both Sides Now," by Shawn Inmon and Dawn Inmon (2013), and film roles in "Mother Country," (2011), "Redwoods," (2009), and "Cassandra's Echo," (2006).