Over the course of 12 years writing Marvin and the Moths, Matt and I went through countless revisions, getting the characters and the plot of the book just right. It was an exhilarating but exhausting experience. So, when Scholastic Audio bought the rights to produce the audiobook, we were excited, not just because it was another medium for the Marvin tale, but also because the narrative would provide an entirely new dimension to the characters that we created.
For the first time, we would hear the characters speak! For this task, in coordination with our audio producer, we selected for the book narrator the award-winning actor Ramón de Ocampo whose work includes more than a hundred audiobooks — like the bestselling Diary of A Wimpy Kid series. Ramon did an incredible voicing the numerous, zany character that inhabit Butcherville — from mutant moths to incompetent bureaucrats to sinister corporate overlords. And Ramon even sang the songs that were written into the text. Who could ask for more?
You have to hear the Marvin and the Moths audiobook, which is now available on Audible. It's an unabridged, 6 hours and 46 minutes of fun and mayhem. Listen to a free chapter from the audiobook here.