Special Effects in Audiobooks

Although Coliseum Arcanist’s audiobook still hasn’t been released, that doesn’t mean I intend to stop working on Plague Arcanist’s!

Fortunately, I’m working with a professional–Brian Wiggins is always trying to innovate. He sends me samples of sound effects or voices, and I weigh in on whether one is better than the other (including, once, the accent of the Dread Pirate Calisto. Fun fact, true fact: during the first re-through, he sounded Irish!)

Today I was hoping to get multiple opinions. I have beta listeners (shout out to them, they know who they are) but that doesn’t mean I don’t like more input. Below are two sound effects–when Volke and Luthair merge, their voice becomes “one.” The first time Brian did this, I thought it was epic! Now he’s presented a newer version.

Which do you think is better? Honest opinions, please!

The first time it was used in Knightmare Arcanist:


I know one is longer than the other. Besides that, I love the second effect. I think it’s fancy-face. o.o

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