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Sherman Oaks • 2018
Back in the studio • 2018
Listening to The Idea Of You read by Robinne Lee herself adds layers of depth to the story that are unimaginable by simply reading the book. It's beautifully and lovingly narrated and so very thrilling to listen to. The characters really do come alive and you fall in love with them all over again. You travel and experience Hayes and Solène's story on a whole new level and you find yourself discovering new angles you've completely missed before.
"For as long as I can remember, I have been acting or writing in some capacity. Sometimes for a livelihood, but often just for joy. And yet, for me the two who have almost never coincided, until now. I narrated the audiobook for my novel, The Idea Of You. I can’t say if it’s my best acting job yet — although it very well may be — but it is without a doubt my most fulfilling. I can’t begin to express the emotion and exhilaration of giving voice to my characters...all of my characters. And hearing them in the way I’d intended for them to be heard. Such a high, such a rush, such a feeling of accomplishment. And the icing on the cake is that my listeners seem to really love it. The myriad British accents, the French, the Jamaican, the Ethiopian, the men, and women, and teenagers, and adults... I am playing them all. And despite the tears — yes, there are tears — doing so, I was as happy as I’d ever been. So, thank you, those of you who have already listened and expressed your appreciation. And for those of you who haven’t yet, and would like to."
Robinne Lee, 20 April 2018