It's been a long process, but the audiobook for "Mickey Slips" is finally available for sale at Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes.
I worked with ACX.com (an Amazon platform) to produce the audiobook through a process that took about 4.5 months from beginning to end. ACX connects authors with narrators (and vice versa) by asking authors to upload a sample of their story for narrators to read for auditions. I got a number of auditions, picked my favorite, and made an offer to the actor, Douglas Thornton.
ACX allows authors to pay someone up front to produce their audiobook, or you can offer them a split of the eventual proceeds ... I chose the latter option.
The narrator/producer then needs to make the first 15 minutes of the story for your approval. I had some comments on accent and pacing and such, but in general I was very happy with what I heard. Eventually, I got the finished product to check out, and after a full run-through, had some comments and some corrections, all of which were made quickly.
It took longer than I had hoped, but in the end I have a finished product that I'm happy with (even proud of) ... I hope to get Douglas as the voice talent for the rest of my books.
The link below should allow you to download a short sample of the audiobook.