The following excerpts were taken from some blog posts that my good friend Ali Al Saeed wrote back in 2006.
“The audio book was recorded and produced at Mello Studio, by Bahraini producer and music composer Hashim Al Alawi.”
“I now have the completed recording in CD format, which I was given by Hashim earlier today.The running time as it stands is just a little over 70 minutes.”
“I know I keep promising, but next week, Hashim and I intend to sort out the technical part of things and begin posting audio clips from each of the stories in the CD right here on this website, for you to enjoy.
“Hashim and I will start posting audio clips of the stories within the next few days.”
“Hashim and I spent about two hours in the studio recording the first story, Goodbye Humanity, which was a tough one to pull.This is the second story I wrote after I began seriously writing almost eight years ago.
The story deals is probably the one and only post-9/11 story I wrote so far and it tells the story of an Arab whose life turns upside down (again) following a terrorist attack.It is perhaps one of the most emotionally-charged stories from the collection.”
“I was assured by Hashim that the session was excellent and that, even though it was only my second time behind the microphone, I did well narrating the story.The further I went into the story, the more confident I grew in being more expressive and expansive in narrating it.”
“Hashim has just completed the first edit of the story.”
“The recording sessions will be held at Mello Studio (http://www.mellostudio.com), supervised by Bahraini music composer and studio owner Hashim Al Alawi.”
“Audio books are becoming widely popular around the world and I hope that I can introduce the local reading community to this different form of storytelling,” said Al Saeed, “Hashim is a very professional musician and audio tech/master and I’m confident he will produce a high quality recording.”