I went to Disney World for the first time, and I got an ice cream cone. The kid at the booth recognized me and started tweeting... It was the first time in my life someone handed me ice cream for acting.
Each author has his or her own voice. I read each book slowly so I can see the patterns they use to spread out the garden of earthly delights.
I'm always telling students when I do a master class on audiobooks: 'Watch Meryl Streep. Watch her disappear into a role; watch what she does.'
Nothing taxes an actor more thoroughly than a good audiobook.
As I read, I start to form clear ideas of the characters and allow myself to be a proper conduit for this author's voice so that you will feel you have been on a seductive audio journey.