Our India’s pride, 85-year-old Bond is recording his eight chapter books, based on different themes – adventure, thriller, animals, nature, travel — and will include stories “Cherry Tree”, “Getting Granny’s Glasses” and “White Mice”, publishers Penguin Random House India announced on 14th November.
The series of the audiobook in his voice will be released in early 2020 and will be available across all leading audiobook platforms.
Niti Kumar, SVP marketing, digital and communications, Penguin Random House India said, “As a parent, I am always looking for new ways to inculcate reading to my child’s routine and this is a great way to keep them engaged with interesting stories with important life lessons”.
Sohini Mitra, associate publisher, Penguin Random House India said, “It was a dream to immortalize Ruskin’s work beyond the written word, and I am thrilled that he agreed. This is a first and one of its kind collaborations for us and an absolute honor. His exceptional writing style has inducted many of us to reading and it continues to play an important role in growing up with books. We have published innumerable books by Ruskin Bond, and it is a matter of great privilege that we will now be able to make his craft available in different formats”
Publishers hoped that the audiobooks would help build a deeper connection between the author and listeners.