As you may know, ‘Lost on Infinity’ and ‘The King of Nowhere’, our dramatized audiobook stories, are now live on Audible HERE. They’re a bit different from most audiobooks. That’s mostly because they contain music, dramatized action, and, of course, lots of amazing sound effects. And so here is the first of what may become an occasional series of ‘How to‘ videos! It demonstrates the way in which we created just one of the many sound effects used in our incredible audiobooks.

We didn’t invent this technique, by the way—it would be brilliant if we had! I imagine it was first discovered in the 1950s when ray gun sound effects were all the rage! Have a look, and I guarantee it’s true. All you need is a pot, a slinky and a hard object to hit it with. Hours of sound effect audiobook fun for the whole family!

Creating audiobook sound effects

Nowadays, with so many sound effect samples available online at places like Pond 5 (which is great, and we use a lot). It’s tempting just to get all your noises off the shelf… (and you’d be amazed how many ‘off the shelf’ sounds there are!). But doing it for real is far more fun, and it gets you thinking about sound too. We’ve been contacted by a many teachers saying how they’ve tried out the same process in music and science classes.

If you have any more suggestions for amazing audiobook sound effects, please get in touch. We still have some way to go, recording Rockford’s Rock Opera Part 2—The End of Infinity—so there’s still time for some new sounds!

For the time being, we’ll work on dreaming up some new sounds for you to enjoy and try for yourselves!

‘Lost on Infinity’: Animated Story Apps:

The first adventure, ‘Lost on Infinity’, is also available over 4 apps with illustrations and animation on Apple App Store and Google Play Store  (No In-App Purchases and No Ads!)


All 4 Apps are currently FREE in the Apple App Store!

‘Lost on Infinity’: Read-Along App:

Look out for our newest read-along version of the story too, with beautiful illustrations

‘Lost on Infinity’: Kids Podcast:

Hear the story and the science behind the story on our podcast series, ‘Stories, Science, & Secrets’.

Resources for Teachers and Families:

Download our FREE lesson plans and slides about Extinction, Biomimicry and the natural world in our shop. 

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