Chris Mariano’s book Cover (Story) Girl was a fun choice for this podcast because it remains one of the few contemporary romance books by a Filipino author that gives us the male point of view–as of right now anyway. Gio (the guy’s name in the book is actually Gio) is our narrator and guide throughout the story, and Min Hee is the mysterious person whose life and intentions we’re made to discover. This chapter reading was a hit when Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates performed it for the first time to a small group of authors; I hope they give you the same feels in this extended version.
Something I’d like to add by the way, is that Gio and Rachel can do voices. They can do something as small as a subtle change in the reading so that the line has a different feel, or they can do an entirely different accent and have you think they’re some other character all together. Gio does two voices here, and in theory they could do more, but on the production side we decided not to go all out on that, so listeners don’t get distracted.
So how much do you want to take Gio up on his beach tour offer now? And don’t forget to join the giveaway!
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