It’s been our pleasure to assist Penguin Random House with a number of audiobook recordings, for authors including Richard Flanagan, Meg Bignell, Debi Marshall, and more…

The team at Very Serious Media are absolute professionals. Nick is friendly, efficient and skilled, and always goes above and beyond to make sure our narrators enjoy their time in the studio

Veronica Eze

Lead Audio Producer, Penguin Random House

Our relationship with PRH started back in 2021 – they needed somewhere Hobart-based to record Marta Dusseldorp’s narration. As luck would have it, we had just moved into our premises in Murray Street, so Welcome to Nowhere River became the first project for our brand new vocal booth.

Over the course of a couple of weeks, Marta and Meg worked with us in the studio to record a fantastic spoken word interpretation of Meg’s novel – almost twenty hours of raw recordings in all!

A quick-turnaround editing and master process whittled it down to a tidy twelve-and-a-half hours, which was submitted to the publisher and quickly approved.


The audiobook came out in early March 2021 to great acclaim. Mostly for Meg’s wonderful story and prose if we’re honest… but it sounded pretty good too!

Since then we’ve recorded several additional titles for PRH, and it’s always a delight to help them tell these amazing Australian stories.