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Mother And Daughter Work Together To Bring Books To Life

(credit: St. Martin's Press)

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tell me a story.

It’s one of the oldest forms of human communication, and one of the newest, for those armed with a media player and some ear buds.

Lisa Scottoline is a well-known mystery author and with her daughter Francesca Serritella creator of a series of funny, touching mother-daughter memoirs.

They’ve added a personal touch to their audio books.

So far, they’ve taken four books into the studio to narrate themselves.

Scottoline says, “Francesca’s right, I do get a little bit of jitters, but I do love to do it.”

“And we go together so when she’s in the studio recording, I can make faces at her,”Serritelli adds.

Scottline says, “so I wrote, for example, about when she graduated from college, when you listen to the audio book a I sound like waaaah!”

Scottoline says this mother-daughter tag team is perfect for the memoirs but when she suggested she narrate one of her mystery novels she discovered she’s a ham, not an actress, so those audio books were produced by others.

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