I have been listening to nielrian
podfics obsessively for the past week. It started last Saturday with mary_flanner
's Scholars and Gentlemen.
I had been reading a lot of fan fic last week because I had the flu and only one book out of the library, and on the last day of bed rest (Friday) I discovered mary_flanner
's Sally Meets Harry
and just couldn't stop reading. I stayed up until 1 a.m. reading it, which you really aren't supposed to do when you're sick; and when I woke up on Saturday, I wanted to run right back to the computer to start reading again.
But I was also feeling healthy enough to work on processing the two or three bushels of apples that sat in my kitchen the whole time I had the flu, waiting for me to put them up for the winter. And I thought that moving around would probably be good for me after being so sick.
I remembered seeing in the comments section a back-and-forth between mary_flanner
and one of her readers about a recording the reader had done of some of mary_flanner
's work. So I went back and found the link
and downloaded the entire series. I spent all day peeling and chopping apples and laughing and crying and feeling my heart torn out and then put back in again. Seriously, I don't think I've felt so many intense feelings in so short a time span since I fell in love with my partner four years ago.
I haven't listened to podfics before this, but I listen to a lot of audiobooks and nielrian
is right up there with the best of the readers. I am currently also listening to Evelyn's Waugh's Brideshead Revisited
, which is read by Jeremy Irons, and I can say without a doubt that nielrian's
reading is much better that Jeremy Irons'.
I spent Sunday re-listening to the Scholars and Gentlemen
stuff and then also started downloading nielrian
's other Glee
podfics. I've been listening to them for the past week; her selections are awesome and her reading is spot-on. Alas, I came to Chapter 5 of aelora's Together We Are the Oceans
and realized that was it.
Now I'm stuck listening to only
So I suppose it may be time to expand my podfic universe and check out other readers. I wonder where to start.
If anyone ends up reading this and has recommendations, I'd love to hear them.