Thursday, July 10, 2008

Podcast Number One




This was fun. I feel like I need to listen to more audiobooks, though, to get the hang of this. You might want to keep your volume down, as I clip on a couple of the p's.

13 comments:

Kiersten said...

How fun! Your voice is very different from what I had imagined. Much lower. I enjoyed it!

fairyhedgehog said...

That's rather creepy and now I'm left wanting to know what happens next. Your reading is very vivid - I enjoyed listening to it.

Whirlochre said...

This gets better the more it rolls along and the ending is raised-eyebrow spooky.

Loved the iris image, and paragraph 3 is a treat.

I'm with Kiersten on the sound of your voice. It's a silly thing we do, this business of summoning an idea of someone from the scantest of information, but I'm struck by your authoritative tone. Wasn't expecting that.

JaneyV said...

Freddie - what a good story. It built and built and then by the end I was on the edge of my seat. How did Sammy become homeless? Who was the old woman? How long does it take before you get used to the smell of pee?

It's great hearing everyone's voice isn't it? WO hit the nail on the head there saying how silly it is to have pre-conceived notions of how we all sound. It's great to hear you.

Natalie said...

Loved the story. I was hooked by then end and wanting more.

I also didn't expect the sound of your voice, but enjoyed it.

freddie said...

I don't know what the hell happens in this story, frankly. There's more, but I never finished it. It's one of the first things I ever tried to write. Slowly I'm learning how to finish things. Decisions. That's my biggest problem as a writer. Making plot decisions.

But there's more to it. If you want to hear/read more, let me know.

Thanks for the comments! Yes, my voice is always lower than people expect. On days when i'm tired and dehydrated and my voice is especially gravelly, fast food workers have been known to say, "Pull around, sir."

The authoritative tone comes from commanding bored five and six-year olds to practice.

Robin S. said...

Wow, freddie- it's great to HEAR you!

You don't sound like I thought you'd sound - I thought you'd have a higher voice (I heard that about my voice last time - I thought it was fun, so hope you do, too).

Love the idea of the entire story - and LOVE the last name part dropped in at the end, girl.

Great reading, great voice and great story, my dear!

freddie said...

Thanks, Robin! It was fun.

McKoala said...

You have a wonderfully strong voice. I like it.

ril said...

Great. Very well read, even pace and clear to hear.

Don't worry about your P clipping, it's easily cured.

Maria said...

I loaded this up and saw 3:19 as the time, and I thought, oh geez, that's a long one (almost as long as mine), but when it ended I was like, "What? That's it?" I was thoroughly engrossed.

pjd said...

Sorry, the comment by "maria" above was actually me. I forgot I was using her computer and she's logged in as her. Or I was logged in as her. But now I'm me. Again. Like I always was. Anyway, no one named "maria" commented here. It was I.

freddie said...

Thanks, ril and pjd!