I recently filled up my iPod with podfics. I often take a chance on what I'm dl'ing - readers I don't know, writers I don't know, fics I'm not sure about. Sadly I gave up listening to 3 fics because they just weren't my thing (one because I find POV changes every paragraph really hard to connect with). But there were a few I can highly recommend:
Story: And Indeed There Will be Time
Reader: painted_painReaders are artists and this reading is a very fine example of that artistry. She understand the poetry in a story and her voice matches this particular story perfectly. I got completely lost in the telling of this fic. Seriously, when you can actually see the ocean rather than the park you are walking in you know the reader is doing a great job.
And the story itself is beautiful. I adored Dean's voice and the underlying pain is palpable. It's mild Sam/Dean - but don't let that put you off - be it that you're not into Sam/Dean or want something more than "mild". This fic seems to work either way. It's curtain fic ... without the curtains. I adored it.
Story: The Ones that Can Swallow You Whole
(J2, NC17)I love exmanhater's voice. She is so easy to listen to. This is such a delightful story. Seeing the way the J's overcome their personal obstacles and find love is truly heartening. I loved the setting. After listening to this I felt like I had actually been to this place.
(J2 NC17)This is the first time I've listened to this reader, so I took a chance and I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed her voices for this story. The story itself is great fun. There's adventure and sci-fic and LOVE and Chad. (I only know Chad from fanfic and he's usually this douche. In this one he's rather awesome....). It also makes a great comment on the meaning of life...
Story: The Time Traveller's Brother
and fishpatrol It was such a great idea to have two readers read the alternating POV's in this story. Both readers did a great job. It's a complex story, shifting timelines and story lines and I marvel at the author's ability to keep track of it all. I had this fic book marked ages ago to read and I just never found the time to sit down to read it. Thank god for podfics!
(I have Big Bang recs to do, but that will have to come later. So much good stuff out there...)
Other things to check out:bertee
's post at spnroundtable
looking at actors who have appeared more than once on SPN
. This is so cool! She lists 19 actors that have reappeared during the seasons. Adds extra meaning to the "Supernatural family". :D
If you haven't been watching spn_summer_art
then WATCH NOW! So much GORGEOUS art to reveal in. (It's all over now, but make sure you check all the posts if you haven't been watching *g*).
I love that there's so much going on during this dreadfully long hiatus. <3