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In this chapter, Mary gives Sy a very particular look. Several times. I’m not sure whether he’ll survive this one.
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Music for this arc is “Danse of Questionable Tuning” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. Learn more at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.
Hi nice work so far. I hope this will continue soon.
I was a huge fan of the original Worm Audiobook, and some time ago I googled “Twig Audiobook” out of curiosity and found your website. I was not disappointed in the least bit with what I found. I think you and Loren Sherman both are just awesome at breathing life into the chapters you read. The emotions you give to the characters makes them feel even more alive, same with how being able to clearly give every character their own “voice” when you read them. The way Kim reads Helen just seemed so perfect for her character and everything, like you could feel the somewhat-off smile on Helen’s face with every word.
I downloaded all posted chapters right before my home got hit by one of the big recent hurricanes; I had no power at all for a solid week. But I’d downloaded everything up to chapter 4.9 here, and being able to listen to a book I was otherwise unable to read due to no power/internet really helped get through the long, scorching days. I was pleasantly surprised how this little thing I’d only found on a whim had a real professional sound to it. It used up a lot of my phone’s battery, but I felt it was worth it.
After power returned, I finished listening to what I’d downloaded during my commutes to and from school. The Twig audiobook here made my long drives seem way too short now.
So, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time out of your life to do these recordings, and I wish you easy tests and good teachers during your time at your own university. Same goes for Loren Sherman. Both of you were fantastic. I look forwards to whenever you can next do more chapters, but until then, I’m now sufficiently motivated to read Twig on my own. Although, I suspect I’ll be reading Twig in Kim’s voice.
Thanks to you both, once again!
Wow! I had no idea this would reach someone like this. It really means a lot to me to hear from you, Eric, and I’m so glad that this was there for you during such a rough time. I’ll be doing my best to put up more chapters (at least up to the end of arc 4 by Christmas). I’ll make sure that Loren gets to see this, too.
I’m especially glad you like Helen’s voice – I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull it off, since she’s such a unique character. I want all of these characters’ voices to grow as they get older and change. Wildbow’s writing is already fantastic in that regard, and it’s important to me for that aspect to be magnified in a recording. I’m also very pleased that you said this sounds professional, since that was another aspect I’ve worked on since starting. This is the first big audio project I’ve ever done, so I’ve learned many things since starting. I would hope that by the end the quality is even higher.
Best of luck at school to you, too! The tests aren’t easy, but most of the teachers are great. Soon I’ll graduate, and I’ll hopefully have my evenings to myself again.
Thanks for reaching out!