I Have Podcast Reviews?!?!

You like me?!?! You really like me! (errr…)

So color me intimidated.  I was trying to put together a small little podcasting portfolio for voice work and idly wondered if anyone had posted anything regarding any of my projects. Considering the growing popularity of Clarkesworld Magazine with its Hugo Nomination, I was really happy to find a few positive notes regarding my recent readings for them. 

(Secretly jumps up and down with enthusiasm while you’re not looking)

On that last review, while the bulk of it was good, I think I was a bit anxious on the first story I did for Neil, so I toned it down not to make a complete and utter fool of myself. That won’t be happening again. 😉

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue #32
From The Lost Diary of Treefrog7 by Nnedi Okorafor
Review by Charles Tan – Bibliophile Stalker

Kate Baker’s reading of the story is impressive. Aside from all the sound effects, Baker draws out the emotion from the protagonist, whether it’s genuinely moaning in pain to sharing her frustration with her husband. There’s also the usual praises for Clarkesworld such as fluency and clear audio.

Read the full review of the Clarkesworld Magazine Issue — here

 

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue #30
Herding Vegetable Sheep – Ekatarina Sedia
Review by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro – The Fix 

Kate Baker provides my favorite podcast from Clarkesworld this year, reading “Herding Vegetable Sheep.” I really enjoyed her interpretations of the rhythms in Sedia’s prose, and the subtle voice characterization. My only wish is that she’d read Sobel’s story instead, which I feel might have made, overall, for a more affecting listening experience.

Read the full review of the Clarkesworld Magazine Issue — here. 

 

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue #30
Herding Vegetable Sheep – Ekatarina Sedia
Review by Charles Tan – Bibliophile Stalker

For the most part, Kate Baker’s reading was impressive. What particularly struck me was how Baker voiced the mother who was supposed to be crying. When she speaks, she really sounds like she has a cold and perfect for the role. Aside from that, it’s the usual fluent and steady voice that characterizes the other Clarkesworld podcasts.  

Read the full review of the Clarkesworld Magazine Issue — here

 

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue #28
Celadon by Desirina Boskovich
Review by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro – The Fix 

Kate Baker’s enjoyably serene and low-key reading of Boskovich’s story draws out its lyrical qualities, adding to the dreamlike feel of the otherworldly sequences. 

Read the full review of the Clarkesworld Magazine Issue — here. 

 

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue #28
Celadon by Desirina Boskovich
Review by Charles Tan – Bibliophile Stalker

Kate Baker reads “Celadon” and she’s competent. A good bulk of the story is narration and she’s up to the task as she’s fluent and consistent. There’s little dialogue and that’s perhaps a good thing as Baker doesn’t really distinguish between the various characters and I feel her voice is too even. She’s expressive though when it comes to the reactions of the characters and one can sense the anxiety of the narrator or the detachment of the anthropologists. 

Read the full review of the Clarkesworld Magazine Issue — here

 



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