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The Eve Reader (a recording of the Eve Chronicles)

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#1 - 2013-01-24 05:44:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Zendane
Hi everyone,

As some of you know, I've been wanting to make a recording of the Eve Chronicles for some time now. Well, I finally went ahead and started up The Eve Reader to bring the Chronicles to the community in audio format. A big thank you goes out to CCP Eterne for answering my questions prior to completing the first recording.

Here is a brief sample made from several recordings.

All recordings can be found at The Eve Reader Website. Here are other ways you can listen to the episodes :
If you use an RSS reader, you can use the address http://www.evereader.org/?feed=rss2 to keep updated with the website.
Here is a link to iTunes as a free download.
There is also a YouTube channel that contains each episode.

If you would like to reach me, feel free to either post in this thread or send me an in-game mail. My email address is also listed on the Eve Reader website. I use @Zendane_Eve on Twitter as well.

The episodes available are :
Episode 1 - Xenocracy
Episode 2 - And To Live In Peace
Episode 3 - Innocent Faces
Episode 4 - End of the World, Chapter 1 - The Spiral
Episode 5 - End of the World, Chapter 2 - Half a Life
Episode 6 - End of the World, Chapter 3 - "1"
Episode 7 - End of the World, Chapter 4 - The Great Harvest
Episode 8 - End of the World, Chapter 5 - We Humans
Episode 9 - End of the World, Chapter 6 - World on Fire
Episode 10 - Methods of Torture, The Amarr
Episode 11 - Methods of Torture, The Minmatar
Episode 12 - Methods of Torture, The Caldari
Episode 13 - Methods of Torture, The Gallente
Episode 14 - The Plague Years
Episode 15 - Avetat and Ametat
Episode 16 - Cold Wind
Episode 17 - Silent Furies
Episode 18 - After the Fall
Episode 19 - Under the Sea, the City
Episode 20 - Murder and Creation
Episode 21 - The Speaker of Truths
Episode 22 - The Part Where I Play The Devil
Episode 23 - The Only Way Out Is Through
Episode 24 - Myth of a Salesman and Big Fish, Little Fish
Episode 25 - Postnatal
Episode 26 - A World Where No Such Road Will Run
Episode 27 - Intercession
Episode 28 - A Boy and His Slaver
Episode 29 - All These Lives Are Fit To Ruin
Episode 30 - In The Pits
Episode 31 - Aura
Episode 32 - The Station and the Bazaar
Episode 33 - A Beautiful Face, Part One
Episode 34 - A Beautiful Face, Part Two
Episode 35 - The Greatest Joke
Episode 36 - The Prophecies of Macaper
Episode 37 - Two Deaths
Episode 38 - Borrowed Time
Episode 39 - Taught Thoughts
Episode 40 - Uplifted
Episode 41 - For the State
Episode 42 - The Resurrection Men
Episode 43 - Cities of Refuge
Episode 44 - A Spider in her Web
Episode 45 - Extinction Burst
Episode 46 - Inheritance
Episode 47 - Hands of a Killer and Doppelganger
Episode 48 - Eye for an Eye and Speaks and Walks
Episode 49 - Rust Creeps
Episode 50 - Old Man Star
Episode 51 - Khumaak
Episode 52 - Masks of Authority
Episode 53 - The Slow Disease
Episode 54 - Spectral
Episode 55 - Escape (with bonus track, Children of Light)
Episode 56 - Kyonoke Pit
Episode 57 - The Jovian Wet Grave

I would appreciate your comments - I'm not a professional voice actor or audio engineer, just someone who likes the Chronicles. I am also open to suggestions on future Chronicles to record, so if you feel that one of the stories should be in audio format then please let me know.

Thank you,
Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-01-24 14:42:23 UTC
I think it's a great idea, and this first episode is quite nice. Maybe your voice is a bit too low (in frequency, like a bass, not sure the word in english) making it a hard to understand at first, but then you get used to it and it is quite nice. :)

Sepherim Catillah Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris Liuteneant Ex-Imperial Navy Imperator Commander

#3 - 2013-01-24 15:44:27 UTC
This reading. I like it.

A lot.

Maybe use a few different voice actors next time. Could be awesome.

[center]-_For the Proveldtariat_/-[/center]

Caldari State
#4 - 2013-01-24 16:23:23 UTC
It sucked!! just.... go do something else!!


It was awesome Zendane, about time you did this ^^ I hereby demand, on behalf of your own corporation, you do more! :D
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2013-01-24 16:45:30 UTC
Great job, Zendane!


I am looking forward to the next one!
#6 - 2013-01-25 05:31:52 UTC
Thank you for the kind words folks and I appreciate the feedback, both public and private. It's good to know that people like the work and are willing to offer suggestions for future recordings!

Regarding my voice, this is my natural speaking voice. If I changed it then I would either sound false, scare small children, or both! If you can suggest a way to make my voice clearer and easier to understand then please let me know.

Regarding multiple actors - it's a fine idea but it isn't what I had envisioned for the recordings. My goal is to create a "book on tape" style of recording of the Chronicles and these generally involve one person using different vocal inflections to let the listener know when different characters are speaking. Multiple actors also means assigning and coordinating recordings (across the world!) and is a level of complexity I'm just not able to handle yet.

I would appreciate suggestions on stories to read and of course any other feedback via these forums or email.

Thanks for your support!

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

#7 - 2013-01-26 00:44:41 UTC
The next episode is now up - Xenocracy.

For this one, I think it'll be a bit easier to tell the difference between each of the voices.

You can find it at The Eve Reader site. Your comments are appreciated!

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

#8 - 2013-01-26 13:39:48 UTC
Sometimes I like to read aloud to myself, to give more emotion to a piece...sometimes, I do this with my own RP. :3

I enjoyed this. +1
Every time I post is Pardy time! :3
#9 - 2013-01-26 17:45:19 UTC
I bet Blind Auction will be a headache Pirate
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2013-01-26 21:33:01 UTC
Good stuff!
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2013-02-17 13:42:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Contik Ardman
Hi there,

this is fan-*******-tastic, I love podcasts and audiobooks, I love sci-fi and, of course, I dig Eve Online. Delivering a chronicle in a podcast format satisfies so many entertainment needs at once, I can't believe noone did this before. I guess podcasting is still quite a bit more demanding on your time than for example maintaining a blog.

You did great on The Jovian Wet Grave, I just heard that episode and can't wait to listen to Xenocracy. For episode zero I can only second Sepherim's remark about your rather low voice being more difficult to understand than other narrators' voices. But I can't suggest any remedies and I haven't listened to episode one which promises to be clearer.

Have you decided on whether you're going to continue? And if so, what's your release schedule? Once a month?

Awesome podcast!
#12 - 2013-02-17 21:41:24 UTC
Thank you! And yes I am continuing with this - I've already recorded one and I just need a block of time to do the editing on it. For the curious, the next one will be And to Live in Peace.

When I envisioned the project I wanted to do about three a month (that works well with my work schedule) but I don't have a set schedule for recording yet. It's both easier and harder than I thought it would be, and I'm learning more as I go. Ideally the next one will be up within a few days from now.

Also, the podcast episodes to date are now available as a free download via iTunes, so feel free to watch for it there as well!

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Apocalypse Now.
#13 - 2013-02-18 03:44:19 UTC
I love you platonically
#14 - 2013-02-18 21:09:10 UTC
This is very cool, Zendane.
Caldari State
#15 - 2013-02-19 10:57:04 UTC
Very nice
Shadow Cartel
#16 - 2013-02-19 19:19:03 UTC
I listened to these today, excellent job!

Multiple actors wouldn't really do much for me, and would eat up more of your time that could be spent recording. You have a good voice for this, and it's soothing enough that I can probably listen to these again while I'm trying to sleep. I hope you release more soon :)

#17 - 2013-02-20 04:46:05 UTC
Thank you everyone for the kind words and feedback!

Episode 2 - "And To Live In Peace" - is now available at The Eve Reader Website. It should also be available via iTunes

Also, I am very open to suggestions on which Chronicles to record. If there is a story that you feel would work well with this format, please let me know.

Enjoy!

Z

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Scary Wormhole People
#18 - 2013-02-20 07:13:05 UTC
Hey,

1. Why the hell did you not eve mail me about this? I thought we were fathers of a kind...considering we have a love child together ^^.

2. Awesome job, I have linked this to the guys in PN as well as CoA...lets get your voice heard!

Rastuasi
#19 - 2013-02-21 15:37:16 UTC
I just came here to demand more of this audio-crack and you have already delivered. You, sir, are my favorite new drug dealer.
#20 - 2013-02-23 02:19:00 UTC  |  Edited by: YuuKnow
Good stuff. You should get donations. 10mil isk sent.

My main feedback would be to slow the pace of your reading down a bit and try a few variations on dramatic pauses between events/paragraphcs/etc.

yk
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