December 14th- The Truth Comes Out Podfic by Hardboiledbaby

Reader’s notes:
My thanks to Kaye Austen Michaels for her wonderful fic, and for her gracious permission to record. This podfic marks my return to the mic after over two years away, yet she has been nothing but positive and encouraging as I attempted to shake off the dust and the rust and relearn the process. Love you, KAM!
A shoutout also to the lovely and supportive Vassalady for her beta help and handholding πŸ™‚ All recording errors are, of course, my own. Cover art is by yours truly.
Music credits would be a bit spoilery, so I’m going to link to the YouTube vids. For maximum enjoyment, do not click until after you’ve listened to the podfic.
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22 Responses to December 14th- The Truth Comes Out Podfic by Hardboiledbaby

  1. Nancy Roots says:

    Great job, Hardboiledbaby! I love KAM’s stories, and this is a particular favorite! You did an amazing job with it! KUDOS! And loved the vids!

  2. pat says:

    I read this lovely story back in June of this year (okay, I admit I was really late in finding KAM’s wonderful stories; but at least I did find them!) and thoroughly enjoyed reading it again. I haven’t listened to it, yet; I’m saving that treat for later but I did want to say here, THANK YOU, both, for this super calendar gift!

  3. pat says:

    AND THE ELVES STRIKE THE PERFECT NOTE AGAIN! Someone found a pic with Hutch, in stocking feet, and Starsky holding an errant shoe. You surpass yourselves; your talents and skills enhance all our stories. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Admin says:

      The advent elves can’t take any credit for this awesome image. The podficcer created this as a cover for the podfic. It is awesome, I agree!

  4. kat says:

    Thanks so much for this! It’s hard work recording a fic and I appreciate this. I shall listen on my next walk!

  5. Matsir says:

    KAM puts such wonderful nuances throughout her stories and you helped bring them to life. Thank you Hardboiledbaby.

  6. Spencer says:

    Thanks for this, HBB. A lovely reading of a great story. Podfics are such a nice way to present fanfics.

  7. Garrideb says:

    I just finished listening to this, and it was so entertaining! I had not read the story previously, so I found myself laughing in surprise at some of the funny lines. Considering I’m in a cafe with headphones in, I’m not sure what the other customers think I’m listening to, ha. I thought you did an especially great job with the dialogue; the worry, exasperation, humor, and simmering desire all came through so clearly. Thanks for recording this fic that I might not have otherwise found!

  8. vassalady says:

    I love your podfic so much! Your reading and performance are always so excellent and I am so happy I had the pleasure of listening to this first! <3 <3 and I love the cover art!

    • hardboiledbaby says:

      Aww, you’re the best, bb xoxo

      The pic was such a lucky find, but the image quality wasn’t great and I almost chucked it… but there’s just something about Hutch’s stocking feet that I couldn’t resist πŸ˜€ I’m very happy you like it <333

  9. Calliatra says:

    I really, really enjoyed this! I think I might have read this story before, but that was long enough ago that I didn’t remember much of the plot, which made your reading extra engrossing. I had to pause a couple of times when something else needed my attention, and I hated it; I wanted to know what happens next! But I was never tempted to just quickly go read the story instead; I was enjoying your performance much too much. You have a wonderful way of really matching the guys’ speech patterns somehow? It’s difficult to put into words, but I feel like you just somehow emphasize things the same way they would? And that way, even though it’s obviously your voice, the dialogue sounds so much like them that it’s just delightfully comfortable to listen to. (Also, the way you used the Torino driving sound as a scene break was very cool!)
    I’ve been falling in love with podfic as an art form recently, so I really hope you’ll decide to record more. If you do, I’ll definitely be listening!

    • hardboiledbaby says:

      Aw, you say such lovely things! *blushes* Thank you so much, Calliatra, I am truly verklempt. I love podfic, and record mostly in the hopes that it will encourage others to do the same–we have such a wealth of wonderful stories in our fandom! I currently do not have a good recording space, unfortunately, but maybe that will change soon, or maybe I can come up with a workaround. Keep your fingers crossed for me πŸ™‚ And thanks again!

  10. Mortmere says:

    Thank you so much for recording this podfic! I’m saving it for a nice walk during the holidays. I love podfics – got very, very used to them in the BBC Sherlock fandom years ago – and would love it if there were more available in this fandom. I sit still and stare at screen enough at work – it’s so great to be able to move and still enjoy the fannish things. I sampled this a bit and really, really like your voice. Hope you’ll do more! <3

    • hardboiledbaby says:

      I know what you mean–we have so many fabulous stories in this fandom, and it’s a shame there aren’t more podfics available. Like you, I love that audio lets me consume fic while doing other things πŸ™‚

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I don’t currently have a good recording space (soooo much ambient noise /o\), but I’m on the lookout for a workaround. Maybe Santa will put a soundproof studio in my stocking? Hey, a girl can dream, right? πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoy the podfic, babe xoxo

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