Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Whirl-O-WIP Read-a-Hula


Fresh from her globetrotting exploits, the delightful
Robin S has rounded up the members of Club Vox and suggested they post more snippets from their collective Read Aloud Archives.

This time around, I’ve gone with a short extract from my soon-to-be-done-and-dusted novel, where celebrity escapologist chef, Deano Haloumi, is confronted by the grim reality of his predicament. As my microphone has died, I've had to record this one on my phone, and in the conversion from Weirdo Useless AMR format to MP3, it’s come out a little dull and clicky, I'm afraid.

News of other recordings will no doubt appear in the trail here...

16 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

That was thrilling. The story and the reading of it both.

pacatrue said...

Perhaps my favorite thing is the seeming confidence with which you accomplish everything. Well done.

pjd said...

As always, I can't really say I understand everything that's gone on here, but dang I do enjoy it.

Why on earth would he have a pressure cooker chained to his head? Was it turned on? And if so, where was it getting its power?

freddie said...

This is just . . . neat. Your reading sounded like a professional would do it. LOVE it.

freddie said...

I especially loved the date and time stuff at the beginning, and the warming up singing. Reminded me of old radio shows.

Though they didn't beat the story.

Aerin said...

oooh.....the whispery "leave it alone"....gave me goosebumps. the good kind.

Robin S. said...

I absolutely love this. I feel for Haloumi as he remembers the faint applause, and he gears up for another escape attempt and he groans and tugs at fate. Love it.

writtenwyrdd said...

That is such a great scene, Whirl. And your voice makes it even better, lol.

McKoala said...

Nicely done Whirl. Shame Maurice couldn't be involved in this one.

Whirlochre said...

Thanks, all.

As for maurice, I can assure you he was there in spirit...

Kiersten said...

This was worth waiting out a Very Obnoxious Headcold and two Rather Obnoxious but Cute and Distracting Children.

I always enjoy your readings, Whirl. But you already knew that. And I've always loved this passage.

Chris Eldin said...

You have the perfect voice for this type of story. I almost expected setting music to accompany, it was that good!

Mary said...

My eyes are watering. Pure brilliance, Whirl! I cannot WAIT to read this novel. :)

Whirlochre said...

*inflates chimp*

Phoenix said...

I get so lost in the sound of your voice that I always have to go back a second time to listen to what you're actually saying.

You know those looping fires and aquariums on video? Can you do something like that that I can play in the background all day?

Whirlochre said...

Nominate your flaming fish, baby...