Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Hand

Robin has triggered a new craze. Voices. Wow. Here I am.







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18 comments:

Whirlochre said...

This is terrific in every respect. The imagery is superb and your voice teases the words off the page and into the air beautifully.

JaneyV said...

You, too, have a lovely voice and ditto everything WO said.

Will you be signing up to read other's work too?

fairyhedgehog said...

What a lovely voice you have: so clear, so calm and so elegant.

Robin S. said...

Wow McK. Amazing voice - and, as you mentioned with mine, it's not the voice I had in my head for you.

Beautiful voice, beautiful reading, wonderful story.

laughingwolf said...

well now, that was superb, in every way! :)

pjd said...

FH said it perfectly. I thing your voice has a legitimate natural beauty to it.

Kiersten said...

Lovely, lovely voice! It has a very wonderful, lyrical quality. How fun.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Ahhh. *sigh* I'm in love. This is my favorite accent in the whole world. And you read beautifully. I could listen to you for hours. Maybe you and Patrick Stewart will do a duet some day? *sigh*

Conduit said...

You know, I've been thinking about the possibility of having to read my stuff aloud lately, and I'm dreading the idea of having to cuss in front of people I don't know. So, no, I ain't joining in this one.

And your voice is nothing like I thought it would be.

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McKoala said...

Gee, you're all making me blush. Thanks! I hate to ask - what did you think I'd sound like?!

Sarah, line Patrick up and I'll do it for a wedding present!

Conduit, what better place to start than a warm, friendly audience? Also, you can allow yourself several practices before committing yourself to the airwaves. Choose a clean bit if you're worried about the language - or listen to WO's to get your courage up!

Whirlochre said...

Given the Scottish/Oz thing, I had an idea you'd sound coarser than an old yard brush.

But far from it — and no fur tickling at the microphone either.

I'm guessing writers are increasingly being called upon to read extracts of their stuff. If so — you're quids in, both in terms of material and delivery.

pacatrue said...

Nicely done. I'm no accent expert at all, but you don't sound completely anything. Certainly the Scottish shines through above all else, but bits of a proper, almost RP, dialect seem to be in there, and other things I'm too ignorant to identify. Maybe you're just a very proper Scot.
Would you mind saying "If it's not Scottish, it's crap," for us?

laughingwolf said...

figgered you'd sound like my other aussie friends... and you do ;)

sylvia said...

What an interesting accent you have. I'd have guessed West Country, I think. It's ... much softer than I'd expect from a Scots/Aussie mix!

McKoala said...

I had an idea you'd sound coarser than an old yard brush.

Sorry to disappoint!

Paca, I say that every day. I think the accent is all over the place due to my moving around. I think I may be a bit of a mixed-up mongrel on a basis of 'proper' Scot. My mother certainly is (a proper Scot that is). Add in some London, some US, some Europe and some Australia and this is what you get.

Arlyle said...

Nice voice, Olivia.

ChrisEldin said...

I love your accent--it's soft. I guess what Paca said.
It's blended.
Very nice!