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Title: Building Jerusalem (Directions Not Included) - Book 1
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amproof
Readers: [livejournal.com profile] podklb, [livejournal.com profile] poppetawoppet, [livejournal.com profile] shiningartifact
Fandoms: American Idol S8, NCIS
Pairings: Kris/Katy, Kris/Adam, Kris/Adam/Katy, Adam/Drake
Rating: NC-17
Length: 3:45:48
Summary: The Washington D.C. tour stop goes horribly wrong when Kris and Adam are involved in an altercation with three off-duty sailors that ends with one dead, Adam hanging onto life by a thread, and Kris accused of murder. A novel of love, desire, redemption, regret, and denial--not necessarily in that order.
Mediafire mp3 links: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

About this podfic: The first time I read this story, I stayed up all night finishing it. It was just such a vivid and interesting portrayal of prison. It was claustrophobic and intense and awful and totally wonderful. Somebody else had already asked to podfic it, but I told [personal profile] amproof that if there was ever a way I could get to do any part of it, I would jump at the chance. And to my delight, a couple weeks later she emailed saying she was thinking of doing it as a multi-reader podfic, and she wanted me as Kris. Which is my favorite of the POVs, because that's where all the really serious prison stuff happens. So I was very pleased.

Three voices, four hours, one story. Yay!

SUPER MEGA BONUS ETA: The first five scenes of Book 2. Please note that there is no intention to record the rest of Book 2 or Book 3, but the text can be found here (locked community with open membership; join to read).

Direct mp3 link to Book 2 first 5 scenes: Here (right-click save to download)
Mediafire mp3 link to Book 2 first 5 scenes: Here

Date: 2010-05-15 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anavill.livejournal.com
finally! im so excited *.* and wow almost 4h long, thats something. ill post more after listening but for now - thanks for your hard work <3 you and shiningartifact are the best in the world.

Date: 2010-05-16 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] podklb.livejournal.com
<3 Thank you! I'm glad you're excited and look forward to hearing your thoughts after you listen.

Date: 2010-05-16 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penrith1.livejournal.com
I just finished rereading Book 1 over the last 2 days in anticipation for this audio. Understandably I wanted to check out part 4 first because that is the scene that is imprinted on my brain.
I don't think I can express adequately how wonderfully you and shiningartifact have captured this. I listened last night and could not get to sleep after. It was intense, heart breaking and searingly hot but so tender. Really even though it is one of the sexiest descriptions in the fandom what really grips and holds my attention is the overwhelming emotion. It wasn't the lust it was the love.
You both tackled what must have seemed a tough task with admirable panache but such tenderness too and love of the characters and the author's brilliant words.

Date: 2010-05-16 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] podklb.livejournal.com
Well, thank you! Obviously, the hardest scene in that part was all [livejournal.com profile] shiningartifact, and I did not envy her having to tackle that, but I thought she did a really excellent job with it.

But intense and emotional, that's how the story felt for me, and that is something I was really hoping the reading would be able to capture. So I am incredibly pleased that that succeeded for you.

This is the first comment we've gotten from someone who has listened, and I am so glad to hear that it was a good listening experience!

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