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Miette has been podcasting the best of world literature's short fiction since March 2005, when she was just a pup.

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  1. Gretchen
    Gretchen February 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    I am so happy to have found you. Discovered you, actually, on the bus on the way home from work in downtown Seattle this afternoon. The sun was shining, Alice was in Wonderland and you were reading chapter 4 to me with the sweetest, warmest voice. I rushed to Librivox to find out if you had other readings I could enjoy and pass along. Ah. And here you are. Bless you! and thank you.

  2. miette
    miette February 19, 2009 at 7:03 am |

    Well, I can’t claim to be DNA, or life on Mars, but as far as discoveries go, I guess you could do a lot worse than me.

    Alice in Wonderland was a blast to read; hope you find something you like here.

  3. Steve
    Steve February 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm |

    Like Gretchen, I also recently found your podcast. I feel like a child again, being read to in bed with my iPod (except I didn’t have an iPod as a child!). Your selection of literature and vocal quality is just heaven.

    Forgive me for being weird, but certain sounds — water trickling, whispering, and soft spoken word — have a physical effect on me, like my spine is being tickled (?). When you speak slowly and breathy (please, I mean this in no ‘erotic’ sense), and I can hear your lips part and tongue form the words, it hits that nerve and I absolutely melt. Continue to read aloud at the level most natural to you, but .. maybe.. even a little softer perhaps, and closer to the microphone, to enhance what your listeners seem to appreciate most about your voice…

  4. Phil
    Phil February 23, 2009 at 1:54 am |

    Love your work. Why don’t you Twitter?

  5. miette
    miette February 24, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    To Phil: Here is the answer to Why Don’t I Twitter:

    You can “follow” if you’d like, though I’m burying this nonsense here in the comments because there’s something deeply unsatisfying about the language of “followers.”

    To Steve: glad you’re enjoying yourself. Though I don’t think I could read much more softly: maybe hold your earphones away from your ears a little? I’ll keep thinking.

    xo to both
    — Mtte.

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