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The Eve Reader (a recording of the Eve Chronicles)

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Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#161 - 2015-12-02 02:56:26 UTC
Look at that! Two episodes in one week!

Today's episode is the story of a young man with a talent for hacking into high security systems... and a pair of shadowy men who wish to acquire his services.

This particular story fascinates me because - without spoiling it - motivations and processes are deliberately left unclear. It also has a nice timeless quality to it - consider that when it was written, a particular skill and implants didn't exist in the game... and that's all I'll say, no spoilers!

You can download episode #42 from The Eve Reader Website.

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#162 - 2015-12-24 17:35:34 UTC
I have uploaded Episode 43, Cities of Refuge. This story is about life after the re-taking of Caldari Prime from the Gallente, from the perspective of a young child.

In other news, the Pod and Planet fiction writing contest has closed and the winner has been announced - the excellent A Spider in her Web by Voodoo Williams. I am currently in the process of recording this story in audio format and will announce when it is available for download.

The Eve Reader also has a Youtube channel, which can be found by clicking on this link. This is so you can listen to the Eve Chronicles without having to download mp3 files or if you wanted to listen to just a particular section of a chronicle. By all means, find your favorite episode and leave feedback, and feel free to show your Eve and non-Eve friends!

Lastly, the Eve Reader website has been re-designed to be easier on the eyes and easier to use. If you notice anything amiss, please let me know.

You can download episode #43 from The Eve Reader Website.

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#163 - 2016-01-08 00:28:54 UTC
I have uploaded Episode 44, A Spider in her Web. This story is the Grand Prize Winner of the Pod and Planet 2015 Fiction Writing Contest. This is the story of a man on the run from the alliance he betrayed... and the methods they use in their attempt to track him down.

I'd like to thank Cyrillian Voth and Elinari Rhodan for providing additional voices for the episode. Working with multiple actors is something I'm still becoming accustomed to, and I'd like to also thank Random McNally and Mike Azariah for offering to help with the podcast. Thanks folks!

You can download episode #44 from The Eve Reader Website.

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Ethidium Bromide
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#164 - 2016-01-09 21:08:01 UTC
Dear Zendane!

I have only just found this thread and initiative after starting to read up n what i missed during my hiatus!

Thank you very very much for all thw ork you are puting into this and I will ofc leave more feedback once I have actually listened to the recordings!
Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#165 - 2016-01-25 00:47:24 UTC
Episode 45, Extinction Burst, is now available at the Eve Reader website. Today’s episode is the story of a scientist, his research and his unusual methods in conducting his study of the “Extinction Burst” concept. Although this episode was a lot of fun to record, it is not a recording for the faint of heart!

Be sure to stay for the very end of the episode for an explanation on why there are occasional delays between recordings!

You can download episode #45 from The Eve Reader Website.

Ethidium, thank you f or the kind words, I always appreciate feedback from listeners and fans of the lore! :)

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Ragged Starkiller
Minmatar Secret Service
Ushra'Khan
#166 - 2016-02-26 19:02:09 UTC
This is awesome!!!

Thanks for sharing!,
Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#167 - 2016-03-05 04:13:57 UTC
Episode 46 is CCP Delegate Zero’s intense lore Chronicle, Inheritance. This is easily the longest Chronicle I have recorded – at just over fifty minutes, it is nearly twice as long as any other project I have tackled in the past. I appreciate your patience while this Chronicle was recorded and edited, and I hope that you will enjoy the episode.

Stay tuned at the end of the recording for discussions with Cyrillian Voth and Lenore the Podcast Kitty regarding the fall of the Jove Empire!

You can download episode #46 from The Eve Reader Website.

Ragged Starkiller, I'm glad you enjoy the project! :)

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#168 - 2016-03-06 22:59:29 UTC
CCP Delegate Zero
C C P
C C P Alliance
#169 - 2016-03-07 20:31:17 UTC
Zendane wrote:
Episode 46 is CCP Delegate Zero’s intense lore Chronicle, Inheritance. This is easily the longest Chronicle I have recorded – at just over fifty minutes, it is nearly twice as long as any other project I have tackled in the past. I appreciate your patience while this Chronicle was recorded and edited, and I hope that you will enjoy the episode.


I've just finished listening to this and you guys knocked it out of the park.

It's a great experience hearing your work read so well. Thank you very much!

Cheers,
DZ

CCP Delegate Zero | Content Designer - Writer | @CCPDelegateZero

Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#170 - 2016-03-09 19:19:25 UTC
CCP Delegate Zero wrote:
I've just finished listening to this and you guys knocked it out of the park.

It's a great experience hearing your work read so well. Thank you very much!

Cheers,
DZ


Thank you sir, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the episode. I am truly humbled that you have provided your thoughts on the recording. I believe that I speak for all involved in saying it was a pleasure to bring your story to life in audio.

I look forward to more of your work!

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Cyrillian Voth
Nova Haven
#171 - 2016-03-13 12:01:03 UTC
CCP Delegate Zero wrote:
I've just finished listening to this and you guys knocked it out of the park.

It's a great experience hearing your work read so well. Thank you very much!

Cheers,
DZ


Wow. Thank you so much! Really glad you enjoyed it. :-)
Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#172 - 2016-03-22 15:30:34 UTC
Episode 47 is now available at the Eve Reader website. This is another double-episode of shorter Chronicles, Hands of a Killer and Doppelganger. This is another pair of shorter Chronicles, contrasting the differences between a regular starship crewman and a capsuleer pilot. These stories tie nicely together, beginning with ambition and ultimately with death - but a different ending, a different view of death for each of the characters involved.

It's nice to be able to bring in some of the older Chronicles. Granted lore-wise the capsuleer in each story is likely not the same person, but the attitude toward destruction is universal for our peculiar breed. We capsuleers, the immortals, view both death and those that die permanently as mere trifles.

I'd like to thank Meo Fafard for helping me understand how to pronounce one of the names in this story. Any mistakes in pronunciation are simply mine!

You can download episode #47 from The Eve Reader Website.

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Herr Eismann
Extratone
#173 - 2016-04-02 05:04:34 UTC
Absolutely brilliant. Some of the best vocal work I've ever heard.

Lt. Col. Ret. Caldari State Protectorate

Enemy to Enemies of Selves

The Colonel's Journal

Bother me // Buy my book

Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#174 - 2016-04-12 15:45:04 UTC
Episode 48 is now available at the Eve Reader website, a double-set of the story Eye for an Eye as well as the story Speaks and Walks.

Eye for an Eye was a fun little episode to record and gave me the chance to practice using sound effects recorded directly from the game. This was something that I did in a smaller way in earlier stories and would like to continue to do in the future. As for the story itself, this is one of the older chronicles but it has fared relatively well - this is a scene that could still be played out even today. Betrayal, loss of corporate power, finding new allies to aid in the struggle versus old allies... yes, this could be happening in New Eden even as we speak.

The other story - Speaks and Walks - is a story of a DUST mercenary and the horrific side effects of the original technology that granted him immortality. I found this story particularly fascinating due to the parallels that can be drawn from the soldier's conflict. Substitute in the stress of dealing with horrifying real-world events and you could have a model of someone struggling with the long-term effects of post traumatic stress disorder. Closer to our New Eden existence, substitute a cause in question - the why in Why We Fight, the who in Who We Fight For - and you have the root of every organized player conflict from faction warfare to nullsec sovereignty. There is always a risk of reading too much into a story, but having been in a position to relate to both of the scenarios above, this a story that called to me.

You can download episode #48 from The Eve Reader Website.

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#175 - 2016-05-09 23:29:11 UTC
Episode 49 is now available at the Eve Reader website, with the story Rust Creeps. This Chronicle is the story of a man with an unusual affinity for fixing machines and the torment he endures in return for his “gift.” Science-fiction settings tend to hand-wave mystic or unexplainable abilities as “psionics” or “abilities of the mind” but I found this story fascinating by directly addressing the question of what-lies-beyond.

You can download episode #49 from The Eve Reader Website.

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#176 - 2016-05-11 20:22:05 UTC
Eisen Wor'sha
Black Aces
Goonswarm Federation
#177 - 2016-05-18 02:47:06 UTC
Thanks for producing this site. I donated to the charity you listed on your page.
Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#178 - 2016-05-20 02:47:57 UTC
Eisen Wor'sha wrote:
Thanks for producing this site. I donated to the charity you listed on your page.


Thank you, that's very kind of you!

An update on the podcast - work continues on the Ruthless series. I am still in the process of collecting the voices needed to bring the story to life, so I do not have an estimated time of completion yet. In the meantime I am continuing to record other Chronicles for release, and I'm working on something a bit special for the next one. Stay tuned!

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Zendane
Blackwater USA Inc.
#179 - 2016-06-27 22:50:47 UTC
I have uploaded Episode 50 - Old Man Star. This Chronicle is the story behind the name of one of New Eden's most famous (and dangerous) systems.

Recently I received a request to put a short explanation at the beginning of each episode so the non lore oriented listeners can better understand the significance of the events in each Chronicle. I think this is a fantastic idea. I have placed a brief segment near the start of this episode and plan to do so for further episodes. I would appreciate feedback on this new feature!

You can download episode #50 from The Eve Reader Website.

Regarding Ruthless - It is still in the works, just with expected (and unexpected) delays. There are still a few voice parts available too!

Zendane

Creator of the Eve Reader Podcast, a recording of Eve's backstories in audio format.

Zendane_Eve on Twitter.

Cory Za
Discoverings
#180 - 2016-06-28 01:11:49 UTC
Thank for doing this and your time.

"Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid to not try" - Jorym