Sunday, July 5, 2015

Podcast Review: CraftLit, a Podcast for Busy People who Love Audiobooks

Earlier this year, I checked out this new app on my phone. It had been added when my phone had upgraded its operating system. I figured if it couldn't be deleted, maybe it could be useful. Podcasts have always been something that interested me, but remembering to check for and download new episodes rarely happened. However these and other podcasts reviews aren't about the app, but the podcasts I listen to, and you might want to check out.

This week I want to introduce you to Heather Ordover.  One of the many ways to describe her is "CraftLit Podcaster". CraftLit episodes start out with crafting news from Heather, then a brief explanation of what you are about to hear. Heather's teaching background comes through in the explanation of each segment. One of the previous books, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, has always been a favorite of mine. Listening to it with Heather comments is making it even more fun, and definitely more understandable. You probably know that Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel L. Clemens, but what does the name Mark Twain mean? Episode 172 explains that, and more about the life of Samuel L. Clemens. It is also the start of Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, join me in listening to this classic.

With the current book, Sense and Sensibility, you can really understand the genius of Jane Austen. After hearing the reading of a chapter or two (varies by book) Heather comes back and makes sure you 'got' it. This makes the story so much more interesting. I will admit, Jane Austen's stories were ones I knew I should enjoy, but never got very far trying to read them. There are over 9 years of audio book classics now available, check them out today!

Links to the free content:
iTunes podcast
iPhone app
Amazon application

Connect with Heather Ordover and other CraftLit listeners:
Facebook page
Ravelry group

Support CraftLit:
Patreon
CraftLit Shop

CraftLit has more information. See what books have been completed here.

I am not being paid for this post. This is based on the free content available, though I hope to support the premium options in the future. This post does contain affiliate links to Amazon, thanks for your support!

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Have a great day!