And now for something completely different… again

In November of 2009, I posted a “And now for something completely different” post and announced my intention of creating a series of podcast reviews. Seventy-six reviews later, I’m still having a blast.

Early this week however, it occurred to me that I had pretty much saturated my Twitter circle with these reviews. And while that is fine, I would like to get more people interested in these wonderful authors who provide so much and ask for so little in return.

With that in mind, I decided I would throw my hat in the podcast arena and begin podcasting my reviews. The format will be similar to that of the posts, but contain a bit more banal blathering on my part. I will endeavor to podcast the new reviews as close to the time they are dropped on here on the site. However, I am also going back to the beginning and present the original reviews as well. In fact, my first podcast ep is now up, and following in the path I took with the original, the first podcasted review is of Tee Morris’ Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword.

If you’ve been a long term listener, you won’t find much new on the legacy drops, other than my voice. If it annoys you as much as it annoys me, I don’t anticipate a large audience. If you can stand it though, and want to return those early days of yesteryear and experience Podcast Review #1 in a whole new way, you can subscribe here: or simply stream it from the player on the right margin.

Fear not Twitter followers! I promise not to post about the podcast on Twitter (well, at least not too much). You’re all ready receiving the review updates there, so I won’t bombard you with podcast updates as well!

Thanks for providing me with the courage to make this effort!

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  • I’ve been hoping that Odin would start podcasting his reviews for a while. And I think these are going to be even better than I hoped! It’s already in MY podcatcher.

    Too bad it doesn’t include the comments; but hey, there needs to be a reason to check out the blog posts, right? (Besides the handy links to the podcast novel he’s reviewing, that is)

  • Oh, and I totally agree with everything Odin said about Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword …. it rocks. It’s one of those concepts that has no right to work as well and Tee Morris managed to pull off. 🙂

    I love it when one of Tee’s plans come together 😉

  • Doc Coleman says:

    It took you long enough!

    Welcome to the Podiosphere, Odin. I believe you know everyone already… ;D


  • Thomas says:

    hey, post it in twitter, you don’t flood your steam with announcements (unlike me and my bitstrips)

    • odin1eye says:

      LOL.. well, you’re FAR from the overposter either buddy. Seriously, Twitter isn’t my market for these. I expect some cross pollination, but I hoping this will reach the larger audience that has eluded me. Those of you (which I do believe includes you) that are subscribed however, will be getting notice, because I will continue to post when an episode has been put in the feed.

      Once you have a chance to listen (if you choose to), feel free to let me know what you think!

  • MickB says:

    Title: View From Valhalla Podcast
    Production: Well-recorded and clear. No unnecessary sound effects. Every word serves its purpose. Grade A
    Cast: Odin’s style is chatty and he has a great podcasting voice. Grade A
    Story: A straight read & chat, covering a wide range of stories – good and bad – all expertly presented in the same tried and tested format.
    Verdict: Simply great. Off to a good start. The only question is why it took so long to start 😉

    Disclaimer: Everybody loves Odin’s podcast reviews, even the people who disagree, so how can this podcast be anything but essential listening?


    Odin, this is a really positive start. I hope the format grows. I can see this being a superb jumping-off point for being almost a DVD-extras for podiobooks. You could invite authors to respond to the past reviews, invite commenters (Mainframe?) to add their thoughts, whether in mp3 file, voicemail or (best of all) skype chat.

    This has joined my regular feeds along with GOWM as essential podiobook-related listening. Good work!

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