Notes: I recommend downloading the m4b files, those are audiobook files so iTunes will keep them separate from your music files. If there isn’t a m4b file available, I use Chapter and Verse to convert mp3 files to m4b, but if that doesn’t work for you or is just too much trouble, just ask and I can give you the converted files on a flash drive or something.
I would recommend with starting with something short, like Why We Tell Our Stories, Mockingbird (Part 20 in the Illogical series, but can be read as a standalone), or A Small Respite and A Question of Hope. That being said, if you only ever listened to one podfic ever I would tell you to listen to In Our Line of Work.
A great podfic resource is www.audiofic.jinjurly.com, as you may have noticed that’s where I linked all the podfics to. Its basically the same as AO3, it acts as a central archive so the vast majority of podfics will be on it.
His Dark Materials
Why We Tell Our Stories: An Introduction to the New Oxford Universal Collection of Folktales, Dreamings, and Myths, by Doctor Constance Nine
Summary: The fairy tale, “Lyra and the Harpy with No Name,” is only a small sequence within the well-known mythic arc, The Thousand Garden Cycle.
The National Service Series (Part 6 is a Torchwood crossover)
Summary for the first part: Soldiering is soldiering, even when you’re using a gun rather than a sword. And they’re underestimating you because of your age.
How I Survived My Summer Vacation, by Tamika Flynn, Age 12 ¾
Summary: The first book on Tamika Flynn’s Summer Reading Program Sticker Chart is Lord of the Flies.
She doesn’t really like it.
Summary: One day he looks up from the scaffolding and realizes that he’s almost exactly at Jaeger height and has to wrap his hand tight against the metal to keep from stepping out into the air. Not because he wants to kill himself or anything, just because for a split second his mind felt that old equilibrium and he just knew he should be able to, should be able to walk straight across the valley in front of him and out into the sea and on forever until he finds whatever’s next.
Conspirators in Living
(I can’t access the text version so no summary but VERY good.)
In Our Line of Work
Summary: Arthur wakes up and realizes the last ten years of his life have been a dream. He is nineteen, and he can barely remember where he is. What he can remember is the ghost of Eames’ hands pressed down on his chest trying frantically to stop the blood flooding up around his fingers as Arthur died (as he woke up).
If I had to make a case for podfics as a medium this would be the podfic I’d pick, it is exquisitely made and all around fantastic
Beltane Cycle (this is WIP series be warned)
Summary for the first part: There is a story that is not told in Ealdor anymore, not for many years now, a story about Beltane Eve.
All the Laughter from Before
Summary: It’s pretty, but very distressing. And lo, all is sunshine and daisies… and death, but what can you do?
Play it Again
Summary: In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.
“Laura wants to lure the kid in with food and kindness and make a pet of him, like a feral cat. Derek wants to have him arrested for stalking. They’re at an impasse. (And the rest of the family is staying emphatically out of it in a way that suggests bets have been placed.)”
Pull of the Tide
Summary: Stiles appears alone at the doors of the emergency room the morning after the full moon, covered in blood with a deep slash torn across his left side. He’s suffering from hypovolemic shock and barely conscious and he won’t tell anyone what happened—not his hospital appointed psychiatrist, not his father. Not even his pack.
The list of suspects is disconcertedly short. There were only seven others in the woods with Stiles that night: Derek, Scott, Boyd, Erica, Isaac, Jackson and Allison. And none of them remember the night in quite the same way.
Dust in the Wind (American Gods crossover)
Excerpt: They are the gods of the open road and the hunt, of classic rock and stupid luck, of truck stops and greasy diners, of dollar beers and pool halls.
Unorthodox Methods (White Collar crossover)
Summary: Sam goes to law school and eventually joins the FBI, where he gets assigned as Peter’s probie, and the New York FBI office staff are amused, and eventually, slightly traumatized
A Small Respite and A Question of Hope
(can’t access written version for summary, but a look from Michael’s (I think) perspective a few 100 years after the show, and the Winchester Gospels have been firmly integrated into society as religious texts)
Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit
Summary: It really does take a village to raise a Jim.
Summary:During their final semester at Starfleet Academy, two people who have no intention of ever changing transform each other.
The Illogical (√π233/hy7) Series
Summary: If Kirk was a maths genius, and never took Pike up on the dare to do better, but still managed to get to Starfleet? This is what that would look like.
Parts 1, 7, 14, 16, 18, and 19 are explicit, but you can download 1-21 compiled here. [14:02:21] and 22 here [02:14:30] and just skip those, and it won’t affect your enjoyment of the rest of the series since they’re mostly centered around a specific character and not that tied into a main plot.
Or you can get each section separately, the reading order is here and you can find all the separate podfics here.