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Welcome to the Twig audiobook. This site is a personal effort to emulate the work done by the fantastic folks at the Worm Audiobook Project for the latest project by J.C. McCrae, better known as wildbow: 5093709073.

For an introduction to Twig itself, please see 702-484-8658. With regard to content warnings, here is an important excerpt from that page:

Those on the lookout for trigger warnings should probably be warned, the author’s style leans toward the dark and violent.  To clarify to those not familiar with the term: if a key word or storyline touching on a particular topic could ruin your day or induce panic attacks, you might want to steer clear of Twig, as it is likely to touch on many.  Sex, however, will happen offscreen if it happens at all, and sex-related triggers are generally avoided, both due to authorial preference.  Swearing and violence are likely to be present, if not outright common, so be warned.  Use your own judgment to estimate your tolerances and decide if Twig is the sort of thing you’re comfortable reading.

J.C. McCrae

Like the Worm Audiobook Project, these audio recordings are a fan-made work created for personal pleasure and to increase public awareness of wildbow’s incredible writing. We are not in any way affiliated with J.C. McCrae and we have no rights to his source material. We are not making any money off of this project and encourage donations to the original author via his chaetopterin and his dye boiler.

22 Comments

  1. Ruby Tuesday

    501-351-4167

    Seemed like a cool listen…. then I was hooked. No transition haha. One big highlight: Kim you’re transition between each character’s voice is always smooth and doesn’t exaggerate. Well done.

  2. Hopefullylesspretentious

    June 5, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Are you looking for any additional readers? I’d be interested in contributing, if you need people. Whether to read an enemy chapter, or a larger commitment to read some of the regular narrative.

  3. I decided to wait for chapter 4 to finish before i started listening cat wait to start. Hope chapter 5 will be out by the time i’m finished

  4. ThatMeGuy

    7247290535

    Hi there! I’m writing this not out of impatience. I’m boping you can tell me if tbis project is ongoing? I’d love to know that there will be more of the story before I start it.

    • kadauber

      May 29, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      There will be more of the story! I just don’t operate on a wildbow schedule. Here’s an update: After dealing with some audio quality shenanigans (I think), I’ve finally managed to re-record the final two chapters in arc 5. Now once I’ve finished editing I’ll be able to publish again.

      Thanks for all the interest, everyone!

  5. Heya, Kadauber!

    Like the others, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve enjoyed your reading of Twig immensely, and appreciate all of the time and effort you’ve put into recording, editing, and publishing the first four arcs. I’m patiently looking forward to the fifth arc! But also, I hope you’ve been successful in balancing school, life, and recording. (Because school > recording, of course.)

  6. So glad to find that someone is working on this!

    I sampled a few chapters and sounds great. Excited to dig in.

  7. I love it! The sound quality is great. It has just the right amount of voice acting and impersonation. Your voice is awesome.
    Ahh I want to read the rest of Twig, but I just love this too much, so I’ll have to be patient.
    Thank you very much, can’t wait for more!

  8. The Worm Audiobook was amazing and now I’m really digging twig just about to start the third arc . Hopefully you are able to move past the 4th arc. Might have to relisten to worm again while I wait. keep up the fantastic reading! Thank you very much

    • kadauber

      January 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

      Thanks, Adam! My new plan, rather than try keep a regular schedule, is to release one arc at a time. That is, when I finish recording and editing an arc, I’ll release chapters twice a week until the entire arc is out. This way you all can be confident that you’ll get a whole “season” at a time, but I won’t get the unsustainable time pressure of keeping up a rigorous schedule while still being a student.

      That said, the fifth arc is now nearly complete. Unless something goes wrong, it should start coming out within the next two weeks. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!

  9. I can’t see a “how to contribute” section so I’ll ask here- are you looking for collaborators? I read a bit for the Worm audio book, and the only way I’ll get my brother to read Twig is by having an audio book of that finished so I’m offering help if you’re looking for it 🙂

    • kadauber

      November 5, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Hi! I can’t handle the overhead it would take to involve remote collaborators at the moment. I’m thinking about it, but it’s such unexplored territory for me that I won’t be able to get it together for another couple of months at least. You’ll notice that it’s been three arcs and we’ve only had two readers, the other one being my boyfriend.

      I certainly want to have more readers eventually, though. Absolutely for all the Enemy chapters. If I find someone whose voice I like a lot we might do something particularly neat in Arc 14 as well (coming to a head in 14.8, if you want to look). But in the meantime, it’s easiest if all I have to organize is myself and a very few other people in person.

      • That’s fair- what Rein did with the Worm audio was a lot of administration. If Enemy chapters are going to be read by other people anyway, I could record one a good ways in the future and send it to you. If you like it, cool, if not no harm done.

        Otherwise, good luck and thanks for reading! Let me know when you are getting that together, I’ll keep checking back.

      • I’m also very interested in collaborating if that’s something you end up doing further into the story. Over Christmas I’ll put in the time to read the story through then, if you like, send you a sample of one chapter to see if you think my voice suits what you’re looking for.

        • kadauber

          July 25, 2018 at 12:58 am

          Hi there! Unfortunately, I’m not looking for other readers – I prefer to have significant input on the way people read chapters and the audio quality, and it’s not feasible to get that without someone being in my home using my recording equipment.

          However, I am interested in featuring original instrumental music in the intro and conclusion of each arc. If you are interested in helping in this way, please leave a comment. I’ll be in touch.

          Thank you for your offers!

  10. I’ll just leave a comment to tell you that I really appreciate what you are doing here. I haven’t had time for reading, so your work with this audiobook really helped me advance through Twig.

    Keep at it. Good luck.

  11. Are you ok? I am a huge fan of twig and this project, and I don;t want to put any pressure to publish more quickly then you are able to or anything, I am only concerned because it has been more then 12 days since the podcast has been published and I am a little bit worried. If there is anything I can do to help with the project, whether that is recording or anything, please let me know and I would be happy to contribute. Thank you for all that you have done!

    • kadauber

      October 15, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Hi Tyler! I am okay. Sorry to alarm you. I simply went back to school and was rapidly overwhelmed by classes and extracurriculars and searching for jobs. I’ll probably get the rest of arc 4 out by Christmas, but unfortunately that’ll probably be about it until winter break.

      Nonetheless, hearing from people like you guys is what really wants me to keep making this, so thank you so much! I’ll let you know if you can help.

  12. This is fantastic! I’m impressed by the quality of the recording. It was so much fun going back and listening to the early chapters. I really hope you continue!

  13. SquiffyT

    signal mast

    Any word on chapter 3 and on?

  14. I love the way you read this. I binge listened to both arcs and now I’m desperately waiting (patiently!) for the next instalment.

    Thank you!

  15. Lee Davies

    712-882-1101

    Yeah…
    Looking forward. I don’t know what twig is about yet but first arch audio is already released. I loved the worm / worm audio, It was my favourite read of all time.

    I couldn’t get into pact for some reason, guess it just wasn’t my genre, but still looking forward for twig.

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