Make a Joyful Noise Audio Recording

Make a Joyful Noise by Charles DeLint

A few weeks ago I posted about Make a Joyful Noise written by Charles de Lint (read post here). I enthusiastically shared two of my favorite literary characters, the Crow Girls, Maida and Zia. This story is not available to purchase anymore but since I had a copy I thought I would ask the author if I could record it and post it on Corvid Corner to allow other crow lovers to enjoy it as well. Much to my surprise, he said I could! =)

And without further delay here is the story…(don’t forget to bookmark it!).

Make a Joyful Noise (Part 1)

Make a Joyful Noise (Part 2)

Make a Joyful Noise ( Part 3)

Make a Joyful Noise (Part 4)

Make a Joyful Noise (Part 5)

Make a Joyful Noise (Part 6)

A friend made the following graphic to go with this audio recording. Thank you.

Please do NOT redistribute this recording elsewhere or re-post it on other sites. If you enjoy it and wish to share it you can send a link to this post to as many people as you would like. We want to be respectful of copyright laws and issues and not take advantage of the kindness of Charles de Lint in allowing me to share this here. =) Thank you and enjoy!

Update 1/10/2011: I started a new post for more information on these two beautiful characters, the Crow Girls here. Perhaps together we corvid lovers can find all references to them and share them with the world.

19 thoughts on “Make a Joyful Noise Audio Recording

  • Mystical Number

    January 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    How exciting! I can’t wait to listen to this later on! Thank you so much for sharing. You have made my afternoon, my week, my month and my year all at once! 🙂

  • YAY! How fantastic. I am glad you are excited about it. I am excited too. Let me know what you think…

  • Mystical Number

    January 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I think it’s fantastic! I’ve listened to it four times already and am about to go for a fifth right now! It’s a truly beautiful and honest story. So very touching and sweet. Thank you again for posting this!

  • The rest has been posted! And I think you will enjoy these parts too!

  • Thank you so much for posting this! I’m not finished with it yet, but so far it is exquisite! I must find a hard copy somewhere.

  • Oh yay! I am so glad everyone is liking this as much as I did!

  • Charles de Lint

    January 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Great job, Meg, and I love the cover. Thanks so much for sending the story out to a new audience.

    @corvidcanine: Although it originally appeared in two chapbook versions, it will get reprinted in the 6th collection of Newford stories which I really should start working on.

  • Three ravens and I listened to you read Charles’ story. Caws of delight from us, your corvid kin!

  • This is one of the greatest stories I’ve ever heard. Thank you for reading it and sharing it with us. The jpeg is now my laptop’s background.

  • @Charles…thank you! And thank you for listening and allowing me to record it and share it! =)

  • @Beth…Fantastic! Thank you for listening. Isn’t it a magical story? It really captures the curious and mischievous nature of the crows… personifies it. =)

  • @Corvidcanine… how lovely! It is a very nice story indeed. I am so happy I was able to share it with you. And now Charles himself has addressed the issue of getting a hard copy! My next mission is to find all references to the Crow Girls within his work. And I will continue to share them as I find or rediscover them. =) Thanks for listening!

  • Thank you so much for uploading the final parts! I am so excited to hear the remainder of the story! 🙂

    I would like to add that the artwork above is by the artist Terrie Yeatts! Even though I do draw I seldom use my own work for things I like to look at often! I had designed the cover for my own use having enjoyed the story so much and being an admirer of the beautiful simplicity of the painting! More from the series can be seen here:

    Thank you again for the beautiful story, and for introducing me to the poetic mastery inherit in De Lint’s writing. This recording shall truly be a cherished souvenir for all my days.


  • @ Charles: Great to hear this will be reprinted Charles! Upon hearing the story I immediately set to finding a copy but to no luck! I am in the process of acquiring “The Onion Girl” which comes in form of the highest recommendation from our dear narrator!

  • @MysticalNumber…You are so very welcome. Thank you for listening to it and for sharing in my enthusiasm for this story and Charles de Lint’s work. =) And thank you for the link to the original artist of the picture posted.

  • Very generous of you to share this with everyone and for CDL to agree to it. There are one or two more drawings of said Crow Girls on my blog also Meg. Have a great day, Aaron.

  • Oh how lovely! =) I will post them soon, as we discussed! YAY!

  • So stoked to find this. Maida and Zia have become my favourite characters in any book I have ever read.

  • I agree! They are fantastic characters! =)

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