Reviews
Hello, Nick from NC. Kind of late joining in with this app. But I ever so appreciate the Craftlit app that I listen through Apple podcast. Thank you! I’m listening to books I don’t had time to read presently, or never had the opportunity in my younger years. Right now I’m jumping around from one...Read full review »
how bout dem cowboys!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/21
I have an annoying particularity when it comes to the sandwiching of story time between discussion. Happily, the host and discussion in CraftLit add to the experience of the texts, and point out great little bits that I would surely have missed had they not been addressed. Thanks!
Praise Cheeses via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/20
As a brand new listener, I’m stoked that there are YEARS of episodes and books to catch up on! Heather, the host, is smart, funny and an excellent curator. Highly recommend for anyone who loves books and nerding out about words and classic literature. Thank you for creating!
taylgoo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/20
Just a lovely, calming podcast that doesn’t just educate, but inspires. I am an occasional crocheter, and since I have three kids and I work part time from home, I rarely have the motivation to dedicate to crafting (or reading, for that matter). I recently stumbled upon this podcast, as I was...Read full review »
Jenny Steele via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/20
A definite highlight of my week! I love it!!
Superarie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/20
Great podcast. Sorry my iphone somehow stopped showing upload dates. Are you back?
ㅉㅇㄹㅎ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/20
It’s been a couple - or a few? Years since I’ve listened, I’m not sure why... But I just started Anne of Green Gables, and the intro music alone took me right back to when I was finishing college and starting to knit more and more. I was so missing my literature classes, and Craftlit helped me to...Read full review »
SeaLady222 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/19
Heather helped me understand Pride and Prejudice, got me through Anne of the Green Gables, and Frankenstein. Books I probably wouldn’t have read, much less understood without her informed and entertaining commentary. Start listening and you will have years of episodes to enjoy!!!
MT_Ike via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/19
This is a great podcast, but where are you Heather?? Nothing has shown up in my feed since last October. I wrote this a while ago and failed to send, so I am adding to it since a new episode showed up today. Hurrah! I started with Anne of Green Gables, and loved it so much, I went back to the...Read full review »
CAPS Grammy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/19
Just found your lovely podcast. You are very interesting and I am looking forward to finishing the age of innocence! Keep up the good work! 💗
Clearheaded via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/19
I love this Podcast! I’ve been listening to it for years and I got my boyfriend to start listening too! We are so excited to hear what may come up next! Thank you so much Heather for continuing and being so inspirational. Keep it going
Buyers Should Know via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/19
Love to listen to Jane Eyre, but the stilly author is still blathering on about nothing. It's been half an hour. At least she could respect her readers enough to tell them when she's likely to shut up and get on with the story.Read full review »
nickname123456778890 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/15/18
Thank you Heather for this intelligent, entertaining and cheerful podcast!
nikolauschen via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 07/19/18
Really nice annotations to well known books including the audiobook itself! There is a craft section for those people into that which you can skip as the time is indicated! Love the podcast and Heathers style!
Beckey707 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 06/21/18
I can’t believe I just found this podcast! The host is witty and cool and her insights into each book is everything. The work put into such engaging, professional-sounding audio books has me delighted. I LOVE this podcast!!!
Branwynnemay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/18
I love this podcast!! It is soothing. Almost like listening to an old friend.
RaeNRandall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/18
And why was the internet hiding this from me? It's really great; I'm listening to the Anne of Green Gables episodes now. I love the annotations-she goes into depth in things like religious history, political history, even geology. I look forward to going through back episodes and...Read full review »
Totoroslp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/18
Heather takes the work out of choosing a good audio book. She always picks great readers and tops them of with insightful, intelligent studies of the work at hand. I’m smarter, because of this podcast. (And probably a better a human. ) The crafty talks are real and cozy, but easy to skip when...Read full review »
IndyMamaBear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/18
I just finished listening to one of the older podcasts, the one on Jane Eyre Chapter 5. I think it was one my first full episodes to listen to. I was really pleased to listen to such a rich podcast. I enjoyed the thorough discussion, it also moved me to think of ways I can give towards the recent...Read full review »
NatFields via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/17
Heather is an amazing host/producer/teacher. I love classic literature, and I am experiencing so many works that I missed out on in school. This is absolutely my favorite podcast, and I eagerly look forward to every new episode.
esqdrea via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/17
I really enjoy this podcast and wish it had been around long years ago when I taught English to high schoolers. I really could have been a much, much better teacher. My only reason for not purchasing a paid subscription is that it just takes too long to read a book. This is my first book with...Read full review »
Jan from the REAL Northern Cal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/17
I have been weekly listener for CraftLit for 8 years and can truly say that this is the best podcast to get to know classic literature in an extremely easy way. Heather teaches you all you need to know about the background, era, difficult or unusual words before playing two to three chapters from...Read full review »
KultaKoru via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 05/28/17
Loved this episode. Heather and Niel had a great time hanging out and I enjoyed learning about Niels story and the various careers he had before getting to his documentary work. He shares some great tips for being a true visionary, creative and thought leader.
The Walking Deb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/17
A wonderful podcast, serializing classic literature and adding "annotations". The annotations are provided by the host, Heather Ordover, and are notable for their insight and helpfulness in shedding light on the historical context and arcane details that would have been common knowledge...Read full review »
Obireader via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/17
Well I can't believe after a year I was sitting thinking about the podcasts I use to listen to on my touch and oh my! I thought how silly I was to not have added CraftLit back to my subscribed listens! Oh how I missed her! Thank goodness there she was and to hear her voice again made me...Read full review »
time to get knitting via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/16
I've been listening to podcasts for more than 10 years and CraftLit is one of my favorites. The audio books always have wonderful narrators. Heather is an English teacher and has a background in theater, so she always has interesting tidbits to share that give us more information about the...Read full review »
Craftnomad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/16
Heather helped to reignite my interest in knitting and classic literature all in one superb podcast. I never miss an episode and look forward to expanding my literary and crafty horizons!
jwlflorick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/16
I absolutely LOVE this podcast :) I listen to it every single day at work and it makes time fly listening to these great books. I love how she explains the books too I have learned so much information and she really helps you understand the book and the author.
StephanieBrigley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/16
This podcast is for anyone who enjoys a good story. However it is the commentary Heather (the host) provides that makes this podcast stand out. I have discovered so many new to me books through the podcast that I wouldn't have read or listen to (or in some cases even heard of) without...Read full review »
Koala750 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/16
I've been listening since the podcast began years ago. There just isn't anyone better at combining great literature with entertaining audio than Heather Ordover of the CraftLit podcast. As a secondary English teacher, I've also used her expert insight into classic literature numerous...Read full review »
Martaschmarta via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/16
One of the very first podcasts I ever subscribed to, and still one of the best. It brings so much insight to books I've read before, and causes me to fall in love with ones I've never picked up. After 9 years of podcasting, it still feels fresh.Read full review »
LauraDye via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/15
Thank you Heather! I love, Love, LOVE your podcast. It has helped me with my daughter studying classics and also fills lots of hours for me with great intelligent entertainment. Our family usually listens to an audiobook on car trips and now I'm looking forward to sharing one of yours with...Read full review »
SparkleNow via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/02/15
New episodes every weekend -- and they jump straight to the top of my list every time! Awesome, awesome, awesome!
knitrun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/15
With busy hands, it is really hard to get time to read a book. This podcast allows me to listen. I am getting to listen to books that I would not ordinarily pick up to read. Can't thank you enough.Read full review »
Dawn Peterman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/15
I was searching for a something to listen to during my commute and I love this one. Great insight into book and love the crafting information. Started about a month ago and I'm addicted. Love Heather's extrasRead full review »
cynfullyyours via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/15
Such an excellent podcast! Great audio quality and excellent CONTENT. Insightful thoughts on the literature being covered. Makes me feel so much smarter for having listened. BONUS POINTS for helping me teach literature to my teenage daughter. Oh. Yeah.
MicheleStitches via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/15
My favorite podcast by far!
Skittle Nutts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/19/15
I've been a loyal listener for a long time now. Even if I don't love the book being read, I'm always learning new aspects of the literature. I got my English-teacher husband hooked on it as well; he finds the background info invaluable when teaching related works.Read full review »
Deb in MD via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/15
I have followed Heather around the country as she has moved to different geographic areas in the US. She makes each home and community come alive. I have listened to CraftLit from the beginning and enjoyed the discussion of all of the novels. Heather loves to create and is one of the most...Read full review »
tkknits via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/15
What could be better than listening to great books and having them explained, critiqued and discussed by a fabulous teacher? I only wish I'd had a teacher like Heather in high school or college.Read full review »
Lorimae1176 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/14
I have been listening to Craftlit since 2009. It just keeps getting better. If you like books and learning this is for you.
iknitalone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/14
CraftLit has helped me to enjoy literature again, after having it ruined for me by a not-particularly-great teacher in high school. I'm now taking literature electives at college as a direct result of enjoying the podcast. Thanks Heather!
LilyLM via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/14
Ok, I'm the first to admit that some of the books I had to read 20 years ago at school sorted me o classical literature, but I'm a grown up now, and I'm much more interested in learning to appreciate grown up things. Heather makes all this possible by explains the 'hard' bits of classics. Keep up...Read full review »
Pinkscrapbooker via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/15/14
The name says it all! Crafty talk followed by literature. What could be better?! I love it and Heather. I have learned so much listening to this podcast and caught up on so many literary classics that I wouldn't have dreamed of tackling on my own. It's awesome to listen to something fun and...Read full review »
Lindababgobubu via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/03/14
I've been listening for quite some time, but this is my first review - the title says it ALL!Read full review »
drMolly, the BeanQueen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/14
I love knitting, spinning, sewing, quilting and stories. This wonderful host, with a marvelous voice, eloquently combines all of these.
CarrieMtn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/30/14
Heather does an amazing job of educating the listener about outdated language and customs. Intellagent thoughtful guide to classic books. A pleasure to listen to with the best of the best readers with voices that are a pleasure to hear.
MzLabby via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/14
I love my visit with Heather Ordover every week. It's like having a cup of tea with a friend. She chooses great books that I enjoy, but wouldn't necissarily read on my own and brings them into context with skill.
fleurito via Stitcher · 07/01/14
I started with episode 1 about 2 years ago and have been slowly working my way forward. I have loved being able to gorge myself on craftlit, I am not sure what I am going to do once I catch up to real time. I have so enjoyed listening to and actually getting a understanding of books that I know...Read full review »
Shellann14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/14
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