greeniron (greeniron) wrote,

Podfic Rec: Avengers: Steve/Tony/Pepper

 Come at Me by Closer.  Read by susan_voight.  (3:10:24 length)

Steve gets a lesson in pop psychology, drives a roadster, fends off an aspiring killer robot, conquers Tetris, wins a quarter, buys pants, battles the undead, and falls hard for Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.

Steve's at the center of Come at Me, as the summary indicates.  In many ways, it's as much about Steve learning to love the twenty-first century as Tony and Pepper.   Closer keeps the story firmly rooted in New York and the details of dining, driving, and shopping give it an almost 1920s feel -- further evoked by Steve's reference to the Great Gatsby.  She does a great job of illustrating Steve and Tony's cultural gap of time, experience, and economic background in this early conversation about their early goals:

The differences between them make their connections and shared loneliness stand out even more.

I also like Closer's portrayal of Pepper, who is a hard-working corporate tycoon in this story, and Tony's adoration of her which doesn't conflict with his growing fascination with Steve.  Pepper and Steve build an independent connection apart from Tony which gives the eventual threesome additional versilmitude.

  Susan_voight reads the story clearly and engagingly.  Technically, it's flawless.  This is a great way to spend three hours.  The reader's suggested that she might eventually do the next story in the trilogy (Bruce and Natasha) which would be a great addition.  

Tags: fandom: avengers, pairing: tony/steve/pepper, recs: podfic

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