In my headphones

Two 50ish minute parts. I can’t take these actors seriously. A bit cartoonish. And most of them aren’t very good at the more archaic English. It’s precise, not natural. But, everything else works – I’m totally wrapped up in the story. Though, I feel the second part has a bit too much narration, speeches, soliloquy,…

Read More Moby Dick | 2010 | Stef Penney, Kate McCall

I’ve spent the last month listening to this, in its entirety, for the second time. This is one of my favorite long-form audio productions I’ve ever heard, alongside Earthsearch, A Canticle for Leibowitz, and We’re Alive. The story, characters, and acting help me see past the production design and quality issues, most of which are…

Read More Second Shift | 2006-2011 | Andrea Shubert, Blue Sky Red Entertainment

– – – FOLLOWUP – – – I listened to season three and gave it an enthusiastic B+. My in my headphones posts are usually short – I post opinions, not reviews – but this will be shorter than it probably deserves as the app I always use to take notes for stuff I listen…

Read More Transmissions from Colony One | 2013, ongoing | John W. Richter & Dustin Weiskopf

The production quality really is top notch. I can’t say enough about it. It just sounds great. I wish all audio productions sounded this good. The intro guy is a bit much. I realize he’s trying to set a mood for the episode but he’s overboard and clich├ęd. (And, for cryin’ out loud, if you’re…

Read More Campfire Radio Theater | John Ballantine | 2012, ongoing

From my notes… I kinda liked this. But only kinda. I think I need to listen to it again sometime. I really like how they record dialogue. Natural – doesn’t sound like someone speaking into a microphone. I wish more people did it this way. The dialogue and acting itself is a mixed bag. I…

Read More Hayward Sanitarium | 2012 | Matthew Baucco and Richard Johnson

I gave the first season a solid meh. No crimes against the medium but just underwhelming. Though, I did keep listening and plan to listen to season two, as well. I do love post-apocalyptic stories. I didn’t take many notes while I listened to this – mainly just the following… I find Julie Hoverson’s voice…

Read More Aftermath | 2012 | Yap Audio | Matthew McLean & Robert Cudmore

Only two episodes so far and I listened to both. Eh, it’s not horrible. I can’t judge it purely as audio theater since the episodes are posted to YouTube and the minimal video does contain info like chapter names and what day it is, etc.. I honestly don’t know how much visual info I missed…

Read More The Walking Dead Untold | 2015 | The Walking Creativity

Wow, this one is tough. I adored it but its faults are obvious. Though, its failings are only due to the limitations of what I assume was a practically nonexistent budget and lack of experience of the creators. I’ll say first that the writing is excellent. I loved every minute in the hour of this…

Read More Batman – Breakdown | 2012 | Gonzo Planet | Alex Shaw & David Hartrick