Audio Drama Reviews
By Audio Drama Reviews
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Reviews of audio dramas, audiobooks and everything in between. If it doesn't require visuals, we'll review it.
||CleanAwesome Foley: Deck the Halls (with Matrimony!)||Give this Foley Artist ALL the Awards Without a doubt, this is one of the best sounding free podcast audio dramas out there. The foley work alone is deserving of every award out there. Right from the start, the foley artist uses everything and the kitch||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Theater of the Blind Western: Powder Burns Five||Blind Start: Season Premiere or Finale Once again back in the old west with the blind sheriff, played by John Wesley Shipp and created by David Gregory—this unexpected second season picks up a few weeks or months after the finale of season one. “Une||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic Domain Avengers: Starlight Radio Dreams||Public Domain meets the MCU Why no one has made it big with such a simple idea is beyond words. Thankfully, the folks at Starlight Radio Dreams do it rather well in their recurring segment, titled: “Public Domain Adventure Team.” As the title||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudio Drama Sitcom: Wooden Overcoats||A British audio drama sitcom with American sensibilities and humor, the first season of “Wooden Overcoats” is packed with laughs and characters who run the line between well-developed characters and somewhat overused character archetypes. All||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPen Pals Episode One: Romeo and Juliet||The first episode of Mira Burt-Wintonick and Cristal Duhaime’s new series, Pen Pals offers a twist on the classic Shakespearian tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. What happens after their dead? In addition to this being a retelling of Romeo and Juliet||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho’s Johnny Long Arms?||An audio drama short from UK arts nonprofit “Life you Choose,” “Who’s Johnny Long Arms” is a horror story with little to no suspense or actual fear for the characters. Life you Choose does’t work with trained actors an||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Data | The Complete Series (Episodes 1-9)||Ryan Estrada’s nine episode comedy series asks some big questions and tackles even bigger ideas. Big Data is both funny and smart. A trait not found in a lot of humor pieces. At its heart Big Data will appease fans of both random side jokes and tho||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPod Planet: Season 2 | Episode 16||Pod Planet Presents: The Gift of the Magi Pod Planet is an anthology series where every story is “between 83 and 100% true.” This particular episode is an audiobook narration of the famous O’Henry short story “The Gift of the Magi||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReview of Companions: A Sci-Fi Romance||It’s not quite a romance in space, but writer Bob Koester know how to elicit the same emotions as a Harlequin novel. Interpret that however you want, but personally the milieu of Companions convoluted the romance arc, leaving it watered down and by||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoices in the Wind Presents: Snow White – An Audio Drama||Adapted from the classic Grimm fairy tale, this audio drama of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" follows the source material well, yet adds some new elements and characters that fans of the Disney film will find interesting and compelling. A sort of secret history of what really happened. Rather than start in media res with the evil queen and Snow White as established characters, the story begins with Snow's mother and an owl conversing about the future. The princess hasn't even been born yet. After introducing the geo-political tension between two rival kingdoms, you realize this isn't your childhood Disney feature presentation. The biggest difference between the children's story and the animated film is the ending. For those who aren't aware, the evil Queen tries three times to kill Snow White herself (four if you count the huntsman). The apple is a last resort, but it's unclear as to whether the poison was the cause of Snow White almost dying. The dwarves are limited to four. This change from the animated film and possibly the original fairy tale is almost required for an audio drama. The problem people thought the first Avenger's film was going to have was too many characters to juggle and not being able to do them justice. David Farquhar and Voices in the Wind solve this problem by simplifying it. Rather than having at least seven people play the dwarves, he uses four who each act different from each other, yet combine traits from the other three dwarves found in the Disney film. Comparisons aside, this truly has feel of a fairy tale. Farquhar is a force to be reckoned with and I look forward to his next project. You can find this on Audible, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and more. For less than ten dollars, it's perfect for kids and adults and for those awesome parents who want to introduce their children to audio drama at an early age. Links Twitter Facebook YouTube Sound Cloud Patreon Michael L. Bergonzi||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|