Completing 2023 with Completed Audio Fiction!

Featuring CANDY CLAUS, PRIVATE EYE & AD LUCEM, + 3 series completions, 7 season finales, and 10 new seasons coming soon!

Evo Terra
5 min readDec 29, 2023

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Well, that was 2023, folks. I’m working up an article that covers the state of completed audio fiction from this year, but it probably won’t post until after 2024 begins, giving some stragglers a chance to get their completed shows submitted. So if you know a creator that needs a nudge-nudge ‘em!

This week is another massive issue. So be sure you see all four sections: Featured Recommendations, Recently Completed Series, Recent Season Finales, New Seasons Coming Soon, and our newest section ICYMI…, the place where we announce some recent additions that aren’t so recently completed.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

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Featured Recommendations

I’ve listened to every episode of these shows, and proudly recommend them to you. As with all things in life, YMMV.

🔍🎅🔪 • Candy Claus, Private Eye — Dramatized Christmas comedy-mystery from Ella Gale. Buckle up your sleigh belts, Chrismasteers. This noir-inspired and gritty tale is sprinkled with holiday magic. And you thought your family was dysfunctional? (Season 1 finale posted 22 Dec 2024. Listen to the 6 current episodes in 2h 57m.)

🧬🤯🎤 • Ad Lucem — Dramatized scifi thriller from QCODE Media. Starring Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde & Troian Bellisario. This is excellent work. A plot-twisting story delivered by talented actors. And it’s a QCODE production, so there’s plenty of no-dialog parts to feed your mind’s eye! (Complete with 1 season, 9 episodes for a listening time of 4h 47m.)

Recently Completed Series

These shows have recently reached the end of the entire story.

📞🪞👩🏻 • Sequestered — Dramatized paranormal new adult series from Low Probability Podcasts. Protagonist is a queer Asian-American woman. Written and produced solo. First time AD by someone who said they’d teach themself Audacity and make a podcast this year… and panicked when November began. Mostly just submitting in case anyone is curious :) Completed on 26 Dec 2023, for a listening time of 0h 36m across 3 episodes in 1 season.

Recent Season Finales

These shows reached the end of a season recently, but more seasons are coming.

👻🦠🧟 • Rapture 518 — Dramatized psychological horror series from Sarah Penn. Written, directed, edited, and produced by a sole female creator. Season 3 finale posted on 26 Dec 2023. Listen to the 39 current episodes in 10h 12m.

🥰👫🏽💌 • Love Notes — Narrated romance series from Rachel Rondon. Produced, written, and narrated by a woman of color. Season 1 finale posted on 26 Dec 2023. Listen to the 37 current episodes in 3h 23m.

New Seasons Coming Soon

Get caught up on the prior seasons of these shows before they return for a new season in a few days or weeks.

Season 4 of The Cellar Letters, a dramatized found audio horror from Jamie Petronis & Rusty Quill Network, starts on 29 Dec 2023. Catch up with the current 60 episodes in 13h 22m.

Season 3 of Murder, Mischief & Mayhem!, a dramatized fictionalized throwback true crime series from Justin Vyor & Ed & Ken’s Excellent Adventure LLC, starts on 1 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 8 episodes in 3h 20m.

Season 2 of Isfet Archives, a dramatized scifi series from Nico Rodriguez & Creative Typo Entertainment, starts on 1 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 10 episodes in 4h 51m.

Season 2 of Midnight on Mercy Mountain, a dramatized comedy series from Mallory Spencer, starts on 1 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 17 episodes in 3h 04m.

Season 3 of 253 Mathilde, a dramatized scifi story from QuietPlease.org, starts on 1 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 19 episodes in 7h 39m.

Season 5 of Omega Star 7, a dramatized comedy scifi series from Team Omega Star, starts on 2 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 61 episodes in 28h 05m.

Season 5 of Inn Between, a dramatized fantasy comedy from Hannah Wright, starts on 3 Jan 2023. Catch up with the current 56 episodes in 13h 32m.

Season 2 of Strange New Worlds And Spaced Out Tales, a narrated scifi anthology from Jim Cogan, starts on 17 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 7 episodes in 3h 34m.

Season 2 of Lucidus Somnia, a Dramatized scifi thriller from Bargo Productions, starts on 17 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 6 episodes in 2h 47m.

Season 2 of Sci-Ops Nova, a narrated scifi series from Jedi Reach & Antoni Media Productions, starts on 20 Jan 2024. Catch up with the current 12 episodes in 2h 37m.

ICYMI

Some not-so-recently completed or finale’d shows we’ve just added to our database.

🎙️🎵🌟 • My Name Is Sheba — Dramatized immersive coming-of-age series from Monroe Jones & Subplay Creative. The saga of iconic jazz/R&B artist Sheba Hawkins’ rise from obscurity as an orphan, to superstardom, and the music she created along the way. Narrated by Grammy award winning producer Monroe Jones, and based on the music of Kandace Springs. Completed on 15 Jun 2023, for a listening time of 13h 50m across 33 episodes in 1 season.

🌲🗡️💫 • Tales of the Echowood — Narrated Fantasy with dramatized framing story from Homestead on the Corner & Realm. A fantasy anthology written and produced by a majority trans/nonbinary creative team and cast. Season 1 finale posted on 23 Dec 2022. Listen to the 11 current episodes in 9h 35m.

🏝️👨🏻‍🏫😼 • Nero’s Class — Dramatised comedic fantasy series from Bobby Aherne & RTÉ. Named Best Family Podcast at The Irish Podcast Awards 2023, as well as being shortlisted for Best Fiction and Best Comedy. Season 1 finale posted on 7 Nov 2022. Listen to the 6 current episodes in 2h 26m.

🗡️😵🤖 • 7 Suspects — Dramatized mystery/whodunnit from Jon Rolfe & Cryptic Radio. Completed on 1 Sep 2022, for a listening time of 2h 38m across 10 episodes in 1 season.

🌹☠️🌸 • Desperado — Dramatized fantasy series from Samy Souissi & Hug House Productions. Creator is based in the UK. Written and sound designed by a POC and features actors from various underrepresented and marginalized groups. Season 2 finale posted on 8 Aug 2022. Listen to the 23 current episodes in 11h 20m.

👨🏽‍🎤📺🔎 • Cereal — Dramatised kids crime series from Producer: Nicky Coghlan — RTÉ / Writer — Carol Walsh & RTÉ. The podcast won Gold at the New York Radio Festival in the Childrens category and also, the Prix Aex Aquo for Children’s Drama Season 1 finale posted on 22 Feb 2022. Listen to the 6 current episodes in 1h 35m.

🎭⚔️✨ • Starfall — Dramatized fantasy adventure from Wizzard Wizzard Productions. Season 1 finale posted on 24 Dec 2021. Listen to the 12 current episodes in 7h 40m.

Check out the 68th issue for links to listen, descriptions, artwork, and more at https://www.theend.fyi/newsletter/completing-2023-with-completed-audio-fiction

And have you listened to the companion podcast? It includes trailers, a bit of commentary, and is always short and sweet. Follow along at https://theend.fyi/podcast

That’s it from The End for this week. See you next Friday!

Originally published at https://www.theend.fyi.

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Evo Terra

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