Finished fiction for your ears! We’re Alive & The Vessel + 2 season finales, 3 series completions, and 2 new seasons coming soon! 🎧☺️ The End #30

Evo Terra
6 min readMar 31, 2023

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Evo’s Picks Featured Audio Fiction

These are my personal recommendations for great-sounding audio fiction. As with all things in life, YMMV.

We’re AliveDramatized horror thriller from Wayland Productions Inc

  • Season 7 finale released 28 Mar 2023
  • 181 episodes
  • Listening time: 78h 06m
  • Season 8 (part 2 of Descendants) is in production
  • 🧟🪖👷

Listen to the entire epic series, which follows Survivors in Los Angeles after the world has been turned upside down.

It begins with A Story of Survival, which spans from Chapters 1–48. Our survivors band together, fortify a safe haven known as the Tower, and discover that the Infected are far from the biggest threat they will have to face.

The adventure continues with two mini-series:

Lockdown — A small group of inmates and prison guards are trapped in the T-block at Twin Towers Jail. They are forced to work together and find a way to escape while the rest of the world ends around them.

Goldrush — Set 17 years after the main events of “A Story of Survival”, this is a recollection story that describes the efforts of the four Soldiers as they attempt a side mission to retrieve a suspected stash of gold bullion.

Our newest season is We’re Alive: Descendants — The story of survival continues; the fight is not over.

18 years after the Outbreak, the world is starting to re-organize and rebuild, but many different forms of humanity are still struggling to survive in the aftermath. Nicholas Tink grew up in the shadow of his father- the late, great, Saul Tink. Little does he know that deep in the places where infected dwell, another descendant lies waiting.

The VesselNarrated scifi horror from Brian Martinez

  • Season 2 finale released 26 May 2021
  • 20 episodes
  • Listening time: 7h 14m
  • Season 3 starts Dec 2023
  • 🚀 🌌 😱

A space horror series in the vein of Dead Space and Event Horizon, The Vessel features a large cast of characters aboard a massive spacecraft.

The ship begins to experience strange attacks shortly after one inhabitant is woken from cryosleep.

Written and mixed by Brian Martinez and performed by Jason Hill and Erik Peabody.

Headphones recommended.

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Season Finales & Finished Series

Plenty of fresh audio fiction to keep your ears company and brain engaged this week, and one older title that you might have missed.

Lucidus SomniaDramatized scifi thriller from Bargo Productions

  • Season 1 finale released 29 Mar 2023
  • 6 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 47m
  • Season 2 starts Nov 2023
  • 🏃‍♀️🧠🧑‍🔬

Government experiments on unassuming persons have fanned the flames of conspiracy theories since the 19th century, but two teenagers have a first-hand account of an incident that forever changed their lives.

InCoDramatized scifi from ItMe Podcast Productions LLC

  • Series complete as of 29 Mar 2023
  • 3 seasons, 152 episodes
  • Listening time: 17h 52m
  • 🌠💼🚀

A story about a disgruntled information seller, a mysterious space boy, and an android doing her best.

Motive UnknownNarrated mystery from Alex Rinaldi

  • Series complete as of 27 Mar 2023
  • 8 episodes
  • Listening time: 2h 02m
  • ☠️🕵️‍♂️🗡

Follow Detective Derek Reyne as he tracks down a mysterious killer operating outside of the city’s rules. Working with contacts old and new, Reyne works to try and understand and stop the murderer while coming to grips with his own growing nihilism.

Through the FogNarrated horror from Dustin Booher

  • Season 2 finale released 22 Mar 2023
  • 68 episodes
  • Listening time: 12h 48m
  • Season 3 starts Oct 2023
  • 👻☠️😈

Horror content has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to the rise of creepypasta, the creepypasta wiki, and Reddit. Through the Fog turns these stories into immersive horror experiences for you.

The Left Right GameDramatized supernatural thriller from QCODE

  • Series complete as of 25 May 2020
  • 10 episodes
  • Listening time: 6h 28m
  • 🛻🗺️🫠

Tessa Thompson stars as an idealistic young journalist trying to make a name for herself by following a group of paranormal explorers obsessed with a seemingly harmless pastime known as the Left/Right Game. The journey takes her into a supernatural world that she and the other members of the expedition can neither handle nor survive.

New Seasons Coming Soon

Presented by Radio Drama Revival, one of the internet’s longest-running anthology audio drama shows, with the goal of showcasing the diversity and vitality of modern audio fiction.

Returning on 16 Apr 2023

HAUNTED: The Audio Drama, a dramatized horror from Impala Films, returns for Season 2.

• 32 current episodes
• Listening time: 16h 48m
• 👻😭🤠

Returning on 26 Apr 2023

Spaceships, a dramatized scifi comedy from Afterscape & Filip Momirovski, returns for Season 2.

• 10 current episodes
• Listening time: 3h 55m
• ☠️🌌🚀

And that’s it for the audio fiction shows in the most recent issue of The End, the newsletter that shines a light back on audio fiction shows when they’ve reached the finale of a season or the conclusion of the series.

More information, including how you can get your audiobook, audiodrama or fiction podcast highlighted in a future issue, visit TheEnd.fyi.

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Evo Terra

Professional contrarian. On a mission to make fiction podcasting better. he/him. คุณ | https://theend.fyi | https://home.social/@evoterra