Issue #87: Elf on a Shelf? Nah. Completed Audio Fiction with Conviction!

Featuring BUILD A PRINCE & LEAVING CORVAT, + 3 complete series, 7 season finales, and 7 new seasons coming soon!

Evo Terra
5 min readDec 15, 2023

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Yesterday, the 67th issue of The End, the weekly newsletter that shines a light back on audio fiction shows after they’ve reached the finale of a season or the conclusion of the series, was sent to 1,974 inboxes around the world. If your inbox wasn’t one of them, here’s what you missed:

Featured Shows

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

🎄👑💝 • Build a Prince — Dramatized Christmas rom-com from Jenni Melear. Evo’s take: If you never thought I’d recommend a “Hallmark Christmas romcom meets Bridgerton” show, you’d be in good company. But here we are. And if that’s your sort of thing, you’ll probably love this! ’Tis the season, after all. (Complete series, 4 episodes for a listening time of 1h 37m.)

🍔😴🪶 • Leaving Corvat, a dramatized surreal post-modern urban fantasy travelogue from Lex Noteboom. Evo’s take: You know how dreams feel totally normal during the dream while one scene seamlessly transitions to another, and it all just… works? At least in the dream state? That’s kind of what I felt like listening to this season of Leaving Corvat. And I mean that in a good way! It’s trippy, surreal, and a heck of a ride. (2 seasons, 20 episodes for a listening time of 8h 31m.)

Complete Series

These shows have reached the end of the entire story so that you can enjoy the whole tale all at once!

🏃‍♀️💑🎶 • Underwater — Dramatized thriller series from Interval Presents. Completed on 12 Dec 2023, for a listening time of 4h 13m across 8 episodes in 1 season.

🏃🏻‍♀️🐺🌎 • Elizabeth Quick — Dramatized post-apocalyptic one-character adventure from Daryl Lisa Fazio. Completed on 3 Dec 2023, for a listening time of 0h 53m across 4 episodes in 1 season.

😱💥😮 • The Lion’s Den — Narrated soulful narco-thriller (think David Ayer) from Voyage Media. It’s got SOUL — it’s the story of a narco who found God but couldn’t escape the cartel and went undercover for the DEA to take them down. Completed on 4 Oct 2023, for a listening time of 1h 45m across 4 episodes in 1 season.

Season Finales

These shows have reached the end of a season, but more seasons are in the works:

😱📼👻 • The Patient Files — Dramatized horror anthology from Christopher George & Dark Papers Entertainment. Season 1 finale posted on 13 Dec 2023. Listen to the 23 current episodes in 14h 16m.

⛰️🗡️🌲 • The Stonesinger Chronicles — Narrated epic fantasy series from Adam Ganong & Harmonic Series Media. The entire show is made by just Adam, and that includes the entire orchestral score. Season 1 finale posted on 13 Dec 2023. Listen to the 15 current episodes in 11h 22m.

🥷🏼⚔️🥷🏼 • Five Deadly Rebels — Narrated martial arts action scifi series from Ian Tuason & DimensionGate Inc. Season 1 finale posted on 13 Dec 2023. Listen to the 11 current episodes in 7h 42m.

🌊♭⛵ • Eeler’s Choice — Dramatized maritime horror fantasy from Lou Sutcliffe and Daisy McNamara & Cytochrome Hear. Eeler’s Choice is a show created by trans disabled creators with the intent of uplifting underrepresented voices (literally! Accent diversity is important to us) Season 1 finale posted on 12 Dec 2023. Listen to the 6 current episodes in 3h 15m.

🤯💧🦏 • Young’s Infinite City — Dramatized pre-apocalyptic scifi series from Alex Dolan & Realm, Audiohm. Season 1 finale posted on 22 Nov 2023. Listen to the 10 current episodes in 6h 11m.

☕️⚰️🍫 • The Amelia Project — Dramatised comedy from Philip Thorne and Oystein Ulsberg Brager & Imploding Fictions. Season 5 finale posted on 15 Sep 2023. Listen to the 72 current episodes in 43h 36m.

🧜‍♂️📝🧝🏻‍♀️ • The Binary Saga — Dramatized space opera from Steve Petrucelli & Vanessa Shannen-Anderson. Steve created and wrote the Velan story, while Vanessa created and wrote the Heimavinna story. During the production process, they acted as pen-pals and only revealed their story to each other and the audience through their transmissions. Season 3 finale posted on 15 Jul 2023. Listen to the 55 current episodes in 42h 55m.

New Seasons Coming Soon

Get caught up on the prior finished seasons of these shows before they start up again soon!

Season 2 of Birds of Empire, a dramatized post-apocalyptic fantasy series from Jason Lew & QCODE, starts on 18 Dec 2023. Catch up with the current 8 episodes in 4h 18m.

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.

Check out the 67th issue for links to listen, descriptions, artwork, and more at https://www.theend.fyi/newsletter/elf-on-a-shelf-nah-completed-audio-fiction-with-conviction

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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

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