More finished audio fiction for you in The End Issue #23: Out of Place & The Dragoning +5 recently completed fiction shows & 1 audio fiction show coming back for a new season soon! 🎧☺️
Greetings, fabulous fan of audio fiction!
What’s this? Changes? Yeah, you know me. Always mixing things up. I condensed and simplified a few things, which gave me room to put some extra context for the titles in the Recently Completed section. They now have a single sentence from the show’s description that gives you a feel for the story. You’ll also notice that I’m changing how I group and talk about shows in the Coming Soon section.
Also, you should be able to find The End Last Week, This Week, & Next Week in your preferred listening app. It’s official. We have a podcast! I’ll make a podcast page on the site later this week, but here’s a pretty player:
And hello to the 24 new folks who signed up last week. Welcome! Full stats are below (but probably truncated because… yeah, don’t get me started.)
Enough gibber-gabber. Let’s get to it.
Featured Complete Audio Fiction
These are my personal recommendations for great-sounding audio fiction. As with all things in life, YMMV.
Out of Place: Narrated scifi from Midnight Disease Productions
Andrew Moss loved his anthropology job, until mysterious artifacts from a Mr. Havisham started arriving in brown paper bags. The artifacts are… Wrong.
- Series complete as of 14 Sep 2021
- 2 seasons, 26 episodes
- Listening time: 9h 08m
The Dragoning: Narrated urban fantasy from Messenger Theatre Company
In this audio dramedy, the world is shaken by the transformations of women into dragons who consume and immolate men.
In Season 1: A tourist from afar tries to understand what, when any woman could literally eat you for lunch, is a guy supposed to do? Who can you trust?
In Season 2: The tourist creates an international incident by bringing home a dragon.
- Series complete as of 5 Sep 2022
- 2 seasons, 20 episodes
- Listening time: 6h 14m
Recently Complete Audio Fiction
I really like this new layout. Not gonna lie. But if you don’t (or want to tell me how much you love it too), hit reply. Here’s what’s new:
SEANCE : High Falls: Dramatized magical realism from Soundbooth Theater
Famous spirit medium Lina Fox uses her “powers” to profit off of the rich and famous.
- Series complete as of 9 Feb 2023
- 8 episodes
- Listening time: 5h 18m
McCobb Mortality Services: Dramatized musical comedy from McCobb Radio Team
The stakes extend beyond life and death when Amber McCobb’s mother introduces feckless profiteering to their family’s agency of spiritual guides.
- Series complete as of 6 Feb 2023
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 42m
The Book at the End of the Shelf: Narrated multigenre from Christopher Sainton-Clark
This dark anthology of bedtime stories for grown-ups are sure to keep you up at night!
- Season 1 finale released 23 Jan 2023
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 1h 37m
- Season 2 starts Apr 2023
Author Joe Field Presents: The LEGENDS UNIVERSE: Narrated thriller from Joe Field
Season 1 is the story of The Slug, the mysterious Luchador of Finnska Nation; sure to thrill fans of Lucha Libre.
- Season 1 finale released 15 Dec 2022
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 1h 49m
- Season 2 starts May 2023
Echo Park: Narrated scifi thriller from Realm
First designed as biotech property and then raised in foster care, Echoes live on the outskirts of society; genetic clones of their sources, but rarely accepted into their lives.
- Series complete as of 13 Oct 2022
- 9 episodes
- Listening time: 6h 29m
- 🧬 🌇🔪
Coming Soon with Seasons
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 14 Feb 2023
Season 2 of Liminal Criminals: A Fake Crime Podcast, a narrated comedy thriller from SCWR Productions
- 14 current episodes
- Listening time: 5h 00m