The End #21 | Roanoke Falls & Fey Hollow +4 season/series finales & 4 new seasons coming soon! 🎧☺️
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Featured Complete Audio Fiction
These are my personal recommendations. I hope you love them as much as I did. But if not, well… tastes are individual, aren’t they?
Roanoke Falls from Realm
- Dramatized horror
- Series complete as of 26 Oct 2022
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 2h 34m
Something is punishing the people of Roanoke with blood…if you have sinned, beware.
1587, North Carolina: Agnes is a reluctant settler in Roanoke, forced to leave England with her preacher husband, Thomas, in search of a better life. But the first colony failed, and Agnes fears this one will suffer the same fate: lack of resources, frigid cold, starvation.
So when a series of ritualistic murders occur in the colony, Agnes finally feels connected to a purpose: to find the monster and protect her community. That is, until people suspect that witchcraft is to blame, and question Agnes’ childlessness as well as her connection to the dead. As the killings escalate and the colony teeters on the edge of ruin, Agnes must go to impossible lengths to save herself — or she will burn.
Roanoke Falls is a Realm Production written by Laura Purcell and executive produced by John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter. Listen Away.
Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders from AXN Asia
- Dramatized urban fantasy thriller
- Series complete as of 7 Aug 2021
- 8 (or 9) episodes
- Listening time: 2h 56m
Welcome to Fey Hollow: The Fairy Tale Murders — AXN Asia’s first-ever crime thriller podcast. Featuring a lineup of international talents across 8 exciting episodes, step into a world of mystery and suspense and choose the ending of your choice.
Recently Complete Stories
Not a lot of shows are completing the first part of the year, which isn’t all that surprising. So I included a couple of not-so-recently completed audio fiction shows for you in this episode as well.
The Beautiful Liar from QCODE
- Dramatized superhero
- Series complete as of 12 Jan 2022
- 9 episodes
- Listening time: 5h 01m
An unlikely super-hero origin story, The Beautiful Liar, is an original scripted series imagined by the band the X Ambassadors. When a blind teenager named Clementine (Rory Anne Dahl) suddenly loses her father, her world is completely upended — powers she didn’t know she had start to manifest and take the form of her secret friend, Shadow (Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek). Moving to a new school, she struggles to hide her abilities from her friends — and band mates — as they ﬁght to make the town a better place. Little does she know, her powers have triggered the attention of The Institute, a sinister organization who will stop at nothing to have her in their grasp.
This heartwarming coming of age story is a companion narrative podcast to the X Ambassadors’ new album of the same name, The Beautiful Liar. Brothers and bandmates Sam and Casey Harris, grew up listening to audio dramas together since Casey has been blind since birth. Besides music, it was the only form of entertainment that the two could enjoy together. With a deeply personal motivation, Sam set out to create something in this inclusive and immersive medium.
Produced by QCODE in association with Interscope Films. Created by Sam Nelson Harris and Minnie Schedeen. Starring Sam Nelson Harris and Emily Hampshire. Written by Cailin Lowry and Minnie Schedeen. Directed by Stefanie Able Horowitz.
Starship Q Star from Meegan May & Lauren Anderson | So Nice Productions
- Dramatized scifi comedy
- Season 1 finale released 12 Jan 2023
- 6 episodes
- Listening time: 3h 38m
- Season 2 starts Jan 2024
When a tone-deaf space agency sends the “first all woman and non-binary crew” on a PR mission to Mars, they inadvertently end up the last six humans in the universe. Lead by Co-Captains (and exes) Aurelia and Sim, STARSHIP Q STAR follows this extremely queer crew on their quest across the galaxy in search of a new home.
The Luchador: 1,000 Fights of El Fuego Fuerte from Dan Valero Fletcher
- Dramatized urban fantasy thriller
- Season 1 finale released 30 Nov 2021
- 5 episodes
- Listening time: 2h 24m
- Season 2 starts May 2023
The mighty Lucha Libre champion of Mexico City does battle in and out of the ring with deadly vampires, dangerous mobsters, and the ethical complications of maintaining a rigid moral philosophy. A biweekly fiction adventure series created by Daniel Valero Fletcher, starring a Latinx lead cast and special guest stars from the real world of professional wrestling.
Sticks Shift Incorporated from Creative Typo Entertainment
- Dramatized scifi
- Series complete as of 11 Oct 2020
- 16 episodes
- Listening time: 5h 18m
What would you do if the company you worked for started to feel a little bit off? And not just in a criminal enterprise kind of way, but in a reality-bending, defying laws of nature kind of way? From the author of the critically acclaimed Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, Fillius Glint, Sticks Shift Incorporated is a serial audio drama about life, death, and capitalism set in a fictional version of modern-day Vancouver, BC.
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.
Discovery Mountain from Voice of Prophecy
- Dramatized children’s adventure
- Returning 1 Feb 2023 for season 24
- 149 current episodes
- Listening time: 72h 46m
Each week, join the residents of Discovery Mountain for a Bible-based audio adventure as they experience mystery, overcome obstacles, and exercise their faith in God.
Breathing Space from Law of Names Media
- Dramatized scifi anthology
- Returning 3 Feb 2023 for season 3
- 30 current episodes
- Listening time: 21h 03m
A bi-weekly anthology Science Fiction audio drama, telling the stories of the people of the Sol System.
Selene from Aaron J. Reardon (Clever > Than)
- Narrated mystery
- Returning 6 Feb 2023 for season 10
- 47 current episodes
- Listening time: 16h 42m
Selene — A Strange City Lying Alone.
Weekly Narrated Supernatural Mystery & Horror Audiodrama.
Omega Star 7 from Omega Star Productions
- Dramatized comedy
- Returning 7 Feb 2023 for season 2
- 30 current episodes
- Listening time: 13h 37m
In a galaxy known as the ”Sometime, Somewhere” sits a cluster of wild stars known as Omega Star 7. These are the tales of the crews who dare to call this place home.
Sardonic, self aware, and a little bit silly. Omega Star 7 is what you‘d have if a famed science fiction satirist set out to write Dune, and ended up with Star Wars. Inspired by Westerns, Pulpy Science Fiction B-Movies, and Space Operas this show has a little for everyone. Whether it‘s the improvised dialogue, ”No-Earth” setting akin to Fantasy, or the Soundtrack filled with Synths and Sludgy Desert Rock. Surely you can find something to love, or hate, about Omega Star 7.
Content Contains Language and Scenarios not always appropriate for children.
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