Episode 48 of the Wander Radio podcast has an excellent review of Twin Stars by Alexa Chipman that is worth listening to. (I’d hire that girl as my head of advertising if I were making any money at this!) Of course, Wander Radio is usually worth a listen with it’s eclectic format of music, reviews and news, so go give it a try! You just might like it!
My original serial- Team Iron Angel: Black Dawn of the Golden Age – has been reviewed over on Alexa Chipman’s blog. It’s a critical but fair review that I’m still considering the points of, and would love any feedback on that people want to give. While she likes it overall, Alexa felt the method of introduction for that story didn’t work well in audio, and that’s what I’m considering since I rather like the way that one started.
For those who may have heard it a long time ago, it starts with the main characters introduced in rapid succession as they try to hunt down a malevolent golem on the streets of Paris. Each of the characters is introduced by the narrator, and then speak in turn with the narration separating their introductions. While I admit it’s a very visual technique I felt this was a more dynamic way to introduce them, and hoped it would work in audio. Did it? Well, this is one of those times I really can’t judge, but apparently one member of my audience thinks it didn’t. I can see her point, though, it is dynamic and quick, but perhaps that’s too fast for audio- where people need more time to get a handle on characters than they might in video forms. Lord knows, I’ve criticized other producers for doing the same thing with their superhero audio dramas as well. Perhaps it’s almost a hazzard of the genre?
Either way, go check out Alexa’s review if you get the chance. Like most of her reviews, it’s well thought out and worth reading.
I don’t remember paying Alexa Chipman, but I guess I must have, because she just wrote the most amazing review of Twin Stars over on her blog. Every now and then there are moments as a producer when you think “this made all the work worth it”, and this is clearly one of those moments. If you have a chance, go read it, or better yet (since you probably already listen to Twin Stars) go tell a friend to read it! She writes some of the best audio reviews around and her blog is always worth checking out. 🙂