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The Devil's Radar C1

From: Hans Anderson
Length: 20:23

The First Chapter of a Straight-to-Audio Book
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Prxtdr_small The Devil's Radar is a new audiobook that skips the "book" stage and goes straight to audio. Not quite an radio drama, but not quite an audiobook. Will this find a home on public radio? Never been broadcast. For more information and conversation, visit this feature on Transom.org

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The Devil's Radar is a new audiobook that skips the "book" stage and goes straight to audio. Not quite an radio drama, but not quite an audiobook. Will this find a home on public radio? Never been broadcast. For more information and conversation, visit this feature on Transom.org

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Review of The Devil's Radar C1

The pacing of this piece reminds me almost of spoken word poetry. It's cut in such a way that it's got that 'word jazz' quality of two versions of the same voice co-narrating a story.

The minimal sound effects and production elements give this piece a very stylized, stripped-down radio drama feel.

This is great hard-boiled midnight radio material.

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Review of The Devil's Radar C1

This piece had a fascinating editing style, where breaths are taken out, different effects are placed on the narrator’s voice at appropriate places and unique long pauses at key junctures in this strange story. The story itself and the storytelling were very well done, but it didn’t keep my interest throughout. I think it has to do with the fact that this 20-minute piece could’ve been 10 minutes shorter. Frankly, although the editing style was unique, it got tiring after five minutes. The ear is use to listening to breaths and the ends of sentences and the brain uses that opportunity to digest what was just presented. The story needs more of those opportunities to allow the listener to catch up with the narrator. The story was dark, had surprising twists and had a unique portrayal about the despair of alcoholism. It’s so unique that, although I wouldn’t air it as it presently stands, it is worth a good listen because of the very unique story telling method and production finesse.

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Review of The Devil's Radar C1

This piece invokes powerful images of the depths of a man's inner feelings as he hits "rock bottom". Alcoholism, recovery, and the strong place religion plays in the latter are covered in the story. Also captured are the feelings of racing thoughts, hallucinations, distrust, panic, and the associated feelings of living on the edge of sanity. Excellent use of sound effects!

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