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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

There Is a Great Disturbance in the Force…

| December 27, 2016

If you grew up in the seventies or eighties, you couldn’t avoid the iconic presence of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Many post modernist reviews of perhaps the first modern blockbuster series in movie history dwell on the dearth of women in the original trilogy. The fact was, it would have been […]

Bored House-listeners

| December 25, 2016

Using the illusionary trick of two microphones to create a surround sound playback, Mills & Boon intend to take their romance novels into the audiobook world. We’ve long lamented in the Sonic Society that while there’s no end to speculative fiction, horror and mystery shows (and we’re fans of all those), there aren’t a whole lot […]

Audible Channel Surfers

| September 15, 2016

From Yahoo: Amazon.com just added a new perk to its Prime program. Prime subscribers in the U.S. will now enjoy unlimited free access to a new short-form digital audio service from Audible Inc. called Audible Channels. Subscribers also will get a rotating selection of more than 50 audiobooks from Audible’s catalog. Audible describes itself as […]

Cribbing Notes

| August 18, 2016

It may sound a little bizarre to all of us at the Sonic Society, but Ki Sung at KQED News finished an article entitled Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn. I remember reading some time back an experiment that had hooked up an MRI to various participants. Those who read a […]

Be Inquisitionary! (Or at least a Witch Hunter)

| January 6, 2016

The Witch Hunter Chronicles was a triumphant Audio Epics fantasy radio drama series from Domien De Groot and Eline Hoskens (the dynamic duo of modern audio fantasy production). With original music from Peter Van Reit, Witch Hunter is back- and this time as an audio novel. This thirteen hour long legendary audio is a must buy […]

Audiobooks- with Class!

| December 16, 2015

Hot on the heels (or is that feels) of our Sonic Speaks interview with Steven Jay Cohen, we have another great link to share. Steven’s incredibly detailed: Audiobooks in the Classroom: A Field Guide!  I know this time around I’m going to be paying attention to this “finely tuned” wisdom as I get my students to […]

Transforming the AB to AD

| March 18, 2015

Robert Montenegro muses in the BigThink Blog that maybe Audio Books are really the next step to bringing back Audio Drama. He notes that from a piece in NPR, that something big is coming down the pipeline with the audioverse. While this may not be such big news for the Society, we’re all excited that […]

The New New York Times Reader

| January 12, 2015

The New York Times has a look at the brand new amazing technology of the old tech audio book and its value. Notice how there’s a “new twist” of multi-cast recordings. How much longer before they discover audio dramas?

The Rise of Audio Books

| September 15, 2014

Desert News is buzzing about Audiobooks: A Rising Industry and a Multi-tasker’s Dream and it makes one ponder. If audio books are on the rise because- as audiophiles have said for years now- it’s easier to do things and listen to stories, then are we on the cusp of seeing Audio Drama make another burst […]

P.G. Holyfield Could Use Your Smile- Rise and Shine

| August 18, 2014

And with that, listeners were transformed by the tale that P.G. Holyfield told. I began audio drama in the first wave of podcasting back over a decade now, and even though audio books and audio drama swim in different circles we do cross back and forth occasionally. I never got much chance to speak to […]