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Audio Dramas
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:04:53 PM »
Anyone know of some good ones.  I've been listening to these as I drive in addition to audio books (nothing like an hour commute). 

One's that I've found and would recommend for RPPR fans is We're Alive: A Story of Survival.  It's a pretty good zombie survival story thus far.

I like the stuff from Redline Theater.

Also, despite the fact that they're ancient, The Shadow and Gangbusters have their moments.  Oddly enough I don't like the Superman ones though. 
 

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Re: Audio Dramas
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »
If you haven't gotten into OTR (Old Time Radio) yet, www.archive.org has tons of old Radio Dramas that are produced alot better dramatically speaking (at least most of them) a few that I recommend are

Sci Fi:

http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Dimension_X_Singles

http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_X_Minus_One_Singles


For Horror/Suspense some really good ones are

http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Suspense_Singles
http://www.archive.org/details/Escape_HQ_192

That being said, the best NEWER Audio Drama I've heard, aside from the World War Z audio book dramatization is http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Claybourne_Singles

For other random Audio Drama,

http://www.archive.org/details/VoyageOfTheScarletQueen - a really well done Nautical themed drama with pirates, cannibals and gunplay based in the early to mid 1900s

For Comedy, one of the best duos from the Vaudville age that made it into and successfully on Radio

http://www.archive.org/details/FibberMcgeeMolly1930s

Or the ever present Mel Blanc, master of Voices and in a ton of Bugs Bunny/WB cartoons:

http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Mel_Blanc_Singles


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Re: Audio Dramas
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 09:30:05 PM »
Also a some good podcasts that are good for Long drives (or short ones depending on the story length)

www.escapepod.org
www.pseudopod.org
www.podcastle.org
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Re: Audio Dramas
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 09:46:56 PM »
I've already exhasted most of the good OTR out there and not to be an ungrateful arse for free entertainment but the one thing that I hate most in an audio drama is when its sounds is muffled.  In old radio shows I can forgive it but some of the new stuff has this problem as well. 

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Re: Audio Dramas
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 09:52:47 PM »
yeah I agree, that's why I don't really listen to much modern audio drama, though the Claybourne was done for a New Zealand Radio program and have actual actors in it so the quality is good and the acting isn't cheesy, unlike alot of the indie audio dramas people are putting out. Good tries but alot of them really need some decent audio production/voice acting

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Re: Audio Dramas
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 04:17:36 AM »
That being said, the best NEWER Audio Drama I've heard, aside from the World War Z audio book dramatization is http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_Claybourne_Singles

This is indeed very good, cheers for the recommendation.