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Creation Date June 27th, 2019
Updated Date Updated October 25th, 2019
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I've listened to the following audio dramas but I cannot recommend them. In alphabetical order:
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The Network makes sure Profiles eat right & stay focused — but Profile 24 — thanks to a mysterious bird — is finding that difficult.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

All of the episodes were short, which was great, but the arc of the story left me feeling flat. Admittedly, there were issues with the feed so it is possible I missed something, but I was disappointed by the end.
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SEASON TWO COMING SPRING 2020! A present day journalist uncovers the audio tapes of a 1950s private eye who cracked the greatest unsolved murder mystery Hollywood has ever known... and didn’t tell a soul. Starring Joe Manganiello, Alfred Molina, Constance Zimmer, Alan Tudyk, Camilla Luddington, Mike Colter, Misha Collins, Khary Payton, Nolan North, and Oliver Vaquer. "Angel Eyes" performed by Desi Dennis-Dylan. Directed by E. Ryan Martz. Written by Oliver Vaquer. Story by E. Ryan Martz, Jason Zumwalt and Oliver Vaquer. For a full list of Cast and Credits, visit https://angelofvine.com/credits.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

The "speaking into a tape recorder" trope kills the experience for this audio drama. The story is your typical whodunit noir. Not horrible but I cannot recommend.
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An aspiring Roman gladiator gets assigned to the worst arena at the far reaches of the empire.
A creepy modern fantasy that begins as a murder mystery and slowly pulls back the curtain on a hidden world of dark action and adventure. Filled with shocking surprises and a mid-season twist that will leave you breathless. You may think you have it figured out, but nothing in the world of the Hidden People is as it seems.
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The characters killed this story for me. While overall, a decent production, some of the characters were so cartoonish that it often pulled me out of the story. The second season provides more of the same and I had a hard time finishing it.
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With blood on her hands, the infamous Dolores Roach has fled the recent shocking destruction in Washington Heights and gone into hiding deep under New York City in an abandoned subway tunnel. But she’s not alone underground, and her dark night of the soul is interrupted by an extremist faction of similarly self-exiled tunnel-dwellers whose space she's invaded. Facing re-incarceration back above ground, but pushed to the limits of shame, paranoia, lust, hunger, and depraved entrepreneurialism below it, Dolores is the outcast of the outcasts again - until she takes her survival in the tunnels into her own Magic Hands. Season 2 of The Horror of Dolores Roach is written and directed by Aaron Mark and stars Daphne Rubin-Vega, Donnell Rawlings, and Amy Ryan.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

This one just didn't do it for me. While I enjoyed the cultural differences that we do not usually have in audio-drama, the constant forced cursing and mediocre ending just kinda left me flat.
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The Orphans is a cinematic sci-fi audio drama chronicling the castaways of downed starship, The Venture - Stranded on a hostile planet, struggling to remember how they arrived and who they are. Mysterious creatures hunt them, and in this seemingly unpopulated world, a tower looms. The human survivors and the artificial intelligence, GeoFFRy, must learn to work together as they fight for their lives in this alien wilderness and uncover the truth of what lies beyond.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

The first season was actually somewhat entertaining. The following season was a weird prequel that totally took me out of the story.
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Ostium is a fictional podcast about a man who discovers a secret town with many doors that lead him to strange and interesting places.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

I absolutely loved this concept, but the writing goes downhill fast. Instead of making this an audio drama, the writer leaves this is a sound enhanced audio book. Unfortunately, the characters devolve into the most misogynistic tropes I've ever listened to. The story begins to sputter, and in season three we basically get a rehash of what happened in the first two seasons from another characters point of view. So disappointing.
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When Carly Parker’s friend Yumiko goes missing under very mysterious circumstances, Carly’s search for her friend leads her headfirst into a ancient mysterious game known only as Rabbits. Soon Carly begins to suspect that Rabbits is much more than just a game, and that the key to understanding Rabbits, might be the key to the survival of our species, and the Universe, as we know it.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

One of my biggest pet peeves is repetition in a show and the writing in Rabbits is nothing but repetition. We rehash and rehash the same point endlessly and go nowhere. The entire show could have been done in three episodes. It was boring. Pass.
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Thirteen years after the fall of modern civilization, five survivors live in relative harmony on an isolated farm, where they rarely discuss their lives Before. The delicate balance of this household is upturned when a sixth survivor arrives at their doorstep with an empty stomach and a world of possibilities. The group grapples with the implications of the new arrival – the resurrection of long-lost hopes and the introduction of very real dangers – ultimately embarking on a journey that will force them to confront the lives they lived Before and the question of what it means to live a good life in a post-apocalyptic world.
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MyBrainReallyHurts

If you are not going to bother giving your characters names, I am not going to remember them. Unfortunately, the whole story is mostly forgettable.
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UN/RESOLVED is a unique, two-sided crime fiction podcast for fans of murder investigations like Serial; gripping audiobooks; and deep, intertwining mysteries... 1. UNRESOLVED (Episodes 1-6): Join host Zoe Drew as she unravels one of the strangest murder cases in modern British history, in all six episodes of FNR Digital Radio’s twisting "true crime" podcast series, ‘UNRESOLVED’. 2. RESOLVED (Episodes 7-12): Looking for answers? Gather more insight, discover dark family secrets, and uncover what really happened on October 3rd, 2005, in 'RESOLVED' – a free, six-part audiobook novella. More info: http://www.unresolvedshow.co.uk Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedshow
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MyBrainReallyHurts

Season one was great. They should have stopped there. The second season is a rehash of the first and it is done with more narration. It didn't enhance the overall story and it should have been left off.
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