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The Sound of Horror

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By: David Steffen

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:06:11 +0000

Apparently I'm the only one who didn't get it. The ending left me saying "huh?" and I didn't understand it. Maybe I'm just slow...

By: Spork Fu

Sat, 01 Aug 2009 21:04:58 +0000

Other commenters are right Nathasha: plodding and dull Jean-Nicol: Dull, wet and a massive non event

Obvious and plain. Energy vampire, whoopde doo. But this story adds dullness. David More is a good narator Author Michael James McFarland needs to go back to writing technical manuals. He has no character development, only meaningless scene description. the "icy wind" the "huddling shadows" impressed your 7th grade writing teacher, but you never progressed to but those phrases together. Michael James McFarland, You owe Pseudopod a refund, and you owe me some time back. Stop being impressed with your descritions, and don't write again until you care about your readers. The out-tro was much better written.

By: dequeued

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 03:42:12 +0000

I don't think this story is for everyone, but I really liked it.

If you haven't experienced the apathy and loneliness of a broken heart then this story probably wont resonate with you.

By: devora

Thu, 09 Jul 2009 22:02:03 +0000

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the story and I think it was well read. I listened to it late at night and enjoyed being in a spooky, but not frightening, place. What was missing for me was something so palpable in Valknut: the guy's need for something ELSE besides his own miserable life. Did I miss something that showed how needy he was? Was I supposed to pick that up just b/c he lost his job? Dang, hope I never get fired and end up a zombie in a dark theatre!

By: Jean-Nicol

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 19:53:50 +0000

Dull, wet and a massive non event. Think about story and plot not about how well you can describe how a dweeb looks at the world.

By: phignewton

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 02:34:18 +0000

well.. at least our protaganist didnt feel the need to murder his his love interest and the new boyfriend with unexpected magical tatoo art! perhaps is a step foward... you just need to GET OVER HER Escapepod ye great Emo bastich! she isnt worth it!

By: BingoRage

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 21:05:07 +0000

The story of the succubus is common and the outcome nearly inevitable, but I agree with Satka; the protagonist's anguish is palpable... and delicious.


By: Satka

Mon, 06 Jul 2009 07:12:10 +0000

I agree with Natasha: this one had more atmosphere than actual content, more of a peripheral vision feeling to it than a straight recognizable sensation. I found the outcome inevitable too, and in the end did the outcome really matter? The horror I found in this story was the absolute loneliness described in it ...

By: Natasha

Sun, 05 Jul 2009 20:25:00 +0000

This story really didn't do anything for me. The ending was obvious from few lines right near the beginning, and as soon as that was clear, the rest just felt plodding and dull. I had to keep rousing myself and telling myself to pay attention. I quite enjoyed the narration, which helped, but overall this story was a disappointment.

By: BingoRage

Sat, 04 Jul 2009 20:58:59 +0000

Pre-listen note: Link for crescent is bogged, should be :Eric