Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 16 - The Leviathan Chronicles - Special Edition Episodes

Over winter The Leviathan Chronicles released their first for sale Special Edition episodes, right after eagerly downloading them, I sat down to give them a listen.
For several months Christof Laputka (Creator and Author), and Nobi Nakanishi (Director), had been alluding to these in their soapbox episodes. I didn't really know what to expect (Having purposely skipped listening to the trailers), but I knew that if it was in the Leviathan-verse and done by Mr. Laputka and Mr. Nakanishi, then it had to be good!

And boy did that turn out to be true! 

"Each of these audio drama podcasts is available for sale and immediate download for your listening pleasure.
These episodes are related to the main Leviathan storyline and give you a deeper look into some of the backstory and characters that you know and love.  It also provides a sneak peek into what to expect in Season 2.  All episodes are full audio drama productions with original soundtracks, amazing sound effects, and incredible cast of actors.
To purchase, just click on the '+' button next the episode title.  Then click on 'Go To Cart' to proceed to Checkout.  After purchasing, you will receive a confirmation email with a download link.  If you don't receive an email, please check your SPAM folder.
These episodes really help us offset the substantial production costs of The Leviathan Chronicles.  Remember that all of the actors, musicians and sound engineers are paid so your support of Leviathan is greatly appreciated.
Everyone involved in the production of The Leviathan Chronicles is incredibly proud of these podcasts.  Thank you for supporting us.  
You guys rock."
- Quote from the website page.
When I started listening to "Internal Affairs" you could immediately tell that they had spent tons of time on the project, and when listening to "The Dramatist" you find yourself dropped into the 1930's and 40's, with the feel and sound completely down.
Even if you haven't listened to Leviathan, (Which you don't need to have to listen to these), they are both great introductions into the Leviathan-verse. 
Both episodes are for sale on their website for $1.99 each, (The same as a TV episode on iTunes, but more content considering they are both longer than a TV episode). 
I can praise Christof and Nobi's work enough, go by the episodes and get listening to The Leviathan Chronicles! (Season 1 already reviewed, see post archives).

1 comment:

  1. The book Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld is about a futuristic World War II. One of the main characters is a German prince who is being chased by kidnappers who had just murdered his parents. His teacher shows him a "mechanical walker" that they are going to travel to Switzerland in, not telling the prince where or why they were doing it. That's how his side of the story begins.