So it’s been a very interesting couple of months for me getting to peek behind the curtain of an audio drama production and co-write my very first audio script.
I’ve been a big fan of audio dramas ever since I was a kid when I first listened to the Lord of the Rings audio adaptation on BBC Radio. To be here listening to a host of fantastic voice actors and actresses reading for a part in a drama centered arond a character from one of my stories is a mind blower and no mistake.
I think the weirdest part for me was listening to the audition’s for Vincent’s part and having to match that against how I’d heard Vincent sounding in my head as I wrote his dialogue. All in all a rewarding and interesting experience for me and hopefully it will be for everyone involved. Big thanks again to Alan White for spearheading this, putting together the story ideas and script, creating and posting up the casting sheets and allowing me to play an active role in the process.
So with the deadline passed Alan and I listened to all the great auditions, shared our thoughts and then came up with the cast for episode one of Vincent Marconi’s first outing into the world of audio. As a little background for people who have read Fallen Heroes this adventure is set after the events of the novel. Like all the spin off projects we are ensuring that people won’t need to have read the novel to enjoy the audio drama but if you want a richer experience then it’s definitely going to help having read it.
What I decided to do was rather than just list the cast I would also stick on my fave readings from their auditions to give you a hint of what to expect. There will be more info on the cast members in the weeks to come as recording for episode 1 gets well underway.
So I give you the cast of Episode 1 of first Unseen Shadows audio adventure ‘Empire of Blood’.