Christof Laputka’s “The Leviathan Chronicles”

NOTE: Leviathan Chronicles was a finalist in the 2009 Parsec awards! Congratulations!

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www.leviathanchronicles.com

This is not a review of a Darker Projects show. I know, I’m shocked too, but I do try to diversify a little.

You may have heard an impressive-sounding preview on the end of a couple episodes of The Byron Chronicles or Doctor Who for a show called… The Leviathan Chronicles. It caught my attention because of the name alone, and my conspiracy theorist mind immediately began jumping to some conclusions that shall not be expounded on here. In short, I went to listen to this brilliant series simply because the word ‘Leviathan’ was in the name. (Three guesses as to which DP show I’m obsessed with, and the first two don’t count.)

There are, however, so many more reasons why this groundbreaking debut series by author Christof Laputka should be on your listening shortlist. To name a few: Production quality, amazing writing and acting, and an entirely new concept shedding some fresh light  into the dark world of science-fiction cliches. Oh, and the website is, for lack of a better word, epic.

The Leviathan Chronicles tells the story of a young genetic scientist named Macallan Orsel who becomes unwillingly caught up in a hidden war between two powerful groups of immortals who want to use her (or destroy her) to achieve their own ends. I really can’t say more without a) giving away the masterfully twisted plot or b) having an in-text fangirl moment, so I’ll leave it at that and tell you to get on over to www.leviathanchronicles.com and see for yourself.

Writer Christof Laputka, (a fan of The Byron Chronicles, on an ironic and completely unrelated note) has issued a challenge to all listeners/fans of his ‘podiobook’: To raise awareness and get more listeners, each person currently following LC should try to bring in at least five new people. Now, I doubt that five individual people might view this page in a year, but I’m doing my part to try to expand the audience. It’s just like the way I name-drop Darker Projects in literally every conversation and pester people into going to the website and downloading things.

So, if you’re reading this (if there’s anybody out there…) then for your own good, go listen to The Leviathan Chronicles. If you love the stuff put out by Darker Projects, BrokenSea, Pendant Productions, or a similarly awesome group, then I assure you, you will be right at home with The Leviathan Chronicles. If you stumbled onto this blog by accident and are by some miracle still reading, click here (www.darkerprojects.com) and then click here. (www.leviathanchronicles.com)

Now, I’ve counted, and there’s a grand total of three links to The Leviathan Chronicles website in this post. Here’s another one, so you can’t say you didn’t see it. www.leviathanchronicles.com . Believe me, you will not regret this. There are 19 episodes out so far with #20 on the way within the next week or so. ‘Book 1′ will be wrapping up shortly, followed by a few months’ hiatus so some buffer episodes can be created…so now’s a great time to jump in!

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2 Responses to “Christof Laputka’s “The Leviathan Chronicles””

  1. Gotta admit, I’m not a paranormal guy. But there is one episode in this series that shines as just total awesomeness: the motorcycle chase, episode (am I right?) #19.

    Oh, heck, the whole briefcase saga is pretty sweet, too…

    Oh, and how could I ever forget the fight sequence between Oberlin and Whitt Roberts? Man oh man…

  2. leviathandances Says:

    I’m going to prove how nitpicky I am and say “Actually, it was Episode 18…” But yes; that’s one of the best moments of the entire series. I remember listening to it with my mouth wide open, thinking, “There was a motorcycle chase scene. In an audio drama. Oh. My. .”
    And of course, Oberlin and Roberts’ fight was another one of those jaw-dropping, “I can’t believe they’re actually doing this” moments. Oh, and, without spoilers, let me simply say that “Operation Butterfly” was another one of those. Leviathan Chronicles never ceases to utterly blow my mind…

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