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Focal Point

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Focal Point

Written by Neil Gardner

Read by Geoffrey Beevers

Focal Point is the latest short story by award-winning writer/director Neil Gardner.  A Victorian scientist has dedicated his life to studying the stars and the darkness above. But one night, the darkness decides to star back!

Dur: 13mins STEREO

Available as 320kbps Stereo MP3 – 30.5MB

 

Product Description

 

“If you like your horror to be psychological and you enjoy the nightmare-like complete experience of Gothic, then you must listen to this.  8/10” – The Cult Den

Focal Point is the latest short story by award-winning writer/director Neil Gardner.   A Victorian scientist has dedicated his life to studying the stars and the darkness above. But one night, the darkness decides to star back!

WARNING – This story contains some mild terror and horror

 


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS.

We offer this short story to you FREE OF CHARGE, as a taster of our wares, and as a precursor to a collection of Neil Gardner’s short SF stories which will be released later in the Spring of 2015.

Additional Information

Narrator

Geoffrey Beevers

Editor

Neil Gardner

Producer

Neil Gardner

Composer

Purple Planet Music / Neil Gardner

Copyright

Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd

Released

2014

1 review for Focal Point

  1. 4 out of 5

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    Narrated by a nameless man, this is an account of how, when searching the night skies for something, or some “thing,” using his telescope, he discovers that thing or, rather, it discovers him. The darkness manifests and uses the telescope as a conduit to enter the physical realm to terrorise the man, physically and mentally, although whether the terror was intended or not is not clear.

    As a horror story it put me in mind of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum as it had that same visceral feel conjured up by that fear of the unknown that evolves into an even bigger mental trauma once the unknown becomes known. The way the story was told too, as a look back having survived the event, was also very reminiscent of the Gothic style and captured the mood very well. The only slight negative in the story for me was the moralising of the ending, although it was exactly as I would expect a Gothic narrative to conclude.

    As ever the audio production is top quality, with suitably eerie music, and the choice of Geoffrey Beevers to read was very, very good! His voice has a really chilling and unsettling quality in this recording and his delivery was almost Olivier-like at times, suiting the tone of the story incredibly well.

    If you like your horror to be psychological and you enjoy the nightmare-like complete experience of Gothic, then you must listen to this.

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