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The Sound Within

4 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(3 customer reviews)

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The Sound Within

Written by Neil Gardner

Read by John Banks

The Sound Within is a very short story written by Neil Gardner, award-winning radio writer/producer/director. It is a piece of speculative, existentialist science fiction, about a mysterious space and how this space, and the darkness without are defined by their lack of characteristics.

Dur: 6.5mins STEREO

Available as 320kbps Stereo MP3s

 

Product Description

 

“Hauntingly read by Banks, The Sound Within is ideal entertainment for anyone who enjoys quality writing, but only has a limited time to listen.” Radio Drama Reviews Online

“The Sound Within was a pure indulgence for me…it made me smile. A lot. 9/10” The Cult Den

The Sound Within is a very short story written by Neil Gardner, award-winning radio writer/producer/director. It is a piece of speculative, existentialist science fiction, about a mysterious space and how this space, and the sarkness without are defined by their lack of characteristics.


ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Read by leading audio performer JOHN BANKS (Doctor Who, Big Finish, Allo Allo).

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

John Banks

Editor

Neil Gardner

Producer

Neil Gardner

Composer

Purple Planet Music

Copyright

Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd

Released

2014

3 reviews for The Sound Within

  1. :

    “Hauntingly read by Banks, The Sound Within is ideal entertainment for anyone who enjoys quality writing, but only has a limited time to listen.” Radio Drama Reviews Online

  2. :

    “The Sound Within was a pure indulgence for me…it made me smile. A lot. 9/10” The Cult Den

  3. 4 out of 5

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    The story of The Sound Within is a very simple one about a space. A space that just “was” until it encountered sound and light. The sound and light entered the space and measured the space and enjoyed the space. At a very superficial level, that’s pretty much the whole story.

    That is also very much the “sound” of the story too, with a lulling repetition of simple words and the space, sound and light taking on almost anthropomorphic, childlike qualities as they explore and discover their environment. In fact, on the surface, it felt very much like a childhood bedtime story in a safe and comforting way.

    However, if you want to be more introspective about the meaning behind the story it actually becomes a deep and philosophical study of existential limits and the ability to “just be”, scientific exploration and interpersonal boundaries – the tangible versus the intangible. So it’s very much a case of making the story what you want it to be, and the brevity of it, at under seven minutes, allows for this much more easily than a longer piece.

    I enjoyed listening to the sound and texture of the words as well as the story itself, which worked on several levels. John Banks’ voice was also ideally suited for it with a pleasing tone and calming timbre. The music at the start and end is worth a mention too, as it really added to the almost trance-like quality of the recording. I cannot really come up with anything negative to say about it, other than it didn’t blow me away with a wow factor. Instead it left me smiling and content.

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