Thursday 29 January 2009

WKKL Presents 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

The Official Blurb

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Radio Drama.

My Review

Well the official blurb is informative!?! What we have here is a 25 minute short amature production radio drama of the classic story of the title.

The producers have done a fairly good job of reducing the novel down to it's bare minimums producing a script that works in the timeframe. Alas, it's not enough time to do the characters justice, but no 30 minute show possibly could.

The sound effects and incidental music are roughly inserted so the smooth blended feel of a professional sound are missing.

Despite the shortcomings I enjoyed this for what it was. Rather like when you go to an amature dramatics play, if you dont expect too much you have a good time.

If you have a spare 30 minutes of ear-time and you know the story you'll probably enjoy this as much as I did.

Technical note : This is an "m4a" file rather than an "MP3", so you may have to use a player such as QuickTime.

Reading 2/3
Production 1/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 5/9

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