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 on: Today at 09:07:48 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Anyanwu
As a big fan of Octavia Butler and Tananarive Due, I was intrigued with this story. It sent chills down my neck. The horror was inescapable. No, it was not pleasant, nor was it easy. But it was gritty and real. The horrors of slavery should make us all queasy. It begs the question, who are you willing to sacrifice to survive, to be free? The main character is willing to do what needs to be done to survive, but she also knows the shame and guilt of it. No one is virtuous....slavery demands both master and slave make awful decisions. The tree where my great, great, great grandmother was sold still stands in South Carolina. You can visit remnants of holding cells where slaves were brought ashore to be sold in Savannah and Charleston. This story reminds me that Granddaddy used to say the "buzzards walked the streets" in those cities. There is something cannibalistic about slavery, consuming a life for profit.  This story explores that concept deeply and expertly.  Powerful story. Strong work Escape Artists for hosting Artemis Rising!!

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 on: Yesterday at 11:54:00 PM 
Started by Fenrix - Last post by divs
What interface/platform do you listen on?

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 on: Yesterday at 02:26:28 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Katzentatzen
I've been to clubs like this, haha~ So I was already at home in Ice Bar. The lushness and strangeness reminded me of Francesca Lia Block's writing, her books Ecstasia and Primavera. Still not sure how the Ice Bar kept going, was it feeding on its inhabitants? This merits a re-listen.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:24:24 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Katzentatzen
I love horror, but I'm worried for those Podcastle lovers who don't have the stomach for all the gore! Regardless I love the image of Abi(sp?) burying herself in a strange ground to familiarize herself with the powers that be. Amazing redemption for the main character.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:21:52 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by Katzentatzen
The image of the men and women literally sacrificing their bodies and their legacy by turning into roads instead of beloved architecture to get the rest of their people to dubious safety hit me really hard. I started tearing up in earnest right about when the main character was filling her stomach-hold with chocolate and oranges.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:19:05 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by Katzentatzen
Always love stories that use the bee crisis. And zombies? This one was pure love for me. Unexpectedly touching at the end.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:15:38 PM 
Started by eytanz - Last post by Katzentatzen
This one had a delayed reaction for me, the true horror didn't hit me until later. Still not sure what was up with the children. Loved it all the same.

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 on: Yesterday at 02:13:34 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Katzentatzen
Yeah, I couldn't follow this one at all. I liked listening to the reading, though.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:35:12 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Jon Padgett
For a limited time, the Kindle edition of Secret is free.  For a couple bucks more, you can also have the audio version via Whispersync.

Click here to order it.

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 on: March 21, 2017, 06:06:08 PM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by ragados
I think this is the first episode of PodCastle I've not been able to bring myself to finish. Visceral and graphic, it was just too much for me.

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