A high-school student stumbles upon an ancient curse that grants immortality — but there’s a catch — every full moon she must kill someone — anyone! — or she’ll die.
Fall of '88
Jane’s immortal now — so she’s going to take her sweet time telling this story.
Dirt & Blood
…you close your eyes & take a long, slow breath — you smell it all around you…
Jane isn’t a morning person — but not for the usual reasons.
Jane is over the day before it even starts — but you try living in the suburbs.
Jane loves her Mom — but that doesn’t change the dynamic much.
…the world is holding you — a relic awakens — unlock it…
Anxiety, Ancient Evil and the 1980s
A bold experiment in micro-fiction, Great and Terrible is as ambitious as it is interesting. With the challenging limitations of time that Olivieri places on each installment, the show would no doubt live or die by its execution. The time strained format would require quick and potent prose alongside immediately engaging acting and GT absolutely comes through big on both. The supporting cast is full of talented and recognizable voices, but Leslie Gideon steals the show and proves why she’s one of best Voice Actors in Audio Fiction. Gideon’s Jane manages to exist in two worlds, feeling both accessible to the audience while also being completely closed off to the other characters in the story. After a few episodes of setup, Great and Terrible quickly finds its roots while intertwining anxiety, Ancient Evil and the 1980s. The story makes for a compelling listen as a supercut or in its original episodic form. This show absolutely killed me.
This narrative is incredible and brilliant, and I can see so many individuals I know in the story. However, I gave it three stars even when it deserves 5 for narrating and content, because I could get so much more deeply engrossed if the episodes were consolidated a bit more. A 3 minute episode (especially back to back) should never contain 90 seconds of self-promotionIf you want to keep the continuity flowing. I struggle through because I’m stubborn, and the story itself is 5 stars 😉