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.
Entry Forty-Eight | Dark Night
Jane wonders what’s left to do, where’s left to go, & who’ll even be there when she does.
Entry Forty-Seven | Breakfast for Dinner
Jane’s adjusting to new surroundings, but luckily Ms. Fry’s place is pretty great.
Entry Forty-Six | All That's Left
Jane is left with only stark realities once the fog lifts.
Entry Forty-Five | Taker Not a Giver
…envelop the universe whole, hold my hand as you go…
Entry Forty-Four | Worse Than Death
Jane is almost fully aware again, as her offering is really taking a toll this time.
Entry Forty-Three | Twice a Pattern
Jane reflects on a history of being careless, & when a mistake is something more.
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 😉