A book on tape with a bit of an adventure. The Sound of Fear is a themed collection of speculative horror stories with sci-fi, fantasy and noir elements by one of the most talented new writers of dark fiction, Victor H. Rodriguez. It plunges the reader into lean, mean page-turners with twist endings that pit the living against the soundscapes of the beyond. Each episode Victor reads a story from his anthology, following up show creator and host Josh Ellis interviews Victor, discussing the inspiration and process behind each story. Often the interviews go beyond the stories told in Victor's book and dive deep into their friendship, the entertainment industry, music, film and tequila.
Inside The Sound of Fear: Music of the Wild
At the turn of the twentieth century, a modern-minded American inherits a European castle that ends up costing him a terrible price. Josh and Victor have a rousing discussion of The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, and the Germanic festival of Fasching.
Inside The Sound of Fear: The Halloween Special
Victor and Josh discuss their favorite halloween drinks, music, and their favorite horror film of the 2020 season. If you'd like to check out our top 20 Halloween playlist search Spotifty for "SOF Halloween" or click here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Gmzx0wAbecR3SZIzyydBO?si=0hhnRc1_QEu5LnppthjHiA
Inside The Sound of Fear: Kingdom by the Sea
An unnamed narrator who suffers from amnesia sees someone who might be a link to his past.
Josh and Victor discuss the Seattle Symphony, isolation, and The Man of the Crowd by Edgar
Inside The Sound of Fear: Meet Victor and Josh
Josh and Victor introduce themselves. Get ready because after this we're going straight into the book 'The Sound of Fear'!
Inside The Sound of Fear: Smoke
A man suffering from a noise-sensitive condition must navigate his way across Lower Manhattan on Halloween night. Josh and Victor discuss the neurological disorder of misophonia, and some inspirational sources for the story (including Homer’s Odyssey).
Inside The Sound of Fear: Kill Fee
A composer for video games offers up a prayer to the gods of music, and finds them more responsive—and hungrier—than he imagined. Josh and Victor talk about Stradivarius instruments, the story of Faust, and one way to deal with a corporate layoff.
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Great Readings of a Great Book
I have read and enjoyed Victor Rodriguez’s short story collection The Sound of Fear, so I was excited to hear Victor read the stories in his own voice. Kind of like an audiobook, but free! And his discussions with Josh afterward about the themes and influences give me a deeper appreciation for the stories.