19 episodes

Douglas Dire's world is one of isolation. Once a decorated Iraq War veteran, he now roams the streets haunted by the memory of friends lost in combat. With a fleeting grip on reality, a dark past full of unresolved pain, and a hopeless future, Douglas stumbles upon a ring in an empty parking lot that forces him to confront a secret he didn't know he was keeping.

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Douglas Dire's world is one of isolation. Once a decorated Iraq War veteran, he now roams the streets haunted by the memory of friends lost in combat. With a fleeting grip on reality, a dark past full of unresolved pain, and a hopeless future, Douglas stumbles upon a ring in an empty parking lot that forces him to confront a secret he didn't know he was keeping.

    Introducing - PAUSE for Dramatic Effect

    Introducing - PAUSE for Dramatic Effect

    Introducing Pause for Dramatic Effect, an audio drama podcast about a US Marine Corps veteran challenged by survivor's guilt, dark forces, and ancient magic.

    • 1 min
    Chapter 1 - Ring

    Chapter 1 - Ring

    We meet Douglas Dire as he discovers a very interesting ring.

    • 5 min
    Ideas Between the Pauses

    Ideas Between the Pauses

    Bonus Episode #1 - Writer and director Kyle M. Bondo talk about the making of Pause for Dramatic Effect and describes how he came up with the idea for this audio drama in the first place.

    • 4 min
    Chapter 2 - Mindless

    Chapter 2 - Mindless

    Douglas begins to hear strange sounds as he struggles with his own paranoia.

    • 6 min
    Chapter 3 - Bait

    Chapter 3 - Bait

    Douglas investigates the strange sounds only to discover he is being watched.

    • 5 min
    Chapter 4 - Freeze

    Chapter 4 - Freeze

    Where Douglas Dire finally gets a glimpse of his watcher only to have the sighting resurrect a memory he thought he had buried back in Iraq 15 years ago.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

RobingGrey ,

Loved the mini cliffhanger episodes!

I sat down to listen to one episode and binged it all! Short episodes, fun story and great sound! Looking forward to more.

leafbreeze ,

Quick and Intriguing Story

This has started out to be an intriguing story. There is a lot to hear in just five short minutes. Looking forward to where it's going!

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