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The Leviathan Chronicles is a sci-fi podcast that tracks Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool's fantasy, but rather a reality for a several factions of powerful immortals living among us. The Leviathan Chronicles is the ultimate science fiction and fantasy audio drama podcast.

The Leviathan Chronicles Christof Laputka

    • Fiction
    • 4.6, 1.8K Ratings

The Leviathan Chronicles is a sci-fi podcast that tracks Macallan Orsel, a young genetic scientist in present-day New York City who discovers that immortality is not a fool's fantasy, but rather a reality for a several factions of powerful immortals living among us. The Leviathan Chronicles is the ultimate science fiction and fantasy audio drama podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

(Walter55) ,

YOU MUST CONTINUE!!!

One of if not the best story podcast out there! Sorry for all your strife, but immersing yourself into this podcast is maybe some of the best medicine, and a uplifting pill for your listeners, please come back to the world of the living, your podcast is our medicine!

Benjs1 ,

Pretty good!

TLDR at bottom

Overall the podcast is pretty good, the production quality increases as the episodes progress, the premise is interesting, the large number of characters balanced well etc.

I have a couple of small gripes which prevent 5 stars:

1) characters use “my god!” As an exclamation SO MUCH. And not just one of them, which would make more sense, but almost all of them. It gets annoyingly distracting.

2) characters make idiotic decisions and/or simply don’t see blatantly obvious solutions seemingly only to further the plot or to allow a spotlight on someone else. Allow me to be hyperbolic for a moment. Character 1: “my god! This door is closed! How will we ever get outside?” Character 2: “what if we turned the knob and pushed?” Character 1: “ my god! I can’t believe you’re so smart!” And now we know that character 2 is smart and able to keep up with character 1 who is vastly more experienced and trained.

3) overly descriptive. It’s as if the author REALLY wants you to know that he did his research. It’s distracting when the narrator does it. It’s immersion breaking when characters do it. Good guy: “Oh ho! I say you will never succeed MR bad guy for I currently have my Walther PPK Stainless .380 ACP which was invented nearly 80 years as one of the first concealed carry pistols and spawned the industry for such weapons and also has a 6 round magazine capable of putting a bullet exactly one half inch from your bright green left iris that sits below your bushy eyebrows within 1/10th of a second as the bullet travels 980 feet per second and can penetrate 17 inches into ballistic gel pointed directly at your face!” Bad guy: “my god!”

4) Characterization - most of the characters flip flop between being hyper efficient and at the top of their fields to being insecure teenagers for no apparent reason.

5) acting disparities - there are some amazing voice actors in the cast, I actually give them additional credit for making some clunky dialogue believable... but there are also some questionable casting choices which also break immersion when those people are in scenes with more talented folks. (Related: there are a couple of audio volume issues but that’s mostly early on and production is much better after the first few episodes)

All of that said, I still have to give it 4 stars because I find the premise interesting and there’s a pretty good job done of adding mystery in spurts and solving it in non linear spurts thereby both closing loops while leaving others open, that was well done. I listened to the first season and got frustrated by the ending as it simply didn’t pass the “I’m not a teenager writing a novel” test for me... I’ll probably listen to the rest later on but at the moment the last episode (both parts) was the weakest in the series for me and I can’t find the motivation to listen to season 2 yet. I’ll probably do it in a couple of months.

The TLDR: pretty good. Worth consuming. Could use some fine tuning and possibly a story editor.

Babshageg ,

A LOT

This show is written really well and contains so much but at time is feels like too much in too short of time. The story bounces around A LOT and sometimes I ask myself, “am I listening to the some show?”

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