We're Alive: A Story of Survival, the First Season
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2011
Duration: 10 hours 25 minutes
This exciting audio-drama is based on an immensely popular podcast that has received hundreds of positive reviews and has had over four million downloads'and counting.
A small riot in LA has spread past containment. Three reserve soldiers are called to their deserted duty station. Believed to be the last remaining armed servicemen in the area, Michael, Angel, and Saul witness the true cause of the riot: people are starting to change and attack each other. Armed with only what they can carry, they set out to secure an apartment building and rescue survivors scattered among the shattered remains of civilization. In a world turned upside down, every day is a struggle, as those who have taken refuge in 'the tower' find out that even their safe haven is under constant threat by the zombies. In this place, however, the strengths of those who stand together might just be enough to allow them to live long enough to see things start to change.
'We're Alive is a modern rendition of an old-school medium. Maintaining a style that is both retro and contemporary, the radio drama will give horror fans the campy, kitschy style they like, but it also provides a variety of characters and development to keep general audiences engaged'Despite not being able to see the action, the excitement and intensity is still sustained through score and sound design. In some ways, the lack of visuals to accompany the audio creates more suspense. The narrator controls how much the audience knows, slowly teasing out information. Accompanying the drama are sparse moments of comedic relief'Expressing a keen awareness of the zombie subgenre, many of the jokes come from familiar scenarios and tropes of zombie stories.''Examiner.com