Last Flight of the Esperanza

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Fifteen ships left Earth in search of new places for humans to live. When the Esperanza 15 crashes, only one of the crew is left alive. How will she survive when she is the only human on an entire planet?
Written by Anne Stringer
Narrated by Ali Groves

Moldawer in the Morning Podcast

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace

8 thoughts on “Last Flight of the Esperanza”

  1. Anne and Ali are a deadly combination, and anyone who says you can’t create an entire world through sound design should check this ep out. Everybody who put time in on this one deserves praise. And candy. The good individually-wrapped kind.

  2. Thanks for the comments guys. Last Flight of the Esperanza was a fun story to put together. I thought it was one of Anne’s best stories, and Ali was just perfect for the narration.

  3. I was amazed and impressed with the sound design of this episode. I was able to visualize a strange and very beautiful word. Very well read, a great story and Well done.

  4. Thank you for the compliments Steve. This story was fun for all of us.

    And thanks for listening.

    I can’t tell all of you how much it means to us to get this kind of feedback. Knowing that people are enjoying our stories makes all of the work worth it.

  5. Like the others have mentioned, the sound-scape in this episode intensified the level of imagery invoked by the narration of this magnificent forest world. I kept thinking of the forest as an ocean, and I enjoyed the contrast: slow moving creatures that could almost be translucent jelly fish with their long tendrils, and the height of the trees that felt like the depth of an ocean. Both images (forest and ocean) were imbued in my head with the same sense of age, alien and beauty.

    This was my first Variant Frequencies story.. I heard about this podcast from an episode of Escape Pod. I am well and truly hooked. 🙂

  6. Ali, well done once again, glad to hear you again on VF and hope to hear more from you in the future. Rick, killer job on the background tracks and sound effects, I felt like I was sitting in a massive rainforest. The effects were subtle yet very effective. Anne, is it too early to nominate for next year’s Parsecs? 😀

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