So what is The Leviathan?
And even more importantly what are the Leviathan Chronicles? Well, in short it’s a podcast. But it is so much more. When you first go to the website you are greeted with an extremely compelling user interface that takes you into another world. Once you read the description of what it is… a struggle between secret government (black box) agencies and an entire race of “immortals” that live in a science community thousands of feet down at the deepest reaches of the ocean… then you will want to listen.
So what will I hear when I listen?
Just hold on to your seat, that’s all I have to say. The production quality of this podcast is through the roof! If you close your eyes and use your imagination you’ll think you were in a movie theater. The sound effects are very good, the voice acting is phenomenal and it is all brought together so that you aren’t bored at any point during the episode.
So what’s the story like? Is it any good?
Yes, yes and yes! I’ve listened to several episodes now and am inextricably caught up in the action. The government, conspiracy theory stuff reminds me a little of the Alias TV show in the early seasons (when it was still good). The immortal, other world type themes reminded me a lot of The Matrix; a battle that isn’t seen by everyone yet is fought all the same. While they share similarities with those other properties The Leviathan is a completely original and compelling story. I simply compare it because that’s the way my mind works so that I can find points of reference.
So what are you waiting for?!
Seriously, if you are into science fiction then you need to check this out. Not only that but since it’s a podcast you can listen to it wherever you can’t really read. I personally have been listening to it while jogging, but you could listen to it on the way to work or on a flight… anywhere!