I finished tonight, and having missed Dorian for so long, I thoroughly ate this up. Loved every moment, and I don't really see this as an either/or scenario, where the ending has to be either Ever After or The Last Confession. I think they both work, on different levels. And can fit the continuity because of the "waking dreams" in this one, and the psychological break with reality in the other one.
Looking forward to anything else that Scott, Alex and Dorian have in store for us. I have not listened to the "behind the scenes" stuff yet. Tomorrow night!
I am loving the “Behind the Scenes” stuff and the audio commentary on an episode from the first season. I found Scott’s comments on the unused original scripts very fascinating, and then his and Alex’s comments on the format change and Scott Harrison’s adaptations for prose/narration. Plus, it’s interesting that this format gave Alex Vlahos a different “motivation” for how he came at the material. And I loved how he approached the various characters’ accents and inflection, for both sexes and different ages! Father Merriman almost seemed like a second reader. His choice to not do an out and out imitation of well established actors’ voices but to capture their essence is the right choice. As a huge audiobook listener, I can attest that he nails it. Flawless readings. I’m happy to hear that they would be “open” to further adventures. I’m not pushing my luck, because we already have been given so much—but if it happens, I certainly won’t complain!
in preparation for the last release and beginning again.
The thing about this work although the stories can range from melancholic to tension i find Alex the most beautiful of narrators. It pretty much is a wonderful series of stories. I am listening while tidying up and its like the tension just goes out of me from the previous working week.
I'm a bit confused at when The Last Confession is meant to take place. Admittedly it's probably because it's been ages since I listened to the previous releases, so maybe someone can straighten me out and remind me of what I've forgotten in the years since I last revisited the range.
Last Confession seems to feature resurrected Dorian, who returned from death in the first episode of series 3. Toby returns to the land of the living halfway through series 3. There's a mention of "Santa, whatever that was," presumably referencing the post-series 3 Christmas story and placing Last Confession after that. But Last Confession treats Toby like he's still dead from watching the sunrise on that cliff all those years ago.