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By Steve Evans

As I wrote in the previous article, I first heard about Crescent at Podiobooks.com and decided I've give it a try. I was amazed at the quality of the podcast. Because the novel is not only written but also read by the author, the full passion of the story comes to life as you listen along. Full credit must go to Phil for the quality of the podcast, not only does he read the book but he has also chosen sound effects and music that brings the story to life. The original podcast came out weekly from May 2007 until November the same year and in some way I'm glad I didn't hear about it till the whole series came out. I couldn't wait a whole week between episodes to find out the next part of the story!

Phil Rossi seems to leave each episode at the worst possible time, leaving the story at such a cliff hanger that you can't wait to download the next episode. Having the author read his own work, brings to life the story in a way that no-one else could. It leaves you begging for more!

So what's Crescent all about? The website says it best:-

"Crescent is intended for a mature audience and is not appropriate for listeners under 17 years of age. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Some places are far darker than deep space. Places where the shadows smile. Where men go mad and lovers go missing. Where reality is stretched thin and something hungry is waiting just outside the corner of your eye.

Turn out the lights, take a deep breath, and dare to visit one of these places.

Crescent is dark science fiction at it's most visceral. Phil Rossi weaves a tale that is reminiscent of old school Stephen King but with a shiny, new set of tricks and an appetite to terrify. There's sex. There's corruption. There's horror. And after you sweat your way through the first chapter, there's plenty more to keep you awake at night."

For a short promo of Crescent click below.


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