The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

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The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Trent DeWhite » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:35 pm

Okay, by now, you should all be aware of the ultimate prize that was made available late yesterday afternoon. In case you haven't figured it out already, the reward was none other than the first episode of Darien's Rise. That's right! You can hear part one of the audio dramatization two weeks before it airs on the radio! Rather than creating individual threads for each episode, I figured I might as well start up an official discussion thread for the entire Darien's Rise drama. This will also save us from having to use the spoiler tags in other threads.

So what do you think so far? Is it everything you expected it to be? What do you think of Andre? Thoughts on Shane Baumel and Rachel Fox?
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Irwin » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:39 pm


I'm listening right now!!

Someone could/should write up a plot section for AIOWiki...
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Bennett » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:49 pm

I obviously can't comment until I've heard heard all of the episodes. However, I will say one thing:

Andre is certainly very good at the new Whit. I thought he rocked!
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby King Butter Turtle » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:14 pm

Amazing! I love it! I'm so excited to get the whole set, now! I thought Shane Baumel and Rachel Fox were great and I'm even more impressed with Andre. It was also cool to hear the final sound of Kyle falling that we got to see being worked on in the video podcast forever ago.

One thing that struck me as slightly odd, though, was Whit's narration style. It just seemed kind of weird for him to be reading it like he did with no one else in the room, especially the part where, I believe it's Kyle, finishes his sentence. But, I am glad they didn't have him be reading it to some one.
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby American Eagle » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:23 pm

Wait!!! *everyone stops* Is the guy Jack is talking to seriously Whit? No way! :noway: It sounds like Winnie the Pooh, but not Mr. Whittaker... :( This'll take some getting used to. :yes:
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby EK » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:23 pm

Is it just me or does Jack sound so much better in contrast to cartoon style Whit? ;)
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Bren » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:27 pm

Although at least one disagrees, I felt like Andre had the deep Paul voice. I noticed it the most in the first scene. To hear more detail on my thoughts on the recent info, check my podcast out. I released episode 45 tonight.
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Boswell » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:40 pm

I'm impressed with Andre, Shane and Rachel, but I still think that Rachel sounds far too old to be Shane's younger sister.
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Bren » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:42 pm

Boswell wrote:I'm impressed with Andre, Shane and Rachel, but I still think that Rachel sounds far too old to be Shane's younger sister.

Good point. I will have to listen more since I already have the episode but I think your right.
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Peachey Keen » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:54 pm

I only listened to the first 11 minutes.I want to wait and hear it on the radio.My sister wasn't very happy though.
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Kairi » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:00 pm

I liked almost all of it. Whit, for some reason, sounded really hyper at the beginning. Towards the middle I started hearing a little bit Hal Smith and Whit started to calm down. So it was good. \:D/
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Danielle Abigail Maxwell » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:36 pm

Whit sounds like Tom should sound like... AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby binks2001 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:38 am

It looks to me that Chris is not going to be into/ending person for this album. Hopefully she will be back for the next season!

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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby H Tide » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:44 pm

I loved hearing Part One! :D It was great just hearing the story brought to life by the wonderful actors, music, sound effects, etc. Even though I've read the book dozens of times and knew what was going to happen, the audio dramatization made the story new again, and it was a delight to hear. I particularly enjoyed Rachel Fox as Anna and Jim Cummings as King Lawrence (I definitely heard a bit of Tigger in there). I actually think Shane Baumel sounds too young to be Anna's older brother, but that was a minor quibble. Overall, a great first part, and I'm eagerly anticipating the next 8 parts to come!
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Boswell » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:30 pm

H Tide wrote:I particularly enjoyed...Jim Cummings as King Lawrence (I definitely heard a bit of Tigger in there).


A bit of Tigger, and a whole heap of Pete.
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Jeremy » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:26 pm

Regis Blackbeard wrote:
Boswell wrote:I'm impressed with Andre, Shane and Rachel, but I still think that Rachel sounds far too old to be Shane's younger sister.

Good point. I will have to listen more since I already have the episode but I think your right.


H Tide wrote:I actually think Shane Baumel sounds too young to be Anna's older brother, but that was a minor quibble.


Well, I think it would sound about right if Rachel still sounded as young as she did in The Chosen One. Maybe they didn't know that her voice had matured so much.

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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Irwin » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:14 pm

Seven more hours! \:D/
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Postby GlennAdams » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:38 pm

It's past midnight here! The big day has finally come! Congrats odyssey!
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby EK » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:09 am

Huzzah! *updates announcement*
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Re: The Official "Darien's Rise" Discussion Thread

Postby Irwin » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:33 am

You guys stay up too late. :noway:
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