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  • Limetown

  • The Prequel to the #1 Podcast
  • By: Cote Smith, Zack Akers, Skip Bronkie
  • Narrated by: Candace Thaxton, Jacques Roy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

On a seemingly ordinary day, 17-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: 300 men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia’s uncle. What happened to the people of Limetown? It’s all anyone can talk about. Except Lia’s parents, who refuse to discuss what might have happened there. They refuse, even, to discuss anything to do with Emile.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I guess I just Expected More...

  • By JLH on 12-16-18

Worthwhile if you’re a fan of the podcast, not at all worthwhile if you aren’t.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-18

Emil’s Story was great. He was relatable and engaging. His motivations made sense. Lia and Claire? Not so much. Frankly I think this is one of those times where male writers seem unable to write female characters and could use a female writer on the team. Lia and Claire’s motivations were all over the place. They weren’t relatable at all. Lia was basically a sociopath and was totally unlikable. If this was intentional, it wasn’t made clear enough. Lia’s chapters were a total drag. Still, it completely recontextualizes the first season of the podcast, and I hope the writers address the many discrepancies.