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  • Summary

  • In the remote reaches of Alaska where the sun doesn’t rise 65 days of the year, two unsolved murders occurred exactly 10 years apart in the same motel room. On the next anniversary a true crime enthusiast, Henry, suffers the same fate. Now the guests, all with their own secrets to hide, must remain in the motel until Detective Read gets answers....who is the Rockyville Motel murderer?

    Motel Evil is written and created by Kc Wayland, creator of the award winning We’re Alive series which has had huge success across the world.

    This original podcast is 6 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: The Arrival”.

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Episodes
  • Ep 1: The Arrival

    May 26 2021

    Detective Read is summoned to The Rockyville Motel to investigate two historical murders but by the time she arrives there’s been another...and she soon starts pointing the finger at the small group of guests stranded in the hotel. 

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    49 mins
  • Ep 2: The History

    May 26 2021

    Detective Read starts to interrogate the motel guests about Henry’s death but as she pushes them for information they get nervous that their own secrets will be revealed. A shocking twist in the case leaves everyone shocked. 

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    46 mins
  • Ep 3: The Motive

    May 26 2021

    An arrest is made following the latest twist in the case but as the storm rages on the Detective and guests are left isolated in the hotel...will the killer strike again? 

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    45 mins

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As usual, KC delivers

Murder mystery , mixed with suspense and unexpected twists. I find it hard to compare with anything, because as usual, KC delivers dialogue and storyline that I could easily put in it's own category. As a repeat listener , I would recommend Motel Evil as well as any Wayland Production to anyone and everyone who loves an amazing story and an even better story telling experience.

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Another great KC Wayland story.

KC Wayland is the master of cliffhangers. You just can't stop at one single chapter!
A classic 'Whodunit ' from the creator of "We're Alive" . KC's attention to detail will have you listening over and over again.

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Amazing !!

Love kc wayland! This story is amazing ! If you haven’t already listen to his We’re alive series ! You won’t regret it

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Couldn’t expect anything better

Amazing storyline from Wayland Productions once again!!
Loved the mystery.
Will most likely listen again.

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the man knows how to tell a story!

Again KC puts you in the middle of a great story and might as well give you an official name and part as you listen along. I even had to grab a blanket to fight off the cold! LOL

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Amazing!!

Another Kc Wayland masterpiece! If you like this then go listen to the We’re Alive series.

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Amazing as always

An amazingly done whodunit murder mystery. The Foley mixing is so good you feel like you are right there in the motel.

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KC DOES IT AGAIN!!

My god once again KC Wayland does audio drama like no other! From the sound, to the actors and even to the subtle details LC literally never misses when it comes to stories. If you are fan of his hit series We’re Alive and the work he did on Bronzeville then you 100 percent are going to love this mini show! This maybe a mini show but there is nothing small about the production and quality of this work!

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Wow!!!

Kc Wayland can do no wrong when it comes to story and character building. I was hooked from the beginning. Can't wait for more to come.

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Thrilling Murder Mystery

This was a great murder mystery set at a spooky motel in Alaska during a storm. The motel has a history of unusual deaths, which draw patrons who want to stay in a supposedly cursed motel. Real evil has touched the place. A great cast with a great production make this an enjoyable murder mystery.

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  • My mother's daughter
  • 06-05-21

Enjoyable and engrossing

Unlike some of the Original podcasts, the episodes were a good length allowing you to really get into the story. The performances and the atmosphere created was really enjoyable. The only downside was the end which was a bit 'meh' but getting there was good fun and I'd give it another listen at some point.

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  • Sally Mally
  • 06-14-21

Don't make reservations

Over all i did enjoy the storyline.
Good array of characters and build up to the final episode.

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  • piggeypiggey
  • 06-03-21

Good mix of characters

Enjoyed the book. Would read another by this author.
Good mix of characters. Not the usual cast .

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  • Neil Armstrong Hughes
  • 06-19-21

Awful

Probably the worst audio book I have ever listened to.
Plot was stupid.
Acting was cringeworthy.
The conversations were so so clunky

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  • ila
  • 06-18-21

er.... really not very good :-(

the gaps between people speaking is so bad, and the acting is really bad I'm afraid. couldn't bare more than 10 minutes

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  • Kirsty
  • 06-24-21

Gripping

Gripped me right from the off loved the story line loads to think about and guess at. Great listen loved to hear more from KC Wayland

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  • Mark P.
  • 06-29-21

awesome

I hope you're going to make more I loved these, kc wayland audio book awesome

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  • Miss M J Sivyour
  • 06-29-21

Missing chapter 5

I was listening to this until a plot jump and realised 5 was missing.
Incredibly frustrating.

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  • Cornelius Z_G
  • 06-27-21

A really well set up, but slightly flawed, mystery

There was the potential for a lot of atmosphere and energy to this series but it feels as if it wasn't quite realised some strange and sound mixing decisions. The set up is great buta you really need the characters to feel locked in, desparate and paranoid but it doesn't quite pull you in because the sound and music is so withdrawn, almost hidden under the dialogue.

This a great whodunnit otherwise, though there are too many flashback sequences in the early episodes which gets a little confusing unless your paying attention...




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  • Joanne Millett
  • 08-14-21

Loved it

Loved this, couldn't stop listening. Great story, looking forward to more by this author.

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  • Tessa
  • 07-06-21

very enjoyable

I mean it was somewhat predictable but I did enjoy it the performances were fantastic

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Average.

story ok . different to what I usually listen too . sound effects and music way to loud

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  • Matthew Cork
  • 06-20-21

poorly written

The voice acting and sound effects were pretty good but the story wasn't written very well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-21

Fantastic

I found this author with the brilliant podcast We’re alive and I will listen to everything he writes. This is another suspenseful and exciting story with great audio sound effects and I just can’t wait till someone makes a movie of anything KC Wayland writes. Highly recommend!

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  • Antonella Rebello
  • 08-29-21

Fun Mystery set in an Isolated Alaskan Motel !!!+

Good fun, each episode is short enough to listen to like a normal tv show episode and the voice acting and sound effects add nicely to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-21

Great listen!

grabs you from start to finish! A really good listen. I enjoyed it a lot

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-21

Surprisingly good

Really enjoyed it. Easy to listen to. Loved the sound effects to add the atmosphere.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-21

A short and captivating story worth a listen

Had all the right amount of twist and turns, kept me interested to the end. A good combination of a short story that still draws you in.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-21

loved it

first time listening to this style of audio book and absolutely loved every minute of it. I highly recommend it

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-02-21

A Great Murder Mystery

Set in winter in Alaska this was a story to be listened to. Great narration by all participants..Loved this free audible story. Hope there are more stories Kc Wayland to read or listen to.