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My problem with the Dark Shadows audios is that I am running out of superlatives to use to describe how I feel about them. With The Skin Walkers - where to start?
Let's start with the nearest thing to a negative I can muster. The twist at the end, revealing it to be the painting of Quentin that was talking wasn't quite as effective as it might have been simply because I wasn't aware of the backstory to that perticular story strand - but I wouldn't for one moment, want the writers to stop any overt continuity to the original series. It's the continuity points that make me realise that this Dark Shadows 'world' is something bigger than I have yet discovered, and that is a very, very good thing. So not a negative at all then!
The story of the mirror, of course, is explained in The Path of Fate, which follows this release.
I love the way the titles are integrated into the narrative. The Skin Walkers are a very good and dangerous enemy to have and it would be good to hear them return.
What a wonderful voice quality David Selby has. He can sound sinister and sympathetic with great ease. Lara Parker is also wonderful. I look forward to more from her. There is also a fairtly graphic torture scene which was pretty shocking and unexpected in its viciousness.
The story was first rate, the series hasn't approached putting a foot wrong so far, and it is incredible. With every release the listener gets more of a sense of the timelessness of these characters, the endlessness of their lives; the sense of community (or not!) in Collinsport, and how characters are bound together, often against their will. They may have travelled the world for hundreds of years and not seen each other for several 'normal' lifetimes ... but always return.