Author: Rachel Harrison
Narrators: Grace Andrews, Steve Conlin, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Keeble, Carla Mendonca, Colleen Prendergast, David Seddon, David Sibley
Series: Digital Horror Week 2019 #4-6
Publisher: Black Library
Released: May 9th, 2019
The Way Out is an audio drama from Black Library (Games Workshop) and was part of last years Digital Horror Week. Something that I didn’t know existed, but that I really hope happens again this year so I can follow it!
It fits in perfectly with the rest of the Warhammer Horror series, and as such it is a dark and twisted tale. Written by Rachel Harrison, this entire story is performed, rather than simply narrated. Performers include Grace Andrews, Steve Conlin, Matthew Hunt, Jonathan Keeble, Carla Mendonca, Colleen Prendergast, David Seddon, and David Sibley.
Somewhere out in remote space is a watch-station. It is empty, or nearly so. By all appearances, it is a safe haven for those stranded out in the middle of nowhere. That is by design. Those lost and in need of aid never seem to ask why this watch-station is so perfectly placed for their needs.
Fortune’s Favor isn’t the first ship to make the mistake of docking here. It won’t be the last ship either. All the crew can hope for is a way out.
Holy cow. The Way Out is every bit the audio drama I could have hoped for, with an extra dash of spine tingling thrills. It’s dark and twisted, but in a way that makes it perfect for Halloween season. Or any time you want to be completely freaked out.
If you’ve ever read or listened to any other Warhammer Horror novel out there, or followed some of the events in the larger universe, then you can probably take a guess at what happened on the silent watch-station.
That doesn’t make it any less thrilling, let me tell you. If anything, it will only increase the anticipation, while the wait to see what happens to Fortune’s Favor fully plays out.
What really brought this entire tale to new heights is the performance itself. I’ve never heard anything quite like it. You can clearly see (hear) how hard everyone worked to make The Way Out as chilling as possible.
The Way Out is a perfect example of what I hope and expect from this horror line, and thus I recommend it to anyone considering diving into this dark and twisted world. It’s perfect for fans old and new, and especially so for around this time of year.