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  • Summary

  • When a series of gruesome murders leaves a community in despair, a former local DJ decides to start a podcast and do something about it. But as his following grows, long-buried secrets from the past resurface revealing not everyone is who they truly seem....

    Radioman explores themes of grief, trauma, deceit and family within a country at war with itself, questioning how much the past impacts the present and how betrayal, in its most extreme form, can rip a family to pieces. As one man journeys to catch a killer, will he survive the pressures to succeed or ultimately be consumed by his own downfall?

    Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Divian Ladwa (Ant-Man), and Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa). With audio production, sound design & original music by Benbrick (Have You Heard George’s Podcast?).

    A Vespucci and Big Light Entertainment production for Audible Originals.  

    ©2022 Audible, Ltd (P)2022 Audible, Ltd
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Episodes
  • May 11 2022

    Chas reboots his career after a series of personal setbacks, whilst an unexpected disappearance hits the community.

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    33 mins
  • May 11 2022

    Chas’ podcast takes off as DCI Whittaker investigates a troubling discovery that threatens the safety of Tanford.

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    32 mins
  • May 11 2022

    A new arrival to Tanford threatens the success of Chas’ newfound fame.

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    26 mins

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Gripping & well-acted!

This 10-part story had me guessing the whole time. I had an idea of who I thought it was and I was totally surprised when the culprit was someone else. Thinking back on it, the signs were there - which helps make it a clever mystery - but I went in knowing nothing about the real horror Radioman was based on. I listened as a fan of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, not because I like crime stories! All the actors did a stellar job. I really felt for the sympathetic characters, really disliked the less friendly ones and was upset about the injustices that befell so many. The original soundtrack for the scenes fit well. I was impressed with the sound editing! I thought the family history of the wife was unnecessary, though, and didn't understand who the homeless man was and why he was used the way he was. He interacted with more than one person so if he is supposed to be imaginary, his presence didn't make sense to me. (Apologies for being cryptic - I AM trying not to spoil it!) Some of the ways certain parts were introduced were kind of clumsy, but most unfolded at just the right times to maximize big reveals., Overall Radioman is compelling and thought-provoking, as enjoyable as a murder mystery podcast could be!

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GRIPPING CONCLUSION!

Great story! Hard to follow at times - Background music congestion, noises, weaknesses in marration at times. Still, medium-to-fast paced story that improved with each episode, winding up in a shocking conclusion!

Worth hearing, in my opinion!

GRADE: B+ to A-

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Good story, written poorly

The beginning written in a lot of detail, many episodes dedicated to the build up of the story. Then the real meat of the story, the exciting parts, the drama, are written very poorly and very few episodes dedicated to that part of the story. The ending the all important part goes by extremely quickly and is written super poorly. Voice acting is great though. Idea of the story is a classic one but can’t be told enough, good touch with new spin including podcaster.

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Brilliant!

Very enjoyable. I even listened a second time to pick up the subtle clues I’d missed. Well done.

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Holy cow, Nikolaj!

Wonderful production. Gripping. Entertaining. Nikolaj. Great characters, Nikolaj. Great story - liked knowing it's based on a true incident, Nikolaj. Perfect to the last minute. Did I mention Nikolaj? I want more!

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Excellent immersive experience!

I really enjoyed the storyline. The voice actors were great. The sound by Benbrick had me feeling like I was watching a movie with my eyes closed. I listened to it a second time to see what clues I missed because I had no idea who did it. I’m already hoping lil kippers releases another pod fix soon. I’m hooked!

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Busy and loud and can't be removed from my phone

There are a lot of moving parts in this story, which, in my opinion, doesn't lend itself well to an audio format. Overall the story is kind of interesting, but the background sound effects are so freakin' loud it impeded my ability to comprehend what the heck was going on, and in pivotal moments, no less. After the fact, I understand Audible refers to this as "immersive". I'll look for that descriptor in the future so as to avoid it. The voice acting is credible, and at least it was a free waste of time.

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Whoa!!!!

So good!! What a terrific cast, kept me guessing right to the end. Nikolaj Costner-Waldau is a treat.
More like this, please.

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An interesting mystery

An original take on a well-established trope. The voice acting was really good! The story was interesting and kept you guessing.

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  • TinaF
  • 05-18-22

Acting great

Acting great but personally I found it hard to follow and somewhat confused at the end caused by the way it’s dramatised rather than written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-22

This podcast is addictive!

Becoming an expert of Northern accents!

Great podcast beautifully written by Joe Derrick! Brilliant alternation between the investigation line and personal storylines.
The original story was already great to start with but I also think all the subplots created keep the narration even more appealing and reletable to everyone. All the family dynamics are so on point and add to the story a pleasant genuineness.

Also, the atmoshpere of the place? Wow, it’s so tangible, the writing combined with the audio effects created such an intriguing world.
Two words about the Audio editing, sounds are crazy, so vivid and evocative. I suggest you to listen to it with headphones!
The cast is amazing, Nikolaj in particular! The performances are raw and intense!
Great job!

Alice from Italy♥️

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  • Austen fan
  • 05-31-22

Kept me guessing until the end

Loved it. What you wish Radio 4 was doing. Intelligent, well-performed drama with a great, easily differentiated voice cast.

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  • Shaun
  • 05-29-22

Is it Me

Whilst i thought the acting and production was excellent i cant help feeling that i have missed something in the story, because for the life of me i cannot work out what the old man, the cloud and the code were meant to signify because without them you basically did not need the entire last episode. Also some of the things that were put in the story, some might call them red herrings but i would call them fillers. Lets face it it was quite obvious who we were meant to believe was the killer so to me there were no twists, so as i said, is it me?...

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  • Erin Hutchinson
  • 05-15-22

Simply phenomenal

So incredibly well put together, it's literally like you're listening to a film. It keeps you guessing right up to the end and I don't think I've ever been more invested in a story. You can tell how much time and thought has gone into every aspect of this series, from the writing to the soundtrack and beyond and it makes for thoroughly immersive listening. And of course, its wonderful to hear Northern England as the centrepiece for the story. Excellent work by all involved!

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  • Matilda Henriksson
  • 05-13-22

absolutely love it

I absolutely love this podcast, the story is exciting and interesting. I wish there were more episodes of this story or that there will be more podcast stories from Nikolaj and the team at Ill Kippers Productions.

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  • kellie meyer
  • 06-18-22

Meh

The story was something you'd expect from an amateur creative writing club. The only thing that takes it up a notch is the acting, but the actual story was boring, predictable and cringe.

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  • Susan E Walkerdine
  • 06-04-22

Riveting!!!!

Kinda of guessed it from the start, but had to keep going…..fab fab fab performances, Mr Coster-Waldau and Mr Morrissey..Just Yummy. Listened non stop for two days. Well done Joe Derrick and the rest of cast, TOPS!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-30-22

great thriller/

this is an excellent detector mystery book. well acted/read. loved the changing voices through out the story,.Was very suspendful loved to hear another

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  • Karen Canty
  • 07-31-22

Great plot

Thought it was very well put together piece of drama, however I am sure I must have missed a bit of the story of why Chas seemed to have a definite non -Yorkshire accent, dare I even say slightly European at times, especially when his teenage Chaz did speak with a Yorkshire accent. This did kind of put me off. Apart from that well done.