Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Teeth in the Mist

Teeth in the Mist (an Audiobook) is a genre-bending epic horror-fantasy, inspired by the legend of Faust, that spans generations as an ancient evil is uncovered–perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Ransom Riggs.

Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations…

Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember–so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?

In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward–one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.

1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.

Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one unholy pact: a pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching…

This haunting and captivating mystery redefines the horror and fantasy space. 

“Translating this intensely physical, tactile experience of the story into audio is a delicious, maddening challenge—and Teeth in the Mist was perhaps the most daunting of all.  We knew from the outset that the production would rely heavily on sound design and effects.  The book bursts with unique elements like handwritten letters written in reverse, schizophrenic font sizes and hues, and words behaving strangely (dripping down the page, breaking apart, or floating haphazardly).  It was imperative to have an instinct for how we would approach these elements while recording with the talent in the booth.  As an example, Marisa Calin recorded each line of the reversed handwritten letters twice—once in full voice and then again as a whisper in sync with the full voice track we had just recorded.  During post production, we asked Gabino Reyes to play the whispered track in reverse just slightly ahead of the actual line, a touch of reverb giving those lines an inscrutable and ghostly feel.  “

“The emotional component was essential to get right—and we used drones and music to great effect throughout to supplement the sound design, as emotional wallpaper.  Each piece was chosen carefully, and timed meticulously—all with obsessive attention to the emotional impact on each scene.  “

It all comes together to create an audiobook edition that stands apart—an expansive, cinematic experience that listeners can truly disappear into. 

Written By Dawn Kurtagich

Produced by Elece Green & Michelle Figueroa

Directed by Elece Green

Narrated by Marisa Calin, Polly Lee, Gemma Dawson, Allan Corduner, Steve West – Hachette Audio

If you have never listened to an audiobook before, then you are in for a treat, having the voices of the characters brought to life, (As well as sound effects) gives you the feel of an old radio play but with a somewhat modern feel. This team of actors really bring something special to this recording, and with perfect Irish, Welsh and English accents it really gives you the great feel of the setting and period. I highly recommend it. 

Download Teeth in the Mist here.


Richard Jones

Richard is the co-founder of Queer Forty. As a 40-something gay man, he is passionate about creating good, informative and entertaining content for the over 40 LGBTQ Community.

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