Narrator: Alex Hyde-White
on 22 April 2016
Length: 56 mins
Genres: Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal
Source: Author, Submitted
Are you ready for one hell of a bumpy ride?
A man's daily commute becomes a hellish nightmare in this harrowing account of a horrific bus crash that transforms a fateful ending into a painful beginning for an unlucky lot forced to endure.
Based on an age-old premise with a fresh perspective that visits the undesirable side of life after death.
©2016 R.K. Howard (P)2016 R.K. Howard
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A man just wants to get home after a long day of work. His daily commute on the express bus goes from mundane to strange, then horrific as he learns the meaning of life. There are lessons to be learned, and if you don’t learn them, and learn them well, the consequences are unforgiving and permanent.
The Express is short (under and hour) and to the point. The Devil is in the details as they say. There is a folksy kind of tone to the story, almost a 1940’s novel with an “Oh Boy, this isn’t swell” kind of mood. But the setting is modern until it turns dark, very dark. Somehow the narrator is able to speak to us from way beyond time and warns us of our own possible fate.
The simple plot is straightforward and entertaining with little in the way of surprises or twists, just one man’s fall into the abyss. For a quick listen without too much brain power this could be a nice escape.
The story is performed by Alex Hyde-White. His sonorous voice is perfect for the folksy character both in tone and mood. There is a lighthearted feel to his voice that keeps the dark story from being depressing. There is only the one character telling us the entire story with no other character voices. He excellent and wonderful to listen to. A voice you might want to follow.
The Express is a quick tale that is reasonably enjoyable. Nothing earth-shattering or new, but entertaining enough. Give it a listen if you are in the mood for one man’s decent into darkness.
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