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Fantastic fantasy

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A look into wizards witches and warriors that all struggle for power and brings into play a deep conspiracy that seems endless

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Fantastic fantasy

By Austin luedeke - Sep 07 2017
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A look into wizards witches and warriors that all struggle for power and brings into play a deep conspiracy that seems endless
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The Audio Epics Podcast

Latest release on Feb 27, 2019

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Rank #1: Storytelling Point of View (part 1 of 2)

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"I remember it like it was yesterday..." or "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away?"

There are very different ways to tell a story and viewpoint is one of those technical things in writing that can have a huge impact even though the audience doesn't necessarily pay much attention to them. In this first part of our conversation, we explore the various viewpoints used in written fiction. Why use any one of these over the others? What makes them unique?

  • 3rd person omniscient
  • 3rd person limited
  • 2nd person (choose your own adventure)
  • 1st person reflective
  • 1st person camera

Works mentioned in this episode:

  • Narnia
  • Harry Potter
  • The Wheel of Time
  • Dune
  • The Stormlight Archive
  • Moby Dick
  • Dracula
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Reckoners Trilogy
  • The Love Tree
  • How I Met Your Mother

People mentioned in this episode:

  • C.S. Lewis
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Suzanne Collins
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Robert Jordan
  • Frank Herbert
  • Dan Brown
  • Jos Vanderloo

Jan 12 2019

40mins

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Rank #2: How long is an epic? Storytelling podcast #1

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This is the first of our storytelling conversations. The idea is to have one every week from now on.

We both like epic stories, but just how long and complicated does a story need to be to get that epic feel we love so much? 

Mentioned or discussed in this episode:

- The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

- The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

- The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)

- Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)

- The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan)

- Ancestry (Dayn Russell Leonardson)

- The Stormlight Archive (Brandon Sanderson)

- Reckoners (Brandon Sanderson)

- The X-Files

- Smallville

Oct 18 2018

28mins

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Rank #3: Storytelling in tabletop roleplaying games - Storytelling podcast #3

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We've played a lot of different roleplaying games and tried out various systems and settings, so of course we had to do an episode about them. We talk about the unique storytelling opportunities that this hobby presents, how it is a shared storytelling experience and how roleplaying games can help people improve their social skills. 

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Dungeons & Dragons (duh)
  • Raymond E. Feist
  • Dragonlance
  • Weis & Hickman
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • Dragon Age
  • RPGLit
  • RPG video games
  • 13th Age
  • World of Darkness
  • Vampire: The Masquerade
  • The One Ring
  • Descent
  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game

Nov 01 2018

37mins

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Rank #4: The Beast of the Western Wilds: a Witch Hunter Tale - part 1

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A new adventure begins! This dark fantasy dramatized audiobook is fit for both newcomers and fans of the Witch Hunter series.

Set in the years before the events told in Witch HunterThe Beast of the Western Wilds tells the story of one of Ludlov's most harrowing cases. Join the Witch Hunter on his journey to the edge of the wild, where he will be faced with dark family secrets, strange new creatures and perilous adventures in the woods...

This story is intended for mature audiences.

CREDITS

written by Domien De GrootMusic by Peter Van Riet and Dayn LeonardsonSoundmixing & postproduction by Domien De GrootVOICESDomien De GrootDayn LeonardsonMatthew McLeanEline HoskensKarim CronfliRobert CudmoreSarah GoldingGrace Van LysebettenNiklaas ReinholdAron BohdanowiczOlivier Fuchs

Dec 14 2017

28mins

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Rank #5: Humor in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #6

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Last week we delved into a topic related to horror, so this week we decided to go in the completely opposite direction and explore comedy. Somehow, we still couldn't avoid talking quite a bit about horror, too. Eline admits that her favorite moment in comedy is a puking scene and Domien is shocked by all the vulgarity these days.

Movies/shows/books/games mentioned in this episode:

  • Music & Lyrics
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Team America: World Police
  • Scary Movie
  • Epic Movie
  • Monkey Island
  • Space Quest
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Goat Simulator
  • Mr. Bean
  • Blackadder
  • In De Gloria
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Monty Python
  • The Room
  • Wrong Turn
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • Hostel
  • The Strangers
  • The Human Centipede
  • Aliens
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Red Dragon
  • The Silence of the Lambs

People mentioned:

  • Hugh Grant
  • Adam Sandler
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Louis de Funès
  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Wim Helsen
  • Bill Bailey
  • James Cameron

Nov 22 2018

51mins

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Rank #6: The hero in storytelling - Storytelling podcast #8

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Frodo Baggins, Superman, Luke Skywalker... Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but what is the defining characteristic that binds them? In this episode, we get into that topic and also go on a bit of a tangent about Belgian comic book characters and how they are massively different from American ones. Listen to find out why Eline didn't like the ending to The Dark Knight and what Domien's favourite female fictional character is.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Superman
  • Batman
  • The Hulk
  • Spider-man
  • Aquaman
  • Wolverine
  • Thor
  • The Lord of the Rings (like in every episode)
  • The Hobbit
  • Star Wars
  • Suske & Wiske
  • Jommeke
  • The Secret of N.I.M.H
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • The X-Files
  • The Will of the Woods
  • Witch Hunter
  • Avatar
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Hercules
  • Achilles

Dec 06 2018

52mins

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Rank #7: A conversation with Michel Lafrance

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In this episode, Domien has a conversation with Michel Lafrance from The Owlfield.
We delve into The Fairy Tree, a new interactive 3D audio drama written by Domien and produced by Michel. 
In addition, we play the first chapter of this unique adventure!
The Fairy Tree will be available on October 6th. 
The Fairy Tree website

Oct 03 2016

37mins

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Rank #8: The Audio Epics Approach

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In this new episode of the Audio Epics podcast, Domien talks about the Audio Epics approach to writing and storytelling. We also ask for your input. What do you want to hear in future episodes? Send your ideas to d.de.groot@audio-epics.com or comment on YouTube, the Audio Epics Facebook page or on twitter @DomienDeGroot.

Jul 12 2016

42mins

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Rank #9: The Beast of the Western Wilds: a retrospective

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Now that the final episode of The Beast of the Western Wilds has aired on our podcast and on YouTube, I feel it’s a good time to take a look back and talk about this story – how the idea for it came up, what I was trying to achieve with it and how it all came together. Of course, I have to warn you: there will be spoilers! Don’t listen to this if you haven’t listened to all of The Beast of the Western Wilds yet!

Feb 08 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: The Beast of the Western Wilds : A Witch Hunter Tale - part 3

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In the third episode of The Beast of the Western Wilds things are about to get serious in Schnertwald!

This dark fantasy dramatized audiobook is fit for both newcomers and fans of the Witch Hunter series. Of course you do need to listen to the previous two episodes first!

Join the Witch Hunter on his journey to the edge of the wild, where he will be faced with dark family secrets, strange new creatures and perilous adventures in the woods...

This story is intended for mature audiences.

Dec 28 2017

43mins

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Rank #11: Witch Hunter Chapter Six

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The sixth chapter of the epic Witch Hunter saga!
Ludlov the witch hunter has found an unlikely ally in the beautiful gypsy mage Samina. Both on the run from the authorities, they flee from the city. In the darkness of the Wildwood, they go looking for the trail of Samina's lost brother...

The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that looks like a tape).You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).

Apr 06 2016

43mins

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Rank #12: Witch Hunter Chapter Seven

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The Seventh Chapter of the Witch Hunter saga!
In the longest chapter so far, Ludlov and Samina find themselves on a very dark path indeed... A path that will lead them to hidden knowledge and many dangers...
The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that looks like a tape).You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).

Apr 14 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #13: News & status update!

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In this episode, Domien talks about the future of the Audio Epics podcast and introduces two new projects: The Fairy Tree with Michel Lafrance from The Owlfield and Witch Hunter Legends!
Where to buy our audio dramas:
Bandcamp Audiobooks On Tape (Witch Hunter) Audiobooks On Tape (Will of the Woods) Witch Hunter: the novel on Amazon
The Owlfield website:
Owlfield.com

Aug 16 2016

13mins

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Rank #14: Witch Hunter Chapter Eight

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The Eighth Chapter of the Witch Hunter saga!
Ludlov and Samina have embarked on a dangerous journey into the depth of Sevenpeaks, where they will discover a shocking truth about the history of the city...

The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that
looks like a tape)
.You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and
even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).

Apr 20 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: Witch Hunter Chapter Nine

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he Ninth Chapter of the Witch Hunter Saga!
The situation gets very serious in this latest Witch Hunter chapter. Is the end of Sevenpeaks in sight?
The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that looks like a tape).You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).

Apr 28 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: The Will of the Woods - Episode 1

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The Witch Hunter podcast is now the Audio Epics Podcast!
Today we present to you the first episode of The Will of the Woods! I've mentioned before that this is my favourite story. It's a fairy tale for all ages, so it's very different from Witch Hunter.
The story takes place in a world called the Infinite Woods, a place where the trees never end, inhabited by elves, talking animals and strange creatures...
The Will of the Woods was written by Domien De Groot
Directed by Eline Hoskens
Music by Peter Van Riet
Additional music by Vincent Pichal
With the voices of Domien De Groot, Stephanie Cuyt, Eline Hoskens, Niklaas Reinhold, Grace van Lysebetten and Aron Bohdanowicz
You can download the entire story on Bandcamp or get it on a USB drive cleverly disguised as a cassette!

Jun 01 2016

37mins

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Rank #17: The Beast of the Western Wilds : A Witch Hunter Tale - part 5

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Episode 5 of The Beast of the Western Wilds brings us to Castle Edelhart, where a dark history will be revealed...

This dark fantasy dramatized audiobook is fit for both newcomers and fans of the Witch Hunter series. Of course you do need to listen to the previous two episodes first!

Join the Witch Hunter on his journey to the edge of the wild, where he will be faced with dark family secrets, strange new creatures and perilous adventures in the woods...

This story is intended for mature audiences.

Jan 11 2018

44mins

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Rank #18: A tribute to Bill Hollweg

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A tribute to a great guy who will be sorely missed.

Apr 04 2017

3mins

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Rank #19: Witch Hunter Chapter Ten

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The Tenth Chapter of the Witch Hunter Saga!
Ludlov and Samina are now close to an event of apocalyptic proportions. Meanwhile, the city of Sevenpeaks faces the gravest threat it has ever encountered...
The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that looks like a tape).You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).

May 06 2016

1hr 22mins

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Rank #20: Witch Hunter Chapter Five

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The fifth chapter of Witch Hunter is called "Lapsus Angelus". In it, we go back into the distant past of Sevenpeaks to find out where the evil of the Black Sickle originated...
The entire Witch Hunter story is available on tape with lots of extras (it's not really a tape but a USB flash drive that looks like a tape).You can get it as a download (also with a lot of extras) and even as a novel (both in print and as an e-book).
PS: just type in "Witch Hunter Domien" on your Amazon of choice (.com,.co.uk, .de, .ca or .fr) to find the book, like this:

Mar 31 2016

43mins

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