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Publisher's Summary

If you drive past the lights of downtown Roswell, north on Route 285 into the darkness of the New Mexico desert, you'll run across a little radio station with a single tower. This is the home of WKLEN talk-radio, broadcast through Tower #57.

Fresh out of the local community college and eager to start his career in radio production, Luther Stenson arrives for his first shift as an intern on Evening Sands, a late-night radio show focused on the unexplainable and broadcast throughout the lower forty-eight.

Luther’s first night in radio quickly becomes one he’ll never forget, when a mysterious caller known only as "Magnolia" begins to interfere with the station’s broadcast. As the night progresses, Luther and the station crew are pushed to their psychological and emotional limits as they uncover a life-threatening secret and deal with forces beyond their control. The desert is lonely at night...

In the city known for attracting millions to the uncanny, tonight the uncanny is attracted to the only light in the desert... The blinking red crown of Tower 57.

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Fun storytelling with good story line.

loved it. finished in one sitting. Twist is good especially ending.
very nice blend of conspiracy theories and concepts. fun
All actors were fantastic.

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Very interesting!

I listen to Audible while walking on Treadmill. So it suits me to have a gripping story that keeps me continue walking without getting bored. This is one such story. They researched a lot with twists at the right moments. Kept me pondering what next, even when not listening! Overall, an excellent read! Of course, the ending was a bit disappointing. But I don't see any other way the authors could have made it better.

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  • JS
  • 25-06-21

Super Story and Narration 💯💯💯

Kept holding till the last chapter. Story was awesome and carried seamlessly from 1st chapter till the Last ! Recommended to all the thriller lovers !

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It's Story is Amazing

except sceptical ending part it's highly recommend, I mean the story is just breath taking.

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Wasn't expecting much and that is why this was

an absolute joy to listen to, cannot believe something like this exists and people aren't talking about it more. the story was sci fi but not too over the top, the performances were incredible.
this deserves atleast a few awards.
the ending was not my favourite but it was in no way bad, I just didn't like something that happened as I have lost people and it had an impact my entire life.
Amazing and must listen, I have already listened to it more than once.

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ultimate audiobook

loved it! I was never lost in the story and always felt I was in the room with the characters. amazing work

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really liked this one .

this was really thrilling. I really enjoyed listening to this . completed it in one day as I couldn't seriously put it down . ending could have included little more detailing in connecting things as it felt a little incomplete but if this is going to be first in series and there will be more to come then still fine 😊

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A well-done sci-fi

A good listen for sci-fi fans.
Narration is on point and all the performers we good.
Special props to the music and sound staging.

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outstanding!

Cannot really describe it.. Hats off to the writer and the artist!
very well performed 👏👏👏👏👏

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Good story. But very poor performance

one can't understand who is talking and when. No descriptions of the surrounding or no setup of the story. All voice are same.

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  • Stephen bentley
  • 01-11-20

Definitely worth a listen

As a short story I was gripped I don’t normally listen
To this sort of book and I hope more of this kind I loved the story full Mark’s to the cast and it was free I would have gladly used a credit on it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-20

A solid Twilight-zone like radio drama

I am absolutely hooked on this, it has a twilight zone like radio drama feel to it with solid voice acting.

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  • dee
  • 24-11-20

Interesting ideas, uneven execution.

This mostly played out like a B grade radio drama. However, the third episode- the night in the desert - was like something else entirely- genuinely terrifying in parts. The skinwalker should have played a bigger part throughout, as the next episodes were quite weak by comparison. It was free and, overall, worth listening to.

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  • Blue
  • 11-11-20

Fascinating Si-Fi story

I didn’t really think this was going to be very good but I really enjoyed the characters and the acting was very good too May be not the best story every written but I did enjoy it

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  • Carole Dornauer
  • 03-11-20

Quite gripping

I was quickly hooked and curious about the outcome through the unfolding story lines. There were many twists and turns leading to the gripping climax and unexpected end.
Well done Audible team and Mike Charsick.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-20

Excellent story that starts small and ends big

*no spoilers*
This story begins like any old life-novel but quickly captures the reader with a supernatural mystery that uses real life events from the 20th century and intertwines them into a compelling story. The mystery keeps one entertained to the end.

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  • Dave.
  • 07-12-20

Poor

I do not like being forced to submit a review before I have finished the performance as this has done.

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  • Louis Adaway
  • 25-04-21

Five star

Simply one of the best audio books I've listened to for a while. Great listen from start to finish

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  • John Dale Spence
  • 29-03-21

Please make play lists available

Well told story would have been 5 stars if it was in 1 continuous run

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  • Tuomo
  • 11-02-21

Meh.

Great idea, decent storytelling, and interesting main characters. The flip-flopping of motivations and attitudes was horrible though. What could possibly have been the Bad Guy's motivation in either foiling the plan, _or_ in tipping off the good guys once they had succeeded? Why are the calm and collected characters suddenly in panic in one scene, and calm and controlled again in the next? Also, most of the sound effects seemed unpolished and subtracted from the experience rather than adding to it.

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  • S Lee
  • 22-11-20

An interesting premise

Interesting, exciting story. Slow start, but accelerated very well. Listened to it in one sitting.

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  • Wayne Pirie
  • 19-12-20

Fantastic story and performance

What and amazing story and performance, can't wait to try more. The story was riveting, couldn't stop listening. And the performance and overall sound experience with music and sound effects was truly amazing, you could do really picture all the scenes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-12-20

loved it

fantastic
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words can't describe
just listen to it
bravo

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  • IanKH
  • 11-12-20

An enjoyable story

I enjoyed listening to this story. I wasn't sure where it was going at the start but I soon got into it. It's worth a listen and...It's free so that makes it even more worthwhile.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-11-20

Cool story

Enjoyed this so much, listened in one sitting. Characters were well played & very believable. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it too.

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  • Nadia David
  • 26-11-20

Great radio play!

This was a fantastic listen and just kept me riveted. A bit scary at times but so well written and performed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-20

madness

first time for one of these audio movie style books,was awesome, story was solid voice acting was great also for a free👌

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  • Catherine Stepancic
  • 03-03-21

Mystery and Adventure of the Third Kind.

Tower 57 was a delight. I loved it, and even though the end was spectacular I never wanted it to end. I was involved with the characters immediately and felt like I was in the room. I'm keeping it in my library because I know I'll enjoy it again. Wonderful story and superb enactment. Thanks for the hours of pleasure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-21

gripping

i was drawn in, scared, fearful, yet, I wanted to know the outcome. l oving thses audible podcast stories!

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  • Bronwyn Tarlton
  • 24-01-21

Thoroughly enjoyed!!

This was an amazing listen - had me on the edge of my seat and wanted to listen to the entire thing in one night...

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