Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tales from the Archives Vol. 2 - #3
By: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Written & Narrated by: JR Blackwell
Format: Podcast, 18:37 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk
Series: 3nd in Tales of the Archives Vol. 2 podcasts, part of A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series
Recommendation: Yes. Nice way to meet new characters in this steampunk-ish world particularly if you enjoyed the book; A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Phoenix Rising. We are introduced to another Agent of the Ministry, and her experiment in the name of women of the Empire. Really is a great fun listen!
Women of the Empire
Wellington Thornhill Books and Doctor Josepha Raven Blackwell share 'an encounter' after-hours at the Ministry, all part of Dr. Blackwell's research into hysteria.
Brief as the encounter, one of them will not come out quite the same from it.
My Thoughts and Summary:
Wellington shares a memorable...encounter with Doctor Blackwell.
Doctor Blackwell summons Wellington to her lab, after hours, by way of a note mentioning she needs him urgently. Agent and Doctor Josepha Blackwell wants Wellington to help in an experiment on hysteria, a condition believed that more unmarried women suffer from. Wellington is nervous from all the stories he has heard and from a few other interactions with the good Doctor, along with being after hours. Wellington thinks he knows what body part Doctor Blackwell wants a mold of, in the name of science and for women of the Empire.
Oh this was fun! Enjoyed the sense of humor in this episode. This episode was just what the Doctor ordered for the end of the day. Laughter, was on the order here. I chuckled, and then laughed out, enjoying the insinuation and what Wellington thought, then what Wellington learns to be truth.
This is not your typical Archive tale. We are not on a mission, but meeting other agents with Wellington's impressions of the lovely Doctor.
I loved Dr. Blackwell! She is crazy, smart and makes Wellington uncomfortable, which makes me laugh! Mix an independent woman with the reserved and proper Wellington Books, and well, Wellington is a might bit uncomfortable. And it's funny. A classic funny.
Tee Morris does a fabulous job as Wellington. I enjoyed the strain in his voice. And JR Blackwell, had so much fun with her character. She gave the feel of Dr. Blackwell perfectly in her voice.
Would you like to listen to these? For a taste of the characters or in addition to the book... Visit The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
NEW!! The Tales from the Archives: Volume 1 can now be found on Kindle as The Ministry's 99-Penny Dreadfuls. You can find these for your Reading pleasure in any eFormat you would like at Smashwords.
There are short stories always added to the listing. So keep checking back!
I listened to this short story for my own enjoyment.