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The Messenger

Can audiobooks sound like comic books? Not easily, but this story reads like one.

It’s amazing what can be done with only a thousand words. This piece – fittingly written by an English and Literature professor – was scripted in such an evocatively self-aware and hyperbolic style that it practically drew cell-shaded images in my mind as I read it. The only thing that’s really missing here are sound effects. It’s a seven-minute caper through the mythical, the fantastical, the utterly mundane. It’s heaven and hell. It’s also very purple.

Many thanks to Dr. Jeff Gard, Briar Cliff University, for his permission and approval of this dramatization of his work. Also thanks to Havok Publishing for originally publishing this piece.