I recently discovered the Limetown Podcast and wanted to give you my impressions of the story so far.

First of all, I’m used to listening to podcasts for Radio comedy and factual programmes, but have tended to stay away from listening to “radio” adaptations of drama and scifi.  Recently Limetown was recommended to me so I decided to give it a go.

The podcast consists of 7, 1/2 hour long episodes, and the story is presented as a documentary record of the investigations of Lia Haddock, an American Public Radio host, into the happenings at Limetown, 10 years ago.  The story owes tribute, in some part, to the original radio telling of “War of the Worlds”.

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.

In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?”

As story develops as Lia looks into the mystery of the Limetown research facility.  Initially she has little luck in finding any new information to explain the reasons behind the strange disappearances, but gradually, and perhaps due to the machinations of an as yet unseen hand, small elements of the story are revealed.

To go into any great detail about the story now would be to spoil the plot.  I found it gripping, for the most part well-acted and in places, genuinely chilling.

I’ll update this post when I’ve finished the whole series, but I feel confident enough after 3 episodes to say that’s it’s worth giving it a go.