This first installment of the Cliff Weller Mystery series, “The Geminus Conspiracy”, opens with down-on-his-luck Cliff Weller drinking his blues away at Nicky Congo’s Bar. But the gearshift of his luck slams into fast forward when a baffling but attractive woman seeks his help in locating a runaway teenager. Maybe it was the wad of cash she flashed or the scent of her perfume, either way, much to Cliff’s better judgment he was compelled to take on the case. But of course not all is what it seems to be. Through his investigation Cliff uncovers the Geminus Corporation a sinister organization involved in clandestine genetic experiments. He also discovers that the Corporation, the woman, the runaway and a homeless man (who seems to have returned from the dead) have a shadowy connection. Then there’s that abandoned warehouse on the edge of the city, the one with the eerie inexplicable lights. Is it really haunted as the locals say or is there something else going on there? This supernatural Sci-fi tale features a Full Cast, engaging sound effects and music. Featuring British voice actor David Ault as Cliff Weller.
“There’s a thousand dreams in this sleeping city. Or so they tell me. I wouldn’t know. I haven’t slept in what feels like years. And on that rare occasion when I do fall asleep, the same dream plays over and over. I’ve done everything I can to try and shake it. That’s why I’m here in this forgotten corner of the city. To get away from the dreams.” –Cliff Weller, PI
Release Date: April 24, 2018 / Runtime: 100 Minutes
Digital Download / CD / MP3 CD
PUBLISHER: Design Sound Productions / DISTRIBUTION: Blackstone Publishing
David Ault as Cliff Weller
Written by Diane Vanden Hoven
Also featured in order of appearance; TRISHA BROWN as Mrs. Jackson, MARY ELLEN HERDER as Crazy Marge and Rita Poirier, KEITH BURNETT as Detective Salmon, ROBERT TYMEC as Nicky Congo, LAURA VAN VEEN as Veronica, NOELLE DUPUIS as Holy Toledo and Phyllis, BILL TYE as Woody, BILL CRAVEN as Jason, JAMES HEBBLETHWAITE as Bull Dog, ALYSSA DOHERTY as Laura, GEORGE ZARR as Jimmy and DAN LIPINSKI as the Guard.
The Street Kids featured; Skylar Lumsden, Judah Skipper, Lindsay St. Peter, Mackenzie St. Peter, Coby Turner, Miranda Lucier and Meagan King.
Written by Diane Vanden Hoven. Directed by Laura Van Veen and David Farquhar.
Recording Engineer, Sound Design and Post Production: David Farquhar
Original concept David Farquhar and Erin Connelly
Copyright 2018 Design Sound Productions and Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre
THE GEMINUS CONSPIRACY was featured on Sound Affects hosted by Jerry Stearns on Public Radio stations KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St Paul, Minnesota.
THE GEMINUS CONSPIRACY was featured on Midnight Audio Theatre hosted by Catherine Rinella on National Public Radio (NPR) radio station WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus, Ohio.
“It’s quite good. I listen to it (on) one of my over nights. Great job David Ault!” –Tweeted by Eric L. Busby U.S. west coast based writer, director, producer (The Byron Chronicles, Darker Projects, and Star Trek – Lost Frontier).
“Awesome possum…..it’s a very well put together play. I would even enjoy it if I wasn’t in it!” – Rob Tymec Actor.
“I know I wanted to…(air the show) at the end of the season, but I couldn’t wait any longer. Love it!” – Jack Ward, Host The Sonic Society, Podcast/Broadcast on CKDU 88.1 FM Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The story seemed a bit rushed but as a fan of David Ault I still enjoyed it. This is more than an audio book, it has a full cast with sound effects and music. 5/5 for Performance and 3/5 for Story –N. Willitsford, Audible Review
“Produced by David Farquhar and his company Voices in the Wind (AudioTheatre), this mystery/hard-boiled detective series with a noir flavor fits perfectly in an audio setting…As always, voice acting veteran David Ault knocks it out of the park with his unique blend of snark…His character’s laid back attitude is in direct conflict with the dark and gritty nature of most hard-boiled detective fiction. Yes, he’s a wreck and has a similar backstory as many film noir protagonists, but his outlook on life is what sets him and the story apart.” – 4/5 Stars – Michael Bergonzi, Audio Drama Reviews