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Reverse Transmission

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
3 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Reverse Transmission is a darkly comedic story that combines elements of science fiction and dystopian thrillers, centering on a murder spree involving a self-driving car. Jay, a starving artist, gets the only day job she’s qualified for: “driver” of a self-driving car at the rideshare company Awooga. The job turns from hilariously awkward to intensely frightening when the car runs over a pedestrian and manipulates Jay into disposing the body.

Who or what is causing the car to kill? Could it be the CEO of Awooga? Has the car become sentient – and homicidal? Or is an anti-technology cult resisting artificial intelligence and augmented reality behind the violence?

Reverse Transmission was written by Param Anand Singh and directed by Ben O’Brien of Wham City Comedy, a collective known not only for their brilliant and unsettling sketches and performances but also for the “easter eggs” carefully placed within their works. Listeners will have as much fun unscrambling Reverse Transmission as fans did with some of their previous work.

Chapter 1: Dead Rider / When I'm in a Car

Chapter 2: Wild in the Streets

Chapter 3: Born Enemy

Chapter 4: Dream Baby Dream / Oscillations

Chapter 5: O Superman

Chapter 6: This Isn't Heaven, This Sucks

Chapter 7: Stereo Sanctity / Got Soul, Need Body

Chapter 8: In C (Shanghai Film Orchestra)

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What did I just listen to?

This story was fantastic for 6 episodes then it just lost the plot. I like having to think about or interpret an ending, but this just left too many things unexplained....
Don’t know the point of so many things...
What happened?
If anyone knows, please explain....

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For teens

A bit silly for over 20s. Premise is idiot main character. Unexplained mechanics in presentation

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  • Wai
  • 22-01-2019

Made no sense

Terrible. I was listening to it utterly confused about what we going on and hoping it would all tie itself together at some point. Then it just ends.

Absolutely pointless.

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Terrible

Please dint waste your time!!!!!!! Story like is weird makes no sense!!! Watched it all to see what actually happens and ending doesn’t even explain it!!

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Wtf?

It’s like the story was written, dropped and put back in order the best they could without reading it.. wasn’t sure what the writer was trying to create here, but he failed hopelessly to get the plot across..
would not recommend for anyone..

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Don't waste your time

Disjointed Disappointing Dystopia
Bad start Bad story Bad ending. Give me back the time I lost on this please.

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Well acted, unsatisfying ending

This was a fascinating, engrossing listen, right up until the last episode, which made the ending unclear and totally disregarded all the set up from the previous episodes. It is a great example of theatre of the mind, however, and would be great for those looking to hear what can be done in the aural medium.

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Really poor story

This series of short episodes isn’t worth your time, not sure why Audible has even uploaded this.

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Sound goes up and down to a pointless end

The story had a lot of merit when it got into it but the characters are somewhat hard to care about and their motives are weird. The sound is too soft in areas and too loud in others.
Unusual and promising but ultimately fails to deliver.

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  • Sid
  • 23-05-2019

What did I just listen to?

I’ve now seen the other reviews, and thought maybe that I was smarter than them. I am not.

The ending was... confusing. I think I know partly what happened, but nothing at all seemed to be explained.

Easter eggs? I didn’t get one.

Easily the most disappointing thing I’ve listened to on Audible :(