Alice Isn't Dead

Publisher:
Night Vale Presents

Alice Isn't Dead

4.9/5

Critic Rating

A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lucy White • Independent.ie Jun 20, 2021

"Alice Isn’t Dead is widely considered the gold standard of story podcasting, effortlessly straddling genres of gritty realism, horror and mystery. Keisha’s road-trip encounters are downright creepy, her audio diary instantly bringing the listener along for an unsettling ride."

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Score: 4.5

Devin • St. Charles Parish Library Jan 29, 2021

"The twists and turns of this story are some of the best things about it. If you’re at all familiar with Joseph Fink’s work on Welcome to Night Vale, you won’t be disappointed by the eeriness he brings to this tale told through Keisha’s audio logs."

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Score: 4.9

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Oct 28, 2020

"(Updated) It uses a potent mix of ingredients — a sharp frame; a rich univers; big ideals; and vivid, ghostly imagery — to weave a gorgeous story that touches on feelings of loneliness, companionship, and the longing for home. from a narrative perspective, things get a little messy, the podcast never loses sight of the core intimacy that gives power to its performances — and it ultimately leaves listeners with a remarkably tender epilogue."

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Score: 5

Jesse Schedeen • IGN Apr 15, 2020

"Alice Isn't Dead provides a satisfying, meaty story that doesn't overstay its welcome or grow bogged down in convoluted mythology. In many ways, the music is the real star of the show. The series is produced and scored by Disparition, who provides a moody and often mesmerizing accompaniment to Alice's winding journey."

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Score: 5

Pooja Ramakrishnan • DELTA LAB Dec 12, 2018

"It's well-written and gory, and the plot steams ahead. His (Joseph Fink) expertise is reflected in the quality and content of this show as well. Even the intro theme is as powerful as any popular show on Netflix and sets the tone for a promising horror fiction story. At the end of the first season, the show successfully emerges as a bone-chilling treat for lovers of all things nocturnal and creepy. If Stephen King delighted you as a young adult, add this to your binge list."

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Score: 4.7

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Oct 2, 2018

"When Alice Isn’t Dead fires on all cylinders, it moves like music. The plot is solidly entertaining, well-balanced between the strength of its YA-flavored mythological thrills and its many well-executed creepy ideas. Alice Isn’t Dead’s more notable achievement lies in how it conjures mood, feeling, and a sense of place. The podcast can be troublesome in some places. The story features a few sequences of physical conflict, which plays out in quick descriptions delivered by the narration. I will most definitely remember how I felt listening to it, and how it conjures feelings in a way that many other podcasts do not."

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Score: 4.9

Sarah Griffin • Irish Times May 5, 2018

"As fiction podcasts go, Alice Isn’t Dead is extremely unusual. This uneasy, tense production from Night Vale Presents not only makes excellent use of the audio medium, but actively incorporates it into how the story at hand is being told. A dark listen for the brighter evenings, this is a shocking piece of audio drama with a huge heart thundering under poetic and surprising writing."

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Score: 4.8

Carolyn Ducker • Geek Girl Authority Mar 11, 2018

"The story is so well executed. Each episode drops in enough questions to keep listeners coming back, but resolving enough conflict to satisfy listeners. Season finales feel underwhelming until the last minute or so, when everything creepy comes into play. Alice Isn’t Dead performs up to standard, and even raises the bar for Night Vale Presents."

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