5 out of 5 stars
If you’re unfamiliar with serialized fiction – it’s the idea that you take a story and separate it out into episodes – like a TV show. These are usually released on a website or as a podcast. I’ll be reviewing each episode separately as they come out to provide an episode by episode review of the story. Read my review of Episode One, Episode Two.
Some of my reviews may contain spoilers to past episodes – I’ll try and keep that to a minimum but I can’t guarantee anything.
In episode three we find a little more about Jonah’s day-to-day life outside of being the things we’ve seen/witnessed so far. He’s a worker who is sent out under guard to clean up some of the debris from the attacks. While digging he finds a McDonald’s “M” in the rubble and is reminded of his life before.
We’re treated to a flashback to the times before and it was easily the most interesting part of this. We meet Jonah and his wife (who he’s only ever thought back on to this point). We hear about the attacks from their point of view (not really knowing/understanding what is going on) and we find out how his wife dies.
That entire sequence was needed and really makes Jonah a much more likable character. It humanizes him a bit.
The end of this episode was fast-paced and really opens up the world and introduces some more people and maybe more factions?
All I can say from the ending is I can’t wait for it to be next weekend already so I can figure out what is going to happen to Jonah.
Check out Episode Three here (or subscribe on other podcast apps)
Convergence Episode Three by Michael Patrick Hicks
Narrator: Travis Baldree
Length: 45 mins
Series: Convergence #3
Published by Serial Audio on December 19th 2018
Genres: Science Fiction
Memories are the most dangerous drug.
Jonah Everitt is a killer, an addict, and a memory thief.
After being hired to kill a ranking officer of the Pacific Rim Coalition and download his memories, Everitt finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a terror cell, a rogue military squadron, and a Chinese gangster named Alice Xie. Xie is a profiteer of street drugs, primarily DRMR, a powerful narcotic made from the memories of the dead. With his daughter, Mesa, missing in post-war Los Angeles, Everitt is forced into an uneasy alliance with Alice to find her.
Mesa’s abduction is wrapped up in the secrets of a brutal murder during the war’s early days, a murder that Alice Xie wants revenged. In order to find her, Jonah will have to sift through the memories of dead men that could destroy what little he has left.
In a city where peace is tenuous and loyalties are ever shifting, the past and the present are about to converge.