A four-part, full cast audio play adaptation of Islands, a novella by Eric Flint set within the world of the Belisarius alternate history series created by Eric Flint and David Drake. (Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes.)
Epic adventure, the horrors and glory of war, and the dawning of authentic love combine in this drama based on a classic novella of the Belisarius series.
AD 751: The being from the future known as Aide has brought technology to Byzantine Rome in an attempt to oppose another nefarious AI from the same future. This is a Roman Empire with the telegraph, muzzle-loading rifles, and steam-powered ships. In the midst of this transformed world: Calopodius Saronites, 17 years old and a Constantinople aristocrat who has gone to the front with General Belisarius to seek glory. And Anna Saronites, also 17, Calopodius' wife by arranged marriage who seeks a life for herself outside the strictures of Constantinople society.
As Anna journeys into the horror of war's rear area hospitals and uprooted lives, she finds uses for her talents of which she never dreamed, even as her husband, Calopodius, remakes his life on the front after he is blinded by a terrible wound. Credits: Islands: an audio drama based on the novella Islands by Eric Flint. Set in the world of the Belisarius series created by Eric Flint and David Drake. Adapted by Tony Daniel
Cast: Calopodius: Paul Kilpatrick Anna: Tracey Coppedge Illus: Lex Wilson Belisarius: Jeff Aguiar Luke: Lex Wilson Sister Catherine: Izzy Burger Irina: Rika Daniel Telegraph Operator: Carter Stavros: Paris Battle Menander: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn Abdul: Paul Kilpatrick Cottomenes: Paris Battle Riverman 1: Jeff Aguiar Dryopus: Gray Rinehart Captain: Paris Battle Orderly: Paul Kilpatrick Native Woman: Pj Maske Vendor 2: Pj Maske Patient 1: Jeff Aguiar Sunila: Cokie Daniel ; Sergeant: Gray Rinehart Soldier 1: Paris Battle Soldier 2: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn Riverman 2: Paris Battle Abelard: Paris Battle Soldier 3: Gray Rinehart Malwa Attacker 1: Jeff Aguiar Malwa Attacker 2: Paris Battle Boat Helmsman: Paris Battle Sailor 1: Carter Sailor 2: Gray Rinehart Row Master: Jeff Aguiar Supplicant: Pj Maske Official: Jeff Aguiar Slave Auctioneer: Paris Battle Slave Girl: Tracey Coppedge Vendor 1: Paul Kilpatrick Doctor: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn Patient 2: Paris Battle Khusrau: Jeff Aguiar Tribune: Gray Rinehart Staff Officer: Paris Battle
Crew: Sound Engineer: Barry Jaked Music: Matty Karas and Cheri Leone Script: Tony Daniel Director: Jerome Davis Baen Publisher: Toni Weisskopf