The Shadow of the Bear: Award-Winning Audio Drama Show

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Only available at Chesterton Press!Award-winning Audio Drama Show

More than an audio book!  This is an audio drama show!

Listen in as the characters from The Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman come to life in this award-winning audio drama show produced by Andrew Schmiedicke featuring:
*a full-cast of actors
*full stereo
*dramatic sound design
*original music
*over 3.5 hours of listening time

In addition to winning The Sonic Society's 2009 Award for "Best Audio Drama Show"The Shadow of the Bear audio drama was also a finalist for:

John and Francis at Northern Rain Studio.

1) Best Sound and Editing - Northern Rain Studio.

2) Best Script - Regina Doman.

3) Best Actress for Theresa Ford Fisher's performance of Blanche.

4) Best Actor for Alex Fedoryka's performance of Bear.

This drama has been played on Ave Maria Radio in Michigan and featured on radio drama blogs such as The Sonic Society and Radio Drama Revival.

In New York City, a young, secretive street tough who calls himself, Bear, lands on the doorstep of two teenaged sisters in the middle of a January snowstorm. On the one hand Rose is delighted with his surprising knowledge of literature, poetry, and music; on the other hand Blanche is afraid of his apparent connections to drugs, murder, and a hidden treasure. Even as Blanche learns to trust him, her fears that Bear's friendship threatens their family prove terrifyingly true.

LISTEN to the Radio Promo from The Shadow of the Bear audio drama show.

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Episode 1 - approx. 25 minutes
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Music from The Shadow of the Bear audio drama.

Interview with Regina and Andrew on Radio Drama Revival about The Shadow of the Bear audio drama.


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  • 5
    Awesome audiodrama

    Posted by Jackie on 17th Oct 2017

    I loved Regina's book "The Shadow of the Bear." So, when I found out there was an audio drama I was a bit nervous. Usually, I have found that audio dramas take many liberties with the source material and sometimes even completely change parts of a book. However, that is not the case for this audio drama. It magnificently transforms the book into a play atmosphere with background music and excellent voice actors for each character. It went straight by the book in every way and was such a pleasure to listen to.

  • 5
    Exciting and Poignant: Terrific Mix of Mystery and Fairy Tale

    Posted by Meredith Burton on 26th May 2016

    The Shadow of the Bear is a riveting drama based on a novel by Regina Doman. When a mysterious stranger comes to their door on a stormy night, Rose and Blanche Brier are drawn into a mystery involving hidden treasure, treachery, and malevolence. The young man, whom the girls call Bear, is drawn to the Brier family and their kindness. But can he be trusted?

    I am a blind individual and love audio dramas. The Shadow of the Bear is wonderfully done. Sound design and music is handled well and does not overpower the acting. The voice actors do exceptionally well. I was particularly impressed with the actresses portraying Blanch and Rose. The sisters have such different personalities: Blanche cautious and practical, Rose impulsive and dreamy. The actor portraying the villain has a chilling but cultured voice, and I enjoyed the "dwarfish" quality to it.

    As this story is a modern-day retelling of "Snow White and Rose Red," it was really interesting to meld mystery with fairy tale. All the elements from the fairy tale are skillfully woven into an exciting thriller plot. I fervently wish Black as Night, (the second book in the series), could be dramatized as well. It is a retelling of Snow White and my favorite book in the series. I would definitely purchase a copy.
    Please give this riveting drama a chance. You will not be disappointed. God bless you all.

  • 5
    We love this story!

    Posted by Jeanette on 19th Feb 2015

    Our family loves everything by Regina Doman and this audio version of Shadow of the Bear is no exception. Of course there are scenes from the book that are not in the audio show, but it does a great job of getting the gist of the story. We have listened to the story while traveling, cooking and cleaning and would love to hear the other Fairy Tale Novels put into audio.

  • 4
    Good for a quick fix

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2014

    The Fairy Tale Novels have been a favorite book series of mine for almost 10 years now. Naturally, I have imagined scenes, dialogues, and action down to the very facial expressions of each character. Therefore, I think it would be very difficult to produce any sort of dramatization of one of the novels that would completely satisfy me. There are favorite scenes and phrases that will always be left out. For example, one of my favorite fish lines, "hello violinist, fancy meeting you here", was altered in the audio drama. That said, I enjoyed the added bear/ fish scenes. The voice acting was fairly good, and the audio effects were decent. It's good if you like the stories and like listening to books on CD as a way to relax. Overall, good for a quick fairy tale novel fix :)

  • 5
    Excellent audio version of Shadow of the Bear

    Posted by Janet T on 15th Jun 2014

    Two princes in exile. Two peasant girls drawn into the mystery - and danger - surrounding the exiles.

    This audio drama captures Shadow of the Bear beautifully, with the script, the music, the actors, all working together to bring the heart of the story to life. Highly recommend!