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Publisher's Summary

A random murder in a public park. An artist wracked by fantastical and haunting dreams. A police inspector confronting the depraved rites of a voodoo cult. Intrepid sailors pitted against a diabolical monstrosity risen from the bottom of the sea. And one man, doomed to understand that such things foretell madness and the end of mankind.

Public Domain (P)2012 HPLHS, Inc.

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Love that old timey radio concept

My only complaint is it's not the whole story but I bv was still a good listen.

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absolutely amazing!

this was thoroughly enjoyable. the acting was incredibly well done and immersive, worth the 6 dollars. This is a full cast production so there are many people doing the acting. It tells the tale with gusto, and with such wit and pacing that i could see in my minds eye exactly what was happening. It uses sound effects appropriately and in a way that dont detract from the story. All in all, this is the best way to experience this story to me which, when i originally read by the author was good, but a very dry read none the less. I cannot recommend this enough.

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A classic!

Another wonderful performance by Dark Mysteries! H. P. Lovecraft never gets old. Some of the vocabulary is a bit crass to our modern senses, but if you know anything about Lovecraft and the times he was alive in, it makes perfect sense and shouldn't put you off from this piece.

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great radio drama

done as a radio drama , this detective story had a great twist. no spoilers.

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A Fantastic Story for the Imagination

I love this book! The narration is theatrical and professional (the first audiobook I heard in such a format, FYI). Aside from its incredible presentation, the story itself is a timeless classic! Horror/ mystery/ thriller.... it’s short enough to keep interest and doesn’t drag at any point. It keeps you on edge - captivated.

I highly recommend this!

Listen to one of the most notable books of HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. I will be reading the others, for sure!

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So much greatness!

The story just had me hooked and its characters just give off a great feel to the story as well.

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short adaptation, not worth the money.

The made for old radio, with multiple character voices was better than one of the other monotone versions I tried. I actually like listening to old mystery stories on NPR, wo this was kind of fun. But, it was very short. when I got to the end, I was like, "That's it? What's that, like 2 chapters? Where's the rest of the story?"

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un clásico pero en este formato se pierde muchos

esta genial y divertido lo recomiendo mucho
como siempre hp sorprende , que mal q la dramatizacion se queda corta

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Very enjoyable!

The performance on behalf of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society was phenomenal. The book itself was also amazing, another excellent piece of literature by H.P. Lovecraft.

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Stellar stuff!

The performances were stellar and the story was chilling. Really good stuff as always from these folk!

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  • 08-18-20

classic story

classic story, brilliant narration, effects and music. got this while it was on a 50% off and didnt grudge the £3.

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  • 04-12-20

What an awesome play!

The acting team has done a great job. It was such a pleasure to listen this show. I am thrilled, and going to look for other masterpieces of these wonderful fellows.

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  • 08-01-18

Good but not the original

I enjoyed it but when talking to other people about it the story wasnt the same and since this was the first time listening to any of hp lovecrafts stories it confused me, would recommend the call of cthulhu and other stories over this

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  • Ashraf Lahmira
  • 07-29-22

Really Interesting

Really Interesting to listen to. If you are an H.P Lovecraft fan, you will love this. Has an amazing and ear grabbing narration throughout the whole book!

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  • Tony Hernandez
  • 12-08-21

Very enjoyable adaptation.

If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft you’ll really enjoy this. Engaging from start to finish with some excellent performances. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-21

A must-listen Lovecraftian story

Listened to it in one sitting, I loved the voice acting and build up. Climax was amazing.

Would listen more from these guys!

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  • RozRoxxx
  • 01-14-21

CallOfCthulhu: Gateway To A Cosmic Horror Saga.

highly preferred to just a straight audiobook. Great Voicework and ambiance brings it alive *****

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  • 06-13-20

Good dramatization

One good dramatization.
Some non-native English speakers might struggle to understand the location and situation in the story the first time they are listening.
While the dramatization is not too long you will likely replay it more often than not and thus you will understand more each time.
Perfect for an hour commute.

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  • Pongo Pygmaeus
  • 06-11-20

Really excellent

Well acted and very atmospheric. These DART dramatisations are usually super at conveying Lovecraft's stories in a way that enhances their power, and this is no exception

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  • ham.103
  • 02-11-20

A fun classic!

Another fun radio-show of a Lovecraft classic. I love the world that Lovecraft created and the over-the-top, kooky performance given by the Society.

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  • 01-01-19

Another Great Performance!

A dark and brooding adaptation of one of Lovecraft's less horrifying, but most infamous stories.

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  • 01-27-22

absolutely thrilling

I loved the original version, then to find one that is acted out, I particularly liked when the detective was retelling the story about the cult rital, that was quite riveting. definitely listen to this after you listen or read the full version of the same name.

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  • 05-25-21

Absolutely loving it

Amazing narration performance from an amazing book and author , can not recommend this series enough!

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  • Mitchell
  • 09-02-19

Great listen

Beautiful story, a must for anyone new to audible, great tale and very well versed vocals, enjoy and beware.