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The Shadow out of Time

By: H. P. Lovecraft
Narrated by: H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
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A strange case of amnesia strikes down a university professor: Five years of his life vanish under a mysterious cloud. He recovers and embarks on an investigation to piece together his strange activities and nefarious associations while afflicted. His bizarre dreams collide with reality when an archeological dig uncovers astonishing ruins in the remotest deserts of Western Australia. Finally he confronts the ultimate terror of the universe’s master race in “The Shadow Out of Time”.    

Public Domain (P)2008 HPLHS, Inc.

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Wow I never knew this story was so good!!!

I have always found this Lovecraft story to be a little less interesting than some of his better know work. Wow was I wrong. This just became one of my favorite Lovecraft stories and the best episode of Dark Adventure yet! The way these radio shows bring to life Lovecraft's work while still maintaining the elements of the written versions that make his writing so captivating is amazing.

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Favorite of the Dark Adventure series

This is exceptionally well produced and performed. I particularly commend the performance of the main character, but they all do an excellent job with the diction and vocabulary of the time period. It’s quite immersive.

The intro announcer is a bit corny, but if you listen to the other HPLHS radio dramas, you might catch a few references to the “sponsors”, which I found clever.

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Enjoyed it!

As a huge fan of lovecraft and radio shows I just enjoyed the whole experience and can't wait for more.

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Not as great

But still good!
Some of the acting and accents were not as convincing as usual and this story didn't capture me as many of the others have. Still a fun ride.

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Perhaps one of the best audio presentations ever

I wrote previously on another, earlier, title - not by the same publishers - in which the narration and sound effects were annoying and distracting. Amateurish and infantile. This book ... nay, it is not a book .. it is a PERFORMANCE ... was the exact opposite. Engaging, well acted, and a wonderful original story. Would look to get more of these theater pieces, for sure. BRAVO! *standing applause*

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fun

fun, very fast paced, good voice acting, fun groups to read h p lovecraft. stories.

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Great story, great production

This is a great story idea brought to shiny new light by the HPLHS. Well done.

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Terrifying Secret Buried by Amnesia

Another fantastic episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theater. A professor loses the memory of five years of his life. This adaptation was outstanding as usual. The production, sound effects and music are wonderful. What really sets this apart is the superb vocal talents of the actors. Every voice is pitch perfect in character and they perfectly immerse you in this world. So much fun!

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  • 09-17-22

Amazing one

This has be up there with Call to Cthulhu and At the mountains of madness. Story has got to be one of the best out of the Cthulhu mythos!

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  • 12-20-20

Other wordly scary goodness

Insomnia, personal invasion and screaming monsters. An introduction as well for the other world.
Just what I needed for my night sailing.
Yet again my hat off for the developers. A fine job you did.

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  • 12-20-18

Frightful and Dark.

A perilous exploration of the antediluvian past, and a journey through the pain of mental trauma and wild locations, the Shadow out of Time is a great way to experience the dark perspective of Lovecraft. As an Australian, i loved the exploration of the Outback!