Amidst the horrors of war, a German submarine commander, confronting supernatural terrors while attempting to hold his crew together and repair his crippled submarine, discovers an undersea temple occupied by unknown presences.
Annoying German accent. Too many loud sound effects. Hard to listen to what he was saying over it.
I really enjoyed this high production version of alovecraftian tale that definitely pushed the creepy. I received it in exchange for an honest review and recommend it to anyone.
Written in 1920, H.P. Lovecraft's THE TEMPLE is an atmospheric short story that stands the test of time. The story is presented in the form of a journal entry from a German U-Boat officer during WWI documenting the final moments of the ship's damned voyage. After finding an ivory idol in the water and bringing it aboard, the crew descend into madness as the ship draws nearer to a lost underwater city.
This audio presentation is terrific and wonderfully captures the isolation and moments of panic aboard the U-Boat. Rather than reading this as a straight-up narration, K. Anderson Yancy has produced here a full-fledged sonic experience with sound effects and a mild background score that never distract and serve the story perfectly.
At only 45 minutes, THE TEMPLE is a great listening experience. This is my first listen to one of Yancy's "sonic movies," which harkens back to the days of radio drama, but it definitely will not be the last.
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