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A meteorite from cosmic space falls to earth on a backwoods Massachusetts farm. The space rock possesses peculiar qualities and mystifies even the brightest university scientists. But it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary meteor, as its otherworldly influence unleashes a creeping wave of despair, death, and decay into the land and its inhabitants.

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Brilliantly Done.

This is a really well done dramatisation and not a simple reading of the text, done into speech by the HP Lovecraft Historical Society (www.hplhs.org). It's extremely well done and fully captures the depth and existential horror of Lovecraft's original tale. We are mere playthings of a universe that is completely indifferent to the fate of individual humanity and humanity in general. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

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Late Halloween listen

A very well preformed audio play.
Great acting, clear and understandable voice and great background effects.
As for the story, well it's Lovecraft. I admit I haven't read the original story I just know the plot from a summary if there were any of Lovecraft's infamous dated views or elements cut out their not here as far as I can tell.

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So much fun!

I love Lovecraft, and these guys do a great job creating a radio-show feel. It is a fun, quick listen. This isn’t one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, but only because it is more sci-fi than horror feeling to me.

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  • Chasity
  • 10-05-19

a great short story interpretation was fantastic

the performance of this book was ideal. Usually HP Lovecraft is a hard read for the most part, however I found myself in thralled in the tale of this short story.

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  • jeff wood
  • 27-12-20

I LOVEcraft This Story

This was a great listen. Performances were fantastic and I didn't want the story to end, but like all good stories....it did.

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  • Nikki, Kira, Tara, Phelix, Luna
  • 16-12-20

don't drink the water

at first it sounded like a bad case of radiation poisoning. but like all his stories Lovecraft turned it around and made something horrific with it. the dramatization of the story made it sound more realistic and in a first hand perspective if the tragic incident. I never wish to see my children in that state and I doubt I will know what I would do if my children died or went missing. that added so much more horror to the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-20

Another great work by the HP Lovecraft HS

This was an amazing audio drama once again. The acting was spot on and the story was classic. The atmosphere and pace of the music was chilling. If you like HP Lovecraft or want to know some of his works you should get this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-20

Truly Creepy

This really creeper put. I turned out the lights and listened to this, super fun.

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  • TJ
  • 01-08-20

Radio drama at its best!

I really love these! They are done so well and they give you a real feel of how it was like to gather around the radio and hear a spooky story on a Saturday afternoon. Great acting and wonderful pacing. If you like old radio plays like the Shadow, etc., here's the horror version. Well Done!

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  • M.Biblioswine
  • 01-08-20

A great dramatization

This is a great dramatization. They stay true to the original story. I think their production adds a useful interpretation of the original.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-20

HPLHS does it again!

The performance was absolutely superb as all of the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre recordings are! I love the convenience of being able to listen to them without the CDs, although, I do still recommend purchasing physical copies purely for the splendid props!! Lovecraft wrote amazing stories and the HPLHS preforms them beautifully

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-07-20

Great!

I'm very satisfied with the production of this story. This is one of my fave by Lovecraft.

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  • LadiesMan217
  • 10-06-20

SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE

I have never actually reviewed audio books on here before but trust me these are worth it! I stumbled on this whole series by accident and I didnt even know about dramatized audio books before but once I heard it I was absolutely obsessed. the quality of these books are unbelievable the way the voice actors play their characters is amazing I absolutely love it. also support them by getting a H.P lovecraft historical society membership online you get some fun treats along with it. If the HPLHS is reading this you guys are doing absolutely amazing and please keep it up!