"What is the law? Not to eat flesh or fish, that is the law; are we not men? What is the law? Not to chase other men, that is the law; are we not men?"
As castaway Edward Prendick learns, Moreau is a feared, wrathful "god" to his beastmen. And in comparing Moreau to his lumbering, gentle servant M'Ling, it is sometimes difficult to tell which is the man, and which is the beast.
Wells' classic shocker raises the question of what it means to be human. "Pain...is such a little thing".
Herbert George Wells is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking science fiction (The Time Machine) and social commentary (The Shape of Things to Come), but his place in horror fiction is assured by his novella "The Island of Dr. Moreau".
This is a full-cast, soundscaped audio dramatization of a classic story from one of the masters of the genre.
© and (P)1995 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
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