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Editorial Reviews

The talents of the Atlantic Radio Theatre Company are on full display in this performance of a startling tale of scientific exploration gone awry. By way of a radio interview, Professor Dyer publicly details for the first time the horrors of what actually happened on his expedition to Antarctica in At the Mountains of Madness. This dramatization of the classic H. P. Lovecraft tale is composed of pitch-perfect narration from the radio host, Miss Ashton, whose encouraging voice is able to coax all of the grisly events out of the shaky professor to the graduate student, Danforth, whose enthusiastic and almost naive delivery makes his fate all the more tragic.

Publisher's Summary

In H. P. Lovecraft's classic horror story, an old man consents to a radio interview. In that interview a number of terrible truths come out: The truth about an expedition to Antarctica in the 1920's where everyone died horribly. The truth about an attempt to find the expedition's mysterious killers. The truth about a desolate plateau in the heart of a frozen continent. The truth about life and intelligence on the planet Earth. And the truth about the prehistoric horror that still waits lurking...At the Mountains of Madness.

This is a full-cast soundscaped audio dramatization of the classic work by one of the masters of horror.

© and (P)1992 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

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performance was great

Lovecrafts writing style is hard to follow sometimes because he discribes all the scary stuff with third person conversations, but this dramatazation sets a wonderful stage and was really fun to listen to. If you like Lovecraft you will like this story, the recording was fantastic, complete with sound FX and multiple actors.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Classic Lovecraft

This was a good short story in the traditional style of Lovecraft. Full of suspense and looming danger. It again covers the ancient ones and man's interaction with them. Well acted, and entertaining, and still even a little bit scary to listen to in the dark.

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  • Trevor
  • Carmicheal, CA, USA
  • 04-28-09

Mountains of Madness

The Book itself is a Great litterary achievement and a full drama cast only makes it Better. Written by one of the most influinchal Sci-fi writters of all time, Lovecraft was said to be "The Greatest Horror Writter of the 21st Century"

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  • Ava Arnett
  • Bridgeport, CT United States
  • 07-01-16

Highly Entertaining

I'm a fan of HP Lovecraft and audio dramatizations. I've listened to old radio shows growing up with my father and had The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings on audio cassette. This harkens back to the days of "The Shadow", "War of the Worlds", etc. This gives me as much joy as they did.

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My favorite adaptation

This is by far the best radio adaptation of the Mountains of Madness. They do a great job of capturing the feeling and meaning of the original story in a short entertaining performance.