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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant medical student dreams of bringing life to the dying - and to the dead. How far will he go to achieve his dream? Will his genius unlock the secrets of life and death, or will boundless ambition twist his noble purpose into something monstrous?

Public Domain (P)2013 HPLHS, Inc.

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Great performance

The actors are great. They make you see the words. The added sound effects bring the story to life (a car driving by, a horse drawn carriage, people talking in the background, glass breaking). Every character has a different voice. Great reading. I loved it.

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Best version of this story yet!

I've listened to several different readings of this story as well as several dramatizations of it and this one has surpassed them all. It stayed true to Lovecraft's work while bringing that work to life in such a cool way. Please keep these Daek Adventure programs coming!

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great rendition

I've seen and read reanimator and this dramatization makes the story even better. I hope they try to make this version into some sort of film.

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excellent adaptation of a classic

All I have to say about this work is I adore the HP Lovecraft Historical society. i was thrilled from the start to finish. can't wait to hear others. I have Dagon to hear next.

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Brilliant fellows

Brilliant fellows. I had to listen to this a second time to really appreciate it. It is a tight work and represents the story accurately. I wish it were longer.


Yesterday I listened to it a second time. It stands up to listening to again.

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Just amazing

every single one of these audio dramas are awesome i just wish they'd bundle them all together or at least a few together.

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Mad Scientist Episode

This was another great episode of Lovecraft horror. Differs from the film and manages to be creepy and disturbing. As always, the voice cast is superb. Love the Miskatonic school song! A scientist who really is mad to the core.

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  • 12-18-20

An hour's satisfaction

For a foreigner's bus commute it's a good companion. Easier to follow than some of the others dramatizations.
Before starting the dramatization reading the description of the story helps a lot if you are unfamiliar with the plot.
Developers are rewarded all my stars til I feel otherwise which likely will not differ in the near future.

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  • Dan Hobson
  • 12-09-20

fun to listen!!

Very well narrated with terrific actors bringing much life into an already fantastic story!!! Superb

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  • 04-05-19

Fantastic Version of My Favourite H.P. Lovecraft Story

Well that was exciting!
True to the original story but with the added sound effects and different voices it was a real treat!

Like all of Lovecraft’s works, it was a product of its time and so there is the inevitable racism. It is pretty offensive, so I thought I’d mention it.

Five stars, as the story was really brought to life.

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  • Jasper Graham
  • 04-24-21

I love the toothpaste ad 10/10

delightful performances. bite sized. very true to the original text (unfortunately. there's some frightfully racist content in here).

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  • 02-20-19

Chilling Stuff!

Clearly, "Herbert West" has become the inspiration for much of what we now perceive as standard "Undead Fiction".

An good story, though not overly horrific, and brilliantly narrated as always.