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Great story for a genuinely interesting figure.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2019

Dionysius was the tyrant of Syracuse, in Sicily, during the Fourth Century.

This tells his story in a very engaging way, blending Classical myth into history to make a very interesting story. The tale comes across as part biographical, part tragedy, part mystery.

One of Manfredi's best works.

Terror rises from the Deep!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-2019

Best part of the work:

Suspense.

The dramatization medium favored by the HP Lovecraft historical society lends itself well to making the lengthy exposition of Lovecraft more suspenseful.

Plus, this is a classic tale in just about every way.

Least favorite part of the work?

Lovecraft has only one type of protagonist: White Anglo Saxon Protestant Male Academic.

That gets boring after a while.

Narrator:

HPLHS make great productions whatever they do. They draw you into the cosmic horror with real enthusiasm.

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Exceptional quality thriller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-2019

Stephen King has blended his amazing talents for horror with a remarkable crime storyline which holds up with the finest whodunnits around.

Definitely recommended.

Engaging and thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-2019

Kenneth W Harl, the Yale professor who delivers this lecture, is certainly someone that I would have enjoyed studying with when I was a student.

He is engaging and thought provoking. He would be an amazing professor to study with.

However, his lectures have an interesting quirk where he seems to grow more nervous or passionate as he continues. This leads him to increase in volume. This leads to mispronunciation and a few mistakes.

However this is minor in the scheme of the whole presentation and it is overall a very good series of lectures.

A terrifying Masterpiece

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Reviewed: 03-07-2019

An amazing experience.

Do not listen at night!

This is one of the scariest stories I have ever experienced. In some moments I was genuinely shivering.

This is a fantastic story. There are scenes in this book which will make you look twice to your windows, and turn your knuckles white with dread. Stepehen King stretches out the suspense until the mind reaches snapping point, then somehow stretches that suspense further and darkness deeper.

However, one drawback is that Mr King makes the scares increasingly pulpy as the story progresses, which do not meet the incredible standard he is capable of.

However, when he is simply telling a tale of extreme suspense, he is unrivalled in his craft.

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A Masterpiece of the Macabre

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 29-03-2019

With its awful and grim atmosphere and its abominable setting, this is one of the HP Lovecraft historical society's best tales.

Don't listen at night...

A chilling anthology.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-03-2019

Amazing narration and a deeply Atmospheric and chilling finale. One of the most frightening HP Lovecraft historical society finishes.

Decent story, but problematic composition.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-2019

The story is decent and the performances of the HP Lovecraft historical society are awesome as always, but the piece could have been better structured than the final performance delivered.

The end branches into multiple different portions, which is offputting.

Fall into the Ebon Darkness of Oblivion...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-2019

A fairly typical, but still frightening Lovecraft story.

This story accompanies "The Shambler From the Stars" by Robert Bloch.

A tale of the empty black void that lies between worlds and how gazing too long thereupon can drive any normal person into madness, the Haunter in the Dark is Enjoyable and chilling as always.

While as usual, listening to Lovecraft's stories without adaptation can be frighteningly dull, the HP Lovecraft historical society again brings to life a chilling tale. Stellar work.

A Masterpiece of Atmospheric Horror.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

A fantastic tale of unnatural knowledge and otherworldly, interdimensional terror.

This was one of the scarier HP Lovecraft Historical society tales.

It doesn't explore any themes not previously mentioned in Lovecraftian Cosmicism, but it is narrated brilliantly, and the atmosphere remains utterly chilling throughout.

Don't delve too deep...