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The Brotherhood of the Beast

Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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 A hardened archaeologist and a wealthy adventurer join forces to look into inexplicable murders in Boston. Before long, their investigation reveals a nefarious conspiracy, with tentacles reaching from their own past to the furthest corners of the globe. Will the duo and a team of trusted comrades be able to thwart an unholy alliance of dark forces, or does our very world stand upon the precipice of a terrifying doom? 

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©2016 HPLHS, Inc. (P)2016 HPLHS, Inc.

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Decent story, but problematic composition.

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.

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  • Tim LeFave
  • 18-02-2020

Such a cool idea, what a great story!

This is another departure from adapting straight-up Lovecraft stories. I've never played the Call of Cthulhu RPG but this episode made me want to try it out. The characters were so fun (love that they continue to bring back characters from other episodes). Loved the way the story progressed from one small investigation into strange murders to this globe trotting adventure to stop the end of the world. I thought the multiple different endings was a very cool choose-you-own-adventure idea, that I wouldn't want every episode to have but really liked as a one-off experience (especially since some were pretty dark). Hope for more like this from the HPLHS and Dark Adventure!

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  • Kevin H.
  • 29-04-2019

H.P Lovecraft Historical is the only to go!

I've listened to many different versions of H.P Lovecraft audio books, and the H.P. Lovecraft Historical is by far the best and most entertaining.

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  • MRH
  • 12-03-2020

Disjointed but enjoyable

Far more narration than usual DART faire. The characters were a bit 2D.

Still fun - but likely wouldn’t buy again.

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  • Anita
  • 27-12-2019

SUPER DARK ADVENTER FUN

I've really enjoyed running this campaign again. And was delighted to find that the HP Lovecraft Historical Society had seen fit to create a radio play based on it! Did a really great job. I wish they had not skipped all of Egypt the first visit.

I saw a comment about chapters being out of order. They are not. There are 3 alternate endings. have fun dot-dot-dot and drink your bubble pep

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-02-2019

Dracula and Lovecraft, that's something different!

As always, Dark Adventure Radio Theater comes through with the goods in a big way!

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  • Irina
  • 17-06-2020

Great performance!

I really love the collaboration between H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society and Chaosium stories. Nevertheless it would be nice if there was a hint in the book description that there are four different endings(not only on the stamp at the cover). When you’re listening to the audiobook for the first time, you have the feeling that the chapters are out of order which they’re not.

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  • ZUrlocker
  • 02-04-2019

Not the best Dark Adventure Radio show

I’ve listened to half a dozen of the Dark adventures radio year shows. They are very well done in an authentic ‘40s style with cast, sound effects, campy narration and even commercials. And so far I’ve loved them all. Though I wouldn’t consider myself a huge H P Lovecraft fan, these are very well done and anyone who likes old school adventure will enjoy them.
Unfortunately Brotherhood of the Beast is not up to the usual standards. The cast is too large, the story to rambling and it’s oddly less serious than the other shows. Perhaps it’s because this is not based directly on a Lovecraft story but rather on an RPG game. If you are familiar with the game, go for it. Otherwise I recommend sticking to the classic Dark Adventure Radio shows like Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains of Madness, the Case of Charles Dexter Ward etc which are beyond excellent.

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  • Scott Kehoe
  • 09-11-2018

Chapters out of order!

This audiobook has its chapters out of order! I wish I could get my money back.

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  • M C Sabais
  • 18-04-2020

A Good Adaption

A good version of the campaign, though they do miss out the small introductory scenes.

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  • manfromearth
  • 28-02-2020

Awsome adventure

This was a fantastic adventure with some great voice acting from all involved
Everything about this was well worth a purchase the story is so easy to follow and its great fun
If you have any interest in hp lovecraft you will love this