Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® - The Brotherhood of the Beast

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® - The Brotherhood of the Beast


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"The Brotherhood calls forth their gods and they answer. Mankind is
given the choice to join them, or perish."

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre®: The Brotherhood of the Beast is an epic tale of globe-trotting adventure inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, presented as a 1930s-style radio drama. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® presents the tale with our largest cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies. Click for more information about our other Lovecraft stories in the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® series. They're like movies you can enjoy with your eyes closed.

Like many Lovecraft fans, we played Chaosium's celebrated role playing game Call of Cthulhu®. Now, with the permission of Chaosium, we've adapted one of their most thrilling game supplements — Keith Herber's The Fungi From Yuggoth — into a fully dramatized 3 disc super episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre®.

A consultation in a Boston child-murder case leads Professor Nathaniel Ward and his adventurous colleague Charlie Tower into an investigation of a group called The Brotherhood of the Beast. They follow a trail which takes them across the world as they struggle valiantly to thwart the plans of a doomsday cult insidiously plotting the demise of mankind. Can the Brotherhood be stopped, or has an ancient prophecy accurately foretold the end of days?

The Brotherhood of the Beast is an epic adventure, filling three CDs. Inspired by the game upon which it is based, this episode features four different endings! Follow the plan of your favorite character first, and then see how the others work out. All endings are included with all versions of the show. Like all Dark Adventure episodes, the CD version includes collection of props to enhance your listening experience. They include:

  • an article from the Boston Globe about the child murders
  • a very strange horoscope
  • an urgent telegram from Budapest
  • a brochure for a factory tour of a very strange facility

All of these great extras are complemented by the fantastic artwork of illustrator Darrell Tutchton in the style you've come to know and love from other episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre®.

The cover art is available on shirts and other fun merch from our Redbubble store!

    Digital Downloads - don't need a CD and all the cool props? Select a digital download and you'll get nearly three hours audio delivered immediately in digital format**. No shipping, no import duties, just great Lovecraftian audio fun! We offer it in 2 versions: our Chapters version breaks the show into the same MP3 chapters used on the CD. Our Fewer Chapters version breaks the show into one long chapter followed by a chapter for each of the possible endings and the conclusion.

    The CD edition includes a free digital download of the show.

    Everything else you ever wanted to know about Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® is right here.

    * Please note, we don't recommend ordering our audio products from a phone or tablet. Rather, we suggest you do it from a computer. You'll be downloading a .zip file which not all phones and tablets can deal with, but pretty much all computers can. Once you've downloaded and unzipped that file, you can sync our shows onto your phone or tablet for mobile listening.

     

    Customer Reviews

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    M.y.
    All Time Favorite

    Just finished my nth replay of @hplhs 's Brotherhood of the Beast during my morning commute, and I cannot overstate how much I love it. The voice acting, the music, the engaging story are all top notch. It's an absolute masterpiece, from start to finish. My all-time favorite!

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    Chris
    Terrific

    Another great production!

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    Jordi
    Must hear

    The production level is top-notch and the voice actors knocked it out of the park! The team really went out of their way to include multiple endings and to try not to give away some surprises from the original CoC module. Good job!

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    C.T. Phipps
    I want more Jenny

    I, overall, enjoyed the audio drama tremendously. They made a lot of cuts of fluff and it’s a much more manageable three hours long versus the Masks of Nyarlathotep‘s seven hours. I particularly loved the character of Jenny who is an ex-gangster’s girlfriend and adds a lot of levity to the story.

    The story suffers a bit from being too similar to Masks of Nyarlathotep. There’s an evil cult out to overthrow the Earth and bring about the end of the world. Indeed, people from the Bible Belt like myself will note that this adventure leans a bit too much to fundamentalist Christian eschatology. Which, translated for normal people, Nyarlathotep’s agent (or Nephren-Ka’s agent in this case) acts way too much like the Antichrist from the Omen movies or Left Behind versus a human in a cosmic horror story. Weirdly, I much preferred Baron Hauptman as a villain because while he heavily beats the “Dracula” drum, he actually subverts some expectations along the way.

    It’s a very fun pulpy story and anyone who has read my own books knows that I love pulpy Cthulhu. There’s globe trotting, millionaire playboys, creepy cults, and heroic sacrifices. My only real regret is that it doesn’t feel very Lovecraftian. This could easily be about a Satanic cult plotting to bring about the Biblical apocalypse. After all, I’m fairly sure Cthulhu doesn’t care about who is President of the United States even if I wrote him in a couple of times.

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    Lawrence23
    Spooky!

    I love a good story with the lights out! Excellent performance.