The Island of Doctor Moreau
H. G. Wells, Author
The terrors of scientific progress unhinged from humanity are vividly portrayed in this full cast audio dramatization of the classic tale of a biologist’s horrifying experiments and their tragic result. The Cold War setting of this adaptation brings Wells’ questions of the fundamental nature of humanity into frightening new light.
Mondello Publishing provides an updated adaptation of H. G. Wells’s classic novel, positioning the story in the 1950s and in the context of genetic mutation and nuclear power. Through uncontrollable events, Edward Prendick finds himself on an unmarked island with Montgomery, a scientist and aid to the notorious Dr. Moreau. Prendick soon discovers that the island’s wild-life is a bit more human than he’s comfortable with. The full cast of clear and distinctive voice actors includes Matthew Postner as Prendick, Nathalie Boltt as Montgomery, and Andrew McGinn as Moreau. Other actors fill in for secondary characters and humanoid animals, which the production captures well, providing each character with strong vocal cues to help the listener understand what kind of animal it is. The background music and sound effects further enhance the mood and tone of the production. (BookLife)