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Innsmouth is a dilapidated seaside town with secrets as a hybrid race of half-human and half-amphibian creatures worship the gods of Cthulhu and Dagon…. Written in 1931, and published by the Visionary Publishing Company some five years later.
”It’s a genre blessed with many great stylists, H. P.Lovecraft’s baroque imagination and outrageous use of language still manages to stand head and shoulders above the rest. A timeless master of the macabre and the true connoisseur of dread.” (Michael Marshall-Smith)
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By Mark on 01-18-12
Probably Lovecraft's best book
Would you listen to The Shadow over Innsmouth again? Why?
I have listened to 'Shadow' three times now since downloading it just a few months back- yes, its that good!
This is easily Lovecraft's best book, and the narrator does a fantastic job of bringing it to life.
Anyone who has ever spent time in a remote community where they have felt uneasy and unwelcome will certainly recognise the mood of the story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shadow over Innsmouth?
The best moment in the book is the twist in the tale and I don't want to be a spoiler!
What does Phil Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator delivers the prose with such skill and poise you are just carried along with him. His accent skills when needed are top-knotch.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made multiple shivers run down my spine.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By James Turner on 10-11-12
Great Rendition of Lovecraft's Story
Phil Reynolds did a very nice job on this story. Lovecraft can be hard to read at times, but Reynolds did very well with it. I had already read the story a few years ago, but wanted to experience it again. I'm picky about my narrators, but enjoyed this edition.
It's a great story, and definitely shows Lovecraft at the top of his form. If you have the time, I'd recommend starting with his earlier works and working through them. He is somewhat of an acquired taste.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By sarahl on 04-07-18
I had never read a HP Lovecraft book and was pleasantly surprised now I want to read more of his work
The narrator was also fantastic with change of accents and tones
By SnapWriter on 06-16-16
An EXCELLENT edition
Phil Reynolds does a great job of the New England accents, his tone is just right, and the story, of course, is portentous from the beginning. One of the original 'Mysterious Little Town' stories. Definitely one for the best horror stories ever written list, which has inspired everyone from Dean Koontz (see 'Midnight') and Stephen King, to the late, great James Herbert.