The Shadow over Innsmouth

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by Phil Reynolds
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Considered to the be one of most influential American authors, Howard Philip Lovecraft is synonymous with some of the best fantasy and horror fiction of the 20th century, second only to Edgar Allan Poe.
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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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.
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- James Turner

...My Introduction To Lovecraft...

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As you may have gathered from the title of my review, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" was my first exposure to any of H.P. Lovecraft's work. I am now a fan.

This is a GREAT place to start with if you've never read any Lovecraft before. Most people gravitate towards his most popular work, "The Necronomicon", but I would definitely recommend checking this one out first. This story is a nice way to slowly get accustomed to this author's style and overall weirdness before plunging in head first into The Necronomicon.

The narration performance on this audiobook is FANTASTIC. Phil Reynolds' voice fits Lovecraft's spookiness perfectly.

I was really impressed with this one. Buy it if you dare!

9.09 / 10.00

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- Niels J. Rasmussen "Dr. Nils Rasmussen"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-22-2010
  • Publisher: Fantom Films