H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume I: 1917-1926

  • by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Finn J.D. John
  • Narrated by Finn J.D. John
  • 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is volume one of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1917 through 1935. (Poems, ghost-written material, and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.) Highlights of this volume include:

"The Doom That Came to Sarnath"
"The Music of Erich Zann"
"Herbert West, Reanimator"
"The Hound"
"The Lurking Fear"
"The Rats in the Walls"
The Shunned House
"The Horror at Red Hook"
"In the Vault"
"The Call of Cthulhu"
"The Strange High House in the Mist"
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath


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Customer Reviews

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Great Introduction to Lovecraft (2 hours in)

If you could sum up H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume I: 1917-1926 in three words, what would they be?

transcendental cheese tales

What other book might you compare H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume I: 1917-1926 to and why?

Reminds me of a "The Hobbit" reading from a different narrator a few months back in terms of performance. I do not remember the audiobook's performers but the style is similar. It's kind of goofy with the character voices while still staying true to the theme of it's work.

Have you listened to any of Finn J.D. John’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed at the voice of the transcendental entity being imprisoned in a dying man's body. It was goofy but that didn't take away from the source material.

Any additional comments?

He hits his stride around an hour and a half in.When he does impersonations I could tell Finn was enjoying himself and it helped to distinguish characters. Longer pauses at the end of sentences would help. I could have used more time to process one thought at a time. Some of the stories could have used more variety in character voices to keep the listener engaged but I'd still stand by it being a 4 star performance.His accent and tone for this reading aligned with the Lovecraft stories. Overall, I was listening to this at my job and also found it nice to listen to while 3-D modelling. Helped to get me in my creative mood while I was world building.

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- Evan Rechsteiner

I really enjoyed this collection

Any additional comments?

Narration sounded great to me, just the same as the other volume which I listened to before, with the later stories in it. The mini-biographical sketches of each year of Lovecraft's life were really interesting and in a couple cases changed the way I thought about the stories that he wrote in that year.

Glad I didn't listen to those other comments from the three guys who left one-star reviews. A couple of those guys seemed to think it was Celebrity Mean Tweets with Jimmy Kimmel. I guess not everybody is going to love anything, so like the one guy said, listen to the sample before you decide.

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- J.J.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2016
  • Publisher: Pulp-Lit Productions