Tales of H. P. Lovecraft

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by Rupert Degas
  • 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ten tales of horror, mystery, imagination and just plain down-home weirdness from the master of the macabre. Lovecraft is commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Stephen King has called him "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."

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Several stories included

This audio book included several of the more obscure Lovecraft stories. 10 stories in all
The Alchemist
The Festival
The Beast in the Cave
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn
The Descendant
The Hound
From Beyond
Cool Air
The White Ship

Great selection of tales, I am looking forward to the remaining volumes!
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- Matthew

From the "Meh" to the "Actually Kind of Scary"

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! Lovecraft is a seminal work for those who love sci fi/fantasy and has inspired many much-loved modern works. This collection is a good introduction to him and some of the pieces were actually a bit scary.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Tales of H. P. Lovecraft?

When Lovecraft made you really feel how trapped and dead that man lost in the cave was.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Anything involving primates


Any additional comments?

This collection has some of his more obscure works (which are kind of "meh" - they aren't particularly scary and the endings are almost nonsensical even by Lovecraftian standards) and a few that are actually a bit scary when you think about them. There's a bit too much "spooky music" in between stories, but I'd still recommend this short collection. That last hour to 1.5 hours was amazing.

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- J Hawkins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2009
  • Publisher: Audio Rights Solutions