The Whisperer in Darkness

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by Phil Reynolds
  • 3 hrs and 0 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.
When local newspapers report strange things seen floating in rivers during a historic Vermont flood, Albert Wilmarth becomes embroiled in a controversy about the reality and significance of the sightings. However it isn’t until he receives communication from Henry Wentworth Akeley that he is offered the proof he requires.
Written in 1930, and originally published in Weird Tales a year later, "The Whisperer in Darkness", is still as powerful today as it was 80 years ago.


What the Critics Say

"Lovecraft opened the way for me, as he had done for other before me." (Stephen King)


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I'm just starting out as a fan of Lovecraft. As far as I know I've read about half of his fictional works. This was an excellent recording and narration and I've listened 3 times already.
The story is not one of my favorites but it is nevertheless effective and introduces the reader to some themes Lovecraft likes to play with(Yog Sothoth, artificial animation/consciousness, alien lifeforms). As a New Englander who went to college on the street where Lovecraft lived in Providence, I can say he certainly nails the atmospheres of ominous gloom which pervade some of the region's settings, and his prose puts other science fiction writers like hg wells to shame in my humble view.
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- Brad

Terror from Pluto!

This story represents a shift for Lovecraft away from fantasy towards science fiction. Still, it maintains the unknowable horror aspects that mark the Cthulhu mythos. A great listen!
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- David S. Mathew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2011
  • Publisher: Fantom Films