The Horror at Red Hook

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by Austin Vanfleet
  • 0 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Not many weeks ago, on a street corner in the village of Pascoag, Rhode Island, a tall, heavily built, and wholesome-looking pedestrian furnished much speculation by a singular lapse of behaviour. He had, it appears, been descending the hill by the road from Chepachet; and encountering the compact section, had turned to his left into the main thoroughfare where several modest business blocks convey a touch of the urban. At this point, without visible provocation, he committed his astonishing lapse; staring queerly for a second at the tallest of the buildings before him, and then, with a series of terrified, hysterical shrieks, breaking into a frantic run which ended in a stumble and fall at the next crossing. Picked up and dusted off by ready hands, he was found to be conscious, organically unhurt, and evidently cured of his sudden nervous attack. He muttered some shamefaced explanations involving a strain he had undergone, and with downcast glance turned back up the Chepachet road, trudging out of sight without once looking behind him. It was a strange incident to befall so large, robust, normal-featured, and capable-looking a man, and the strangeness was not lessened by the remarks of a bystander who had recognized him as the boarder of a well-known dairyman on the outskirts of Chepachet.


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One of the great tales from a master

A short story from a true master of the macabre, the father or grandfather if you will of modern horror. His works inspire 1000's of stories, hundreds of movies and millions of people. Enjoy a story of occult terrors that will chill you to the bone. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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- Mary Karowski

Basic lovecraft

If you could sum up The Horror at Red Hook in three words, what would they be?

Basic lovecraft story

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really lovecraft uses very flowery language and I quickly get bored.

Which character – as performed by Austin Vanfleet – was your favorite?

None really

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


Any additional comments?

This story was not very good in my opinion but still worth a listen if you want a quick read.

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- Tara Kussler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2017
  • Publisher: Red Rock Audio