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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful tales but under-produced & overpriced

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have preferred some longer tales but the format of including date specific bio-snippets precluded that.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cthulhu of course!

What didn’t you like about Finn J.D. John’s performance?

On the positive side:
a. The amateur reading style is probably in keeping with HPL's "amateur" writing;
b. The narrator clearly put a lot of effort in and I get the feeling Mr. John knows the writings and enjoys them;
c. I liked the bio-snippets.

Room for improvement
It seems likely that the production did not use a professional producer (of it did they should refurbished their fee). Producing audio books is not as easy as it sounds.

For example a good producer would have picked up the following simple pervasive errors:
1. Pronunciation: even though HPL's fictional names are always going to be contentious there is no reason to miss-pronounce known words or names such as Dagon (Day-gone) as Dah-gone or the star Aldebran as AldeBARN;
2. Overly dramatic: I know it is tempting to try and ham up Lovecraft when reading but he does deserve better than doing things like saying the gibbous moooon.

All in all the pedantic listener will struggle and even the casual listener may dose off on occasion.

Do you think H.P. Lovecraft: The Complete Omnibus Collection, Volume I: 1917-1926 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has one.

Any additional comments?

For the price tag of £25 I would have expected a much better production and a professional voice actor.

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- Larry P

Horrible narration.

Sleazy. Insidious. As soon as he forgets his contrived dramatic reading the story comes through. Finally. His campfire ghost story tone is heinous. Not recommended
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- Krats Dillion

Book Details

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