H. P. Lovecraft was one of the greatest ever writers of terror-filled short stories. In this collection you will hear 10 of his finest works read by acclaimed British actor, Rupert Degas.
From mysterious hounds and dank dark caves, to strange family ties and a spectral ship.
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"A very crisp production and one all the people involved in should be proud of." (The Cult Den)
This is a nice collection of some of Lovecraft's best short stories. In addition the narrator is fabulous; there is also atmospheric music at the start and end of each tale which frames it well.
Rubert Degas is a narrator to seek out. I first heard him read The Name of the Wind.
One could easily be tempted to keep on listening.
I would listen to this again as I'm a Lovecraft fan and short stories are great to listen to now and then when you have a few spare moments.
These are some of Lovecraft's earlier and less known stories, so its great to have these on audio-book and get more familiar with them. A personal favorite is 'Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family', but it was great to hear a tale such as 'The Alchemist', which is one of Lovecraft's very first efforts, written when he was a teenager I believe. Although not as accomplished as his later famous stories it is still interesting to hear and realize that Lovecraft had a lot of talent even at a young age.
Rupert Dagas's narration is a key reason why this audio-book works so well. His reading suits the stories perfectly, and the addition of some audio effects and music adds nicely to the overall feel of these tales.
All tales are moving/haunting in their own way and a very worth listening to if you're at all interested in Lovecraft.
Overall this is one of the best produced and well-read audio-books I've ever heard - it is really great to hear Lovecraft's stories being given the treatment and respect they deserve.
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