We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus, Volume II: 1927-1935 Audiobook

H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus, Volume II: 1927-1935

Regular Price:£23.69
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

This is volume two of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1927 through 1935. (Poems, ghostwritten material, and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.)

Highlights of this volume include:

  • The Color out of Space
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Dunwitch Horror
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • The Shadow over Innsmouth
  • The Dreams in the Witch House
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Shadow out of Time
  • The Haunter of the Dark

©2016 Finn J.D. John (P)2016 Pulp-Lit Productions

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.1 (7 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    susan crane 17/05/2016
    susan crane 17/05/2016 Member Since 2016

    love all things discworld especially, but read a vast range of both fiction and non-fiction. disabling stroke means i now prefer to listen.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A tangle of tentacles, wrapped round a slimy cone"

    The title is, of course, a reference to just two of the many horrors to be found in this spine-tingling volume of nasties ( listen to the Shadow out of Time and At the Mountains of Madness to find out more). I love HPL's later work far more than his earlier stuff, which was influenced far too much by Edgar Allen Poe and Lord Dunsany (neither of whom I care for much). This volume, which only includes works written by Lovecraft alone, published under his own name (rather than ghost written) includes much of his Cthulhu Mythos stuff (save for pre-1927 writings like Call of Cthulhu and Dagon), plus non-mythos sci-fi horror tales such as Colour out of Space. On the whole, this makes for a brilliantly noxious, blubbery, tentacle-rich horror collection which should keep me trembling behind the sofa for months - or at least the 27 hours run time.

    That being said, there were several omissions that made me wish volume 1 was available, so I could enjoy such shivery classics as From Beyond, Re-animator and the Call of Cthulhu and also learn more about this great writer . The way in which the entire book (including biographical notes between stories) is arranged in chronological order allows the listener a fascinating look at the way in which Lovecraft's style refined and developed over time, against the background of his personal life,and it's a shame I can't experience this with his earlier work.

    Because the book includes novels/novellas as well as short stories, the bookmarking system becomes absolutely essential, both to mark individual chapters and to name individual stories (as well as mark the biographical bits). That way, one can keep tags on which HPL works they got already, as well as see if the longer stories are worth the time it takes to read them. I'd say, it's worth staying the course, because the narration is first class. I thought I'd find the longer sections (Charles Dexter Ward for example) boring (I've only heard Lovecraft in a monotone before, with predictable results). This narrator, however,really brought Lovecraft's work to life, creating individual accents and personalities for each character, and knowing just when to feed emphasis into the spooky/adrenaline charged scenes. His female voices aren't too bad, either.

    One idea - it would really help if a contents page was included at the start of compilations like this, so the reader could bookmark sections more easily. Just a thought - and the only reason I didn't give 5 stars across the board.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J Norton 19/09/2016
    J Norton 19/09/2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "No chapter names"

    What could have been good spoilt by having no idea which story is being read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Matt
    30/03/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great get for Lovecraft fans"
    Would you listen to H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus, Volume II: 1927-1935 again? Why?

    H.P. Lovecraft has a style like no other and this chronological telling of his later works is great and definitive. At this point Lovecraft's style is completely realized. The author gives great insights in between stories that explain Lovecraft's life at the time of writing these works


    Any additional comments?

    I wish that the first volume in this series was available, and hopefully it will be some day. The performance seems well rehearsed and well spoken, which is impressive when it comes to Lovecraft's love of difficult to pronounce made up language. There are one or two times in which the reader stumbles over his words and the voice he adopts when narrating the dialog of a country folk or other less worldly characters can be construed as vaguely offensive, but that shouldn't stop you from picking this book up.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • J.J.
    25/06/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome collection, well curated and narrated"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Lovecraft's work, especially the later stories from after he started making his stories less like ghost tales and more like really terrifying science fiction. I really enjoyed this collection, both for the commentary and for the narration. I think the narrator sounds great.

    And I'm not just saying that because I know the narrator (which, full disclosure, I do, he's an acquaintance) -- if I didn't like it, I wouldn't comment on it at all.

    But don't take my word for it, you can listen to the audio sample and see for yourself.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Chaplin Tarshis
    02/12/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic narration!"

    Really outstanding narration, with thoughtful historical background and high production values. Great because most stories are relatively short, but many of them are connected in unexpected ways.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frederick w. Scott
    26/11/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely LOVED it!!"

    I have previously read most if not all of H.P. Lovecraft's works. Therefore I was familiar with the stories but WOW. In audiobook form they're just fantastic. The narration is awesome. This is simply a terrific product.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    United States
    24/10/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great omnibus, less than profession narration"

    I do love H.P. Lovecraft but have been a bit miffed in the past that there weren't any audible compilations of his fiction. Needless to say, I was pleased to finally find this Omnibus in two volumes. The weakness is the narrator, who apparently is an HPL scholar rather than a professional narrator. The presentation suffers for this, but it is not enough to have kept me from grabbing and then the other when they became available.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • B R Shirk
    04/06/16
    Overall
    "Narration is very bad to awful"

    The narrators voice lacks the power and range to convey the horror of the stories.

    As a fan of Lovecraft, I was very disappointed with the performance. I found myself skipping over whole stories because of the ever changing accent and tempo, mispronounced words especially characters names and it seemed like the narrator was more enthusiastic about the commentary than the stories.

    It would have been better had the narrator/biographer/annotator chosen a someone else for the stories

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff
    17/08/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Books. Boring Narration."

    I enjoyed the stories but struggled to finish due to narration. Listen at 1.05 speed.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Robbie Mimms
    13/11/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "voice actor doesn't do the great stories justice."

    I'm sorry to the man that read these books, but I simply couldn't listen to this. the way his voice drones on makes it very difficult to pay attention and it seemed no matter how much I tried to listen carefully I just couldn't stay focused on his words.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • nick
    Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    14/09/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "old stories by lovecraft"

    lovecraft uses his imagination and "inexplicable" imagination to create timeless scifi stories. the narrator falls short of covering all the character voices and range of emotions. it sounds like whining almost.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.