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This is the completionist's edition of the work of H.P. Lovecraft! Literally every single weird-fiction story he wrote, revised, or collaborated on - to the best of our knowledge - is in this one enormous volume.
 

The stories are arranged chronologically and contextualized with a brief running biography of the life of this fascinating author. If you're new to Lovecraft, reading or listening to this book will make you enough of an expert on his life and work to hold your own in any conversation. If you only own one H.P. Lovecraft collection, it should probably be this one.
 

In addition to The Call of Cthulhu (of course), this edition includes:
 

  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • The Mound (with Zealia Bishop)
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • Pickman's Model
  • The Horror in the Museum (with Hazel Heald)
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • Two Black Bottles (with Wilfred Blanch Talman)
  • The Dunwitch Horror
  • The Colour out of Space
  • The Night Ocean (with R.H. Barlow)
  • The Dreams in the Witch-House
  • Cool Air
  • The Trap (with Henry S. Whitehead)
  • The Rats in the Walls
  • The Shunned House
  • Under the Pyramids (with Harry Houdini)
  • In the Vault
  • The Silver Key
  • The Horror at Martin's Beach (with Sonia Haft Green)
  • The Music of Erich Zann
  • Herbert West, Reanimator
  • The Disinterment (with Duane W. Rimel)
  • The Outsider
  • The Other Gods
  • And several dozen more.
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A massive & organised look at Lovecrafts works

Having such a massive collection is hard to navigate (and with Audible's inability to name chapters) this could be a chore. To this end Pulp-Lit have given us an index on their website of chapter names you can print out from pulp-lit.com/360/ This is added to splitting the chapters into sets of books, adding in introductions to each story and stating the title at the start of each story.

Right from the opening you can feel the care with which this collection has been compiled and narrated. They update this yearly with corrections, quality improvements and other fixes, which is admirable, and a sign that this is a passion and not just a sale. The introduction sets you up for the tales and while Lovecraft's early works are somewhat mixed are worth your time.

The narration is mostly on point and told matter-of-factly (not dramatised as in other releases which might not be to your taste) however when the material is campy or ironic they do try a more frivolous tone to suit their interpretation of the material. I liked the general presentation with each story preceded with a chapter on the times and context of the tale (which also helps you find your place in the collection by clicking on the the shorter length chapters).

I would deem this an extremely well crafted and presented collection, worthy of the material and satisfying to listen to. For new comers you might like to delve into the mans greatest tales first and then go back to those that lead to them. I would recommend: Shadow over Innsmouth, The Outsider, The Colour out of Space, The Dunwitch Horror, The Call of Cthulhu, Herbert West, Reanimator and At the Mountains of Madness

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Lovecraft on James, a real treat.

I know the standard Lovecraft material fairly well but finding that part 4 of this collection contained a long essay by Lovecraft on the Gothic and horror genres was a delightful surprise. It puts Lovecraft in perfect historical context and sets out his take on authors like Conan Doyle, Hoffman, Bram Stoker, Machin and MRJames in his own words. I will listen to it again. I will probably not bother with a second attempt at the juvenilia and collaborations. The introductions to each story are informative and I like the editor/narrator’s voice.

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hp lovecraft

it's a really good book and the performance is great but the only problem I had with it was that chapter 11 12 exactly the same

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Great collection

Finn has done a great job finding and compiling all these stories from the great lovecraft, although a little dated by 2021 standards lovecraft defined a genre and although some of his views were very lets say unfortunate as stated at the beginning, they were common at the time. however don't let that take the fear out of these nightmares

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  • Alex Donovan
  • 26-02-20

Classics read right by Finn John

I've read a collection of Lovecraft before this, but it has been a while, so I thought I would give one of my favorite Audible readers, Finn John, a try. The reading is perfectly matched for the author. I was surprised that the collection includes not only stories that Lovecraft wrote himself, but also works that he assisted, or ghost wrote for. On top of that, you are provided insight about Lovecraft's life at the time that each work was written.

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  • Wade Lancaster
  • 19-11-19

For Lovecraft’s Fans

This encompasses most of Lovecraft’s writings. There are several different versions. Some come in 2 or 3 parts from the same publisher. This seems to be the best for the money. The narrator is just average. Check out some of the other comprehensive books, especially from the Lovecraftian Society. That one has more enthusiastic narrators.

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  • The Tester
  • 04-09-20

One really good Lovecraft collection

If you want to feed on Lovecraft and browse all his works this a great book to fest on.

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  • Jess
  • 13-03-21

Good road trip listen

A good listen. Really enjoyed finding all the available works in one volume. I could do without the discussions about each story but it's easy enough to skip.

The chapter titles don't match the content.

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  • erika1979
  • 18-05-21

A wonderful and complete collection

This by far tge most complete Lovecraft audio collection to which I've had the pleasure of listening. Granted it could have been 1000% better had these fantastic stories been read by more than the single narrator. Still, this narrator does a good enough job to make listening entertaining though he sometimes slips into monotone.

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  • Derick
  • 02-04-21

Potential Fix

So Listening to this i enjoyed it however a fix that i saw could find was the timing of certain chapter for me were way off as the Dagon Story ran into Intro: A Reminisce of Dr. Samuel Johnson chapter and that chapter ran into the Intro: Nemesis chapter and every chapter after that followed those one followed suite.