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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. P. Lovecraft Narrator: Phil Reynolds Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780004099
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Considered one of most influential American authors, Howard Philip Lovecraft wrote some of the best fantasy and horror fiction of the twentieth century. The Whisperer in Darkness, a short story written in 1930 and originally published in Weird Tales a year later, introduces some of Lovecraft’s later common themes and is still powerfully unsettling today.

When local newspapers report strange things seen floating in rivers during an historic Vermont flood, folklorist and university instructor Albert Wilmarth becomes embroiled in a controversy about the significance of the sightings. Though he initially sides with the skeptics—believing the strange bodies are simply people or farm animals that have been battered by the storm and interpreted through the lens of “half-remembered folklore” of the backwoods hill people—a local Vermont academic named Henry Akeley writes to him and offers proof of these ancient, alien beings’ existence. What follows is a disturbing and terrifying correspondence that leads Wilmarth ever deeper into the mystery.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 5/22/2011

    " Just finished reading this H.P. Lovecraft book and I have to say it wasn't at all what I expected. I thought this was supposed to be quite a nice horror book and I feel let down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 5/12/2011

    " In a way it's too bad this was my first Lovecraft; it made the second collection of his stories I read a bit of a disappointment. From what I've read so far, I think "At the Mountains of Madness" and "The Shunned House" are his two best stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/24/2011

    " I felt it was a little long for Lovecraft and his eery descriptions became repetitious. Still haunting though, and maybe I'll come back to it on some October evening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 4/7/2011

    " I love At the Mountains of Madness. It's a little slow in places, but I love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shadazz | 3/27/2011

    " Creo que Lovecraft lhace un uso excelente del suspenso.

    En la historia de la casa de la bruja me gusto mucho el detalle de que Gilman se siente magnéticamente atraído a una estrella. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hoelk | 3/19/2011

    " Great collection of stories :) I'm one of those guys who finds Mountains of Madness boring though (the first and longest story in the collection) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 3/18/2011

    " Great story. Wish Del Torro would make the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 3/14/2011

    " I think the excellence of the story is only slightly surpassed by China Mievelle's fascinating dissection of it in the introduction. "

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About the Author

H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. His relatively small corpus of work—three short novels and about sixty short stories—has nevertheless exercised a broad influence on subsequent writing in the field. In fact, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the twentieth century.

About the Narrator

Phil Reynolds is an experienced stage actor whose credits include Lt. Sam Weinberg in A Few Good Men and Freddy in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Phil has recently recorded a series of H. P. Lovecraft short stories, several volumes of The Darker Side of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a couple of audio plays in Fantom Film’s House of Horror series. He has also done voice recordings for radio commercials, “on hold” systems, computer games, educational videos, and even a theme park ride! He lives with his partner in Leamington Spa, England.