July 07, 2011

The Dark Worlds of HP Lovecraft


I've been working through these audio recordings of H. P. Lovecraft stories read by Wayne June, and it's by far the best audio Lovecraft production I've heard.

There are six volumes, and you have to hunt around for them individually on Amazon, but I'd say it's worth it. I mean, I've been listening to them as I fall asleep, and getting lots of nightmares. Great stuff.

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 7, 2011 04:47 AM | TrackBack

I'd like to hear a version of the audio recording read by Samuel L. Jackson... now THAT would induce nightmares.

Posted by: ben at July 7, 2011 02:44 PM

I'd like to hear this recording just to hear someone pronounce all those obscure and antiquated words Lovecraft loved to use.

Posted by: GroupHugz at July 7, 2011 08:21 PM

Have you gotten to Mr. Blackman the cat yet?

Posted by: ck at July 8, 2011 11:14 PM

Nope, I haven't reached "The Rats in the Walls" yet. I'm not surprised they made the change, of course, and I can sure see why. "Mr. Blackman" is pretty dumb, but I don't have a better alternative. As for why they don't just stick to the text, that would be my personal preference as a matter of principle (let the chips fall where they may and all that) but I might feel differently if I were trying to sell a commercial product. I'm sure they judged that we can't handle the truth, and I'm also sure they were right about that.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at July 9, 2011 05:46 PM