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"Love itself shall slumber on"

A recent discussion on necronomiphiles has led me to compile a list of audio versions of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft currently available. (Many others are out of print.) Here it is thus far:


Audiobooks available for free download:

*"The Hound" narrated by Robert Donald
*"The Moon-Bog" narrated by Robert Donald
*"The Call of Cthulhu" narrated by Garrick Hagon
*"The Thing on the Doorstep" (narrator unknown)

Audiobooks available for purchase:

*"Jeffrey Combs Reads H.P. Lovecraft's 'Herbert West: Re-Animator'"
*"The Unnameable: Four Tales By H.P. Lovecraft" read by David Cade (includes "The Book," "The Music of Erich Zann," "The Cats of Ulthar," and "The Unnameable")
*"Early Horror Works" read by Erik Sellin (includes "The Beast in the Cave," "Dagon," "The Statement of Randolph Carter," "The Terrible Old Man," and "The Music of Erich Zann")
*"The Dunwich Horror/The Call of Cthulhu" read by Wayne June
*"The H.P Lovecraft Collection" read by Wayne June
(includes "The Horror At Red Hook," "The Outsider," "The Statement of Randolph Carter," and "Herbert West: Reanimator")
*"The Shadow Over Innsmouth/Dagon" read by Wayne June
*"The H.P Lovecraft Collection, Volume 4" read by Wayne June
(includes "The Rats in the Walls," "The Shunned House," and "The Outsider")

Audio dramatizations available for purchase:

*The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company has dramatized several of H.P. Lovecraft's works, including "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Dunwich Horror," "The Rats in the Walls," and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth."

If you know of other audio versions of Lovecraft's works that are still available, I'd be grateful if you'd let me know. Many thanks!

The quote of the day comes from Percy Bysshe Shelley, in honor of his birthday today.

"Music, when soft voices die"
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap'd for the belovèd's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.



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Aug. 5th, 2005 04:42 am (UTC)
oh dear, i must dig out my dusty copies of lovecraft now. :D the quote is so great; i've never even read any of his stuff before. does he write lots of poetry, any books? must check into that. :D
Aug. 5th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Three cheers for dusty copies of Lovecraft (or any copies of Lovecraft, for that matter)! :) So glad you liked the quote. If you're interested in Shelley, I highly recommend *this site, which has lots of information, and even links to his texts online.
Aug. 5th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
ooh, great site! thank you! i like his declaration of rights. :) i'll go through his poetry asap. :D
Aug. 5th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)
Jeffery Combs reading Lovecraft! Thank you for the links, and the lovely poetry. :)
Aug. 5th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked them! Combs reading Lovecraft is a special treat; it's rather surreal to hear him describe Herbert West, since he's the one who's played The Re-Animator. Fun, fun stuff.
Mar. 6th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
I have an mp3 of The Outsider, don't know where it's from.
Mar. 6th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, I'll see if I can find any other versions. Thanks!
Mar. 6th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
i might be able to stick it somewhere you can download it if you like
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! If you could, that would be fabulous. I really appreciate it.
Mar. 6th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
There are some links here and here you might wanna dig through. I have the recordings of McCallum reading "Dunwich Horror", "Rats in the Walls", and "Haunter of the Dark", good stuff.
Mar. 6th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the wonderful links! I have the McCallum versions, too - aren't they great? - though I think they're only available second-hand now, and are no longer for sale.

I appreciate your help!
Mar. 6th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
My pleasure. To the best of my knowledge, yes, the McCallum readings aren't available, which is too bad, as he did an excellent job.
Mar. 6th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting these!
Mar. 6th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! :) I hope they're useful.
Mar. 6th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm going to download the downloadables to listen to on the plane to Atlanta this month. Erm. Except I'm afraid to fly. Maybe listening to scary stories will actually help? *g*
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
There you go! The Elder Gods are even more scary than gravity!!! *g* Best wishes with the flying. No matter how often I fly, I still hate it. Urgh.
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
I'm okay when I'm actually in the air. Okay being relative, mind you. It's takeoff and landing that freak me out most. The Elder Gods and a stiff drink will probably help me forget I'm OMGSEVENMILESUP.
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