I think many listeners will enjoy the stories of HPL even more when they are read by a good reader. Some of his style is hard for people to read compared to modern writers that they may like better at a first read. I've had more than one person that I have tried to turn on to his work tell me later that he too difficult to keep interested in long enough to finish the story. Especially some of the Cthulhu stuff can be very tedious to read, but if someone reads it to you it seems to go much faster and is even more enjoyable.
It's pretty tough to compare HPL to anybody else from his era. His style of writing wasn't always the most polished, but his creativity and originality was in a league of his own. I am surprised there haven't really been any modern filmmakers that have been able to nail any of his ideas on film. Most of the films inspired by his stories have been pretty lame which is sad because he really was ahead of his time in many ways.
FNH does a pretty good job, especially with all the difficult to pronounce names, etc. His vocal style is a bit monotone, but other than that I enjoy his reading very much.
I think I'll stay away from trying that...I'm better at criticizing than coming up with my own ideas!
Can't wait to download more HPL.
Great production value
That it's totally unabridged and you can drink in every detail.
Elocution intonation dramatization and even breathing
When they run from the Shogaths
Maybe. There may be more
Great British accent. He also made a convincing academic and brought some emotion to what could have been dry text.
The music at the end and beginning of each chapter grows old.
Intriguing, captivating, spine tingling
Come see this movie even though it has Tom Cruise
This is the first work by Lovecraft I have ever read. I enjoy Ambrose Bierce and M.R James and I was looking for something in the genre. This was a bit more science fiction but I really enjoyed it. It got off to a slow start, but picked up and has great atmosphere. Great cold, windy night read.
This seems an excellently-worded and well-paced example of a Lovecraft story where I spend most of it saying
The way he pronounced
In the Mountain Deeps