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Charles Ward, even as a child, had always wandered the streets of ancient Providence, drawn inexorably to its domes and spires, its hills and homes, its history and its haunts. His antiquarian habits were always just so: an innocent preoccupation with the city and its wonders. Yet, when the discovery of a shadowy ancestor exposes an eldritch malevolence long thought to be contained, Charles must resist the dark grip of his fascination, before it consumes him, and his world, completely.

Please enjoy this new reading of a rare full-length tale from H. P. Lovecraft, the original master of the cosmic macabre, dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of his birth.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audio Books by Mike Vendetti

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I love mikes voice

What can I say? I love Mikes reading. The Case of Charles Dexter's a great story too. :) has shades of Reanimator in it.

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Fantastic story, mediocre narrator.

Would you try another book from H. P. Lovecraft and/or Mike Vendetti?

Lovecraft? Yes, absolutely. Vendetti? No.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward?

When Dr. Willett explores the old catacombs.

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator, Mike Vendetti, has a good voice and his delivery is serviceable, but his pronunciation is atrocious. I'm not talking about made-up Lovecraft words like Yog-Sothoth or the different magical incantations, I'm talking regular English words. He cannot, for the life of him, pronounce a number of common, workaday English words and he often stumbles or stutters when delivering even mildly obscure words. This performance sounds like it was done in a single take with no editing.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably? It's been eighty or ninety years now and still no one has managed to make a decent Lovecraft movie.

Any additional comments?

Honestly, Wayne June is a superior Lovecraft narrator.

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