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The Dunwich Horror

By: H. P. Lovecraft
Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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Publisher's Summary

FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H. P. Lovecraft's The Dunwhich Horror.

Lavina Whateley has birthed an abomination, and now it's got free. First one family and then another are wiped off the face of the Earth, and this is just the beginning of the plan. Dr. Armitage, the Librarian at Miskatonic University, is scared. He's pieced together the clues and has a dreadful inkling of what is abroad. This ageing doctor may be the world's only hope.

©2013 Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot (P)2013 Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot

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Great story and performance

This is a great horror story and FMH's performance is top-notch, giving the listener a great feel for the atmosphere of creepiness that Lovecraft intended.

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best with no lights

thus my favorite lovecraft story, listen to it in the dark on a rainy njght

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loving Lovecraft

great storytelling. wonderful narration. I can not wait to listen to the rest of lovecrafts works

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Recommended version

FNH gives a fantastic performance with great inflection, a pleasing voice, and with great diction.

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Good story, hard to listen

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, this book is a must to anyone interested in Lovecraft's stories.But don't pick this version. There are free versions of this story on Librivox and I'm sure the performance is better. For this version, I had a hard time to follow the narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot?

Anyone without the strong accent. I'm pretty fluent in English (I'm a Francophone from Montreal, Canada), but I was having a hard to fully understand what he said.

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Choose a different version.

Story is great but the narrator utterly fails to convey the tone and atmosphere of the book. Their are plenty of different versions with a different narrator. I would recommend one of them.

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The sound of Lovecraft

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

H.P Lovecraft, like M.R. James before him and Ramsey Campbell after, was a master of reticence. He revealed just enough to tell his story and achieve his effect but no more. I think this is why people have struggled to translate his work into other media. I can think of no movie or audio play that creates the same feeling as reading the stories.

I've heard very few readings that capture the mood and essence of the tales either. But this independent (and inexpensive) production achieves it. Mr. Herriott's voice, accent and delivery are perfectly suited to the material. To my ear, this sounds like Lovecraft.

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come one come all see the book that captivated me!

I enjoyed it well written and well spoken. I was excited to hear his change in personality.

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  • 10-10-22

An absolute classic Lovecraft

I’m not a devotee of horror on page or screen, but when I first read The Dunwich Horror in my early teens in the 1970’s, it scared the pants off me.
It retains it’s capacity to disturb to this day, especially the twist right at the end which I had already half-anticipated on first reading but confirmation of which was still unsettling.
It would surely make for an excellent film; certainly just about anything would be an improvement on the 1970 Sandra Dee effort!
For my part, I think that the narrator does an excellent job, regardless of the scant effort to produce individual characterisations. I’ve listened to it several times already and will doubtless do so again.

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  • 04-11-21

A good audiobook for this classic!

definitely worth a listen! my favourite audiobook of the Dunwich Horror is done by "Chilling Tales for Dark nights on YouTube but this is the best one I have found on Audible!

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  • Mary Yelland
  • 04-03-18

Tentacles of doom

New England wizardry gets out of hand. Perfect. Thought I would never get used to the English narrator but kinda suited the story after a while. Enjoyed 👍