HP Lovecraft, the American master of horror, has one of his most twisted tales adapted into a brand new audiobook.
Previously heard abridged on BBC Radio 4 Extra, the audiobook version can be found in it’s full length glory at Spokenworld Audio.
This new adaptation is read by British actor Richard Coyle, possibly best know as Jeff from Coupling, which is a crime as his genre credits include BBC’s STRANGE, Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and the FABLE video game series.
As usual Spokenworld Audio have taken care to make this full length version available through their website, and offer download in 192Kbps MP3, 256Kbps MP3 and 320Kbps MP3 formats (at the same price) – so you can enjoy the audio book as best suits you.
The perfect HP Lovecraft title to follow on from 2010’s “At The Mountains Of Madness”, and the only HPL title not to appear in a periodical! Perfect also because it is split in to 5 distinct chapters…ripe for abridgement in to five half hour episodes!
?The Shadow Over Innsmouth? tells the first-person story of a young historian, Robert Olmstead, who, while investigating his family genealogy in New England, is intrigued to learn about a hated and mysterious fishing-town called Innsmouth. When he visits he finds the place to be run-down and near-deserted, with a cult-like religion and a strange, degenerate population. His investigation soon turns in to a race to escape the town and the the evil creatures he sees emerging from the sea.
?The Shadow Over Innsmouth? was written by HP Lovecraft in 1931 and is the only one of his works of fiction not to have initially been published as part of a periodical. It continues HPL’s Cthulhu Mythos, featuring townspeople worshipping the elder sea god Dagon and mentioning the mysterious Shoggoth creature of his other works.
Howard Phillips “H. P.” Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 ? March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the sub-genre known as weird fiction. As early as the 1940s, Lovecraft had developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of humanity-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical.
Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century. Stephen King called him ?the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.?
This 2011 adaptation comprises 5 episodes, originally aired on BBC Radio 4 Extra, once again read by the superb RICHARD COYLE and featuring music by acclaimed composer JON NICHOLLS. The series is offered here in exclusive EXTENDED EDITIONS. You will find an additional 30 mins of mystery-filled audio within these five episodes!
For more information and to download visit Spokenworld Audio