The Vault of Lovecraft
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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” H.P. Lovecraft. Enter The Vault of Lovecraft and cross over into a nightmarish world of spine chilling horror from one of the Twentieth Century's greatest masters of the macabre. This collection includes many of H.P. Lovecraft's best known works: short stories including The Statement of Randolph Carter, Dagon, Cool Air, and longer stories like The Colour out of Space, Herbert West: Reanimator, and The Thing on the Doorstep. This is the collected H.P. Lovecraft readings of Mike Bennett, originally podcast between 2007 and 2016, and includes Mike's Parsec Award winning recording of The Shadow over Innsmouth.
||CleanThe Music of Erich Zann||I have examined maps of the city with the greatest care, yet have never again found the Rue d’Auseil. These maps have not been modern maps alone, for I know that names change. I have, on the contrary, delved deeply into all the antiquities of the...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHerbert West: Reanimator||Of Herbert West, who was my friend in college and in after life, I can speak only with extreme terror. This terror is not due altogether to the sinister manner of his recent disappearance, but was engendered by the whole nature of his life-work, and...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cats of Ulthar||It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see ...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDagon||I am writing this under an appreciable mental strain, since by tonight I shall be no more. Penniless, and at the end of my supply of the drug which alone makes life endurable, I can bear the torture no longer; and shall cast myself from this garret...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAzathoth||When age fell upon the world, and wonder went out of the minds of men; when grey cities reared to smoky skies tall towers grim and ugly, in whose shadow none might dream of the sun or of spring’s flowering meads; when learning stripped earth of her...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moon Bog||Somewhere, to what remote and fearsome region I know not, Denys Barry has gone. I was with him the last night he lived among men, and heard his screams when the thing came to him; but all the peasants and police in County Meath could never find him,...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Statement of Randolph Carter||I repeat to you, gentlemen, that your inquisition is fruitless. Detain me here forever if you will; confine or execute me if you must have a victim to propitiate the illusion you call justice; but I can say no more than I have said already. Everything..||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Beyond||“What do we know ... of the world and the universe about us? Our means of receiving impressions are absurdly few, and our notions of surrounding objects infinitely narrow. We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of..||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Thing on the Doorstep||It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to shew by this statement that I am not his murderer. At first I shall be called a madman—madder than the man I shot in his cell at the Arkham Sanitarium....||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Shadow over Innsmouth||... It was I who fled frantically out of Innsmouth in the early morning hours of July 16, 1927, and whose frightened appeals for government inquiry and action brought on the whole reported episode. I was willing enough to stay mute while the affair...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCool Air||You ask me to explain why I am afraid of a draught of cool air; why I shiver more than others upon entering a cold room, and seem nauseated and repelled when the chill of evening creeps through the heat of a mild autumn day. There are those who say I...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPickman's Model||... No, I don’t know what’s become of Pickman, and I don’t like to guess. You might have surmised I had some inside information when I dropped him—and that’s why I don’t want to think where he’s gone. Let the police find what they...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Colour out of Space||... The blasted heath. I knew it the moment I came upon it at the bottom of a spacious valley; for no other name could fit such a thing, or any other thing fit such a name. It was as if the poet had coined the phrase from having seen this one...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond the Wall of Sleep||I have frequently wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong. Whilst the greater number of our nocturnal visions are perhaps no more...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Terrible Old Man||It was the design of Angelo Ricci and Joe Czanek and Manuel Silva to call on the Terrible Old Man. This old man dwells all alone in a very ancient house on Water Street near the sea, and is reputed to be both exceedingly rich and exceedingly feeble;...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Outsider||Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness. Wretched is he who looks back upon lone hours in vast and dismal chambers with brown hangings and maddening rows of antique books, or upon awed watches in twilight groves of...||1/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Mike Bennett is the best!
I love all of his podiobooks! I wasn’t very familiar with HP Lovecraft until Mike. I listen to podiobooks as I fall asleep every night and each of Mike’s casts are well recorded and clear. Thank you Mike!
Love this Lovecraft
Fantastic reading by one of the best. Mike Bennett gives his usual high quality performance. If you’re a fan of Lovecraft or euphonious voices, do yourself a favor and listen to this.
I love Mr. Bennett's readings of these stories!