Get a free audiobook

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

For the first time ever, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced an audio recording of all of Lovecraft's stories. These are not dramatizations like our Dark Adventure Radio Theatre - rather, this is an audiobook of the original stories, in all-new, never-before-heard recordings made by the HPLHS' own Andrew Leman and Sean Branney exclusively for this collection. Working from texts prepared by Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, this collection spans his entire career from his earliest surviving works of childhood to stories completed shortly before his death. All tales include original music by HPLHS composer Troy Sterling Nies. This audio bonanza features 74 stories adding up to more than fifty (50!) hours of Lovecraftian listening fun, professionally performed and recorded for your enjoyment.

Public Domain (P)2017 HPLHS, Inc.

What listeners say about The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    49
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Really Great!

I have to say, this is a lot of Lovecraft to take in all at once haha. I've only read a few short stories in the past and it was great to get through it all. Although it's part of the genre, the excess in discription makes some of the material drag on longer than it ought too. On a whole, I really enjoyed the material and will definately go back to it in time. The Lovecraft Society does a great job and while it's not a dramatic reading, everyone is so into it that it really is a great listen. I was kind of disappointed with the "Life and Times of HP Lovecraft" portion of the audio book as I actually wanted to learn more about the author, but on the other hand, it was pretty dam funny.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Shouting into the Abyss

some stories leave me wanting but most stories emerse you into a world of cosmic horrors that are just far more interesting then I care to admit. However I endorse it completely.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Its HP lovecraft

The reading is quite good, The only one i didnt care for was the mountains of madness. The rest are amazing, the Narrators inflections add to the cosmic horror that HPL is known for.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Performance of Lovecraft's Stories

Really enjoyed listened to the performances of these stories. I enjoyed the renditions from all the different readers of the stories. Love having it all the stories in one place and getting to listen to some that I had not heard or read before. Excellent job. Highly recommended.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Mo’ LOVECRAFT YO

This is my 5th Lovecraft audiobook. Don’t judge me. This one has the titles IN the ‘chapters’ area so that’s points. And I mean, it had the thing on the doorstep. Swoon.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

True to H.P. Lovecraft. It will give you chills down your spine. The narrators really bring these works to life.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderfully done

everything was great about this book. the narrators knocked it out of the park. best lovecraft option by far

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

fantastic readers

the performances were fantastic! HP Lovecraft used a lot of archaic language, and his sentences had tortured structure that would be difficult to read. It was truly a feet to hear that performed and performed well.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful, Sensational Job

An incredible collection and equally as incredible job in the story telling! Not to mention the last story made me laugh uncontrollably!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Aransas R.
  • 2019-04-30

Best Lovecraft Collection on Audible!

This is the best reading of H.P. Lovecraft I have ever heard. Leman and Branney's passion for the material make it captivating to listen to and I often forgot that I was listening to a non-dramatized version. The narration is well enunciated and well paced. In conclusion, if you are looking for a collection of Lovecraft's fiction that doesn't include forced contextual or bibliographical information I would recommend this audiobook everytime. The stories are arranged alphabetically but I couldn't find a proper Table of Contents so I've included one below : Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - The Alchemist Chapter 3 - At the Mountains of Madness Chapter 15 - Azathoth Chapter 16 - The Beast in the Cave Chapter 17 - Beyond the Wall of Sleep Chapter 18 - The Book Chapter 19 - The Call of Cthulhu Chapter 22 - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Chapter 47 - The Cats of Ulthar Chapter 48 - Celephais Chapter 49 - The Colour Out of Space Chapter 50 - Cool Air Chapter 51 - Dagon Chapter 52 - The Descendant Chapter 54 - The Doom that Came to Sarnath Chapter 55 - The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath Chapter 64 - The Dreams in the Witch House Chapter 65 - The Dunwich Horror Chapter 77 - Ex Oblivione Chapter 78 - Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family Chapter 80 - The Festival Chapter 81 - From Beyond Chapter 82 - The Hunter of the Dark Chapter 83 - He Chapter 84 - Herbet West Reanimator Chapter 91 - The Horror at Red Hook Chapter 98 - The Hound Chapter 99 - Hypnos Chapter 100 - Ibid Chapter 101 - In The Vault Chapter 102 - The Little Glass Bottle Chapter 103 - The Lurking Fear Chapter 107 - Memory Chapter 108 - The Moon-Bog Chapter 109 - The Music of Erich Zann Chapter 110 - The Mysterious Ship Chapter 111 - The Mysterious Ship (duplicate) Chapter 112 - The Mystery of the Grave-Yard Chapter 113 - The Nameless City Chapter 114 - Nyarlathotep Chapter 115 - Old Bugs Chapter 116 - The Other Gods Chapter 117 - The Outsider Chapter 118 - Pickman's Model Chapter 119 - The Picture in the House Chapter 120 - Polaris Chapter 121 - The Quest of Iranon Chapter 122 - The Rats in the Walls Chapter 123 - A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson Chapter 124 - The Secret Cave Chapter 125 - The Shadow Out of Time Chapter 133 - The Shadow Over Innsmouth Chapter 143 - The Silver Key Chapter 144 - The Statement of Randolph Carter Chapter 145 - The Strange High House in the Mist Chapter 146 - The Street Chapter 147 - Sweet Ermengarde Chapter 148 - The Temple Chapter 149 - The Terrible Old Man Chapter 150 - The Thing on the Doorstep Chapter 157 - Through the Gates of the Silver Key Chapter 165 - The Tomb Chapter 166 - The Transition of Juan Ramero Chapter 167 - The Tree Chapter 168 - Under the Pyramids Chapter 170 - The Unnamable Chapter 171 - The Very Old Folk Chapter 172 - What the Moon Brings Chapter 173 - The Whisperer in Darkness Chapter 181 - The White Ship EDIT: Thank you Heinz57 for pointing out the error above, the table should be accurate now!

456 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Steven
  • 2019-07-03

Has TOC

Just downloaded to the Audible app on my iPhone. It has a fully functional table of contents in the Chapters section. All stories labeled and subchapters within stories have names if Lovecraft named them. Jump around all you want. Outstanding value for one credit.

82 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Red-Haired Ash
  • 2019-12-20

2.5 stars overall

2.5 stars The overall rating is the average of the following ratings. I listened to this book with audible and I feel it made a big difference. I don’t think I would have enjoyed these stories as much reading them. There is something about listening to these creepy stories that really captivates you. The narrator’s were perfect too. They portrayed the emotions of the characters perfectly, especially their horror. I highly recommend getting this on Audible for anyone who likes audiobooks and is interested in reading Lovecraft. That being said, while there are some great stories in this collection a lot of them are just ok. I will probably only read the few I enjoyed again. I probably won’t ever listen to this whole collection again. Rating system: 1 stars - wasn't for me 2 stars - it was ok 3 stars - I liked it 4 stars - I loved it 5 stars - it was amazing The Alchemist: 4/ 5 What a twist at the end! At the Mountains of Madness: 5/5 This is written as an account from an Antarctic exploration mission which found a unique ancient creature at the base of the Mountains of Madness. They dubbed the creature the Old Ones. That night they suffered heavy losses. The second camp decided to keep the actual findings hidden from the public but explain what was actually found. This was quite interesting and creepy story. I loved how the narrator emphasized the horror and excitement of what was found. I quite enjoyed this unique story that presents a different history of life on earth. Azathoth: 2/5 A very short (3 min.) story. I felt it needs to be longer to really understand what is going on. The Beast in the Cave:3/5 A short horror tale of someone lost in a cave and realizes they are not alone. Beyond the Wall of Sleep: 2/5 A story about a Doctor that was fascinated with Joe Slader a mental patient who had amazing stories. Using a handmade device the doctor was trying to connect himself to what the Slader was imagining in the hopes of connecting with the dream world. I didn’t love this one. It wasn’t as captivating as previous stories. The Book: 2.5/5 A scholar who discovers and learns great magic. He quickly learns that he needs to be careful of that knowledge. An interesting and quick tale. The Call of Cthulhu: 4/5 “That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” A very interesting tale. Not what I was expecting but I still enjoyed it. The Cast of Charles Dexter Ward: 1/5 I was not interested in this story. I listened to 2 out of the 5 chapters and I was pretty bored so I am skipping the rest. The Cats of Ulthar:3/5 "...in Ulthar no man may kill a cat." Because the cat’s are liable to kill you. A very nice revenge tale. Celephais:3/5 This is a story about a man who has a dream about a beautiful place called Celephais. He spends the rest of his life seeking the dream-world of this place with the use of drugs. The Colour out of Space: 3.5/5 “That which spoke could speak no more.....” This is a tale about a meteorite crash that poisoned every living thing in the area. This story had very gruesome deaths for animals and humans. Lovecraft has a very captivating writing style that really draws you in and makes you see the horror of what is going on, especially when it comes to death. Cool Air: 3/5 An interesting ending for a unique and weird old man. Dagon: 3/5 The short story of a tortured, drug addicted man who is telling an incident that happened to him during WWI. This is one of Lovecraft's first stories he wrote as an adult and it was pretty good. The Descendant:2/5 “In London there is a man who screams when the church bells ring.” A very short story about a man who is aged beyond his years who finally admits his fear after being confronted with the Necronomicon. Discarded Draft o f “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”: 3/5 An interesting start. I wonder how it will compare to the finished story. The Doom that Came to Sarnath: 2/5 The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath:1/5 I was quite bored by this one and stopped about 10% through. The Dreams in the Witch House:3/5 Walter Gilman, a student, rents a room in the 'witch's house'. He has strange dreams that escalate as time goes on. The house is haunted by the witch who owned it. This was an interesting tale. Lovecraft really has a thing for dream stories. The Dunwich Horror: 3/5 An interesting and creepy tale. I wasn't expecting the revelation of who the creature was at the end. The Evil Clergyman: 2/5 A short horror story about a man being overtaken by an evil clergymen. Ex Oblivione: 2/5 A man seeking to remain in the eternal world of Dreamland. This was an ok and quick story. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family: 3/5 A tale of family tragedy and repeat searching for an ape city. The Festival:2/5 From Beyond: 2.5/5 A man creates a machine that allows him to see beyond the normal senses. He sees strange creature in the air but you must be careful, if you move you die. The Haunter of the Dark: 2.5/5 He: 3/5 Interesting. He has a kind of vampire like quality. Herbert West - Reanimator:5/5 Two doctors spend their lives trying to find a solution that will reanimate the dead. This was very Frankenstein-esk. I really liked this one. History of the Necronomicon:3/5 A brief history of the Necronomicon and it's suppression throughout history. The Horror at Red Hook: 2/5 The Hound: 4/5 This is why you don't disturb the dead. Hynos: 2.5/5 Ibid: 2/5 A story of an ancient skulls travels through time. In the Vault:3/5 A cemetery working getting locked in a crypt with the bodies of the recent dead. The dead will have their revenge Little Glass Bottle:3/5 A prank played on some treasure hunters. The Lurking Fear: 2/5 Memory: 2/5 The Moon-Bog: 3/5 There is more to the swamp than you think. Leave the beauty of nature alone or it will get you. The Music of Erich Zann: 2/5 A mute musician who plays for a mysterious dark abyss. The Mysterious Ship (long version): 2/5 The Mysterious Ship (short version): 2/5 The Mystery of the Grave-yard:2/5 The Nameless City: 3/5 "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die." Nyarlathotep: 3/5 Old Bugs: 3/5 A story about an alcoholic druggy named Old Bugs. The Other Gods:2/5 The Outsider: 3/5 Pickman’s Model: 2.5/5 The Picture in the House: 3/5 A picture of horror that reflects the horror in this house. Polaris: 2/5 The Quest of Iranon:2/5 The Rats in the Walls: 2/5 A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson:3/5 A quick look back on the 200+ years of his life. The Secret Cave:2/5 A short tale about the terrible death of a sister and a box of treasure. The Shadow Out of Time: 2/5 Interesting concept but was a little boring. The Shadow over Innsmouth: 3/5 The Shunned House: 3/5 A story of a haunted house that slowly kills people. The Silver Key: 2/5 The Statement of Randolph Carter: 2.5/5 The Strange High House in the Mist: 2/5 The Street: 2/5 The history and life of a street. It was ok. Sweet Ermengarde: 1/5 The Temple: 1/5 The Terrible Old Man:1/5 This was boring. At least it was very short. The Thing on the Doorstep: 3/5 Through the Gates of the Silver Key: 2/5 The Tomb: 3/5 The Transition of Juan Romero: 2/5 The Tree: 2.5/5 Under the Pyramids: 4/5 An eventful trip to Egypt with Harry Houdini. The Unnamable: 3/5 The Very Old Folk: 2/5 What the Moon Brings: 2/5 The Whispers in Darkness: 2/5 The White Ship: 2/5

58 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Chuck
  • 2019-07-17

Lovecraft Defines his own Genre

First off, this collection is FAR better than the other Lovecraft anthologies available on audible. The HP Lovecraft Historical Society handles his works lovingly and their performances leave, to me, absolutely nothing to be desired. They hit the 'hysteria of mind numbing horror' feel far better than I imagined any would be able to going into the stories. As for the stories themselves, well prepare yourself for a mixed bag. You have to remember this is ALL of Lovecraft's writings, not just the best or greatest. You can feel some of his early experimentation in some, and the hands of a master of his craft in others. The irony is that one of his earliest pieces in this anthology is my favorite, Under the Pyramids. WOW, what a thrilling piece of writing and one I find genuinely unnerving. Other stand out stories include The Mountains of Madness, the Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Shadow out of Time. Some I didn't necessarily care for were The Color from Space and, ironically, The Call of C'thulu. Even the ones I cared for less were ultimately enjoyable though. And be forewarned, Lovecraft had a deep vocabulary and wasn't afraid to use it, so a few times you may need to look up a word or two as I did. Oh, and yes he has some racist moments but he was a product of the 20's and it shows. Just take it with a grain of salt and you'll be fine.

48 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MATT DEMMLER
  • 2019-06-26

Exactly what I’ve been looking for.

I’ve gotten several other HPL collections to listen to and they have all been awful in some way or another. But these guys really deliver a fantastic performance and cover a much wider range of stories and shorts than any other collection I’ve tried. Highly recommend

18 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • The Walking Dude
  • 2019-12-05

HPLHS knocks it out of the park

There are several other Lovecraft anthologies on Audible, and, to put it politely, they aren’t very good. But then along came The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and all of that changed. The guys are excellent readers, and they really “get” Lovecraft in a way that only true fans do. If you’ve tried out the other anthologies, and been disappointed, then look no further. This is the one that you want. And because it’s got all of his fiction it’s also the only one that you’re ever going to need. As an added bonus listening is guaranteed to stave off shoggoths, mi-go and numerous other eldritch horrors.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • SDWATTERS
  • 2019-08-01

Best readings of all Lovecrafts stories!

This has been the best audiobook purchase ever. Amazing performances and dedication to Lovecrafts stories.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Zachary Stroup
  • 2019-07-05

Best Collection Yet!

What a well put together collection! You can tell the narrators are fans of Lovecraft, and have done this as a labor of love. Well done.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • MGarcia
  • 2019-08-11

On a scale 1 to 5, this is a 10!

I purchased this audio book and I was not the least bit disappointed. The tales are reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe with its dark, Gothic prose and fantastic descriptions. The first person narratives pulled you into the story. However, it's the hard, skillful work of Andrew Leman and Sean Branney that brought the audio book to vivid life. I wish these two readers could read for every audio book. They're not just reading; they are acting the part of the narrator and take great pains to make pronunciation of foreign words sound fluid and natural. This audio book is by far the best I've listened to and has, unfortunately, spoiled me. I now look for audio books with readers beyond passable instead of books that I prefer. This audio book was worth every single penny and I can't recommend it enough.

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert
  • 2019-06-19

FIXED!

I spoke a nice gentleman via email from the HPLHS and he told me that the unlabeled chapters issue was brought to Amazon’s attention several months ago. Amazon was slow to fix it, but it HAS been fixed. Ironically, the chapter names were added on exact same day I spoke to the HPLHS. Anyway, stellar collection of stories and it is now very easy to navigate. Highly recommended!

39 people found this helpful