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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.

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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.

    The Music of Erich Zann

    The 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 place; and have personally explored every region, of whatever name, which could possibly answer to the street I knew as the Rue d’Auseil. But despite all I have done it remains an humiliating fact that I cannot find the house, the street, or even the locality, where, during the last months of my impoverished life as a student of metaphysics at the university, I heard the music of Erich Zann ...

    • 26 min
    Herbert West: Reanimator

    Herbert 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 first gained its acute form more than seventeen years ago, when we were in the third year of our course at the Miskatonic University Medical School in Arkham. While he was with me, the wonder and diabolism of his experiments fascinated me utterly, and I was his closest companion. Now that he is gone and the spell is broken, the actual fear is greater. Memories and possibilities are ever more hideous than realities ...

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Cats of Ulthar

    The 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 ...

    • 12 min
    Dagon

    Dagon

    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 window into the squalid street below. Do not think from my slavery to morphine that I am a weakling or a degenerate. When you have read these hastily scrawled pages you may guess, though never fully realise, why it is that I must have forgetfulness or death ...

    • 18 min
    Azathoth

    Azathoth

    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 mantle of beauty, and poets sang no more save of twisted phantoms seen with bleared and inward-looking eyes; when these things had come to pass, and childish hopes had gone away forever, there was a man who travelled out of life on a quest into the spaces whither the world’s dreams had fled ...

    • 4 min
    The Moon Bog

    The 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, or the others, though they searched long and far. And now I shudder when I hear the frogs piping in swamps, or see the moon in lonely places ...

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

PJ41980 ,

An excellent experience

I have been told that the books I have written remind readers of Lovecraft, so to finally experience Lovecraft’s works is a fantastic joy. The reading is great and keeps my attention for the entire story. These podcasts are a joy to listen to.

Carlphish ,

Best readings of HP out there.

These are some of the best readings of HP Lovecraft’s works I have ever come across and I have listened to a LOT of readings.

CreasedJoker485 ,

Great Narrator

I’ve always liked H.P. Lovecraft’s work and Mike Bennet does an amazing job portraying the views, personalities, and descriptions of Lovecraft’s work.

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