The Dunwich Horror

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.5 stars; 361 reviews)

In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it to ancient gods to rule, and only an aged university librarian can stop them. The Dunwich Horror was first published in 1929 in Weird Tales. (Summary by Mark Nelson) (1 hr 55 min)


Part 1, Chapters 1 - 4 37:27 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 2, Chapters 5 - 7 36:14 Read by Mark Nelson
Part 3, Chapters 8 - 10 41:49 Read by Mark Nelson


Lovecraft never disappoints reader was okay

(4 stars)

I I'm pretty sure back when I read the book in high school the name was pronounced and spelled "Whatley" not "Waitley" despite the annoying mispronunciation I enjoyed the narration just checked the text. oops! my bad good job Mark as always

Scary to the last sentence!

(5 stars)

Pure Lovecraft: Scary to the last sentence! You can't stop listening. I highly recommend this one.


(5 stars)

a terrificly creepy story and really well read! there are some blatant racist words in there but if you listen to it (which you should) if you like these stories then you should remember that when it was written they probably didn't know what racism was! the voices he does in this are fantastic and I could picture them really well. hope I can find more with him reading. And if you like his voice try Mike Bennett too!

Classic Lovecraft

(5 stars)

Creepy and suspenseful with interestingly horrific descriptions of other worldly creatures. Lovecraft is truly a master at telling a tale of terror.

The Dunwich Horror

(5 stars)

The ending gets me every time I've read this. "It looked more like the father than he did" makes you really think about the whole mess that the book built up to.


(5 stars)

brilliantly read. almost as theatrical as a radio drama but much better audio quality than the dramas I've found.

Good Horror Story

(5 stars)

My first H.P Lovecraft story. Really enjoyed it. Of course Mark did an exceptional job reading it

(4.5 stars)

Mark Nelson is one of the finest readers on Librivox. He does his usual excellent job with The Dunwich. Horror.