Herbert West: Reanimator

Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.5 stars; 138 reviews)

"Herbert West—Reanimator" is a story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft that was first serialized in February through July 1922 in the amateur publication Home Brew. The story was the basis of the 1985 horror film Re-Animator and its sequels, in addition to numerous other adaptations in various media. You want zombies? Listen to this because Lovecraft was one of the very first and he got zombies right: scary, evil, implacable and out to get you. (Summary by Phil Chenevert ) (1 hr 29 min)


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great gruesome short story

(5 stars)

I can only imagine the horror at the grotesque imagery when this was released. Well written and enduring.


(5 stars)

I'm not generally a fan of zombie media, but lately I've been plowing through many of Mr. Lovecrafts works. I avoided this one for some time because of the subject matter. I've just finished reading it and I can say that I've been no less impressed by this piece of literary work than any of his other bests. After reading so many of his other works I should have known this one would be fantastic. I feel sure his fans and fans of zombie media alike will love this dark read.

Yer able 2 follow story. Voice a bit flat monotonous & metalic

(3.5 stars)


(4 stars)

I have listened to this story a couple of times, Phil's narrative is the best

Very good

(5 stars)

Good reading of the classic-and Jeffrey Coombs played the role of West perfectly in the movie adaptation

Herbert West the Reanimator

(5 stars)

Excellent reading of a fine story. Very well done, I enjoyed the reading of this tale a great deal.

(4 stars)

An excellent reading of an important bit of horror history. This story spawned a hundred imitations and is

Excellent Reading

(5 stars)

This text is one of my favorites, so I was hesitant to listen to it and have it potentially ruined. But the reader is clear, free of corny sound effects, and the pace is perfect.