The classic of Eldritch horror! Here is one of horror master H. P. Lovecraft's eeriest tales of bone-chilling dread, in an all new reading by versatile performer/producer Bill Mills.
What happened to Harley Warren in that cemetery in Big Cypress Swamp? Only Randolph Carter knew. And Carter was mad! Or was he? An ancient book from India in undecipherable characters sends two men on a quest into nameless terror beneath the surface of the Earth. Carter remains above, listening in via a handset, while Warren reels a phone line behind him as he descends beneath an ancient crypt. There Warren comes face to face with the terrible, the monstrous, the unbelievable. Yet it is not this that sends Carter over the edge into madness, but the final, fateful words he hears over the receiver.
This dramatization is preceeded by a brief "mini-biography"of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Bill Mills' production of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" is an audio thrill ride for lovers of suspense, horror and gothic fantasy!
This is an enjoyable short story. The narrator does a good job without overdoing it. Not really sure if a 20 min story is worth $2, but it was well done nonetheless.
A bit overpriced, but not much... it's a worthy purchase and listen
I agree that the audiobook is possibly overpriced by about a dollar, but it's hard to quantify the value of being entertained. I was surprised and delighted with the discovery of the work of Ms Olivier by hearing this audiobook. I am a fan of Old Time Radio and I really appreciated the cinema-like eerie music and sound effects that surround the excellent vocal performance of Bill Mills as Harley Warren and the bedeviled Randolph Carter. I have listened to this more than once and have shared it with friends. In the long run, based on it's actual entertainment value, I didn't feel I overpaid for this item. Even if iTunes choose a 30 sec clip from the audiobook that doesn't inlcude any part of the reading/performance (shameful really!) I'd say it's worth taking a chance on.