Reading 6 – The Call of Cthulhu

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Slide greasily into Halloween with our all-new, feature-length reading of Lovecraft’s masterpiece, The Call of Cthulhu, starring the incomparable Andrew Leman!

Featuring music written and performed by Reber Clark! Most selections are available for purchase here on the Lovecraft Paragraphs and At the Mountains of Madness soundtracks.

Reading recorded at Rocketwerks in Santa Monica, CA. Music and production by Chad Fifer.

Thanks to everybody who contributed to make this production possible! Please continue to support us by asking your local comic book shops, game stores and creepy destinations of all kinds to throw this baby on in celebration of the holiday.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We’ll be back next time with Through the Gates of the Silver Key.

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Post Comment 42 comments on “Reading 6 – The Call of Cthulhu

  • Sid on


    Thanks guys! :o)

  • Wolf on

    Great production, again, Mr. Fifer. Andrew is indisputable the greatest of all the H.P. Podcraft readers. Thank you, guys, you change my life.

  • sjnelson on

    Can’t wait- but the download time is @ 15 hours at the moment, so I will have to.

  • Sergio on

    That was great, I love it :D… you guys outdid your selves this time… thanks for your hard work and time CTHULHU FATHAGEN!!! xD

  • jason on

    Eight cyclopean tentacles up, gentlemen.

  • Russell Bynum on

    Cthulhu fhtagn! 😀

  • Chris on

    Fantastic! So pleased we made the ransom and looking forward to immersing in the HP Podcraft experience 🙂

  • Odilius Vlak on

    This is the best news I’ve heard since the call of Cthulhu itself. THANKS GUYS!… I would like that Lovecraft himself could hear this masterpiece from one whose voice would be the envy of Cthulhu himself… the one and only Andrew Leman!

  • PiltdownMannequin on

    Well done!

  • Bruce Baugh on

    Wow, poor Mr. Leman has never sounded more distressed by cosmic horror. Great stuff. 🙂

  • Anonymous on

    The Haunter in the Dark, and now this? Excellent. Much thanks for your hard work and throats scorched by the fires of beyond.

  • Nick Curnow on

    WELL DONE! BRAVO GENTLEMEN, BRAVO! I think this is pure gold, especially Mr. Lehman’s voice! 😀

  • Michael Bryan Walt on

    Ahhhh, The Call of Cthulhu read by Andrew Lehman. I am a happy Lovecraft fan. Thank gentlemen.

  • JuBr on

    So happy, this is amazing!!! I’m glad to help with ransom anytime!!

  • Grandpa Theobald on

    This is….a Masterpiece.

    Thank You.^_^

  • Ron on

    From R., France, who is so happy to be fluent in English. I became a huge fan of this podcast !
    Absolutely Fantastic reading, though I might have a preference for the original hppodcraft introduction for this story (with the introductory reading by Heater Klinke – and I’m still whistling the grandiose main theme from time to time… thanks to M. Clark) Well, I guess there is much time taken here in the full reading to rise the dramatic tension…

  • mtoler on

    You guys’ve outdone yourselves. Really, really enjoyed this.

  • GoodleShoes on

    Incredibly well done. It just sounds so right.

  • Thomas Jackson on

    Amazing job!!! I’a I’a Cthulhu fhtagn!!

  • Gary O on

    Awesome! Classic! Riveting!

    Well done, guys! I am definitley giving this shoutouts on Google+ and Twitter.

  • Ron "Elder One" St. Pierre on

    “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.”

  • Michaelcthulhu on

    Thanks guys! This is great!

  • Genus Unknown on

    Fantastic reading. Bonus points for pronouncing “R’lyeh” correctly.

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  • Klaatu on

    A fantastic masterpiece! iThankU

  • Bradley Smith on

    The music is excellent. The tone of the reading is the best I’ve heard. This is a really first rate production. What kind of recording studio was used? Analog, digital?
    Thanks so much, perfect Halloween gift.
    Bravi Tutti!!
    Abyssus Abyssum Invocat…

  • Dark Wanderer on

    @Bradley Smith: Vulgate translation of the Bible, Psalm 42:

    “Abyssus abyssum invocat in voce cataractarum tuarum; omnes gurgites tui et fluctus tui super me transierunt”

    “Deep calls to deep in the voice of your waterfalls: all your whirlpools and waves have passed over me.”

  • Phil on

    I’ve fallen in love with this story all over again! Mr. Leman’s reading is sooo great! Thanks.

  • ScS on

    Great job guys! As always, your readings are the best. Thanks so much.

  • Nathan on

    I listened while reading along today. VERBATIM with the exception of a couple of different words which was likely due to different editions/editors. I’ve been impressed quite favourably with all the readings I’ve listened to so far. Excellent production quality, all the way around. I can’t say enough! Keep up the outstanding work!

  • Natalia on

    I think there’s a problem, I’m not able to download it. The link just sends me to a black screen with a short grey bar and “play” button, but none of it is responsive.

  • hppodcraft on

    Hi Natalia- try right-clicking and selecting “Save Link As…” to download the file to your computer. Thanks!

  • Old Man Parker on


  • Koala on

    Is this no longer available for download? I tried “save as…” but get a prompt for ftp login.

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  • Marcello on

    the FTP server seems to be down 🙁
    any chance we can see the file back up again? 🙂

  • Mike on

    Hi. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ISSUE DOWNLOADING, please try this site: You can scroll down to the bottom, find the title that you wish to download, and right click on it and “save as”.

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  • NyarlathotepsHand on

    *agrees with Odilius* One and only Andrew Leman, indeed! I adore Andrew’s voice! Specially for this stuff! Oh hells, who am I fracking kidding? I could lisen to that man talk all damn day; would not really matter what he said. *blushes* He is just so freaking brilliant!

  • jonsondiego on

    Thank you so much for the content offered here. I loved the reading of the call of cthulhu. ;,;

  • Julie on

    Greetings from Denmark! I want to hear the reading so badly, but I can’t get access to the download page 🙁 Is there any other way to listen to it? Love the show, you guys got me into Lovecraft!

  • hppodcraft on

    If you click on THIS on the left hand side are all the full readings. Hopefully that works for you.

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