The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales by Arthur Machen audiobook

The Great God Pan and Other Weird Tales

By Arthur Machen
Read by Peter Wickham

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12.85 Hours Unabridged
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Dubbed the greatest horror story in English by Stephen King, The Great God Pan is an eerie and otherworldly mystery about a diabolical operation and its terrifying repercussions. After rescuing a young woman from the streets of London, Dr. Raymond uses her as a test subject for brain surgery aimed at “lifting the veil” of reality, to see the supernatural and the “great god Pan.” The operation is a disaster and leaves the subject lobotomized. Years later, London becomes afflicted with a strange series of male suicides connected to a beautiful but sinister woman named Helen. Just who is she, and what is her connection to Dr Raymond’s failed experiment? First published in 1890, The Great God Pan influenced many writers of the genre, including the unrivalled master H. P. Lovecraft. It makes perfect listening for a dark and rainy evening. The collection also includes: “The White People,” “The Green Book,” “The Inmost Light,” “The Novel of the Black Seal,” “The Novel of the White Powder,” “The Red Hand,” “The Shining Pyramid,” and “A Fragment of Life.”

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Dubbed the greatest horror story in English by Stephen King, The Great God Pan is an eerie and otherworldly mystery about a diabolical operation and its terrifying repercussions.

After rescuing a young woman from the streets of London, Dr. Raymond uses her as a test subject for brain surgery aimed at “lifting the veil” of reality, to see the supernatural and the “great god Pan.” The operation is a disaster and leaves the subject lobotomized. Years later, London becomes afflicted with a strange series of male suicides connected to a beautiful but sinister woman named Helen. Just who is she, and what is her connection to Dr Raymond’s failed experiment?

First published in 1890, The Great God Pan influenced many writers of the genre, including the unrivalled master H. P. Lovecraft. It makes perfect listening for a dark and rainy evening. The collection also includes: “The White People,” “The Green Book,” “The Inmost Light,” “The Novel of the Black Seal,” “The Novel of the White Powder,” “The Red Hand,” “The Shining Pyramid,” and “A Fragment of Life.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In a comfortable, approachable style, actor Peter Wickham creates the feeling of relaxing in a nineteenth-century English drawing room while swapping tales of the macabre, fairy folk, and undiscovered worlds. In a tone that is equal parts beguilement and wonder, Wickham leads listeners through this late-nineteenth-century collection of nine short stories, including the title tale and the superb ‘White People.’ The works focus on Arthur Machen’s early influences: his vast knowledge of Welsh folklore, the occult, and a short stint in medical school. Long a favorite of horror meisters from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, Machen was one of the primary architects of modern horror and dark fantasy. This collection is an excellent introduction to his gentle and eerie worlds. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Arthur Machen

Author Bio: Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen (1863–1947) was a Welsh author and mystic, best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His first major success came in 1894, with the novella The Great God Pan. Machen’s legacy remains formidable; his work has influenced countless other artists, and is seen as setting the stage for—amongst other things—the Cthulhu horrors of H. P. Lovecraft.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English