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January 22nd, 2016
Episode 107 of 147 episodes
An Antarctic expedition uncovers inconceivable mysteries, including a mountain range the rivals the Himalayas, and a cave concealing an ancient evil. H.P. Lovecraft, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. I hoped you enjoyed the sample of Nicholas Nickleby last week. Like many of Dickens’ stories, it starts off a bit sad, but once the ball gets rolling, it doesn’t stop. I love reading Dickens for many reasons, but part of my affinity for him is the actual scope of each book – the length. There are so many charming characters, and you get to live in their world for such a long time. By the time it’s done, you feel like you are saying goodbye to dear friends. Nicholas Nickleby Volume 1 of 2 is now available at www.thebestaudiobooks.com. Today we begin a series from H.P. Lovecraft, and this is one of his best pieces. It’s about an expedition from Miskatonic University to Antarctica, and the remains of an ancient civilization, heretofore unknown to all the world. They also find specimens of an uncategorized ancient life form – neither animal nor vegetable. App users can see and download a movie featuring illustrations from Lovecraft’s original release of the story from Astounding Stories magazine. Check out your special features! Enjoy! And now, At The Mountains of Madness, Part 1 of 5, by H. P. Lovecraft.