Will Murray's Pulp Classics #9
The Moon Pool and Other Wonders Audiobook
by H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt and others
Liner Notes by Will Murray
Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these haunting questions are explored…but not fully answered.
Each of these timeless tales takes us to a different zone of terror, whether in a faraway land, or in a hidden pocket of the past. They strum chords in us we hardly suspect exist. They evoke our deepest fears as a kind of eerie wonder. And they whisper to our innermost souls that the reality we in which we dwell may be only one of many interpenetrating realms where mankind coexists in blind, uneasy ignorance….
First, in A. Merritt’s haunting “The Moon Pool,” we journey to the South Seas, where a moonlit pool hidden among the ruins of an ancient civilization conceals an inhabitant not of this Earth. “The Moon Pool,” is narrated by Joey D’Auria.
“The House and the Brain,” also known as “The Haunted and the Haunters” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, explores the haunted house genre in a seminal story that inspired countless imitators. As you will hear, this is no ordinary ghost story. “The House and the Brain” is read by Doug Stone.
H. P. Lovecraft next takes us to Ireland for “The Moon-Bog,” one of his earliest eerie tales. “The Moon-Bog,” is told by Joey D’Auria.
Is “The Great God Pan” loose in the Welsh countryside? If so, what deviltry is he committing? Arthur Machen’s classic tale reveals the horrific answer. “The Great God Pan” is recounted by John Shelton.
Finally, H. P. Lovecraft returns us to our lunar theme in “What the Moon Brings,” voiced by Joey D’Auria.
"H. P. Lovercraft singled these out as among the weirdest tales ever written—and I shudderingly agree!"
Will Murray is the Series Producer for Will Murray's Pulp Classics line of Pulp Audiobooks and Pulp eBooks. Will is the author of over 50 novels in popular series ranging from "The Destroyer" to "Mars Attacks". Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date ten Doc Savage novels, with "Desert Demons" and "Horror in Gold" now available. For National Public Radio, Murray adapted "The Thousand-Headed Man" for "The Adventures of Doc Savage" in 1985, and recently edited "Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent" for Moonstone Books. He is versed in all things pulp.
Joey D'Auria is a popular Hollywood voice over actor whose work includes voices for animated cartoons, video games and looping. However, he is best known to Chicago audiences as WGN-TV's Bozo the Clown from 1984 to 2001. During these years, Mr. D'Auria also worked in stage productions and in TV and radio commercials. Returning to Hollywood in 2002 he was the voice for Commissioner Spinklestarber for the anime series Daigunder. In Great Britain, in 2003 he was the principle writer and show coordinator on Star Trek The Experence for See Entertainment in Hyde Park, London.
After that project, Joey worked as head writer and occasional voice talent for Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures on PBS. He also supplied assorted voices for Universal/Imagine's "Curious George" (The Movie), and as the voice of General Alister Azimuth for Insomniac Games Ratchet & Clank Future - A Crack in Time. You will be able to hear him in the new animated film, War of the World's: Goliath for Tripod Entertainment.
Doug Stone is a voice actor who is most notable for his representation of the character Psycho Mantis from the popular video game Metal Gear Solid, as well as the voice of Matt Trakker in M.A.S.K.
Doug is voice Actor and the owner of Doug Stone Enterprises and provides voice-over talent for commercials, animation, interactive games, industrials, narration and anime, as well as a loop group co-ordinator for Film, T.V., games, etc.
His voice has been heard on over a thousand T.V. shows and films, as well as on commercials, games, original animation, and anime.
John Shelton is based in Los Angeles, California. His voice-over experience and client list is diverse. He has voiced everything from iPad game applications to audiobooks for blind and dyslexic students for the Learning Ally organization. John is also featured in ongoing Pulp Radio audio stories for Roger Rittner Productions. He has voiced commercial work, radio plays, business presentations, film and television. Over the last ten years John has also been providing voice recordings for Interactive Telesis which provides Interactive Voice Response services for fortune 100 companies. John is also a commercial actor and trained in improvisational comedy acting with The Groundlings in Los Angeles. John also regularly performs stand up comedy at several Los Angeles area comedy clubs.