The Thing from the Lake

Read by Roger Melin

(4.4 stars; 148 reviews)

To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place.

Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once. Soon he begins hearing strange ominous sounds emanating from the tiny lake at the back of the house coupled with a permeation of sickly odors. An evil presence then begins to visit him during the witching hours of the late night, challenging him to a battle of wits from which there can be only one victor.

Is his mysterious female visitor there to help and encourage him to flee from the house, or is she working in tandem with The Thing From the Lake?

A gripping, occasionally frightening tale, Ms. Ingram wastes no time in grabbing the reader into the story and manages to weave a tale that will leave the reader guessing at every turn of events. (Summary by Roger Melin) (7 hr 35 min)


Chapter 01 10:00 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 02 27:31 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 03 1:01:00 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 04 4:51 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 05 12:54 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 06 20:29 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 07 25:55 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 08 6:45 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 09 11:33 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 10 22:10 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 11 21:31 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 12 15:38 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 13 23:08 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 14 11:22 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 15 30:00 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 16 38:04 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 17 16:20 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 18 22:32 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 19 34:26 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 20 7:43 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 21 12:21 Read by Roger Melin
Chapter 22 19:12 Read by Roger Melin


The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram

(5 stars)

A gripping story well read. This is a tender love story on one side and a true tale of horror on the other. I was very pleasantly surprised with this download. Although first published in 1921 it carries well into the 21 century. I highly recommend it to any and all.

Mystery loves Company

(3 stars)

This is a somewhat convoluted story, though every attempt is made by the Author to scare us, while charming us with beautiful hair & a precocious, if not rebellious character thrown into the storyline.....who's in love with,,,wait,,,a professional SKATER?? oh brother.....

Free Audio Review

(4 stars)

I grabbed this title because the title sounded rather Lovecraftian to me. The story isn't really Lovecraftian at all, it's more a ghost story type of thing. The blurb gives you the story so I wont reiterate that, but what I can tell you is that this is a fairly slow story, but not in a bad way. It's of its age in that the story plods along , tyhe content is not high action or cliffhanger but is absorbing. To give you some idea of how absorbing let me say that I normally listen to one chapter of a book as soon as I get home from work, well with this story I started like that but after about five I started listening to two each night. The lead character is a nice guy, and that appeals to me. The other characters are likewise believable and likeable and they fit together so that their emotive responses draw on your own while listening. It's never terrifying, but is a good quality ghost story, very likeable. Read more of my reviews at

different than my usual

(3 stars)

it was well read which made it easier to stay to the finish. it is a decent book just a bit slower than I prefer. if you enjoy a bit more other world sci-fi bent it may be great for you.

Fun and occult

(5 stars)

Ive read enough of these types of books to know you cant count on well written women, so I liked the fact that the female lead was smart as hell

Very Good! Highly Recommend

(5 stars)

This was a very intriguing story and I really enjoyed it. I love Roger Melin he is a fantastic narrator and he does a nice job with this story.

I loved, The thing from the lake!

(5 stars)

Well read! Good book. Would have thought the main character nuts if it wasn’t for the lock of hair!

Enjoyable, atmospheric book with real characters

(4 stars)

Nicely read, too. I certainly recommend it as a kind of domestic New England horror story. Both cozy and spooky.