Malevolent: Part One, “The Dark World”

By Harlan Guthrie

(17 Reviews)



Arkham Private Investigator, Arthur Lester, wakes up with no memory of who he is, with a strange, eerie voice guiding him through the darkness. Blind, terrified, and confused, his journey begins with a series of mysteries in the hopes of understanding what has happened.

As cosmic horrors begin to seep into the world around, Arthur must ask himself whether this creature truly wants to help him or are its intentions more… Malevolent?


About The Author

Harlan Guthrie (he/him) is a creative, nerdy, medium sized dynamo. He is a writer, voice actor, editor, and creator of a number of different shows and streams. He has a Dungeons & Dragons Actual Play Podcast called Dice Shame that has been featured on Wizards of the Coast Podcasts of the Frostmaiden event and you can find him pulling the strings in the Audio Drama “Malevolent” or streaming Wednesday nights on The INVICTUS Stream.

View Harlan Guthrie's Page


Additional Credits

  • Editing & Mastered By: Harlan Guthrie
  • Music Composed By: Justin Thomas James
  • Guitar Produced & Performed By: Aaron J. Morton
  • Additional Music By: Bobby Cole

Reviews (17)

An amazing journey through the dark and twisted shadows of a mans mind. Superbly narrarated and the audio quality is flawless. If you are into deep, dark, stories with twist and turns, this one is for you. I cannot recommend this enough. Take a listen!


Really enjoyed this and can’t wait to hear more. I love the fact there’s a link to the Cthulhu mythos!

Exciting and engaging so far. Really good production quality.

I listened to the podcast form, and even if you’ve already listened to that, I highly recommend this version. The added dialogue and sound effects are well worth a revisit. If you’ve never listened to Malevolent, welcome! This is an intriguing horror podcast with great story and great characters.

very awesome theme and the work on production is extremely high for a new aurthor. This is amazing, highly reccommended!!!!!

Fantastic start!

What a way to start a book (audio or otherwise)

So far, I must say I am truly impressed. Wonderful audio that brings to mind radio shows from the early 30’s.

I love it! suspenseful and exciting going to the next one now!

Different but, I like it

I’m not into these kinds of books but it’s good so far

I was not expecting this to be this good. I am glad there are 14 of these and i can listen all day long


it doesn’t quite feel like horror but it makes me curious about more. I am definitely hooked to the story.

Great 👍


Well written, amazingly acted, great soundscape!

Like a horror/mystery radio play. The main character’s condition is perfect for the format and can really pull the listener in. The sometimes subtle background sounds are amazingly woven for each scene. The actors at Soundbooth Theatre are always top notch, and this work is no exception.

This is awesome.

so far amazing!! can wait to catch up!

Very interesting narrative perspective. Let’s see where this is going. Get it? “See” where this is going? Haha


This is such an amazing story i am hooked