I've been working my way through reading H.P. Lovecraft's complete works and I was up to his rather longish story
'The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath' and I just knew that my mind would go into a coma if I attempted reading it, as 'Lord of the Rings' type stories just bore me to death.
Even listening to an audio reading of the tale could probably send my brain into trance state where the words wouldn't register to keep hold of my attention.
It's a great little You Tube channel for lazy bastards like me who like being read to from time to time and especially at bedtime.