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  • The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By Wayne June

    Hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern-day horror, H. P. Lovecraft is the cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King. The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One is a collection of his best-known tales narrated for the first time by Wayne June and includes both "The Dunwich Horror" (published in the summer of 1926) and "The Call of Cthulhu" (published in the summer of 1928).

    Edward says: "Excellent Series for those who love Lovecraft..."
    "It served its purpose, but I don't recommended it"

    I wanted to learn more about H.P. Lovecraft and this audiobook served that purpose. With all due respect to Lovecraft fans, the story and the storytelling as very dated. Lovecraft may be the godfather of modern horror, but his storytelling style is low on action and heavy of retelling third-hand information. The stories have sketchy beginnings and no satisfying endings. His racial attitudes are a historical reflection of the times, but they do not endear us to the author or the story. H.P. Lovecraft's books are historically important in the world of modern literature, but their entertainment value has faded. The production values for this audiobook reflect this too.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Influx

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: A device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics - the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring.

    Sterling Okura says: "Entertaining Physics SciFi"
    "Don't give up on this book!!"

    I loved all of Daniel Suarez's previous books. They were brilliant techno-thrillers based on technologies that are not far removed from reality. Anyone who enjoyed "Daemon" now looks at Google Glass from a different perspective. He's a brilliant author. That's why I was worried when "Influx" was too techie for me, a 30-year veteran of the high-tech industry. Suarez introduces the technology in his story with a degree of accuracy and information that can overwhelm the casual reader or listener. DO NOT LET THIS TURN YOU AWAY!

    Very quickly, the engineering lesson is over and a first-rate thriller emerges. This is a very entertaining story if you can get past the initial lecture. I feel this story will not be as popular as his previous books because some people will be turned off by first few chapters. That's too bad, because "Influx" has all of the brilliance we've come to expect from Daniel Suarez.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Scare Me

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Parker
    • Narrated By Rupert Holliday-Evans

    When did you last Google yourself? Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this. When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he has never seen before. In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place. Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.

    Jill says: "Slow Goer"
    ""Scare Me" didn't. No suspense, just violence"

    Scare Me is a dreadful story that wastes a pretty decent performance by the reader. The plot is highly contrived. The violence is needlessly graphic. There are major characters in the book who serve no purpose in the storyline. The international scope of the story is absurd since there is no hint of where the characters would acquire the resources to travel about as they do. The ending is so unsatisfying that it hints of a sequel in the works. Of course, I have absolutely no desire to read a sequel should one come out, so that's pointless too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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