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Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories Audiobook
Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories
Written by: 
H. P. Lovecraft
Narrated by: 
William Roberts
Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories Audiobook

Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

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Publisher's Summary

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do. It is because of these dark, mythic tales with their terrified awareness of the limits of Man’s knowledge, that H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential American writers.

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    Brett woodberry, Australia 03-17-13
    Brett woodberry, Australia 03-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A masterpiece of Horror"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes but it may send them mad just by listening, but such is the risk if you delve into the necronomicon or the worship of the elder gods



    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"


    What other book might you compare Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories to and why?

    i am now unable to comprehend any other books because of the infinite madness that has seeped into my mind from exposure to CTHULHU




    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"


    What about William Roberts’s performance did you like?

    The fact that he maintained his sanity whilst being so close to the necronomicon speaks volumes of this narrators will and expertise



    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i dont remember as i somehow ended up in this asylum in arkham with strange esoteric script written all over the walls in blood... wait.... is that ... my blood?????




    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"


    Any additional comments?

    Dont waste time reading my review JUST DOWNLOAD THIS AUDIOBOOK before the goat with a thousand young comes for you




    "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"

    19 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Alberto Hernandez Greenville, SC USA 11-02-15
    Alberto Hernandez Greenville, SC USA 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "4 stories"

    Chapter 1: The Call of Cthulhu
    Chapter 4: The Hound
    Chapter 5: The Dunwich Horror
    Chapter 15: Dagon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Simon 10-19-15
    Simon 10-19-15
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    "Too much grandiose."
    Would you try another book from H. P. Lovecraft and/or William Roberts?

    Nah, dawg.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Probably the largest problem I had with this pairing. He was so keen on providing emphasis and really trying to sell the academic sentiment that it felt like a public speaker reading rather than someone trying to convey a mood of eerie atmosphere I was hoping for in a horror story.

    Maybe it's just me or maybe that's just how Lovecraft is, and, while I could understand the decision to choose such a narrator to highlight a classical pillar of horror fiction, it's exhausting to listen to and it's only 3 hours long. Eitherway, he ruined it for me. Sorry to the guy cause he didn't do a bad job, it was just a bad mix.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for the daily deals. I enjoy them immensely.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    casta 10-19-15
    casta 10-19-15
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    "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtag"
    Any additional comments?

    All I got to say is that as soon as I saw this as a daily Deal .... I came

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela 08-26-14
    Pamela 08-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic but dated"

    This is clearly a classic of the horror / sci-fi genre but it did not age well to my ear. Not only is the story itself incredible knowing what we do today, but they way the story plays out to stereotypes and prejudice is disturbing. Characters who have physical or mental features different than the "normal" are mistrusted and treated with fear. In all cases that fear is well placed - as if simply being an albino or having large hairy hands makes you much more likely to murder your family.

    That said, this is an author who broke fresh ground and inspired many well respected authors of the last several decades. In that context, it is worth reading (or listening to) for the foundation Lovecraft establishes.

    The narrator is excellent for this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NEW TAZEWELL, TN, United States 06-05-16
    Amazon Customer NEW TAZEWELL, TN, United States 06-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good story's and writing."

    Don't listen at night if you have an active imagination! Vivid story telling and phrases.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 06-01-16
    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 06-01-16 Member Since 2014

    Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history

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    "Horror isn't normally my thing"

    Despite horror not normally being my genre, I really enjoyed this set of classic tales. The narrator was excellent, well able to convey horror and to pronounce unpronounceable words.

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    jacob 05-20-16
    jacob 05-20-16
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    "exception narrator for these classic tales!"

    the narrator is perfectly matched to these classic tales from the godfather of horror. a fantastic light read for the commute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick J. Studabaker 04-22-16
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    "Like the muthos better than the story"
    What disappointed you about Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories?

    Very hard to follow and not much of a story behind it


    Would you be willing to try another book from H. P. Lovecraft? Why or why not?

    I probably would just because of his reputation


    Which character – as performed by William Roberts – was your favorite?

    The grandnephew


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories?

    Maybe make it more linear


    Any additional comments?

    This is only the Call Of Cthulhu story. I really thought I would like this more than I would. The story is very hard to follow and it skips around a lot. That said, the atmosphere is crafted well and there are some spooky parts of the parts I could follow. I guess I tend to like the mythos Cthulhu has created more than the real source material. Final Grade - C-

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA 03-21-16
    Amazon Customer Seattle, WA 03-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A fantastic reading of some of Lovecraft's best!"

    Some of Lovecraft's best works are presented in this little collection. The performer of this piece brings the appropriate amount of gravitas to the works, enhancing them and engaging the listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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