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Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft | [H. P. Lovecraft]

Dreams of Terror and Death: The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft

This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales.
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Publisher's Summary

This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H. P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror, including some of his most fantastic tales, such as:

  • "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" - Hate, genocide, and a deadly curse consume the land of Mnar.
  • "The Statement of Randolph Carter" - "You fool, Warren is 'dead'!"
  • "The Nameless City" - Death lies beneath the shifting sands, in a story linking the Dream Cycle with the legendary Cthulhu Mythos.
  • "The Cats of Ulthar" - In Ulthar, no man may kill a cat…and woe unto any who tries.
  • "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath" - The epic nightmare adventure with tendrils stretching throughout the entire Dream Cycle.

Plus twenty more tales of surreal terror!

©2014 H. P. Lovecraft (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Maliboo Los Angeles, CA 08-14-14
    Maliboo Los Angeles, CA 08-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Table of Contents"

    Azathoth
    The Descendant
    The Thing in the Moonlight
    Polaris
    Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    The Doom That Came to Sarnath
    The Statement of Randolph Carter
    The Cats of Ulthar
    Celephais
    From Beyond
    Nyarlathotep
    The Nameless City
    The Other Gods
    Ex Oblivione
    The Quest of Iranon
    The Hound
    Hypnos
    What the Moon Brings
    Pickman's Model
    The Dream Quest of Unknown Kaddath
    The Silver Key
    The Strange High House in the Mist
    The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
    The Dreams in the Witch House
    Through the Gates of the Silver Key

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Aurora V Kaiser 08-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't get this unless you are already a fan"
    Would you try another book from H. P. Lovecraft and/or uncredited?

    Yes - I didn't like this because it is just excerpts of stories, little vignettes, short and unfinished ideas. Some are interesting to listen to, but they go nowhere. I think if you have already read every thing else by Lovecraft and still weren't sated, you should listen to this. Otherwise, wait until something else is available to listen to.


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    J. Moorhead, MN, United States 05-28-14
    J. Moorhead, MN, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2007
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    A collection of short stories and novellas which sometimes hold one's attention, but often does not. People either hate or love Lovecraft and this might depend on which style of his they first read. Lovecraft when imitating Poe often does well, but when his style turns to the anachronistic and antiquarian in an effort to suggest the horror of forgotten worlds the reader gets lost. The tales of Carter's dream travels I found particularly hard to follow. When Lovecraft allows the plot to evoke terror he's great, but he is also one of those pulp writers who fall back on a series of stock adjectives and adverbs in order to insist that what we are reading should really scare us. A classic error of novice writers and as we yawn we think Lovecraft ought to know better.

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    Nancy Oceanside, CA, USA 09-03-14
    Nancy Oceanside, CA, USA 09-03-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Great readings except for one!"
    If you could sum up Dreams of Terror and Death in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, Lovecraft, Dreamlands


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dreams of Terror and Death?

    The reading of the Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath


    Have you listened to any of uncredited’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All of the readings were great, especially Bronson Pinchot's EXCEPT for "High House in the Mist" read by Tom Wyner, which was absolutely awful.


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

    If I could have, but tons of stories to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    While a few of the readers take just a little or no adjustment time to get used to, Tom Wyner is just awful with his reading of High House on the Mist. I honestly fast forwarded through that after giving him about 5-10 minutes. He reads it like it's a newspaper and has no emotion nor gives any color to the reading like the others do.
    The readings of the Quest of Unknown Kadath (I forget the reader) and all of Bronson Pinchot's readings (you never know who reads and can "get" Lovecraft, these days) are excellent, so basically, if you're a fan of Lovecraft's character Randolph Carter, you will enjoy every story involving him.
    I gave this book 5 stars for all facets as long as you ignore High House in the Mist. Maybe find another version or just read it yourself. ;-)
    (And if you have never read Lovecraft stories before, this is an interesting set of his stories to take up. I suggest Googling "Lovecraft Dreamlands" before you do, though, so all of the unusual names don't immediately distract you from the stories involved).

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    Would you try another book written by H. P. Lovecraft or narrated by uncredited?

    A set of unrelated bits of scribbling desperately cobbled together for purpose of making money. Magnificently written, as is all of Lovecraft's work but not a single complete story. Whatever Lovecraft had in mind for any of these he never finished. I threw it away after 15 hopeful minutes.


    Would you ever listen to anything by H. P. Lovecraft again?

    Yes but I would make sure I got a complete story.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes but pointless.


    What character would you cut from Dreams of Terror and Death?

    All of them.


    Any additional comments?

    A complete waste of your time and money!

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