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Necronomicon | [H. P. Lovecraft]

Necronomicon

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released.
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Publisher's Summary

The only audio edition of Necronomicon authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate!

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.

©2014 H. P. Lovecraft (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Maliboo Los Angeles, CA 08-14-14
    Maliboo Los Angeles, CA 08-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    Dagon
    Herbert West: Re-Animator
    The Lurking Fear
    The Rats in the Walls
    The Whisperer in Darkness
    Cool Air
    In the Vault
    The Call of Cthluhu
    The Colour Out of Space
    The Horror at Red Hook
    The Haunter of the Dark
    The Outsider
    The Shunned House
    The Unnamable
    The Thing on the Doorstep
    Under the Pyramids

    179 of 204 people found this review helpful
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    TJ 03-19-15
    TJ 03-19-15
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    "Wonderful listen... depending on the narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Necronomicon to be better than the print version?

    It really depends on who is reading it. That is my main complaint about this book. Some of the narrations are terrific at their job while others are dull and monotone. So half the tales I'd rather read because listening was putting me to sleep.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Necronomicon?

    Something about having the story of Cthulhu narrated makes the imagery of the book even more vivid.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

    Some were good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Quite a few of the stories were wonderfully done.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin R. Caro Florida 03-23-15
    Kevin R. Caro Florida 03-23-15
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    I know it was only a dream...

    great book and one of the best performances I've heard in audible

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dotty Los Angeles, CA 03-25-15
    Dotty Los Angeles, CA 03-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Well read"

    The stories, ranging from the very short to the several chaptered, are an interesting collection of Lovecraft's fiction. I really enjoyed most of the readers. There was one who I felt didn't measure up to his esteemed colleagues, but it's easily forgiven. This collection of stories shows how very good a writer Lovecraft was, but it also shows how invariant were his subjects and terminology. His use of the word "grotesque" for instance, was so ill-used and so commonplace that the word had no bite by the time I was a quarter through the collection. I suggest, if you wish the material to remain fresh and -grotesque- that you go through these stories slowly. A very enjoyable and engrossing set of writings, though, I finished it in four days time!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Johnson tonasket, wa, usa 01-31-15
    Larry Johnson tonasket, wa, usa 01-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Strange fiction indeed"

    I have yet to read a positive review that states the work is good if you over look the rampant racism. I know it was another time, however I'm reading it now and rats in the walls has has a black cat named " mister niggerman" . Also if you are Asian, middle eastern, or Jewish you may find some lines and descriptions... Pretty offensive. But that being said I still like Lovecraft, I do, his brand of strange pulp fiction is highly entertaining even if his views on race are not.

    22 of 44 people found this review helpful
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  • Steven A. McKay
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    "Eldtrich and unspoken horror...no, wait!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I've loved it! I assume you already know Lovecraft if you're looking at this so I'll review it with that in mind.
    The stories are well read and, although it's not quite as creepy as reading them yourself, it's still great and...come on, you get about 65 stories here, for ONE CREDIT?
    That has to be (at the mountains of) madness!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I sometimes work at night and driving around the dark, wintry streets of Glasgow, often out in the sticks, with this audiobook playing in the background....brilliant!


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Some of the narrators are great, some not so much.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I locked the doors in my car when I was listening in the dark....who knows what lurking horror might have crept up on me?
    Lovecraft is never terrifying or shocking in a 21st century way, but his writing is always creepy and sticks in your mind. This collection does a fine job of bringing that crawling chaos to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Considering I got this for one monthly credit I honestly can't complain. There's 60-odd stories, all professionally read and that is just great value for money. I've read the stories dozens of times myself over the years and yet still found myself wanting to listen more to this to see what happened next. And I've only listened to the first few stories so far! Can't wait until I hear the likes of "Shadow Over Innsmouth" or "The Call of Ktulu" (oops, sorry, I've got Metallica on just now, got mixed up for a sec!).
    Needless to say, if the quality drops I'll edit my review but for now I just wanted to post my thoughts as there's not a lot for other listeners to go on.
    Trust me - if you're a fan of HPL give this a go.

    Steven A. McKay, author of the Lovecraftian histfic novella "Knight of the Cross" (also on Audible!).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stewart
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    I know that Lovecraft has been very influential and is much admired by some. I liked some of it too, and most of the several narrators were competent. In the end though, this compilation is just too much of material that is too uniform. In the latter half I found myself waiting for the next occurrence of "demoniac", "cyclopian" or "unspeakable" and truth to tell, I never had to wait long. If you opt for this title, my advice would be to listen to a story then listen to a different book, then come back for another Lovecraft tale another day!

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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