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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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    "Audiobook Contents"

    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

    216 of 243 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Deer Lodge, MT, United States 04-10-15
    Karen Deer Lodge, MT, United States 04-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Masterful!"

    I'm not one to write reviews, but after listening to Lovecraft's Necronomicon, I'm motivated. To start with, this is my first read by H.P. Lovecraft. I have known of his writings for many years, but just have never picked up a book, I did well in starting with this collection of stories.

    The performances were well done and did not distract from the stories. The stories are amazing, Lovecraft builds the stories with firm foundations and builds and builds leading the reader in anticipation until you are sitting on the edge of your chair. It is so refreshing in this world of "fast"-"express" everything, to read something that takes the time to use the quality of words that fully describe the scene that Lovecraft is painting and is sorely lacking in a great deal of today's storytelling.

    Bottom line, if you like this genre of story, if you've even slightly thought of reading Lovecraft, then I recommend this book to start with.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Costa Rica 04-12-15
    Amazon Customer Costa Rica 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great compilation"

    HP's collection received a deserved treatment by all o the narrators presented.
    I hope they continue this trend with a second volume.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TJ Utah 03-19-15
    TJ Utah 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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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.


    8 of 12 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.

    29 of 54 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel A. Hammer 05-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "believe the unbelievable"

    Lovecraft seems very scientific in his descriptions making his impossible tales believable. the voice performance is done by several individuals and each one does a separate story. this brings a sense of personalization to each one, as though these are people approaching you to tell you the horrors they encountered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LB 05-16-15
    LB 05-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My First Venture Into Lovecraft's Universe"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Necronomicon to be better than the print version?

    After listening to this audiobook I went out and bought a "Complete Collection" of his work. This audiobook misses quite a lot of his other stories, so no. But still a great collection of his work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, simply because I could just empathize with him. Having his body stolen for years and then trying to retrace his steps.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final part of The Shadow out of Time with "The Elder Ones" is definitely one of the most terrifying things I have ever read. His escape sequence is wonderfully written.


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

    I did not laugh or cry but there were a few times I was saying, "For the love of all things holy, RUN and DON'T LOOK BACK!"


    Any additional comments?

    H.P. Lovecraft became one of my top three favorite writers with this collection. I currently am enjoying his "Complete Collection" of the Knickerbocker Classic edition, which are wonderfully made. I recommend that if you enjoyed this book and if you want to own a collection of his work, try the Knickerbocker Classic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wonderbrat 05-08-15
    Wonderbrat 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic"

    A classic book of tales.
    Read by a all-star group of narrators.
    How could it go wrong? It didn't!

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    BRYAN REYNOLDS 05-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun with dark slimy things"

    I found it to be an excellent execution of one of my favorite authors a rarity in Lovecraft fandom . I very much enjoyed it .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ace Goins 04-30-15
    Ace Goins 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love this collection of short stories!"

    I've hear of this collection of short stories before but never could I have imagined they were as good as my friend had raved so vigorously about.

    I, however, do not consider this "Horor" but rather merely fantasy. I enjoyed it much more since I wasn't terrified but rather entranced by the fanciful stories relating to my own spiritual and extraterrestrial speculation.

    Defiantly the best collection of stories I've listened to recently!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Steven A. McKay
    Glasgow
    2/19/15
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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 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stewart
    lincoln, United Kingdom
    1/13/15
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    "Too much"
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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!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • felix
    5/14/15
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    "Increasingly creepy"

    The longer you listen, the more you realise lots of the stories intertwine.
    There is something exceedingly strange about the way Lovecraft shows his 'cosmic horror' that will. She you want to go back and re listen to many of the stories.
    Some readers are clearly better than others but you very quickly get absorbed into their particular reading style. I particularly enjoyed those who read the stories as one large monologue.
    Overall very good, my personal favourite being 'the whisperer in the darkness' closely followed by 'the outsider'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katya
    Urmston, United Kingdom
    5/8/15
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    "Not a bad collection"

    Good narration - very atmospheric. If you don't yet have any Lovecraft in your library, then this is the perfect start!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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