The Red Equinox has dawned, and the old gods who have slept for aeons are stirring.
Urban explorer and photographer Becca Philips was raised in the shadow of Miskatonic University, steeped in the mysteries of her late grandmother's work in occult studies. But what she thought was myth becomes all too real when cultists unleash terror on the city of Boston. Now she's caught between a shadowy government agency called SPECTRA and the followers of an apocalyptic faith bent on awakening an ancient evil.
As urban warfare breaks out between eldritch monsters and an emerging police state, she must uncover the secrets of a family heirloom known as the Fire of Cairo to banish the rising tide of darkness before the balance tips irrevocably at the Red Equinox.
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It was definitely among the better Audible purchases in my library. She gave Becca a solid voice and kept the narrative smooth throughout.
This is a hard comparison to make. You can't fairly compare this to Stross' Laundry files because those have a more comedic bent than this. If I had to draw a nearest comparison to another title I'd choose Howard's Carter & Lovecraft. Great characters that engaged you. The Mythos tales don't update very easily, but Wynne pulls off a believable heroine facing an avatar/harbinger of Nyarlathotep in a 'modern' Boston. I was hesitant with the clandestine agency (SPECTRA) at first, but that is also played well.
This was my first go-round with Sadler as a reader, but I enjoyed the performance quite a bit.
Dread, but not for anything other than the dread commonly induced by good cosmic horror. The urban exploration stuff had me on the edge of my seat. Well done.
A great tale. Kudos Audible and Journalstone for a smooth performance of this story. Looking quite forward to seeing the sequel (Black January) in this series on Audible. Highly recommended!
Red Equinox has received praise as a must-read for Lovecraft fans; and it is! Now you have a chance to listen to it, too. Even though I have already read this book, I was excited to listen to the audio-book. I really enjoyed revisiting the characters in this story, and reading the book beforehand only enhanced the experience of listening to it.
At first I was taken aback by the narrator. She has a perky, upbeat voice and I wasn't sure how a voice like that would do with a horror/ weird fiction tale. However, her style grew on me. Her vocal characterizations made each character sound unique, so there was no trouble differentiating them during dialogue sections. She did a great job capturing their personalities through voice.
The story itself translates very well to spoken word. It was about ten hours long. I have a long, boring commute to and from work, and listening to this made my commute way more enjoyable. The pacing works well for audio, and I found myself paying close attention, even though I already knew what was going to happen.
The quality of the recording was very crisp and clear as well. There are no sound effects or background music, but it really wasn't necessary. Overall I would highly recommend this audio book to any Lovecraft fan, and those who enjoy horror and weird fiction.
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