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Tales of H. P. Lovecraft: Volume 1 | [H. P. Lovecraft]

Tales of H. P. Lovecraft: Volume 1

Ten tales of horror, mystery, imagination and just plain down-home weirdness from the master of the macabre. Lovecraft is commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Stephen King has called him "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."
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Ten tales of horror, mystery, imagination and just plain down-home weirdness from the master of the macabre. Lovecraft is commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Stephen King has called him "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."

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    Matthew Doraville, GA, United States 04-14-10
    Matthew Doraville, GA, United States 04-14-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Several stories included"

    This audio book included several of the more obscure Lovecraft stories. 10 stories in all
    The Alchemist
    The Festival
    The Beast in the Cave
    Beyond the Wall of Sleep
    Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn
    The Descendant
    The Hound
    From Beyond
    Cool Air
    The White Ship

    Great selection of tales, I am looking forward to the remaining volumes!

    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Leonard CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, United States 09-16-10
    Leonard CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, United States 09-16-10
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    "Be ye warned as nightfall approaches"

    H.P. Lovecraft is frightfully good at making the hairs on your body stand on end as he weaves tales of death and horror. His marvelous tales are rooted in the the Occult and will leave you frightened to your wits end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Anderson 06-23-10
    C. Anderson 06-23-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Pretty good ... but some reading flaws"

    Enjoyed this a lot - I prefer single author collections over singleton short pieces; many of the other audible available Lovecraft works are singletons only. However, the reader does not do accents very well. His normal narration is fine, but some of the accents are somewhat ludicrous at best and barely understandable at worse. This exacerbated by the very occasional addition of sound effects. I do hope this reader does more volumes, but skips the accents and the unnecessary effects.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Eagan, MN, United States 06-17-10
    Steve Eagan, MN, United States 06-17-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Quite the disappointment"

    I have been a fan of Lovecrafts's since I was a boy, but these stories are a waste of a credit. They have no build-up of suspense, they have no surprise endings, they have no substance in the body of work. Run away from this book.

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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