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The Colour Out of Space | [H. P. Lovecraft]

The Colour Out of Space

As a man surveys the countryside for the construction of a reservoir, he comes across a stretch of barren farmland leeched of life. An aged survivor of the town tells him the tale of a rural farmer's family and their path to madness and unspeakable horror.
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Publisher's Summary

As a man surveys the countryside for the construction of a reservoir, he comes across a stretch of barren farmland leeched of life. An aged survivor of the town tells him the tale of a rural farmer's family and their path to madness and unspeakable horror.

Lovecraft considered "The Colour Out of Space" to be the best of all his stories. Originally appearing in the September 1927 issue of Amazing Stories, it is one of his most frequently anthologized tales.

©1933 Public Domain; (P)2008 Wonder Audiobooks

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    Micki Blanchard, LA, USA 09-07-08
    Micki Blanchard, LA, USA 09-07-08
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    "Horrible narration, ruins a great story."

    Be sure to listen to preview before buying, I wish I had. Narration sounds like a speech synthesizer, no inflection at all, completely monotone, as if this were a recording for a remedial reading class to teach diction and pronounciation. After 2 minutes I couldn't take it anymore. Unfortunate, because I love the story.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David Monrovia, MD, United States 01-28-10
    David Monrovia, MD, United States 01-28-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story spoiled by poor reading"

    This is a great story, but the reading is so badly done -- with almost no emotion -- that the book is totally ruined.

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    J Rochester, MN, United States 07-10-09
    J Rochester, MN, United States 07-10-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Disagree with earlier review"

    I listened to the entire recording and while it was not a great reading, it was good enough. Don't let it deter you from this story. This was my second Lovecraft download and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was exactly right for a short road trip

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