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The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 1 Audiobook

The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

Hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern-day horror, H. P. Lovecraft is the cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King. The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One is a collection of his best-known tales narrated for the first time by Wayne June and includes both "The Dunwich Horror" (published in the summer of 1926) and "The Call of Cthulhu" (published in the summer of 1928).

Listen to more Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft…if you dare!

(P)2008 Audio Realms, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Wayne June... his deep raspy voice is used to good effect for all the narration." (SFFAudio.com)

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    Tara` 08-07-16
    Tara` 08-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The tone is great"

    Wayne June offers a macabre and eerie tone that lends an awesome experience. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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    Alana McDonald 07-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing Narrator."

    H.P. never got a break when he was alive. I hope us supporting his stories and be fealt beyond his grave.

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    derrick tope 05-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "HP Lovecraft in all of his glory"

    One of the best stories I've absorbed to this day, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy horror of a kind unique to Lovecraft.

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    John Kenmore, WA, United States 04-30-16
    John Kenmore, WA, United States 04-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent performance but "dated" content,"

    This was actually my first direct consumption of Lovercraft's work but I have been aware of his work through the plethora works (films, games, books, etc) that have been inspired and influenced by him. And I have to think that he has been spoiled for me by all of those other works, nothing was as disturbing or surprising as it really should have been, as I had a clear image of "Lovecraftian" cosmic horror in my head, and I couldn't let my imagination really work with Lovecraft's prose to disturb me. That is not to say I didn't enjoy the two stories, just not as much as I was hoping.

    It should be noted that the "dated" in the title refers to Lovecraft's 'of the times' way of thinking in terms of race relations (every person of mixed race in the stories was under the evil influence) Even for the 1920s it seemed a bit much.

    Wayne June as the narrator was excellent, and the main reason I bought this audio book, I first learned of him from the computer game "Darkest Dungeon" (another Lovecraft inspired product) and I adored his voice and delivery, and I am very happy to see that his performance here was of the same quality. I will most likely make my way through the whole series on account of Mr. June.

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    Knut 04-27-16
    Knut 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful!"

    The only aspect of this audiobook that is not stellar, are the sometimes odd edits which can break your immersion and pull you out of the incredible world in which you find yourself transported into.

    This is a must buy!

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    Mark S. United States 04-19-16
    Mark S. United States 04-19-16
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    "Wayne June masters this content."

    If you enjoy Lovecraft already, or you would like an excellent introduction to his work, this title is an excellent choice. Wayne June delivers these stories with a tone sensitivity to the material that makes listening an involving experience.

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    Chris 04-01-16
    Chris 04-01-16
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    "Great narrator "

    I Loved the book and the narrator. Who doesn't need more Cthulu in their lives?

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    Kilic 03-31-16
    Kilic 03-31-16 Member Since 2017
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    "gold"

    Wayne Junes eldritch voice not only makes my girlfriend wet but also brings life to the horrors Lovecraft paints

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    Ben 03-17-16
    Ben 03-17-16
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    "Beautifully dark and dismal"

    A great classic featuring 2 of the best Lovecraft stories which is only enhanced by the gripping narration of Mr Jude.

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    Paw 02-22-16
    Paw 02-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "exiting takes of horror"

    Wayne June is an amazing narrator, and the two stories are captivating and I find my self craving to dive deeper into the world of H. P. Lovecraft.
    the language is hard to follow at times for a non native English speaker. but the vivid detail I'm which the writer has written the stories help to paint a vivid picture of the world and characters. a good start into the works of Lovecraft.

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