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The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume 1 | [H. P. Lovecraft]

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

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).
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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).

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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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    Susan Ann Arbor, MI, United States 11-23-11
    Susan Ann Arbor, MI, United States 11-23-11

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    "Yes, Lovecraft readers, you will love this!"

    I confess that I am new to audiobooks, and this was my first purchase from audible.com. I'm a long-time fan of HPL, reading not only his fiction and essays, but also delving into HPL's letters, in-depth biographies, and literary criticism.

    LISTENING to Lovecraft is quite a different experience than READING Lovecraft. I found myself much more immersed in the prose style and word usage than ever before. I was not overly fond of "The Dunwich Horror" prior to hearing it read by Wayne June. He has an excellent voice for Lovecraft - firm and gravelly, with just a hint of being "wound too tight." I look forward to purchasing more from him in the future.

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    P. Millan Colombia 05-20-11
    P. Millan Colombia 05-20-11
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    "Great!"

    This one was my first audiobook, first I enjoy Lovecraft's stories and the passionate review from Erica get me in, and the experience was a total awesome trip into to the universe of HPL. I thought that audiobooks worked the audio track at the same time you can read the text, I don't know if that format exist (I guess they will charge both items?) but anyway I grab my old paperback and enter to the realm of the Cthulhu Myths, cause I'not a natural English speaker was a cool way of revisit the book and a whole new experience hearing the feeling of the narrator and in your imagination you could develop a new atmosphere to approach to this books. Enjoy!

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    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 12-08-11
    Old Man Parker Kailua-Kona, HI, United States 12-08-11 Member Since 2009

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    "This is it: The two GREATEST Horror stories!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One the most enjoyable?

    These are the best of H.P. Lovecraft's genius, mind blowing, dark universe mythos. No other horror writer has yet come up to his level of perfection since.


    What other book might you compare The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One to and why?

    I would compare it to


    What does Wayne June bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing can exchange the personal experience of reading, but Mr June has a great voice, and is a wonderful reader.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One and why?

    Wilbur - Here H. P. Lovecraft shows us the thing that should not be. Chilling!


    Any additional comments?

    These are the best two horror stories since Poe. H. P. Lovecraft changed horror fiction forever with these stories. As a young reader they rocked my world! - and they still have all their power. No one has come close to Lovecraft's genius yet.

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    Lemiwinks 11-03-13
    Lemiwinks 11-03-13
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    "It served its purpose, but I don't recommended it"

    I wanted to learn more about H.P. Lovecraft and this audiobook served that purpose. With all due respect to Lovecraft fans, the story and the storytelling as very dated. Lovecraft may be the godfather of modern horror, but his storytelling style is low on action and heavy of retelling third-hand information. The stories have sketchy beginnings and no satisfying endings. His racial attitudes are a historical reflection of the times, but they do not endear us to the author or the story. H.P. Lovecraft's books are historically important in the world of modern literature, but their entertainment value has faded. The production values for this audiobook reflect this too.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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