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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"Wayne June... his deep raspy voice is used to good effect for all the narration." (SFFAudio.com)
This release and the whole series is new, well produced, and provides an excellent medium for those who enjoy H.P. Lovecreaft. There are a total of six albums in the series, although Audible has five on sale.
If you are a follower of Lovecraft you know how difficult it is to get solid, well recorded audio books into the library. This is the path. Their principal reader, Wayne June is quite balanced: with clarity and no strong sense of being a goul, as some other readers are.
The recordings are priced about right for non-Audible-credits payers. I doubt that one 3-hour download is worth a full credit (which can be worth a full 20 hour download for other recordings). My suggestion: Since there are an even number of books available, have a two-for one sale.
My first ever audiobook , I came here because of Wayne's work in Darkest Dungeon. I am supremely satisfied with the experience and Wayne is fantastic to listen to.
Can't recommend this enough.
I've loved Lovecraft for a long time, but I feel like I'm experiencing it for the first time hearing it read by Wayne June. He has an incredible grasp of how to do character voices. He brings the lushness of Lovecraft's prose to life. Passages that I must admit I've found boring when read on the page become genuinely creepy when read aloud by June's cultured, insinuating rasp. I'll be listening to this one over and over.
Wayne June reads two of Lovecraft's best-executed stories in the tone of a staid man of common sense, say a business manager or a pedantic scholar, who has been brought unwillingly to believe in strange and terrible things. His approach underlines Lovecraft's strengths while covering his faults. An excellent afternoon's entertainment.
A lover of quirky stories and characters.
Two Words. One Name. Wayne June. This guy could read the phone book and make it scary.
The Climax of The Dunwhich Horror really stands out, the whole story builds and builds and the dread grows and grows. It's amazing.
Everything. Just re-read the top, that's it.
Not originally, but once Mr. June's voice started in I just could not turn it off.
For any fans of H.P. Lovecraft this entire series is a must have.
Dark,grim, and full of imaginative descriptions of great terrors. Easily one of the most creative writings for his decade. A staple for any writer wanting to learn from one of the greats.
Frist off my name is Cynthia. My husband is Mike, but he has never been a member.
great to short though yeap to to to to to to to short must download another volume
"Classic stories, well told."
The stories of Lovecraft are as brilliant as ever, with Mr. June's voice adding a great sense of horror and gravitas to the words.
Loved it, my first audible download and it will not be my last. All hail our dark lord Cthulhu!
"A dark view of our Reality
It is made reality by an excellent author.
I read 'The Call of Cuthulu," as a teenager, it, I suppose is the one story, by Lovecraft, that has always dragged me back to his works.
I wouldn't call these horror on the modern expectations. But they remain unearthly enough to push goosebumps through even the sternnist of skin.
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