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The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft Audiobook

The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft

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Publisher's Summary

The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the 12 principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many New York Times best sellers; full of original fiction; and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson.

Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth - this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together 12 all-new Mythos tales from: Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) , Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells), Azathoth (Laird Barron) , Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little), Shub-Niggurath (David Liss), Tsathoggua (Brett Talley), The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden and James A. Moore); Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry); Elder Things (Joe Lansdale); Great Race (Rachel Caine); Yig (Douglas Wynne); and The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire).

©2015 Journalstone Publishing (P)2016 Journalstone Publishing

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    Amazon Customer 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding narration and storytelling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This collection is not one of a kind, but it's one of the best of it's kind.


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    Old Man Parker 11-16-16 Member Since 2009

    Aloha! I'm a "Low-Brow Artist" makin' "Tiki-Art" on the active volcanic Island of Hawaii ~ The source of… Akua! Mana! "TIKI"!

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    "H.P. Lovecraft's Mysteries Revealed & Explained!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A fine serving of really frightening stories with scary, disgusting monsters. True to the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, it's spiked with moments of absolute wonder & even wry humor.


    What other book might you compare The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft to and why?

    The best part about "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is that it's not the one-note unrelenting brain-breaking horror that some other anthologies have done. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" opens up to the wonder and beauty Lovecraft wrote about in his "Dream Cycle" books as well.


    Which character – as performed by David Stifel – was your favorite?

    He's very a talented reader. He knows how to not "over act" or get in the way of the book. I am a fan. However, his many mispronunciations were strangely not the extremely difficult-to-pronounce alien words of the Cthulhu mythos - it's english that's his bane!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I never wanted "The Fungi From Yu Go" to take my brain out of my head and put in it into a metal container and take it to the stars before, but after listening to "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft", now I think it might be pretty great.

    Of course, when I first read H.P. Lovecraft, ( …and I drew an ink drawing in my high school Art Class of the horrific brain stealing "Migo" - one of the things that could not be described - and which got much comment when it was displayed up on the wall in the classroom ) I was young and my body was strong and pain-free. Now, I'm an old man with a life-time of martial art's injuries all screaming when I climb out of bed in the morning. I think maybe taking my mind out of this creaking old husk and setting it free to fly across the dark cosmos with Lovecraftian aliens would not be so bad. Huh, interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    H.P. Lovecraft's Mysteries Revealed & Explained!

    I never wanted "The Fungi From Yu Go" to take my brain out of my head and put in it into a metal container and take it to the stars before, but after listening to "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft", now I think it might be pretty great.

    Of course, when I first read H.P. Lovecraft, ( …and created an ink drawing in my high school Art Class of the horrific brain stealing "Migo" - one of the things that could not be described - and which got much comment when it was displayed up on the wall in the classroom ) I was young and my body was strong and pain-free. Now, I'm an old man with a life-time of martial art's injuries all screaming when I climb out of bed in the morning. I think maybe taking my mind out of this creaking old husk and setting it free to fly across the dark cosmos with Lovecraftian aliens would not be so bad. Huh, interesting.

    Well, be that as it may… The best part about "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is that it's not the one-note unrelenting brain-breaking horror that some other anthologies have done. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" opens up to the wonder and beauty Lovecraft wrote about in his "Dream Cycle" books as well.

    That's the greatest gift of Lovecraft. Yes, the Universe is far Darker than we know (or can know) and our place in it is very precarious, but, if you can get past that (with your sanity somewhat intact) the Universe is even more beautiful then we know as well.

    "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" has fine helping of real frightening moments and very scary and disgusting monsters. It also has moments of absolute wonder and even wry humor. Everything you could desire in a "Neo-Love-craftian" book. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is full of good stories with solid plots; beginnings, middles, and ends. Satisfying reading. You dig Lovecraft?

    Get This book!

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    Tod 10-31-16 Member Since 2009
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    "I was pulled into each of the stories. "

    Some of the selections veered pretty wide of normal Mythos stoies, but I liked them all.

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    Robert Saunders 10-31-16
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    "Judge this one by the cover!"

    Okay so I'm a hardcore Lovecraft fan so visa v I should like this book right. Wrong the stories in this collection are lukewarm compared to other Mythos writers.Say I've never read Lovecraft in my Eldritch life and say this was an impulse buy. I after listening to these stories would probably think that it all Mythos fiction was horrible. My recommendation try Book of Cthulhu or one of the Lovecraft Collections and make sure the reader is good unlike this one.

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    Lauens blanchard, OK, United States 10-17-16
    Lauens blanchard, OK, United States 10-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story... hard to listen to"

    I was pumped to get some modern twists on cosmic and arcane horror, and had I read the book I would have been satisfied.
    the stories are great but the narrator actually killed the whole book. terrible inflection terrible punctuation and timing. so put eyes to ink for this one folks

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    jdb1971 Maryland 10-09-16
    jdb1971 Maryland 10-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One Unique Caveat, Only For Fans Of Bob & Ray"
    Any additional comments?

    Buyer beware, if you happen to be a Bob & Ray fan (and a fan of Lovecraft) - listen to the audio sample before purchasing. (I didn't. Heh.) As it happens, the narrator sounds a heck of a lot like Bob Goulding, when doing his "straight" characters (those without a lot of accent or heavy inflection). I noticed it immediately when I started the book. And later when he does do various character voices, it's even more noticeable. Kinda makes it hard to take the dark stories very seriously... for me, anyway. Some of them are very good, though, in spite of this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "poor collection of stories"

    i wanted to like this book but the stories were very poor. the worst was laird barron's., which is not unusual as i have yet to read a good story of his. tim curran's here be monster s is a far better collection. give this a miss

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