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  • The Book of Cthulhu

  • Tales Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft
  • By: Ross E. Lockhart (editor)
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper, Teresa DeBerry
  • Length: 27 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 407

The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century's most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Improves on Lovecraft, believe it or not

  • By bookgurl on 04-29-14

Great stories & excellent readings!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-16

I had previously spent my "Cthulhu reading time" rereading Lovecraft stories but this collection shows how modern authors compliment the original stories.

The performances really add to the richness of the stories. The two readers were excellent.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Uplift War

  • The Uplift Saga, Book 3
  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 27 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

Earth has been allowed to colonize the planet Garth only because its previous occupants went berserk and wiped out virtually all life there. But now humans, chimps, and their alien allies on Garth are being held hostage in a conflict that could affect the fate of the entire Five Galaxies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BIG ENTHUSIASTIC WOW

  • By Andrew on 11-03-08

The Chimps Get There Turn

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I have now read all the Uplift books and was a favorite. I love the focus on chimps.

I wish David Brin would write more Uplift books!

  • Startide Rising

  • The Uplift Saga, Book 2
  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a war between dozens of galactic races eager to use the information for their own advancement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Getting Better

  • By Andrew on 10-23-08

Great book. Great performance

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-15

Liked everything about this book. The reading was very well done. He really brought the characters to life.