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  • At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,763

This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Lovecraft

  • By Brian on 02-03-14

At the Mountains of Tedium

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

When the editor of Weird Tales, Farnsworth Wright, rejected this story, Lovecraft should have buried it. It is over long, overwrought and over reprinted. Many of the classic Lovecraftian themes such as deep time and hidden terror are better executed in other stories.

I enjoy Lovecraft but this is not worth the time. Try “The Shadow out of Time” instead.

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  • After Twenty Years

  • By: O. Henry
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This is a story from the Classic American Short Stories collection.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Production Ruined

  • By Gary on 03-21-16

Production Ruined

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

Reviewed: 03-21-16

This is a classic story ruined by music placed under the narration at the end of the narration. The point of an O. Henry story is the twist at the end and not being able to hear it destroys it utterly.

  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

  • By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

One of the most extraordinary literary documents to have emerged from the Soviet Union, this is the story of labor camp inmate Ivan Denisovich Shukhov and his struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of Communist oppression. Based on the author’s own experience in the gulags, where he spent nearly a decade as punishment for making derogatory remarks against Stalin, the novel is an unforgettable portrait of the entire world of Stalin’s forced work camps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted way more than one day -

  • By Jan on 03-25-13

Will haunt you the rest of your life

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

Reviewed: 11-19-12

What made the experience of listening to One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich the most enjoyable?

Actually, this is not an "enjoyable" book. It is, on the other hand, one of the most important books ever written about the 20th century. The story of Russia under Stalinst rule would be completely unbelievable if it weren't completely true.

What did you like best about this story?

How understated it is. By not overdoing it the auther made the story more powerful.

Which scene was your favorite?

I did not have a favorite scene. The book is so short it reads like a one-act play

Who was the most memorable character of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and why?

The narrator because his is the only mind tha author explores.

Any additional comments?

The reader for this book was a perfect choice. His almost machine like delivery might annoy some people but it suits the material.

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