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Doraville, GA, United States
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  • Tales of H. P. Lovecraft

  • Volume 1
  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Ten tales of horror, mystery, imagination and just plain down-home weirdness from the master of the macabre. Lovecraft is commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Stephen King has called him "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Several stories included

  • By Matthew on 04-14-10

Several stories included

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-10

This audio book included several of the more obscure Lovecraft stories. 10 stories in all
The Alchemist
The Festival
The Beast in the Cave
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn
The Descendant
The Hound
From Beyond
Cool Air
The White Ship

Great selection of tales, I am looking forward to the remaining volumes!

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Archetype of the UFO

  • By: O. H. Krill
  • Narrated by: Mr. Nick Pope, O. H. Krill
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

The world of UFOs and aliens is filled with controversy, speculation and mystery. What are the UFOs? Do they exist in reality or are they drawn from somewhere within the mind of man? Do they emanate from another dimension altogether or are they ancient archetypes that we have forgotten with the sands of time? The Archetype of the UFO tackles these dilemmas head on, going where few UFO books have dared to go before.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDIT! A total waste

  • By Matthew on 02-08-09

DO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDIT! A total waste

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-09

This is a total waste. The narration sounds like someone reading a basic term paper on general Ufology. Add to that the fact there are huge gaps of no narration filled by really bad techno music. Oh, also that terrible techno runs throughout the entire "audiobook."
We are also treated to a few snippets of an interview with an unnamed party. NO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDIT!! You get more info on the average Coast to Coast AM show...

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • It's a Good Life

  • By: Jerome Bixby
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

What is more idyllic than a small Midwestern agricultural town? Peaksville would sound like a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting, except little Anthony is a monster! What happens when a child is omnipotent, and with his mind he can execute his every desire and petulant whim? Tonight, there's a birthday party for Dan Hollis at Anthony's house. It's a party all the townspeople will remember...always!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Matthew on 03-31-08

Great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-08

This is the original story that inspired a favorite Twilight Zone episode. A great listen and worth the price!

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  • Zothique, The Last Continent of Earth

  • By: Clark Ashton Smith
  • Narrated by: Reg Green
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Get ready for more than four hours of eerie literature. This collection includes The Charnel God, The Black Abbot of Puthuum, The Isle of the Torturers, and The Weaver in the Vault.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Weird and the Outre

  • By Michael on 07-03-05

Nice creepy pulp

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-08

Great collection of pulp fantasy / horror from CA Smith. I reccomend this for anyone who enjoys a good pulp fantasy story with a litttl demonic creepyness and necrophagia thrown in. The narrator is suitable melladarmatic and the soundrtack (subtle ambience in the background) adds a lot.

  • I Am Legend

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,967
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,984

In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Steven Casper on 01-24-08

A classic

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-08

Don't be discouraged by the third Hollywood attempt to film this story. I Am Legend is a classic and a must read/hear.

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  • The Children of Men

  • By: P.D. James
  • Narrated by: Julian Glover
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

The year 2021...no human babies have been born for a quarter of a century, not since Year Omega, anywhere in the inhabited world. The very old succumb to despair and suicide; the final generation of the young are beautiful, but violent and cruel. The middle-aged try to sustain normality under the absolute rule of Xan Lyppiatt, the charismatic dictator and Warden of England. Lyppiatt's cousin, Theo Faron, lives a solitary, self-regarding life in this ominous atmosphere.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • unlistenable

  • By Janet on 04-28-06

so much potential

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-08

I have not seen the movie that was based on this book. I feel like the story had a lot of potential but it just never went anywhere. The protaganist was difficut to feel any empathy for. The Warden of England was more compelling and when the book ended I almost wondered if there shouldnt be another mp3. I was not sold on the character arc of the lead and the resolutiion, well really there was none.

The story had very interesting aspects. The tale of how people react to the end of man and the way a dying race easilsy hands over freedom for comfort were chilling but.... the book just left something to be desired.