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  • The Fear

  • Cthulhu Attacks!, Book 1
  • By: Sean Hoade
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Thurkettle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

For half a billion years, Cthulhu has lain trapped in R'lyeh, dead but dreaming. But now the stars are right, and the Old One is rising. Instant death for hundreds of millions, insanity for many more. And he hasn't even gotten out of the water yet. World governments and a desperate and frightened populace scramble to understand, survive, and ultimately fight back against an enemy so powerful his presence could kill every human on Earth without him even noticing we are here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivatingly gruesome- a perfect new twist on Lovecratian horror

  • By Aurora on 06-18-16

This book is not pulling any punches

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

Reviewed: 04-17-17

What did you love best about The Fear?

Delivers on Lovecraft. Answers 'what would happen if an old one awoke', in short - it wouldn't be good!

Any additional comments?

This is part one. I'm hoping to see follow-ups soon!

  • Lovecraft Country

  • A Novel
  • By: Matt Ruff
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

Critically acclaimed cult novelist Matt Ruff makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An effective mix of influences

  • By Jim N on 04-10-16

historical blended with Lovecraft horror

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

great story. really smart characters. great spin on Lovecraft themes. fast paced. interesting structure tying together a lot of different horror stories into one narrative.

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  • The Dark Defiles

  • By: Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Compared to Michael Moorcock and Joe Abercrombie alike, Richard Morgan's fast moving and brutal science fantasy reaches its final volume as Ringil comes to his final reckoning and sees the world tipping into another war with the dragon folk. And, most terrifying of all, the prophecy of a dark lord come to rule may be coming true very close to home...The Dark Defiles is a supremely fast moving 240,000 word epic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Morgan writes great action

  • By Ian on 02-06-16

Morgan writes great action

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

I love how Morgan writes action. The stakes are real. Interesting world building. Messy politics.

  • The Darkness That Comes Before

  • The Prince of Nothing, Book One
  • By: R. Scott Bakker
  • Narrated by: David DeVries
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 529

In a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both 2,000 years past and 2,000 years into the future, untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finally in audiobook!

  • By Andy on 06-28-12

I never write reviews but I loved this

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

Reviewed: 09-13-12

What made the experience of listening to The Darkness That Comes Before the most enjoyable?

This is a fully realized world. Great conflicts. Original characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Darkness That Comes Before?

Dark dark magicians.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I drive long distances and tend to listen in long blocks. I could easily listen for 6+ hrs

3 of 3 people found this review helpful