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Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories Audiobook

Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

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Publisher's Summary

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do. It is because of these dark, mythic tales with their terrified awareness of the limits of Man’s knowledge, that H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential American writers.

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    Alberto Hernandez Greenville, SC USA 11-02-15
    Alberto Hernandez Greenville, SC USA 11-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "4 stories"

    Chapter 1: The Call of Cthulhu
    Chapter 4: The Hound
    Chapter 5: The Dunwich Horror
    Chapter 15: Dagon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    casta 10-19-15
    casta 10-19-15
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    "ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtag"
    Any additional comments?

    All I got to say is that as soon as I saw this as a daily Deal .... I came

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Bigfork, Montana 08-26-14
    Pamela Bigfork, Montana 08-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic but dated"

    This is clearly a classic of the horror / sci-fi genre but it did not age well to my ear. Not only is the story itself incredible knowing what we do today, but they way the story plays out to stereotypes and prejudice is disturbing. Characters who have physical or mental features different than the "normal" are mistrusted and treated with fear. In all cases that fear is well placed - as if simply being an albino or having large hairy hands makes you much more likely to murder your family.

    That said, this is an author who broke fresh ground and inspired many well respected authors of the last several decades. In that context, it is worth reading (or listening to) for the foundation Lovecraft establishes.

    The narrator is excellent for this book.

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    Erich 04-25-13
    Erich 04-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very entertaining."
    Where does Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely top 10.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories?

    There were several great moments, but I think the most memorable would be the description of r'lyeh when the sailors discover it. I have always liked descriptive language and Lovecraft's command of English is really demonstrated throughout the work.


    What does William Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is without a doubt, the perfect narrator for these types of stories. His reading made the stories really come alive.


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

    I now understand the popularity of Lovecraft and the reverence that people have for his work. Great stuff.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Colin A. Brodd Phoenix, AZ, United States 06-24-17
    Colin A. Brodd Phoenix, AZ, United States 06-24-17 Member Since 2015

    Gentleman-Classicist Extraordinaire.

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    "A good starter collection of Lovecraft tales!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories to be better than the print version?

    No, but it is really good!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories?

    I thought the performance on "The Hound" was excellent.


    What does William Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    For me, it's just the ability to enjoy the story while my hands are full . . .


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

    I have done so, several times!


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    Damian 05-02-17
    Damian 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A fun listen"

    I picked this audiobook as an intro to Lovecraft.
    It was really fun and interesting to listen to.
    The word choice is artistic and really pains a captivating image for the listener.

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    Jeffrey Schutter 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great stories. narrated with feeling. "

    great stories. the narrator seemed to enjoy the stories. a true classic. would recommend it to anyone who loves creepy stories.

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    Shawn 01-10-17
    Shawn 01-10-17
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    "Great narration of great stories."

    All for stories are great and are a great primer for Lovecraft. The Hound in particular is short and "sweet" and the narration really brings the story to life.

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    Aimee Ripley 01-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great but not very long."

    Overall, I really liked the story and the reader, I just wish there was a bit more content.

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    Joe S. 12-16-16
    Joe S. 12-16-16
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    "Spooky"

    Reminds me of my adventures slaying aberrations. Good descriptions of Far Realm creatures. Almost went mad then! Anyway, great work and fantastic narration. Wound highly recommend if you like madness and fantasy!

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