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H.P. Lovecraft is a starving, skeptical American writer of the weird and horrific, struggling to make ends meet in Connecticut.

Aleister Crowley is a famous British occultist focused on running his own magic organization, the O.T.O.

Though Crowley and Lovecraft's lives differ to a high degree, neither man is aware of the fate they share.

They’ll soon find out, in Dark Ripple.

©2017 Brian Barr (P)2018 Brian Barr

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Odd conversation between odd people

I got this book just because it was narrated by Rick Gregory and I have yet to find one of his books I didn't like. Never heard of Crowley and don't care for Lovecraft because I just couldn't get into him so I knew this book would be a tough one for me. Honestly I don't know what to say about it. I didn't dislike anything about it and it is very unique as it seemed more like a few conversations versus a full story. This really is just one of those books that you should dive into and decide if you love it or hate it. Pretty sure those are the only two responses to this.

Rick as always did a great job.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The TRUTH about the Mythos!

This is a great little short story that adds some new depth and dimension to the Cthulu mythos, the life of HP Lovecraft, and Aleister Crowley. Though the pair are seperated by time, their meeting is preordained, just not in the way one might expect. Barr nails the characterizations of the authors, and plays the mythos deftly, easily incorporating it into his own version of the way of the Old Ones.

The only downside, and I say this with the knowledge that not all narrators do voices, was that Rick Gregory didn't even attempt an accent. When one of the MAIN players in the tale is from India, and he speaks in a very clearly American accent it takes away from the tale. Even when he said he was raised in a British controlled area I would have accepted him talking like a limey aristocrat. Furthermore, I really could not tell Crowley from Lovecraft when they were speaking. This pulled me right out of the story. I know I am spoiled, but that counts a lot in my eyes. That being said, he does a fine job narrating the story, it just lacked a little more life than I generally expect.

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

This is a pretty slick cthulu concept, and shoud not be overlooked by any fan of the mythos

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Odd story

I was intrigued Lovecraft, a writer, Crowley, an occultist, and an Indian working together. The story was so short it left you wanting a more defined story. A very unique story. The narrator did a good job with what he was given. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Dark Ripple

Dark Ripple is an odd story about two famous people from both history and occultism having discussions with another odd and a tad bit out-of-place character whose intentions may be less altruistic than sinister. I loved how the story made everything dark; real. It was odd, no doubt, but it was fun to suspend reality and be a fly on the wall for the conversations as they unfolded. I thought Rick Gregory did a fine job narrating this tale as well.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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Interesting mix of fact and fiction

The writing was decent enough. What really interested me though were the biographical details of Lovecraft and Crowley. I feel ambivalence about using historical figures as fictional characters, but I can't deny that it makes for compelling reading when you know something about them.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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All hail the great Cthulu

To say this book is weird or odd is putting it mildly. It is a very strange tale of Crowley and HP Lovecraft meeting after death to a celestial being and bringing forth the new dark age. I think you will either like it or kind of be confused by it. Its short and entertaining specially if you're into HP or Crowley. Rick Gregory narration was a nice touch but could've used more emphasis on accents. Overall it's a good short tale. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Only for absolute fans of Lovecraft

These are the ramblings and arguments of Lovecraft, Crowley, and an ancient Indian. It was a weird book, but an interesting experiment non the less.

Only for absolute fans of Lovecraft.

Rick Gregory’s narration complemented well this tale, bringing the three characters to life and making the story flow.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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Dark Ripple

Lovecraft is talking to an Indian,arguing that he came up with his stories himself.He goes on a journey with the Indian and Crowley to pave the way for more old gods to be served.Rick Gregory was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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For fans of all things Lovecraft

I’m a sucker for
Anything to do with HP Lovecraft. This short story delivers a great what if I’m regards to the life and death of Lovecraft. Enjoy the quick break from reality. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • 01-31-18

ummm....

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I honestly am at a loss for what to say about this book. It is very odd. It reads kind of like a biography, but not... The narration was good. It was really short, just under an hour, and I finished it in one sitting. That being said, I felt like I didn't see the point.