Lovecraft Country

By: Matt Ruff
Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Chicago, 1954. When his father, Montrose, goes missing, 22-year-old army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his uncle George - publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide - and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite - heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’ ancestors - they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn - led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb - which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centres on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his - and the whole Turner clan’s - destruction.

An imaginative blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism - the terrifying spectre that continues to haunt us today.

©2017 Matt Ruff (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • 02-18-19

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Enthralling story, exciting premise and fantastic narration. I highly recommend this author and narrator, money well spent.

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  • 07-08-19

Distracting narration

The storyline is interesting and well developed (having read the paperback) so I tried the audio book. Unfortunately the narrator reads as though simply selling a script. The narration is in clipped, sudden sentences with no intonation, emotion or character. I thought I’d adapt to it, but it was too clipped and matter of fact to hold the suspense, awe and emotion of the storyline.

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  • Lesley
  • 10-17-19

Many tales sublimely crafted

As a fan of Lovecraft, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this book which came highly recommended. Glad I went with it! Evocative and clever, never shying away from the realities of the experiences of the main protagonists and giving the reader food for thought as well as some great Lovecraftian horrors.

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  • Chris parry
  • 07-09-19

To much useless information

Lots of unrelated stuff happens that has no relevance to the storyline. Lots of unanswered questions and just really disappointing story. The only thing I found really interesting was hearing how bad it was for African Americans back in that era. Not sure if it was the narrator or the story.... maybe both.