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Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian Audiobook

Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus

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Publisher's Summary

This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author.

A full e-book copy of this book in Interactive PDF format is included and can be downloaded by clicking the "PDF" link in your Audible library (it's in the "Title" column). This PDF includes the audiobook chapter numbers, to make navigation easier.

Excerpt from the introduction:

"When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print. Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age storyworld in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as "sword and sorcery", of which Howard is today considered the founding father.

"Conan's origins date back to an experiment in 1926 titled "The Shadow Kingdom", featuring the character Kull, exile of Atlantis. The idea - Howard's great innovation - was, at its core, historical fiction set in a pre-historical period. That pre-historical period - being, of course, lost in the mists of time - could contain anything Howard might like to include: evil races of sentient snake-things, sorcerers, undead creatures, demons walking upon the earth, anything.

"In other words, Howard was creating a secular mythology."

©2017 Finn J.D. John (P)2017 Pulp-Lit Productions

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    "Conan"

    Greatest collection of fantasy stories ever written by the creator of Sword and Sorcery Robert E Howard

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    Jackson 07-19-17
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    "Great Reading!"
    What did you love best about Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian?

    Evocative reading and great stories. Excellent introduction to Sword and Sorcery as well as Pulp Classics.


    What does Finn J. D. John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Finn J.D. John pours his heart into the Conan mythos.


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

    Listening to 35 hours of Conan would be enjoyable but even a Barbarian needs sleep.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Sean Clavey 08-12-17
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    "Needed for fans of Conan"

    This is the must must have for any fan of sword and sorcery. Finn J.D. John's performance and analysis of the work is superb. John really brings Conan to life and I cannot image Conan in any other voice. This should be required reading for any player of dungeons and dragons!

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    Aapo 10-15-17
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    "Formulaic but good enough to at least listen."

    Finn J. D. Jhon's Narration was decent enough, if not sometimes a tiny bit hard for me to follow. The stories were quite hit or miss, but Finn's parts explaining E. Howard's life situation when the stories were written made me put them into context as regards to the authors Life. I'd recommend the audiobook still, perhaps not as a first purchase as I enjoyed E. Howard's writing style even if the stories, as explained by Finn in the biography parts were extremely formulaic.

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    NicholasTod Benowa, Australia 09-27-17
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    "A really good listen"

    From start to finish this is a great book! Very well read, with characters brought to life by Mr John.
    Robert E. Howard is a great author, and his books while quite simple and old school are very entertaining. All in all a wonderful experience!

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    John 09-19-17
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    "a great according of Robert Howard's works. "

    thank you Mr. Finn cometary and narration are appreciated. Sad that Mr Howard isn't here to hear it.

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    DeLane 09-06-17
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    "pillar of fantasy"

    this is where the roots of fantasy are watered. An epic group of tales that helped make fantasy what it is today.

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    Dolt 08-19-17
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    "It's fuckin Conan!"

    Although a collection of seemingly disjointed stories you still get a vivid picture of the epic character that is Conan. I believe Conan to be the greatest of the anti-heros.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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