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Publisher's Summary

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known as H.P. Lovecraft, was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the sub-genre known as weird fiction and many feel he is the acknowledged master of creepy, weird and unsettling stories. These are six stories by Lovecraft that literally span his career; some being written when he was barely a teenager and one ("The Shunned House") only published after he had died.

Each story is unique and strange in it's own way but all of them come from the same mind that gave us the Cult of Cthulhu and other wonderful tales that generations now have enjoyed for their strangeness that resonates with our own inner fears. Some of these stories explore the depths of the human mind others the depths of human degradation and creepiness.

Stories included:  

  • The Beast in the Cave,
  • The White Ship,
  • Nyarlathotep,
  • The Alchemist,
  • Dagon,
  • The Tomb.
©2018 HP Lovecraft (P)2018 Golden Deer Classics

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horrible narrator...ruined it all

I hated it. The narrator was awful. You could hear him swallow sometimes. He was also just not a good reader. I barely made it halfway through the book and then I gave up. The stories were mediocre at best.

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Not his best.

I wish there had been some surrounding matter to tell us when in HPL'S career these stories were written. They almost seem like practice pieces in which he's finding his writing feet, so to speak. . .Also, not sure this narrator was the best choice for HPL, though his manner certainly presented a new note to the HPL experiece.

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Not what it portrays

Bad story telling. Weird but not horror stories. It was llike poetry as a story.

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A decent introduction

I've been hearing about the genius of HP Lovecraft for so long, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. This book is good not excellent, but gave me a decent introduction to the incredible imagination of HP Lovecraft. I'm now more curious to read some of his longer works.

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Interesting choice of narrator

This audiobook was kind of hard to finish. This recording seemed to be a reorganization of a previous recording except that a chapter was missing. During the 6th chapter, there is a beeping inn the background that goes on for like 90 seconds (maybe a fire alarm or a low battery warning on a UPS?) that was REALLY distracting.

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Not terrible, but not great.

maybe it's just me, but often short stories just simply don't have enough. they're. . . well, too short. the majority of these just felt like you didn't have enough info to feel apart of the story and not enough from the characters to sympathise. just didn't quite hit the mark for me. but these were so cheap they were practically free.

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I really enjoyed the ironic tone of this reader. ....

I believe that Brian Kelly has been the reader of many SF stories on the Loyalbooks site (formerly Booksshouldbefree)
I believe he uses a different name, Phil. But whatever name he uses, he adds a fun quality to the stories he reads....especially in genres that can take themselves too seriously!

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Poor narrator

The narrator’s delivery is not in line with the story....his tone, pitch and variations are too sing-songy, stealing energy from the author. I bought dozens of books while on sale...and am wondering if they were on sale because of the Narrator?

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The narrator ruined this for me

Struggled to finish.
The inflection and emotion did not fit the mood and action of the stories. The inflection was the same for each and every story so much that I could not tell one from the other.
I guess this last view is more of an opinion but some scenes needed a more husky and manly voice that the quippy, lisping reader did not nearly convey.

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Worth the $.69

bought it's for $0.69, it was worth a read, not sure if I would pay a cent more though.