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Publisher's Summary

Introduction by Ronald Malfi

From Brett J. Talley, the master of Lovecraftian terror, comes thirteen tales of the dark forces that lurk just beyond man's understanding.

A scientist who opens a door between dimensions. A creature that devours the dead in World War I's no man's land. A fiddler who can bring forth the gods of old. These are but a few of the horrors retold in The Fiddle is the Devil's Instrument and Other Forbidden Knowledge.

Read them if you must but do not forget: there are some things mankind was never meant to know.

©2017 Journalstone Publishing (P)2017 Journalstone Publishing

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very well done

Actually better than expected, pacing was good and didn't feel tedious. Story was engaging. Would recommend.

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Good book, but ...

Around 4 or 5 of the stories can be found in other collections by the author and/or Lovecraftian collections, for an example the last story, Wendigo, is also in "That which should not be".

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Good, but full of old material.

It was good, but almost half the stories were excerpts from Talley's other books, which was disappointing.

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Its good, but...

The stories overall were not bad, the only thing that did get me is I have heard one or two of them in other places or anthologies, ( I don't like repeats). The narration was good, the tone of the voice could be dry in spots but it wasn't terrible and I have heard other stories by the same person and enjoyed them. Over all this is a good listen.

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Awful narration, toneless and dull.

These stories seem incomplete and narration was terrible. Wouldn't read this book again, sorry to say.

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