The Last Hieroglyph

Volume Five of the Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Last Hieroglyph is the fifth of the five-volume Collected Fantasies series. Editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger have compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith's notes and letters, in order to prepare a definitive set of texts.

The Last Hieroglyph includes, in chronological order, all of Clark Ashton Smith's stories from "The Dark Age" to "The Dart of Rasasfa".

©2010 The Estate of Clark Ashton Smith (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Useless TOC as usual

,Audible morons fail to list stories. Are all involved so stupid? This happens with MOST Audible story collections.

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Final volume of the collected works of a master!

The final volume of the collected fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith did not disappoint, with more of the amazing weird fiction from that master of the genre. Once again, worth noting that while CAS did not appear on the "Appendix N" list of Gary Gygax, he probably deserved to do so - his work clearly influential to early D&D and RPGs, and was a major inspiration for the "Castle Amber" module that kicked off the Known World (later "Mystara") setting for D&D. I listened to this on Audible audiobook, and it was great - recently acquired the complete series in paperback and looking forward to re-"reading" them all!

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Great Book!

If you ever read H.P. Lovecraft - you will enjoy this read. Clark writes well, but a little different from how HPL writes. Very few of Clarks stories succeed in creating the atmosphere of horror which made HPL so famous but I would still highly recommend Clarks writings as the next best thing to HPL.

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good, but the best

some of the stories were quite good. a few were not as great most of his other works. definitely worth a listen. especially if you have listened to the previous 4 anthologies.

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great classic weird fiction! !

this is a great example of clark ashton smith's work. the only reason It is not 5 stars is that it can be a little uneven, which is typical of such collections. well worth the time.