• The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations

  • Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, Volume 1
  • By: Manly Wade Wellman
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook collects Wellman’s John Thunstone and Lee Corbet stories, written between 1943 and 1979. These stories combine the mystical and horrific with traditional Southern folk tales and legends. These stories also reveal a post-World War II modernism that make them much more then pulp romanticism. The paranoia and cynicism of modern weird icons, such as The X-files, may well have had their genesis in the pulp musings of Manly Wade Wellman. Indeed the intensely driven, idealistic occult investigator, John Thunstone, could be a pulp/noir stand-in for Fox Mulder.

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Thunstone and Cobbett

If you could sum up The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations in three words, what would they be?

paranormal pulp fiction

What did you like best about this story?

There are several high points, but what i like like best is the author's confidence in good's triumph over evil.

What does Brian Troxell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The opportunity to absorb this great volume while I drive to work.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The culmination of twice cursed, and the death of Jackson...

Any additional comments?

download every book in this masterful series.

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Absolutely one of the best

I have read/listened to thousands of books 5 books a week for most of my life in almost every genre. Many ok/good. Some very good but only a few authors can I reread multiple times. John D MacDonald, John sandford, some of the writers from the old Weird Tales and always, especially Manly Wade Wellman. Especially the tales set in the area of the North Carolina mntns (and urbane John Thunstone). These stories are so evocative of time and place as well as of supernatural occurrences. Print versions of Manly Wade Wellman tales are hard to find although a few collections can be found at archivedotorg. The volumes at audible com are superlative and are a must for any MWW fan.

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LOVED this collection

What made the experience of listening to The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations the most enjoyable?

I loved the John Thunstone character and couldn't get enough. Initially a bit disappointed with the other main characters but they grow on you almost as fast.

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I found Manly Wade Wellman due to a mention and acknowledgement of him in the preface of a Hellboy story in a Hellboy graphic novel by Mike Mignola. I can definitely see the inspiration Mignola drew from these stories and if you are a fan of his, you'll likely love Wellman as well.

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