The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol 1

The Dark Worlds of H P Lovecraft Vol Howard Phillips Lovecraft has been hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern horror and a cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch Wes Craven and Stephen King just to

  • Title: The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol 1
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft Wayne June
  • ISBN: 9780809562671
  • Page: 178
  • Format: MP3 CD
  • Howard Phillips Lovecraft has been hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern horror, and a cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King, just to name a few The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu, perhaps two of his most well known tales, are narrated for the first time, by Wayne June, bringing to life the horHoward Phillips Lovecraft has been hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern horror, and a cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King, just to name a few The Dunwich Horror and The Call of Cthulhu, perhaps two of his most well known tales, are narrated for the first time, by Wayne June, bringing to life the horrors from the mind of the Master himself, in the way that only he can An 1 disc MP3 CD edition.

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    • H.P. Lovecraft Wayne June

      Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

    240 thoughts on “The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol 1

    • Old fashioned style "horror." Lengthy descriptions of dark, mysterious places and creepy, otherworldly creatures. No graphic violence. Clean language. Wasn't scary.

    • No wonder Lovecraft is called "the Father of Modern Horror" -- this is AMAZING. "The Dunwich Horror" ranks right up there with Dracula and "The Fall of the House of Usher" as truly horrific stories. Calling these stories "terror" is misguided -- "horror" is much more appropriate. Lovecraft doesn't terrorize you with shock and guts and gore. Like Poe and Stoker, he gives us a glimpse of what we're dealing with, then leads readers through a logical, chronological process towards the full picture. [...]

    • Eh. It's just way too verbose to be remotely scary, sometimes it's hard to follow what's happening because the descriptions are so long and convoluted. Positive- audio book narrator has a fantastic voice for it.

    • "April 25, 2017 –30.0% "1:26:24"April 25, 2017 –20.0% "1:09:24"April 25, 2017 –5.0% "50:30"April 25, 2017 –5.0% "34:28"April 25, 2017 –1.0% "Nothing More than a complex story which is has one purpose. to confuse you.H.P. Lovercraft = A man of complexity and confusion!"April 25, 2017 – Started Reading"- The first question was, what in fucking hell am I reading?I started reading H.P.Lovercraft mainly because Stephen King got inspired from this guy and that's the main motivation behind [...]

    • The audiobook's reader gave a solid performance, and his voice was perfectly suited to the content, except for his puzzling decision to give the Yankees southern accents. I love this book as a precursor to modern horror, and I see its influence in Stephen King's work -- particularly It, Desperation, the Dark Tower. Fantastic in that respect. True, the content is shockingly racist, basically denigrating toward everyone except white Europeans; there's even mention of an insane Arab ruler. I'm not [...]

    • Listened to the OverDrive Listen audiobook edition, which does not appear to have an ISBN, see bpl.overdrive/media/145208 (details tab). Uploaded that cover with a notation that it is the Overdrive Edition, not clear what else I can do.'Course this should get five stars, 'tis Lovecraft after all, bitches, but I was a bit annoyed with the narrator who gave the Swamp Yankees of Dunwich what appeared to be Southern accents. Really? Too bad because otherwise June did an excellent job.

    • I've read this before, now I listened. These are two of his best stories, yet I find it hard to give even a 2 star. I love the Cthulhu mythos, but Lovecraft tales are best consumed in the form of short stories. Even so, I can barely stand to read them.Reviewing a long while after reading, I can't remember exactly my thoughts on the books.

    • 2.5I've read and listened to both these stories. I was really hoping to like them more than I did. They seemed right up my alley. I've enjoyed his other work so maybe it's bad timing on my part but right now I'm not satisfied.

    • I listened to this Audio book on my commute and fell in love with H.P. Lovecraft's work. Wayne June does a great job of capturing the eerie and horrific feel of the stories.Admittedly it took me a few times re-listening to the first few chapters to adopt to the way it is spoken, to take in and understand the full description of things in HP Lovecraft's style of writing. Once I got used to it, I loved it. Seriously life altering. The Dunwich Horror and Call of Cthulhu, were masterfully written. I [...]

    • Why hasn't The Dunwich Horror been made into a modern movie? HP Lovecraft has basically laid out the best possible piece of literature made for screen adaptation. It has been made into a movie, of course, but today we actually have the technology to make it as hair raising as Lovecraft intended. I loved this collection of his two most famous stories. I immediately reread The Dunwich Horror as soon as I finished it and plan to do the same with The Call of the Chtulu now that I've wrapped it up. L [...]

    • This book was a mixed bag. Of course it would be given that it is multiple stories compiled together. I had never read H.P. Lovecraft before, and the beginning of this book almost made me decide to not check out anymore of his stuff. The first story is not that great. It deals with some weirdo who wanted to summon a monster and the consequences. It was kind of a boring story with not much happening. To be honest, I would give that story only one and a half to two stars. Despite my first impressi [...]

    • A rich taste of horror fiction from the early 1900s by the genre master.Lovecraft's writing style is at once beautiful prose and frightful suspense. His artistic poetic descriptions draw one in, tantalize the curiosity, and finally reveal a horrific adventure behind the curtain of dark imaginings.Horror writers over decades have claimed inspiration from H. P. Lovecraft (Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Wes Craven, more).If you choose the audio version, Wayne June masterfully creates a phenomenal stor [...]

    • The first story (novella?) in this volume, "The Dunwich Horror" is excellent and gripping, but "The Call of Cthulhu" is kind of a letdown afterwards, IMO. The big difference is that one is told as a direct narrative, whereas the other is simply a collection of "research" dribbles that fall flat in recreating the interest and pace of the first. It may be that Lovecraft's particular genius for horror, although excellently drawn out in setting, tone and (sometimes) plot, doesn't vary much from one [...]

    • Overall, I found these two stories to be really fantastic. The Dunwich Horror was probably slightly more effective as as story just because it had more of a straight-forward narrative. But the Call of Cthulhu was wonderful in it's own ways. I enjoyed the nature of it as more of a construction of past events from disparate sources. There's no denying that Lovecraft had a way with words and building dread, tying his creations into some sort of instinctual and ancient fear. And the reader is wonder [...]

    • I picked this book up because It's narrated by Wayne June, who came recently to my attention because of his work on Darkest Dungeon, and he does in fact excel in conjuring with his voice all the creepy, vague terror that I remember from a childhood reading lovecraft.I would hesitate in recommending this one though as the value proposition here is just horrible, It is a full priced audiobook for a mere 2 short stories (3 hours total), but besides the purely monetary concerns, this is by far one o [...]

    • This contains "Dunwich Horror" and "The Call of Cthulhu" and these were both originally published in the late 20s. I guess the first thing that is overwhelmingly apparent is how influential these works are as I could discern elements of so many works of fiction and film from these two novellas. Ghostbusters and Hellboy were practically lifted from the pages. These are dark and foreboding with language that forms a bridge from Poe and Hawthorne to the modern. I understand that Stephen King was al [...]

    • I find it really difficult to read Lovecraft's stuff. But listening Wayne June (Darkest Dungeon) narrating it gives it so much more. I have listened this book now at least 3 times (well have to get something for my audible credit, since the book is only 3 h long). Because I listened this and not read, I'm not sure the story bits but it doesn't really matter. Its more about the atmosphere and the words used. If you want to get into Lovecraft's stuff this is great place to start! Listen it and don [...]

    • I found The Dunwich Horror very hard to read but the story was intresting. I wanted to like H.P. Lovecraft but just can't get into his style of writing. I sat down and watched the silent movie for Call of Cthulhu and it was pretty good. I like the old black and white format, and the fact that everything is not said to you, you must read and follow the story yourself. It's short and I reccomend it.

    • one of weird fiction's most celebrated authors. He is enshrined in the Library of America. Stephen King calls him "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." The author of the novel "Psycho," Robert Bloch, once wrote, "Poe and Lovecraft are our two American geniuses of fantasy, comparable each to the other, but incomparably superior to all the rest who follow."

    • Sadly, this did not live up to my expectations. Not to say The Dunwich Horror didn't freak me somewhat (worse part when I was listening to it and the door I was in front of jerked open-I thought I was alone in the building), but I felt almost a boredom listening to The Call Of Cthulhu. I guess that I was expecting more from such a popular and well known horror writer.3 stars because the reader did a good job, and I did get goosebumps from The Dunwich horror.

    • This volume contains two stories, "The Dunwich Horror" and "The Call of Cthulhu". Lovecraft does a great job of building all of his stories upon a common foundation. The "Old Ones" are a primordial race of beings too foreign for comprehension, which taps directly into the human fear of the unknown. It's striking how thoroughly Lovecraft's tropes have weaved themselves into so many other tales of horror and suspense.

    • The Dunwich Horror and Cthullu are included in this volume.This couldn't hold my interest at all and I'm not quite sure why. It wasn't the reader's fault, because he sounded like James Earl Jones, and you could you not like hearing classic horror from a guy who sounds like James Earl Jonesbut I didn't. I think if I had read it in print, instead of listened, I would have liked it more. But Lovecraft writes almost no dialogue and listening to endless description on tape is really boring.

    • Holy this was good! I've heard people say for so long how good Lovecraft is but how hard to get through so much of his stuff is, but this was a breeze! It was intensely chilling and entertaining. And I thoroughly enjoyed how for the most part the unspeakable and indescribable horrors are just that: unseen and undescribed.

    • Maybe I chose the wrong Lovecraft stories to read but his writing seemed mediocre to me. Some of writings were okay but his over use of SAT vocab made him just seem pretentious. Also, there was nothing scary at all in his stories. Just hearing about people being scared isn't, in itself, scary. I thought I was going to work through a few volumes of this author's writings but now, I think not.

    • I can see why some people like Lovecraft's writing, he knows how to build suspense. But this is just not my cup of tea. I will likely try some more of his stories to see how those catch my interest, but at this point I'm in no rush. The narrator of this audiobook does do a good job of setting the mood, very deliberate and slow.

    • H.P. Lovecraft's name comes up much to often for me to be totally ignorant of him. So I decided to listen to something by him. We didn't click, his style was so detached and almost scientific that there was horror without fear. It was somewhat interesting in parts, but it didn't really catch my interest.

    • Wayne June is insanely good as the narrator of this collection of HP Lovecraft stories and Novellas. His voice and characterizations are truly creepy and put you right into Lovecraft's stories in a way I never thought possible.It is good enough for me to consider dropping some serious money on buying them instead of ritualistically checking them out from my library.

    • The only thing I will say for the Dark Worlds volumes is that H.P. Lovecraft and Wayne June are a match made in heaven. June is the single most perfect audio book reader of awesome epicness for H.P. Lovecraft's stories. His dark and deep voice brings so much to the atmosphere you just can't help but to love it. So 5 stars to Wayne June and 3 to the actual stories.

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