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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. P. Lovecraft Narrator: Garrick Hogan Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Howard Phillips Lovecraft is among the greatest American writers of fantasy and the supernatural. Born in 1890, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, his health was uncertain from childhood and he led a sheltered early life. His semi-invalidism enabled him to read omnivorously, and as a shy imaginative child he began to invent what would in his adult life become a whole macabre fantastic world of his own, peopled by creatures out of his own weird imagination. As an adult he was retiring, almost a recluse. Tall, thin and pale, but with bright alert eyes, he was much given to wandering his native city in the dark hours of the night, and he became a devoted student of its antiquities. He began to write early, but had nothing published nationally until he was in his twenties. He set many of his stories around the imaginary town of Arkham, and invented an entire mythology of his own, its core being the demoniac cult of Cthulhu, based on the lore or legend that the world was at one time inhabited by another race who, in practising black magic, lost their foothold or were expelled, yet live outside, ever ready to take possession of this earth again. Since his early death in 1937 his stories have increasingly grown in popularity. He encouraged younger writers, and a number of authors have continued to develop in their own stories the cult of Cthulhu.

In this volume our tales are The Call of Cthulhu and Reanimator. They are read for you by Garrick Hagon who began his acting career as a boy, playing the part of the Prince of Wales to Alec Guiness's Richard III at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. He Has done much radio drama, and his long list of television appearances include Colditz and Dr Who. Among his many films are Star Wars, Cry Freedom, A Bridge Too Far, and Batman.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vince | 9/26/2011

    " Lovecraft is the perfect read for a dark and stormy night. Keep it in mind for those spooky Halloween parties - or any night when the power is out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 9/21/2011

    " One of my favorite books and its not even mine. HPL is surely the grandfather of modern horror. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stenwjohnson | 9/15/2011

    " The Library of America's Lovecraft collection "Tales" is the best single volume anthology of this anachronistic, unique American genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 5/19/2011

    " most of his stories are all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alternate | 4/2/2011

    " I try to like Lovecraft - clearly the ideas behind some of his stories have been snagged and made into wonderful works of literature and movies (Descent is THE BOMB) ... but my god the language is so flowery and awful. Kudos for brilliant ideas about terror, points removed for terrible language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 3/21/2011

    " I dig these short stories. There are beautifully written with an excellent sense of place. Also, they are creepy; but, hey, it's Lovecraft. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorge | 1/16/2011

    " Oh dear. My favorite author. A collection of his best works. There is NOTHING wrong with this and if someone doesn't enjoy this book (but enjoys horror) there opinion is defective, unimportant, and they should shut their fat, ugly mouth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klay | 9/28/2010

    " He's a tough one to defend-clearly a racist, and clearly does not like women…but he created some of the greatest horror characters/stories ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lane | 9/21/2010

    " This is my first foray into the world of H. P. Lovecraft, and I really like what I'm reading. (I just wish he wouldn't describe every, god-damn thing as 'Cyclopean') "

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About the Author

H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where he lived most of his life. His relatively small corpus of work—three short novels and about sixty short stories—has nevertheless exercised a broad influence on subsequent writing in the field. In fact, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the twentieth century.