Lovecraft Country: A Novel Audiobook, by Matt Ruff Play Audiobook Sample

Lovecraft Country: A Novel Audiobook

Lovecraft Country: A Novel Audiobook, by Matt Ruff Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kevin Kenerly Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063078857

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Longest Chapter Length:

116:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

56:27 minutes

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Publisher Description

Now an HBO® series from J.J. Abrams (executive producer of Westworld), Misha Green (creator of Underground), and Jordan Peele (director of Get Out and Us), this brilliant and imaginative novel by critically acclaimed author Matt Ruff makes visceral the terrors of Jim Crow America, melding historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror.

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestors—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of two black families, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying specter that continues to haunt us today.

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“Nonstop adventure that includes time-shifting, shape-shifting, and Lovecraft-like horrors…Ruff, a cult favorite for his mind-bending fiction, vividly portrays racism as a horror worse than anything conceived by Lovecraft in this provocative, chimerical novel.”

— Booklist (starred review) 


  • “A brilliantly conceived story brilliantly executed.”

    — Christopher Moore, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Once Ruff took me there, I would’ve followed him anywhere in Lovecraft Country.”

    — Seattle Review of Books
  • “[Pits] mid-twentieth-­century horror and sci-fi clichés against the banal and ever-present bigotry of the era. And at every turn, it is the bigotry that hums with the greater evil.”

    — New York Times Book Review


  • A Literary Hub Pick of Best Literary Adaptations of the Year
  • Finalist for the World Fantasy Award
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice for Satire
  • A Seattle Times Best Books of the Year

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About Matt Ruff

Matt Ruff is the author of The Mirage, Bad Monkeys, Set This House in Order, Fool on the Hill, and Sewer, Gas & Electric, among others. His Lovecraft Country was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award.

About Kevin Kenerly

Kevin Kenerly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, earned a BA at Olivet College. A longtime member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has acted in more than twenty seasons, playing dozens of roles.