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Download The Call of the Cthulhu and Oher Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. P. Lovecraft Narrator: Gareth David-Lloyd, Ian Fairbairn Publisher: Fantom Films Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Includes the short stories The Hound and The Festival

H. P. Lovecraft is considered to be one of the most influential horror and fantasy writers of the 20th century. His work is frequently compared to the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, and explored the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien.

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity; and it was not meant that we should voyage far.

The Call of Cthulhu, written in 1926, is probably Lovecraft's best-known work. Discovering notes left by a deceased relative, the narrator pieces together the whole truth and disturbing significance of the Cthulhu cult. This release also contains the shorter tales The Festival and The Hound, in which gravediggers bring home more than they bargained for!

Gareth David-Lloyd has appeared the second series of the BBC sci-fi series Torchwood. Before playing Ianto Jones, Gareth trained at the National Youth Theatre, and his credits include the role of Sebastian in Twelfth Night as well as television appearances in Mine All Mine, Absolute Power, and Rosemary & Thyme. Veteran actor Ian Fairbairn is best known for his appearances in Timeslip as Alpha 4 and Dr. Frazer, while also starring in four classic Doctor Who stories. Other credits include: Stand up Nigel Barton, Emergency Ward 10, and The Professionals. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory Anderson | 2/19/2014

    " When I was introduced to HP Lovecraft, I realized how intense a story can become in just a few words. Lovecraft is indeed an artist at using prose to create eerie images and simple ideas become creatively creepy and intensely deep. I loved reading his stories. Some of my favorites are but five pages long. I wish I could remember the name of the one I love the most, but it's images still haunt my mind at times when I am sitting alone thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/18/2014

    " Creepy. The only negative in this edition was that the editor often would ruin the story's ending in his notes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross Lambert | 2/18/2014

    " Lovecraft is perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 2/8/2014

    " Fan-freaking-tastic; bizarre, creepy, and bizarre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 2/3/2014

    " Lovecraft is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Littlesin | 1/10/2014

    " This book of weird, terrifying stories has inspired me. Never have a I read something that has left me feeling so...small. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 12/25/2013

    " This collection is missing some of my favorite tales, but it is a good collection none the less. It does provide a good overview of Lovecraftian beasties. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saturninerogue | 12/13/2013

    " i have always loved the bizarre, the macabre and the sordid. this one took the hell's icing on the cake. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chandra | 12/7/2013

    " Ah, Lovecraft. Truly there are only a handful of writers dead or alive to match your talent, your impeccable voice. Only you could spin tales of such ghastly creeping nature in the most lovely aching tone. Not for the fainthearted, the words may get away from you have a dictionary handy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 He-who-must-not-be-named | 12/5/2013

    " Wait...wtf "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Court | 10/21/2013

    " I only read "The Call of Cthulhu," but I enjoyed the dark tale very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D. | 9/5/2013

    " My favourite horror author. This collection Contains some of his best stories, like Call of Cthulu, The Rats in the Walls, The Color out of Space, The Whisperer in Darkness, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alec | 8/30/2013

    " The Call of Cthulu and one or two of the other stories were decent, but most of the rest were pretty lackluster, and all read pretty much the same. If you're looking for a surprising ending, don't get your hopes up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Foxygiraffe | 5/15/2013

    " So eerie & so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 4/27/2013

    " I'm a little late to Lovecraft but he has become a favorite. I love this collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nisrak | 7/7/2012

    " Great set of short-stories that define an entirely new genre. Writing style can sometimes be repetitive... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Errick | 6/24/2012

    " key origins to weird fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen - Chew & Digest Books - | 4/18/2012

    " "softdrink" at Fizzy Thoughts "made" me read this for Dueling Monsters this month. Fanciful and suspense driven, just not very scary for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie | 2/13/2012

    " Some of the most frightening short stories I have ever read--these definately earned the title of "Weird stories." "The Colour from Space" is the best of the bunch. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dennis | 11/4/2011

    " A hard read for me.. and I'm a voracious reader. He's kind of out there "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 5/18/2011

    " For something so often refered to as the greatest of cult horror, was disappointed. Might need to reread it to be sure but haven't really felt the pull... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marc | 5/12/2011

    " Disappointing. I think HP Lovecraft's writing pales compared to the likes of Poe. I couldn't finish the book, as it was becoming a chore to pick up... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/10/2011

    " No other writer can inject such a thick air of nightmarish uneasiness into his stories like Lovecraft. The stories are all equally as original and creative as they are terrifying. Highly recommended for someone who needs a little OOMPH in whatever they're reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 4/20/2011

    " Loved it. Better and more modern than Poe. It's amazing how this guy created the landscape for everything we consider scary these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 3/28/2011

    " This is typically Lovecraft - what it doesn't tell you is just about as bad as what it does. I'd recommend this to anyoen who likes Stephen King, or anything else by Lovecraft. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 3/23/2011

    " Loved this collection! The footnotes in the back were fascinating to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 3/15/2011

    " I probably should have read the Cthulhu stories in order. This was good, but I felt like I was missing some context. I will piece it all together eventually! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 3/4/2011

    " Creepy. The only negative in this edition was that the editor often would ruin the story's ending in his notes. "

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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.