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3.99877750611247 out of 53.99877750611247 out of 53.99877750611247 out of 53.99877750611247 out of 53.99877750611247 out of 5 4.00 (818 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert E. Howard Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781400182299
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The legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre, here is a collection of Robert E. Howard’s greatest horror tales.

Robert E. Howard, renowned creator of Conan the barbarian, was also a master at conjuring tales of hair-raising horror. In a career spanning only twelve years, Howard wrote more than a hundred stories, with his most celebrated work appearing in Weird Tales, the preeminent pulp magazine of the era.

In this collection of Howard’s greatest horror tales, some of the author’s best-known characters—Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them—roam the forbidding locales of Howard’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa.

Included in this collection is Howard’s masterpiece, “Pigeons from Hell,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation—and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan,” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers—and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. Also included is the classic revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth,” as well as “The Cairn on the Headland.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 2/1/2014

    " I finally read this book after 2 years! It's a collection of short stories, so it was easy to just read it in between other things. Suffice it to say, Robert E. Howard is a master, one of my biggest influences, and this book was great. Some of the stories were obviously better than others, but it was a great collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 1/29/2014

    " From the creator of Conan comes strange and engaging tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Weakley | 1/23/2014

    " This one was a very interesting switch on a beloved author. I have read and know well all of his Conan, Kane, Bran stories etc. The horror stories were a treat. Especially the cowboy horror stories! That was a surprise...how much I enjoyed that segment of the book. I think the ones I liked the best were the unfinished few towards the end of the book. His writing had really improved by that point. A sad ending to what could have been a brilliant career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt Kincaid | 1/8/2014

    " Some dated and painful ethnic stereotypes, but the stories themselves are amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Shumate | 12/21/2013

    " The monumental size of this volume actually works against it; reading this man REH stories in succession, you become too familiar with the man's weaknesses and cliches. But beyond the reuse of story element and theme, beyond the brazen text that never toys with subtlety, Howard was a primally talented storyteller. Would he had let himself live another ten years; who knows what the mature man might have produced? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent Darlage | 12/13/2013

    " This is a great collection of stories. "Pigeons from Hell," "Worms of the Earth," "Black Canaan," and so many other weird and atmospheric tales of supernatural horrors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 11/20/2013

    " Excellent collection by a master story-teller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyrone Harbert | 11/13/2013

    " If you have never read anything of REH except Conan..this is the collection for you! Great Tales from the master of Fantasy! If you dont read anything else in this collection..READ "Pigeons from hell" even stephen king Reccomends and speaks in very high regard of that classic tale! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 10/3/2013

    " Not as great as I wanted it to be, but still good. Some of the stories seem to be a little too short, while others, like THE FIRE OF ASSHURBANIPAL are awesome. I have one of his Conan books on tap... if only I could find the Del Rey collections of Kull, Solomon Kane and Bran Mak Moran. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 9/22/2013

    " So much to love here, and yet so much dated prose stylings and cringeworthy racism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Ragan | 5/26/2013

    " A superb collection of pulp horror tales from the 1920s and 30s. Howard was a much better writer than many give him credit for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 9/26/2012

    " The art is what really pushed it into the five star realm. Not to knock the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 9/3/2012

    " Fun stories, some better written than others. It was interesting reading the first Conan story (he was an Irish Pirate?). I don't know how I had never heard of Robert E. Howard before this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Vandervinne | 11/11/2011

    " Thus far this is what I was hoping for. His horror writing to me is up there with Poe, creepy and surreal and violent at times. Wonderful work if you like to live on the dark side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blackbead Sanders | 5/6/2011

    " This was an excellent book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Lucia | 10/1/2010

    " Pretty awesome. Some of the first person "I found this ancient tome and yaddia yaddia" Lovecraft pastiches were a little heavy handed and got old after awhile, but I loved the other stuff - especially the weird western stuff, and Solomon Kane. Can't wait for my Solomon Kane collection to get here... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Preston Moore | 5/8/2010

    " I love short stories and Horror and Mr.Howard Does an amazing job, I wish he wrote many more before his untimely demise. "

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