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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,580 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert E. Howard Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781400182282
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With Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard created more than the greatest action hero of the twentieth century-he also launched a genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. But Conan was not the first archetypal adventurer to spring from Howard's fertile imagination. He was...a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan.... A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things.... Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect-he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane. Collected in this volume are all of the stories that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan: "Skulls in the Stars," "The Right Hand of Doom," "Red Shadows," "Rattle of Bones," "The Castle of the Devil," "Death's Black Riders," "The Moon of Skulls," "The One Black Stain," "The Blue Flame of Vengeance," "The Hills of the Dead," "Hawk of Basti," "The Return of Sir Richard Grenville," "Wings in the Night," "The Footfalls Within," "The Children of Asshur," and "Solomon Kane's Homecoming." Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”

    Steven King

  • “For stark, living fear…what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”

    H. P. Lovecraft

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/13/2014

    " A book of short stories about Solomon Kane, Robert E Howard's Puritan avenging angel. Howard's prose is so visceral that he could make an IRA prospectus thrilling. Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 2/8/2014

    " Oh, the pulpy goodness! "

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

    " Great dark and gothic fantasy from a master of the genre. For anyone doesn't know, Howard is also the creator of Conan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/30/2014

    " First of all: REH is the greatest. Forget about Muhammed Ali. Howard's the all-time greatest. First time reading him, I nearly shat in my cereal. Conan's w/out a doubt, THE fantasy hero. Ask Phillip K. Dick. He knows. (just jokez; RIP, baby) Anyway, I'm not gonna lie, I've read this collection of stories and poems of the legendary dour puritan swordsman before. A lot. And slowly. (haha..tip o' the hat to j. o'barr) But, I'm always compelled to reread the mo'fo' because the writing's just so damn great. I shite you not. These strange, weird tales of horror are essential reading for any fan of fiction, not just the sword&sorcery crowd. This is also explosive historical fiction. Wicked-explosive historial fiction. Never mind Red Badge Of Courage. (great read; literary classic; Crane kicks arse, but...) Read it and weep-puh!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 1/17/2014

    " Solomon Kane is the wrong hero for these stories. Introduced as solemn and fanatical in his beliefs, Kane hardly ever talks about religion. He also associates with a "juju man" who gives him a black magic staff, which Kane gladly uses with the excuse that evil can defeat evil. He also frequently goes into a murderous rage unbecoming a stoic Puritan. The villains are one-dimensional pulp charicatures and, with a few noteworthy exceptions, the stories don't have much in the way of innovation. That being said, there are a few stand-out stories here that break away from the pack, and the art is excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Johnson | 1/13/2014

    " After finally getting to see the movie. I'm revisiting some of these tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart Rimmer | 1/12/2014

    " It's Robert E Howard. It's Solomon Kane. What else is there to say? A complete collection of all Howard's Kane tales and poems, including unfinished fragments, with some nice illustrations by Gary Gianni. All you could want, really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/27/2013

    " More fun stories from the creator of Conan. Howard's an entertaining tale-spinner and you get the impression that he takes these silly stories very seriously, but I still don't understand why so many people idolize him. Still, no regrets reading this and the Del Ray editions are all gorgeous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 9/14/2013

    " I read these stories in old paperbacks that are no longer in print, not in this volume, but they were superb. The best of the pulp fiction era of the 1920s. Robert E. Howard is king. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Southern | 9/5/2013

    " Religious=Crazy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alesia | 5/31/2013

    " The Godfather of Sword & Sorcery! REH holds up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 5/10/2013

    " Solomon Kane was the birth of Urban Fantasy. Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn't read him. It's probably the reason Jim Butcher keeps insisting that Dresden doesn't wear a hat, but the cover artist keeps adding one. Fantastic illustrations by Gary Gianni, which is no doubt a redundant sentence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jess baker | 2/19/2012

    " reading now. lovecraft to the max - he wrote the "in memorandum" for robert e. howard succeeding the foreword. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D.P. Prior | 8/25/2011

    " Iconic hero. The birth of Sword & Sorcery. Dripping with atmosphere back in the days when weather was personified and adverbs were rife. Great fun, and an enduring influence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/21/2011

    " I have really enjoyed these stories. The historical period in which they are set, 17th century, has always been interesting to me and the stories share the same intensity as the original Conan stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/3/2010

    " Some of Howard's best. The only reason I did not give it five stars is due to the fact that some of the plotlines seem to be borrowed from some of his others stories. "Rattle of Bones" and "The Hills of the Dead" are especially awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 7/21/2010

    " A book of short stories about Solomon Kane, Robert E Howard's Puritan avenging angel. Howard's prose is so visceral that he could make an IRA prospectus thrilling. Great book! "

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About the Author
Author Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard (1906–1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Born and raised in the state of Texas, Howard spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.