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5,0 von 5 SternenThe Whisperer in Darkness
6. April 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
H.P. Lovecraft was a brilliant writer of horror and science fiction stories. He was a master in creating a growing atmosphere of horror and foreboding in his works. The Whisperer in Darkness is, in my opinion, one of Lovecraft's best works. The story starts out slowly but gradually quickens its pace as the narrator describes his correspondence and interaction with a reclusive scholar in remote Vermont who believes he is threatened by an unseen presence. Lovecraft was known for creating a mythology involving ancient creatures and/or intelligences from other worlds and including aspects of this mythos in many of his works. The Whisperer in Darkness is one of the stories that includes aspects of this mythology. The narration in the CD is good. If you are a fan of H.P. Lovecraft or of interesting horror/science fiction stories in general, I think you will find this CD worth the price.
A bit different Lovecraft novella. Science fiction horror rather than supernatural or Cuthulhu mythos horror. The story works pretty well if you can ignore that near the end, the narrator, Albert Wilmarth, proves to be gullible and foolish.
The introduction is very much a spoiler so I suggest that it be read after the story. There is also a short biographical sketch of Lovecraft.
3,0 von 5 SternenA Good Read, but Poor Kindle Formatting
1. Juni 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I enjoyed the story, but the Kindle formatting is very poor. I also purchased "The Colour out of Space" by the same publisher, which had the same formatting issues, but was the best-formatted version of the story I could find for Kindle. Both stories have strange formatting, which causes every other line to consist of one or two words when the Kindle is held vertically, and for the text to be wrapped to the left 2/3 of the screen when held horizontally. The story isn't unreadable by any means, but this poor quality is very galling. On the one hand, it is only 99 cents for a short story, but on the other hand, I've purchased plenty of other short stories free of formatting errors for the same price.