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This work contains the collected short stories of H.P Lovecraft:

  • The Festival,
  • He,
  • Cool Air,
  • In the Vault,
  • Pickman's Model,
  • The Nameless City,
  • The Alchemist,
  • The Very Old Folk,
  • Rats in the Walls,
  • From Beyond,
  • The Hound,
  • The Strange High House in the Mist,
  • The Unnamable - Hypnos,
  • The Quest of Iranon,
  • The Temple,
  • The Moon Bog,
  • The Evil Clergyman,
  • The Horror at Martin's Beach,
  • The Silver Key,
  • The Transition of Juan Romero,
  • The Other Gods,
  • The Outsider.
©2018 H.P Lovecraft (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars

Bad Readers, Interesting stories

The stories are good, but the narrators are horrible. At least one of the narrators doesn't even speak English as his native language and it shows. He speaks well, but his accent and struggle to pronounce some of the words makes it difficult to listen to the stories he reads. Some of the other narrators are so slow and pedantic, you almost fall asleep before getting into the stories. I'm glad I didn't pay much for this audiobook.

5 von 5 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars
  • FM
  • 21.09.2018

Terribly Distracting Narration

I have been an avid Lovecraft fan for decades and will usually listen to or read anything "Lovecraftian" (Derleth, Arkham House, etc.) but this version was just too much. As other reviews have stated, the accents of the narrators just overpowered everything else and pulled you out of the story just to figure out what they were saying. I powered through 5 stories, too, to be sure it wasn't just the first narrator. I know the book has different narrators for different stories, but this felt like one of those free public domain audio books where every chapter has a different person, recorded in a different environment, and none of them were professional.

Unfortunately, as much as I love the genre, I have to give this one a pass.

3 von 3 Hörern fanden diese Rezension hilfreich

  • Gesamt
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    1 out of 5 stars

Some interesting stories; off-putting narration

Some (not all) of the stories are potentially interesting. The style of writing is mostly overdone, that style where the author seems to be trying to prove how many words they know. Much of it takes too long to get to a destination that isn't worthy of the build up.

The dagger is in the narration. I am hoping that the goal was to use unusual speech patterns to inject some kind of mood or unsettling effect. Some of the accents are in that direction, but having and Elmer Fudd impersonator narration a horror story is annoying at best and at worst ruins the story. Overall, misses the target in my opinion.

#creepynotcreepy #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars

the reader had an accent the muttered up the words

the Irish speaker made it hard to listen to due to mispronouncing and just a hard accent to understand on the fly

  • Gesamt
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    1 out of 5 stars

Can’t understand it at all

Maybe I would give it a couple more stars if I could even hear the story??

  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

this selection has great voice acting, setting the stage for chilling lovecraftian tales. great intro for newcomers to the genre