• Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

  • By: H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-12-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (161 ratings)

Summary

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do. It is because of these dark, mythic tales with their terrified awareness of the limits of Man’s knowledge, that H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential American writers.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Diane on 23-06-14

Gain Entrance

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories. The narrator was just perfect and did a great job with accents as well. I'd only "read" (listened to, actually) one other Lovecraft story before these, but I already knew I would love it. I love that Lovecraft gave his colleagues and everyone else permission to write in the "world" he'd created, the Mythos. I came to his work because I'd read many Lovecraftian poems and short-stories and was curious what was actually behind it. It's really lots of fun.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By A. Currie on 13-04-13

A horror classic

I've been a Lovecraft fan for years, so it was great to find an audio book version of his stories, especially as it's read by the great William Roberts, one of my favourite narrators.

Many of his stories are based in the "Cthulu Mythos", the premise that eons ago Earth was ruled by The Great Old Ones; vast, non-human creatures who even now slumber in other dimensions, waiting until they can re-enter our world, crush the kingdoms of man and once again take dominion of the planet.

Despite some attitudes that may seem a bit uncomfortably old fashioned to modern readers, these stories remain classics of their kind, deeply influential to subsequent writers and a lot of fun as well.



"Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!"

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kirsten M. Crippen on 30-10-11

Very atmospheric and creepy

For some reason, I had never read Lovecraft before - even though my mother had read all of his stories. This collection is incredible. The stories are creepy. But even so the performance really makes the stories. The music and the dramatic reading by Mr Roberts makes this a keeper. Something I will make a point of listening to again and again - especially for Halloween!

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36 of 38 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By brett on 01-10-12

Buy when it is on special , don't use up a credit

My first reading of HPL . I enjoyed the second and third stories best .
I thought "The Call of Cthulhu" would have been longer .
I enjoyed this but it might be a while before I come back to HPL as
I have other classics I have been meaning to get to .

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24 of 26 people found this review helpful

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