Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by William Roberts
  • 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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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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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- Diane

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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- A. Currie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2010
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks