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H. P. Lovecraft. The Complete Fiction

Written by: H. P. Lovecraft
Length: 47 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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CONTENTS:

01. The Nameless City

02. The Festival

03. The Colour Out of Space

05. The Call of Cthulhu

08-17. The Dunwich Horror

18-25. The Whisperer in Darkness

26-27. The Dreams in the Witch House

28.The Haunter of the Dark

29-33. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

34.Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"

35-42. The Shadow Out of Time

43-54. At the Mountains of Madness

55-80.The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

81. Azathoth

82. Beyond the Wall of Sleep

83. Celephaïs

84. Cool Air

85. Dagon

86. Ex Oblivione

87-88. Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

89. From Beyond

90. He

91-96. Herbert West-Reanimator

97. Hypnos

98. In the Vault

99. Memory

100. Nyarlathotep

101. Pickman's Model

102. The Book

The Cats of Ulthar

104. The Descendant

105. The Doom That Came to Sarnath

106-111. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

112. The Evil Clergyman

113. The Horror at Red Hook

120-121.The Hound

122-125. The Lurking Fear

126. The Moon-Bog

127. The Music of Erich Zann

128. The Other Gods

129. The Outsider

130. The Picture in the House

131. The Quest of Iranon

132. The Rats in the Walls

133-137. The Shunned House

138. The Silver Key

139. The Statement of Randolph Carter

140. The Strange High House in the Mist

141. The Street

142. The Terrible Old Man

143-147. The Thing on the Doorstep

148. The Tomb

149. The Transition of Juan Romero

150. The Tree

151. The Unnamable

152. The White Ship

153. What the Moon Brings

154. Polaris

155. The Very Old Folk

156. Ibid

157 Old Bugs

158-164. Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl

165. A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

166. The History of the Necronomicon

©2019 H.P Lovecraft (P)2019 Doom Classics

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Urgh, disappointing

So I have this:
https://www.audible.ca/pd/Necronomicon-Audiobook/B072FFB5ZQ?qid=1572293359&sr=1-2&pf_rd_p=65c74350-6dfb-47fa-85fd-1459a4762abd&pf_rd_r=XA89F3GQDMTS2JF8JKCB&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2
The necronomicon narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia, Bronson Pinchot, Stephen R. Thorne, Keith Szarabajka, Adam Verner, Tom Weiner, Patrick Cullen.

It's really good but I have it on an old account that I no longer use and so I had to abandon the book. Instead of rebuying it I thought I'd buy this one instead. WOW was that a mistake.

The narrators are trying to eat their mic half the time and the other half of the time they're so damn quiet I can't understand have the stuff they're saying. This is the worst performance I've ever heard out of an audiobook. I'm definitely going to just grab the necronomicon again... I don't think it's as complete but I'd rather take the quality over this mess.

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Boring performance!

The narrator is so dry and boring that it just kills any sense of dread you might expect from Lovecraft stories. There is also over a hundred chapters with no indication of where a story begins and ends :(

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  • Lynette Finn
  • 2019-08-17

Rough

I am interested in this title but this audiobook is not well done. The volume is so low that it is nearly inaudible in some places. I was able to make it through the first story. The other stories I gave up on. I was not able to hear and was tired of replaying every few seconds to figure out what was said. This is not one to listen to in the car.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-14

oh my god

it's hp lovecraft. it's good writing.
what isn't good is the voice actors.
stuttering, misreading, not reading with passion. its bland performance straight through.
volume is either really fucking low or aaaaall the way up.
just a messy performance. steer clear.

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  • Thomas
  • 2019-07-27

A technical mess

I got this for the amazingly low price of 66 cents. Wasn't worth it. There has been absolutely no audio processing done to this audiobook. Some chapters are far too loud, but most of them are so quiet that even with my tablet or my external Bluetooth speaker cranked all the way to maximum it's still kind of hard to make out. And some chapters bounce back and forth between nearly inaudible and ear shatteringly loud from one sentence to the next. Whoever produce this audiobook needed to, at bare minimum, at least normalize the volume. Functionally, I would go so far as to call this audiobook broken.

As for the narrator, I don't want to bash him too hard. He has a pleasant enough speaking voice, but as alluded to above, half the time you can't hear what he's saying. When you can, the problem is that he doesn't have any emotive range. This is going to sound snarky but I don't mean it that way - he's got a fantastic voice for instructional videos or documentaries, or something of the like. But these stories are the foundation of cosmic horror that the genre has been built upon over the past 80 years or so, and the narrator reads them without any trace of fear, or dread, or any other emotion that puts you into the story. It's a dry, matter-of-fact reading that does no favors to the text itself.

Unfortunately I cannot recommend this compilation at any price.

Edit: there are multiple readers. Some, the audio mix is so low that even with my tablet at max volume, it's barely audible (no pun intended). Other readers have better audio levels, but are reading this iconic horror with the same nonchalant attitude one might read microwave instructions. The end result remains the same - this is an extremely low production value presentation, unworthy of the text itself. Remains a strong recommendation to avoid.

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  • Keith
  • 2019-07-26

Narrator is horrible

I like Lovecraft but the narrator for this is horrible! Very little inflection in his voice and it makes it very difficult to get through. I am usually very stubborn and will complete something like this just to say I finished it. This was so bad I couldn’t even finish the first story. Sucked. Would love to be able to return this but I can’t. I am glad it was cheap.

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  • Tristan Sooter
  • 2019-09-04

Not so good of a listen

Good stories, but the way that it sounds is not so. It feels like they didn’t listen to it or edit it before releasing it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-08-31

reader problem

the reader needs to speak up. he keeps fading away while reading the story. he is also very bland in his reading

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  • Annette
  • 2019-10-24

Horrible Audio

The producing company’s audio techs should have QC’d the audio. All other books and music plays perfectly.

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  • Rajah
  • 2019-08-13

Amazing Bargin

Great collection of Lovecraft's works. This is the most expansive collection I've found for an unimaginably cheap price (at the time of writing costing 66 cents).

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-07-19

Fun!!!

Bargain priced with immersion component these guys deserve a ton of credit - a summer time treat for the Lovecraft lover😊.

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  • Colin Houlihan
  • 2020-05-08

Wonderful Stories, Very Poor Reading At Times

You get what you pay for. This is 48 hours of what seem to be one-takes where the narrator is tripping over his own words every 45 seconds, making it very hard to immerse myself in this reading. Of course H.P. Lovecraft's material is excellent, but it's just a shame that seemingly so little effort went into making this a quality reading. Worth $3, I guess.

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