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HorrorBabble's The King in Yellow

Durée : 7 h et 27 min

Prix : 19,14 €

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HorrorBabble's complete, dramatic telling of Robert W. Chambers' classic collection, The King in Yellow. The book comprises 10 individual tales, several of which are thematically linked by a controversial play with which the novel shares its title.

Narrated by Ian Gordon and Jennifer Gill

Music: "Relentless Part Three" by Glen Alexander

Other music by Ian Gordon

©2017 Ian Gordon (P)2017 Ian Gordon

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  • Phillip Frangules
  • 29/11/2017

Classic horror

'The King in Yellow' is arguably one of the most important pieces of twentieth century horror, going on to inspire writers such as H.P. Lovecraft. The first four stories are the ones that deal with the genre and display a level of cosmic horror and existential dread (via a play whose second act drives the reader to madness) that Lovecraft would later use in his stories. The highlight for me was 'The Yellow Sign' which I found to be genuinely scary. The others are of different genres ranging from war to romance but you might as well check then out.

This audiobook is a great way to experience the story either for the first time or for revisiting it. The narrators give a strong performance without over or under performing (something that's taken for granted until you listen to someone who reads like they're reading the phonebook) making it an easy listen that's never boring. The level of dread is conveyed excellently throughout.

If you're a fan of early horror literature or want a better understanding of the genre's history you should definitely check this out.

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  • Thomas
  • 19/12/2018

Droll, tedious selection of short stories

I really should have done my homework before purchasing this. Knowing this was an influence on Lovecraft, I was expecting a collection of eldritch horror stories. What I got was a handful of tame, vanilla ghost tales which then transitioned into several stories of overwrought romantic guff. The only stories I derived any enjoyment from were the first, The Repairer of Reputations, and the fifth, The Demoiselle d'Ys. The other eight stories were truly a slog, finished only to prove... something... to myself. Not a pleasurable listening experience overall.

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  • Chaotic Ballad
  • 18/02/2019

I'm shamelessly biased.

HorrorBabble does amazing work. I actually received this for free because of a gushy piece of fan mail (I'm still so touched they answered my email!). I simply adore their Lovecraft readings, and I loved the horror short story contest they held over on YouTube. This review is long overdue, but keep up the good work guys!!