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The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One

Lu par : Wayne June
Durée : 3 h et 30 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Horror

Prix : 17,43 €

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Hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern-day horror, H. P. Lovecraft is the cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven and Stephen King. The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One is a collection of his best-known tales narrated for the first time by Wayne June and includes both "The Dunwich Horror" (published in the summer of 1926) and "The Call of Cthulhu" (published in the summer of 1928).

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Public Domain (P)2008 Audio Realms, Inc.

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"Wayne June... his deep raspy voice is used to good effect for all the narration." (SFFAudio.com)

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  • filipe
  • 05/01/2016

Excelent !!

My first ever audiobook , I came here because of Wayne's work in Darkest Dungeon. I am supremely satisfied with the experience and Wayne is fantastic to listen to.

Can't recommend this enough.

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  • Edward
  • 28/11/2010

Excellent Series for those who love Lovecraft...

This release and the whole series is new, well produced, and provides an excellent medium for those who enjoy H.P. Lovecreaft. There are a total of six albums in the series, although Audible has five on sale.

If you are a follower of Lovecraft you know how difficult it is to get solid, well recorded audio books into the library. This is the path. Their principal reader, Wayne June is quite balanced: with clarity and no strong sense of being a goul, as some other readers are.

The recordings are priced about right for non-Audible-credits payers. I doubt that one 3-hour download is worth a full credit (which can be worth a full 20 hour download for other recordings). My suggestion: Since there are an even number of books available, have a two-for one sale.

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  • Erica
  • 22/04/2011

Narrator is amazing

I've loved Lovecraft for a long time, but I feel like I'm experiencing it for the first time hearing it read by Wayne June. He has an incredible grasp of how to do character voices. He brings the lushness of Lovecraft's prose to life. Passages that I must admit I've found boring when read on the page become genuinely creepy when read aloud by June's cultured, insinuating rasp. I'll be listening to this one over and over.

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  • Adrian Lafuente
  • 17/06/2018

He was made for this books

I don't believe I need to say anything about the book or the Author, there is nothing I could tell that has not been told before. The Narrator tho... Wayne June's deep and sonorous narration is nearly hypnotic; once you start listening you just forget to stop. I am not ashamed to say that I first heard of him from a videogame where he also acts as a narrator. The game is called Darkest Dungeon and as you may tell from the name, it's also centered around horror and a very 'lovecraftian' kind too.

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  • Coach of Alva
  • 10/02/2013

Matter of Fact Lovecraft

Wayne June reads two of Lovecraft's best-executed stories in the tone of a staid man of common sense, say a business manager or a pedantic scholar, who has been brought unwillingly to believe in strange and terrible things. His approach underlines Lovecraft's strengths while covering his faults. An excellent afternoon's entertainment.

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  • Sean Besaw
  • 26/04/2012

Creepy and Compeling

What made the experience of listening to The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One the most enjoyable?

Two Words. One Name. Wayne June. This guy could read the phone book and make it scary.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One?

The Climax of The Dunwhich Horror really stands out, the whole story builds and builds and the dread grows and grows. It's amazing.

What about Wayne June’s performance did you like?

Everything. Just re-read the top, that's it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not originally, but once Mr. June's voice started in I just could not turn it off.

Any additional comments?

For any fans of H.P. Lovecraft this entire series is a must have.

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  • Dakota
  • 17/10/2019

Wayne June is Great

Narrator was excellent, Wayne June does a wonderful job at setting the mood and making the whole story feel dark and mysterious. The classic lovecraft stories while influential, havent aged well in many ways. The racist attitudes of the author can be difficult to listen to at points, particularly in the Call of Cthulhu. But if you are willing to listen to some horror from the past it is a great listen.

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  • E. Wirth
  • 04/10/2019

Love the performance and story as much as I hate the chapter divisions

The first story ends and the second begins midway through chapter nine. What? It’s like the “chapters” were set at random. Otherwise I love it ! Perfect reader for the story

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  • AlexD
  • 29/09/2019

Amazingly Narrated by Wayne June!

When I found out that the works of HP Lovecraft were narrated by the voice from Darkest Dungeon (the amazingly done Lovecraftian video game on Steam), I had to give it a shot. I was not disappointed!!!

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  • doc
  • 19/09/2019

great reading

the performance was amazing. the narrator has a fantasically creepy voice. I definitely recommend this recording

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 05/07/2019

If you like Darkest Dungeon, you'll like this!

I'm a big fan of the Lovecraft stories; to have them narrated by Wayne June makes them even more accessible :)

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  • Tom
  • 29/06/2018

What a voice

...I wish he would use it with more nuance. The stories need no review. Mr. June is gifted with a deep, gnarly voice that befits the unmentionable eldritch horrors. However, he reads the texts in a drone that seems oddly detached and focused primarily on sounding, well, deep and gnarly.

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  • Marco
  • 17/07/2017

Classic story, great voice!

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume One besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

I only had two problems with this audiobook: The old-timey writing sometimes makes it hard to understand what's going on, especially as a non-native speaker.
The second problem is the production. There are several points during the story where you can clearly hear that the voice has beend recorded with different settings/at another studio/at another time. At one point literally every sentence sounds different from the one before.