Eldritch Tales

A Miscellany of the Macabre
CD - unabridged
Audio (18 discs)
Product Number: DD10118
Released: Jan 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781482951059
Narrator/s: Various
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The only audio edition of Eldritch Tales authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate! Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft's remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature." Gathering together in chronological order the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, this collection includes the entirety of the long-out-of-print collection of thirty-six sonnets "Fungi from Yuggoth." Lovecraft died at the age of forty-seven, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories that changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, as well as the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature here.

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Author(s): H.P. Lovecraft
Narrator(s): Various
Product Number Z100098041
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483083056

Professional reviews

"In this companion piece to the classic NECRONOMICON, an ensemble cast proves that LovecraftÕs fantastically unusual scenarios and grim elegance of phrasing work best when read aloud. All the narrators bring their own interpretations to these tales, and the collection is strengthened by the diversity of their approaches. The works are frequently complex, often jarring, and profoundly surreal, and the variation of tone, pacing, and voices helps to keep listeners engaged, while the narrators themselves provide vivid characterizations with chilling stoicism. Some narrators choose an atmospheric world-building technique; others favor a direct realism-based strategy. While their storytelling tactics may differ, each narratorÕs delivery contains a clarity and comprehension that serve to make these pieces accessible and engrossing for listeners. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"