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Publisher's Summary

The only audio edition of Necronomicon authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate!
Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and '30s, H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.
©2014 H. P. Lovecraft (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By mike on 06-23-16

This has bugged me for a while...

Sometimes you just want to listen to a specific story. For the life of me, I can't understand why anthologies like his aren't broken into chapters or at least labeled in the descriptions. This should help with that. The numbers might be off by a second or two, but will get you to the beginning of each story.

00:00:17 Dagon
00:16:55 Herbert West, Reanimator
01:33:13 The Lurking Fear
02:25:06 The Rats in the Walls
03:16:06 The Whisperer in the Darkness
06:18:21 Cool Air
06:43:23 In the Vault
07:06:48 The Call of Cthulhu
08:33:03 The Color Out of Space
09:48:10 The Horror at Red Hook
10:44:15 The Music of Eric Zahn
11:06:38 The Shadow Out of Time
13:44:15 The Dunwich Horror
15:47:02 The Haunter of the Dark
16:46:49 The Outsider
17:05:02 The Shunned House
18:16:39 The Unnameable
18:38:16 The Thing on the Doorstep
19:52:54 Under the Pyramids

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4 out of 5 stars
By Scott Hammond on 07-02-15

Good Collection, Confusing Title

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

First things first: I'm reviewing the Audiobook listed above, with the black cover featuring blue tentacles and the title "Necronomicon" in bold white caps. Why do I specify? Because there are evidently several different books out there with the same title. Very confusing to a potential buyer, and the reviews I read before purchasing this audiobook were misleading. Regardless of the publisher's summary, it does not contain all of Lovecraft's "harrowing stories" and it doesn't include all of the Cthulhu mythos stories.

I'm not sorry I bought the book, but it simply wasn't what it was represented to be. Another issue: another reviewer listed the stories included in this volume. Well, they're not the stories in the audiobook I bought. By the way, a Table of Contents would be nice, maybe even a downloadable information sheet. In order to learn what my audiobook had in it, I had to go through all 63 chapters and deduce which stories they were associated with. For example, the second selection in the audiobook, "Herbert West..." takes up six chapters. Also, unless you can recognize a reader's voice, there's no way to tell who is narrating each story.

This volume contains:

Who was your favorite character and why?

I began with my favorite Lovecraft story, "The Shadow Out of Time." I happened to recognize the narrator's voice, Keith Szarabajka, and he was excellent. A lot of Lovecraft's stories are first person narratives, making an audiobook like this one an outstanding way to experience Lovecraft. I'm looking forward to working my way through every story in the volume.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Keith Szarabajka did a commendable job on "The Shadow Out of Time." I'd also like to commend the narrators of "The Call of Cthulhu" and "Herbert West", but I have no idea who they were.

Did Necronomicon inspire you to do anything?

Sleep with a light on.

Any additional comments?

This is a good audiobook with great stories and well-done narration, but it suffers somewhat by a poorly chosen, all too common title, and an evident publisher's disregard for the little things that might have greatly improved the buyer's experience.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ian on 09-28-15

An Excellent Collection, but NOT Complete.

Any additional comments?

The book contains these stories:

Part One
1. Dagon
2. Herbert West, Reanimator
8. The Lurking Fear
9. The Rats in the Walls
10. The Whisperer in Darkness
18. Cool Air
19. In the Vault
20. The Call of Cthulhu
23. The Color Out of Space
24. The Horror at Red Hook

Part Two
1. The Music of Eric Zahn
2. The Shadow out of Time
10. The Dunwich Horror
20. The Haunter of the Dark
21. The Outsider
22. The Shunned House
27. The Unnameable
28. The Thing on the Doorstep

The numbers are the chapter numbers. The audiobook is presented as a series of chapters, some stories take up multiple chapters, but there is no indication which stories start where, so I made this life.

The review claims that all the stories are here, but as you can see, many of the most significant stories are not present, including The Shadow over Innsmouth, and Beyond the Mountains of Madness.

The stories that are here are wide ranging, excellently read and good stories. If this is your first experience of Lovecraft, then this is a perfect introduction, and a good representative of h is work. If you're interested because of its claim to have all the stories, then be warned. Personally, I don't want to return it, because I'm enjoying it greatly, and I think it is excellent value for money/1 crewdit. I was just disappointed it was misadvertised.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cora-May on 11-26-16

Absolutely fantastic.

I listened to this while working and often found myself stopping to focus on the stories. Lovecraft is a genius and the narrators are wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will probably listen to again soon.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate Mancini on 09-21-16


superbly horrific stories as only Lovecraft can deliver. the performances were brilliant and really helped lend the creepy and terrible air to the tales.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Attila on 09-28-17

Not the infinitive collection.

Not the infinitive collection of the author or his best works. While the narration is very good, I just cant forgive why some of his less popular stories are included here while other stories that are widely agreed to be his best work were not included. Needed to return.

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