The Book of Cthulhu II : The Book of Cthulhu

  • by Ross E. Lockhart (editor)
  • Narrated by Teresa DeBerry, Fleet Cooper
  • Series: The Book of Cthulhu
  • 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and a must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness and beyond.
For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft’s tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shattering manuscripts and moldering tomes to bring you The Book of Cthulhu 2, with even more tales of tentacles, terror, and madness.
Featuring monstrous stories by many of weird fiction’s brightest lights, The Book of Cthulhu 2 brings you even more tales inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s greatest creation: The Cthulhu mythos. This year, the stars are rightI! I! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

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Audible Editor Reviews

Master of pulp horror H.P. Lovecraft’s enduring legacy is celebrated with an anthology of short fiction inspired by his writings and ideas. Teresa DeBerry and Fleet Cooper share performances ranging from awed to eerie as they vocally create the cosmic horror, the indifference of the universe to individual suffering, and the machinations of The Great Old Ones that are the hallmarks of Lovecraftian tales. Editor Lockhart combines previously published works with some written originally for this volume. Authors in this volume whose imagination Lovecraft inspired include Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Fritz Leiber, and Caitlin Kiernan.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Annoying narrators, decent stories

Would you consider the audio edition of The Book of Cthulhu II to be better than the print version?

No, some of the narration is just horrible. Especially the female voice.


What did you like best about this story?

Theres quite a few stories some good some bad, quite a few gems but the Neil Gaiman one definitely isn't it.


Would you be willing to try another one of Teresa DeBerry and Fleet Cooper ’s performances?

No!


If you could take any character from The Book of Cthulhu II out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Cthulu, because he's a giant serving of octo-squid sushi.


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- Kulain

Great Stories, Especially Toward End. Adult Only.

I loved reading H.P. Lovecraft's books as a child and wanted to introduce my son to his body of work.

This was definitely not the book for that! First story was filled with SO much profanity that I wondered if the writer had any grasp of the English language. This quote describes it best "profanity is the last refuge of the ignorant."

The story was engaging and pulled me in so I found profanity quite superfluous., disturbing, and distracting. As the stories progressed there was less profanity and more atmospheric allusions and imagery that truly harkened back to Lovecraft. These middles stories were the best to me. Re last story had profanity, but it worked nicely with the Mike Hammer like protagonist. The narrator for this story was excellent. Began on low note, but ended on high one.

Narration good throughout. Would have given stories 5 stars because some of them were spectacularly written, but the brilliance of these were marred by the others that were replete with profanity.

Overall a good listen, but definitely for Adults Only!
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- A. Nahmias

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-22-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios