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This is the first Lovecraft tale I've ever read and I can understand why he is considered a master of the horror genre. The slow buildup and atmosphere in this tale really heighten the tension and fear levels. I'm usually not a lover of horror, but as Halloween is getting closer I feel like I will be reading more of Lovecraft's work in the coming weeks.
While I think the Yancy's narration was actually really good, the audio could use a bit of editing. The pops and hisses from his excellent pronunciation hurt my ears after a bit and became a bit distracting. Occasionally, the background sounds overwhelmed the narration and there were multiple occasions that I felt the music/sounds were more Halloween store than horror story. However, I really enjoyed the narration and I look forward to listening to more.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
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Would you listen to The Call of Cthulhu again? Why?
I have listened to it twice so far. It it only 1 hour and 20 minutes long.
What other book might you compare The Call of Cthulhu to and why?
not sure. An Edgar Allen Poe book maybe?
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
There were all these extra sound effects that were supposed to be the sound of a scary alien or surreal horror screaming - I found it grating. The narrator was panting at points because he was scared or asthmatic or something. I appreciate the effort, but a straight reading might have been better. The sound effects were a bit distracting.
Any additional comments?
I got this audio book because it was slightly cheaper than other HP Lovecraft audiobooks. Still, one credit for 1 hour and 20 minutes? I'll just read the book next time and I'll get that from the library.