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Publisher's Summary

Attending to the affairs of his late uncle, a man pieces together disturbing notes, articles, and horrendous carvings of a nightmare beast on stones neither of which are from this world. It propels him on a world-wide search that culminates with the discovery that dormant, great, elder beings who seeped to Earth before humanity's dawn are stirring in their sleep and will rise to re-exert their dominion over the world at the expense of humans and their civilization.
Public Domain (P)2014 Kevin Anderson Yancy
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5 out of 5 stars
By Delta Stet on 09-17-15

First Lovecraft tale I've ever read

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Ammon on 07-04-18

A Horror Classic Marred by Audio Production Issues

The book material is great; creepy, ominous, and cerebral. If you've ever read Lovecraft before (chances are you've already read this story), then you already know that this story deserves all the attention it receives as new readers discover it for the first time.

The narration for this title was OK. It was more like an old radio drama, but its use of effects made it seem a little campier than the material warrants. The main narrator did a fine job, but he spoke a little too softly for my taste--I had to crank up the volume to be able to hear him properly.

*** In full disclosure, this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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