The Call of Cthulhu

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by K. Anderson Yancy, Kevin Yancy, Joseph Vitaliano Jr
  • 1 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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I guess I just did not get it.

I have heard about these tales forever it seems. I finally decided to give this Cthulu thing a shot. I am obviously very much in the minority here, but the story just did not gel for me. It was not anything that grabbed me, pulled me in, and refused to let go. Rather, I just wanted to be done with it and say that I tried.

As for the performance, there is a lot going on. On the good side, there was a dramatic score and sound effects. On the down side, the narration was often drowned out in places by those very things. Also, the narrator was a bit too monotone for my liking. Perhaps he was trying to set a foreboding mood, but it just came across as flat and uninspired.

I truly wanted to like this, but it just did not happen.

I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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- TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer "Todd W. Brown"

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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- Delta Stet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2015
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