The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft

  • by Martha Wells, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, James A Moore, Christopher Golden, David Liss, Joe Lansdale, Rachel Caine, Adam Neville, Laird Barron, Erin J French
  • Narrated by David Stifel
  • 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the 12 principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many New York Times best sellers; full of original fiction; and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson.
Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth - this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together 12 all-new Mythos tales from: Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) , Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells), Azathoth (Laird Barron) , Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little), Shub-Niggurath (David Liss), Tsathoggua (Brett Talley), The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden and James A. Moore); Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry); Elder Things (Joe Lansdale); Great Race (Rachel Caine); Yig (Douglas Wynne); and The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire).

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Starts of slow but very good

Started off very slow with 3 terrible stories. But after that it was very good! The narrator just does a mediocre job. Sounds like johnny cash. But over all pretty good. I would recommend.
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- Keith L. Salmon II

H.P. Lovecraft's Mysteries Revealed & Explained!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A fine serving of really frightening stories with scary, disgusting monsters. True to the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, it's spiked with moments of absolute wonder & even wry humor.


What other book might you compare The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft to and why?

The best part about "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is that it's not the one-note unrelenting brain-breaking horror that some other anthologies have done. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" opens up to the wonder and beauty Lovecraft wrote about in his "Dream Cycle" books as well.


Which character – as performed by David Stifel – was your favorite?

He's very a talented reader. He knows how to not "over act" or get in the way of the book. I am a fan. However, his many mispronunciations were strangely not the extremely difficult-to-pronounce alien words of the Cthulhu mythos - it's english that's his bane!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I never wanted "The Fungi From Yu Go" to take my brain out of my head and put in it into a metal container and take it to the stars before, but after listening to "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft", now I think it might be pretty great.

Of course, when I first read H.P. Lovecraft, ( …and I drew an ink drawing in my high school Art Class of the horrific brain stealing "Migo" - one of the things that could not be described - and which got much comment when it was displayed up on the wall in the classroom ) I was young and my body was strong and pain-free. Now, I'm an old man with a life-time of martial art's injuries all screaming when I climb out of bed in the morning. I think maybe taking my mind out of this creaking old husk and setting it free to fly across the dark cosmos with Lovecraftian aliens would not be so bad. Huh, interesting.


Any additional comments?

H.P. Lovecraft's Mysteries Revealed & Explained!

I never wanted "The Fungi From Yu Go" to take my brain out of my head and put in it into a metal container and take it to the stars before, but after listening to "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft", now I think it might be pretty great.

Of course, when I first read H.P. Lovecraft, ( …and created an ink drawing in my high school Art Class of the horrific brain stealing "Migo" - one of the things that could not be described - and which got much comment when it was displayed up on the wall in the classroom ) I was young and my body was strong and pain-free. Now, I'm an old man with a life-time of martial art's injuries all screaming when I climb out of bed in the morning. I think maybe taking my mind out of this creaking old husk and setting it free to fly across the dark cosmos with Lovecraftian aliens would not be so bad. Huh, interesting.

Well, be that as it may… The best part about "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is that it's not the one-note unrelenting brain-breaking horror that some other anthologies have done. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" opens up to the wonder and beauty Lovecraft wrote about in his "Dream Cycle" books as well.

That's the greatest gift of Lovecraft. Yes, the Universe is far Darker than we know (or can know) and our place in it is very precarious, but, if you can get past that (with your sanity somewhat intact) the Universe is even more beautiful then we know as well.

"The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" has fine helping of real frightening moments and very scary and disgusting monsters. It also has moments of absolute wonder and even wry humor. Everything you could desire in a "Neo-Love-craftian" book. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is full of good stories with solid plots; beginnings, middles, and ends. Satisfying reading. You dig Lovecraft?

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- Old Man Parker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-16-2016
  • Publisher: JournalStone Publishing