The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations

  • by Manly Wade Wellman
  • Narrated by Brian Troxell
  • 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook collects Wellman’s John Thunstone and Lee Corbet stories, written between 1943 and 1979. These stories combine the mystical and horrific with traditional Southern folk tales and legends. These stories also reveal a post-World War II modernism that make them much more then pulp romanticism. The paranoia and cynicism of modern weird icons, such as The X-files, may well have had their genesis in the pulp musings of Manly Wade Wellman. Indeed the intensely driven, idealistic occult investigator, John Thunstone, could be a pulp/noir stand-in for Fox Mulder.


Audible Editor Reviews

This collection of Manly Wade Wellman’s intriguing, mystifying, and eerie stories featuring John Thunstone and Lee Cobbet is guaranteed to inspire paranoia and thrills. Brian Troxell gives voice to the disturbing, sometimes alarming, and always entertaining adventures of these investigators of the supernatural from a master of mystically romantic pulp horror. Stories featuring playboy detective of the supernatural, Thunstone, and fellow occult expert Cobbet include, besides the title story famous for introducing Thunstone and arch-enemy, sorcerer Rowley Thorne, "The Golden Goblins", "Hoofs", "The Letters of Cold Fire", "John Thunstone's Inheritance", "Sorcery from Thule", "The Dead Man's Hand", and "The Shonokins".


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Customer Reviews

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Thunstone and Cobbett

If you could sum up The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations in three words, what would they be?

paranormal pulp fiction

What did you like best about this story?

There are several high points, but what i like like best is the author's confidence in good's triumph over evil.

What does Brian Troxell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The opportunity to absorb this great volume while I drive to work.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The culmination of twice cursed, and the death of Jackson...

Any additional comments?

download every book in this masterful series.

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- Amazon Customer "audioreader"

LOVED this collection

What made the experience of listening to The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations the most enjoyable?

I loved the John Thunstone character and couldn't get enough. Initially a bit disappointed with the other main characters but they grow on you almost as fast.

Any additional comments?

I found Manly Wade Wellman due to a mention and acknowledgement of him in the preface of a Hellboy story in a Hellboy graphic novel by Mike Mignola. I can definitely see the inspiration Mignola drew from these stories and if you are a fan of his, you'll likely love Wellman as well.

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- Charles

Book Details

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