• Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian

  • The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus
  • By: Robert E. Howard, Finn J. D. John
  • Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
  • Series: Conan, Book 1-17
  • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-27-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pulp-Lit Productions
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (182 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author.
A full e-book copy of this book in Interactive PDF format is included and can be downloaded by clicking the "PDF" link in your Audible library (it's in the "Title" column). This PDF includes the audiobook chapter numbers, to make navigation easier.
Excerpt from the introduction:
"When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print. Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age storyworld in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as "sword and sorcery", of which Howard is today considered the founding father.
"Conan's origins date back to an experiment in 1926 titled "The Shadow Kingdom", featuring the character Kull, exile of Atlantis. The idea - Howard's great innovation - was, at its core, historical fiction set in a pre-historical period. That pre-historical period - being, of course, lost in the mists of time - could contain anything Howard might like to include: evil races of sentient snake-things, sorcerers, undead creatures, demons walking upon the earth, anything.
"In other words, Howard was creating a secular mythology."
©2017 Finn J.D. John (P)2017 Pulp-Lit Productions
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jackson on 07-19-17

Great Reading!

What did you love best about Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian?

Evocative reading and great stories. Excellent introduction to Sword and Sorcery as well as Pulp Classics.

What does Finn J. D. John bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Finn J.D. John pours his heart into the Conan mythos.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listening to 35 hours of Conan would be enjoyable but even a Barbarian needs sleep.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-15-17

Conan

Greatest collection of fantasy stories ever written by the creator of Sword and Sorcery Robert E Howard

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By MR BB on 01-19-18

Great collection

Great collection for all Conan fans,something I have been waiting for a long time. All the greatest Conan adventures in one place with commentary about Robert E. Howard’s life.
Must listen if you’re true heroic fantasy fan.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dez V on 02-18-18

Great adventure storytelling, brilliant prose

Enjoyed this tremendously. Although familiar with the character of Conan, I was pleasantly surprised at how good the prose is. Very mature writing for such a young author, moody gothic atmosphere at times, evocative, fluent and efficient storytelling.
The narration is great too (except the female voice imitations perhaps), nice rhythm and timbre, a relatively neutral accent, and love the subtle Schwarzenegger influence on Conan's voice.
Howard displays astute knowledge in the themes of power, politics, the coming and going of civilisations and tribes. At times the ethnocentric worldview shines through in his depiction of "dark" races, but overall it is about tribes in constant conflict with each other. Conan himself as a Barbarian versus the civilised pampered urban people is an embodiment of the "noble savage" and it is unfortunate that Howard's life ended so prematurely, because one can sense that his writing would have matured even further.

All in all an inspiring journey through epic imagination, of the days of sorcery and high adventure.

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By Amazon Customer on 01-15-18

oh those awful voices! stick to reading please

huge fan of the written works but wanted an audio rendition as my eyes get tired. The story is great but oh those voices! it's panto time when it comes to the ladies voices and it set my teeth on edge. The material is widely acknowledged as racist and sexist and does not need the addition of comical voices reminiscent of the "carry on" movies or "are you being served" to further drive home the point.

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