Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by William Roberts
  • 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do. It is because of these dark, mythic tales with their terrified awareness of the limits of Man’s knowledge, that H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential American writers.
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Erm, interesting.

I had to find out what Lovecraft was all about.

And what I found was that yes, it's nice and creepy... and yes I can thoroughly appreciate that he launched an entire genre of 'spiritual/exotica horror'. You can hear in these stories the beginnings of tropes and ideas reused today - from Buffy to Indiana Jones, Supernatural and Tomb Raider.
BUT be warned, the man is a product of his time.
What I mean is he's super racist. SUPER racist. And fairly sexist too, for good measure.
Anything that isn't white and christian is suspect, and usually depraved or 'hideous' (Lovecraft's favourite word). Old indigenous cultures are always evil.

So, with that warning in mind, give it a listen. C'thulhu is a fun story, if you like dark mysterious things.
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- K. Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2010
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks