Necronomicon The only audio edition of Necronomicon authorized by the H P Lovecraft Estate Originally written for the pulp magazines of the s and s H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror

  • Title: Necronomicon
  • Author: H.P. Lovecraft
  • ISBN: 9781483013497
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The only audio edition of Necronomicon authorized by the H P Lovecraft Estate Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 30s, H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published This tome brings together all of Lovecraft s harrowing stories, includThe only audio edition of Necronomicon authorized by the H P Lovecraft Estate Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 30s, H P Lovecraft s astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published This tome brings together all of Lovecraft s harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were when first released It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft s fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.

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    About “H.P. Lovecraft

    • H.P. Lovecraft

      Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.Lovecraft s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity Lovecraft s protagonists usually achieve the mirror opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.Although Lovecraft s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

    482 thoughts on “Necronomicon

    • The five star rating for this book is not because I think every story (or even most of them) were 5 stars, or because Lovecraft was a great writer (though I do think he was a better writer than he's often given credit for). It's because these stories are essential reading. Like him or hate him, Lovecraft casts a long, dark shadow over all of American fantasy and horror, and in fact, the stories are mostly pretty good, in a very dated way. Yes, Lovecraft wrote purple. Yes, his characterization is [...]

    • Lovecraft has to be broken down into his constituent parts in order to be comprehensible. 1. Man2. Mythographer 3. Writer The man, by far, is easily the most reprehensible and unforgivable. This may take a little explanation for those unfamiliar with the man and the writer. Firstly, HPL believed in a crude Social Darwinism/Eugenics married to a virulent racism/xenophobia and a despicable classism. When reading Necronomicon or any of his works all of these elements become impossible to ignore and [...]

    • There are sacraments of evil as well as of good about us, and we live and move to my belief in an unknown world, a place where there are caves and shadows and dwellers in twilight. It is possible that man may sometimes return on the track of evolution, and it is my belief that an awful lore is not yet dead.—Arthur Machen (quoted as an introduction to “The Horror at Red Hook”)Everyone must read a little Lovecraft and Blackstone Audio’s recently published edition of Necronomicon: The Best [...]

    • This is the best audio edition I've come across for Lovecraft. The quality is excellent but I'm dropping a star because there are no chapter titles. How can you have a short story collection without chapter titles?

    • I could not give this book five stars in good conscious, and I will explain why. It's no secret that Lovecraft was a deeply racist individual. Because children also browse , I want parents to know that this compilation contains overt racist slurs and connotations. Of course, one can argue that this is just a product of the author's imagination. I respectfully disagree. Although, Lovecraft was a brilliant writer, the writer's overt hatred of other races sometimes poured out into his writing. He w [...]

    • This is my kind of horror!Lovecraft was a giant genius of this field! He had a lot of groundbreaking ideeas.The audio version was also astounding well made.

    • Oh boy. I really thought I was going to love this book, but it just didn't work for me at all. Being a total Stephen King addict, I've had cause over the past few years to look up certain Lovecraft stories on Uncle Steve's recommendation, and have always been intrigued. I expected the bizarre tales of creeping horrors to be right up my street, and decided to buy the audio version, having fond memories of dark winter walks accompanied by King's tales. Perhaps part of the blame is my own, and I'll [...]

    • So, one big caveat about my rating: my copy of the audiobook decided to skip persistently for the last third of the book. That's 7 hours. I was going a little nutty by the end. However, it was enjoyable enough that I wanted to finish despite the awfulness of the Hoopla version. So I sat and paused and unpaused it for 7 hours.That said, I'm not that into Cthulu. Nyarlethotep was way more interesting, and my favorite stories had little or nothing to do with the Elder Ones at all. They read like gh [...]

    • Dagon 3 starsDelightfully atmospheric short story. The narrator's horror at what he witnessed and his attempts to forget it or block it out serve to enhance the wonderfully vivid descriptions.Herbert West: Reanimator 4 starsDeliciously creepy and spectacularly disgusting. We follow the devolution of Herbert West, the quintessential mad scientist as told by his "closest friend" and "only confidential assistant." They begin trying to restore life to the dead, and Herbert West reaches some grotesqu [...]

    • No specific spoilers, but general descriptions of style and content ahead. Read at your own risk.Reasons I didn't like Necronomicon that had nothing to do with the book itself:Not a big fan of classic literature, I have to work very hard to enjoy it, if I even can. The entire pace of Necro was dull to me. I remained bored 89% of the time.The audiobook readers did their best, and sometimes they sounded good, but I found their voices calm, soothing, and mildly dull.I like heavy dialogue and charac [...]

    • This is a book that stands separate to everything else that's ever been written. There is nothing quite like it, both in the words penned, and the superhuman strength required to carry it home from the shops. True, I couldn't make sense of everyone of the stories, but the common thread of creativity and genius running through each one is palpable. I had my favourites, of course. I even did a couple of essays on some of them (and got decent grades, way back when) but that's by the by. Lovecraft i [...]

    • Two. Why? Lumbering writing and rampant racism. While racism was more commonly accepted in Lovecraft's day, the writer went out of his way to profess his hatred of a variety of people that causes me to balk. He does have many fascinating and horrible ideas, and when he hits his stride he's decent, somewhere in the three range, but all to often it's the odd word to heighten the strangeness and clumsy pseudo-intellectual claptrap - as well as that racism - that kills the work.

    • Unspeakable Fun in H. P.'s SF-Horror PlaygroundNecronomicon is an audiobook collection of 19 choice stories by H. P. Lovecraft that complement the dream cycle works found in the Dreams of Death and Terror audiobook. The Necronomicon stories have much in common with each other, featuring sensitive, educated, Lovecraft alter-ego narrators forced to deal with his pet terrors (e.g size, time, aliens, madness) and referencing his Cthulhu mythos (e.g Cthulhu, Old Ones, Azathoth, and the Necronomicon). [...]

    • Lovecraft has quite a way with words able to create an intense and ghostly mood with words. He is also a product of his time and definitely had an influence on our current times. Although the ethnocentrism, racism and sexism is typical of his times - what perhaps I find the most concerning about his view point is the way that his expert use of language validates and romanticizes the horror of the other and is based on a deeper premise which underlies most racism and white supremacy - the idea th [...]

    • I love horror, so I think I have to give H.P. Lovecraft 3 star out of sheer respect. I think one should read this book slowly, a story there, a story here. Listening to it in one long go, the stories get repetitive and the writing style is formulaic. Overall the stories were interesting, but I think they might be a little outdated for my appreciation.

    • I've heard great things about the Lovecraft tales but this compendium was a bit disappointing. The best stories were great, but many were relying too much on the readers ability to imagine scary things from the otherworldly descriptions. Worth a read, but nothing compulsory.

    • So innovative and foundational. I was really impressed with Lovecraft's vocabulary and use of descriptions beyond normal such as the references to impossible geometries.

    • Lovecraft's work still sends chills down my spine - now due to the casual racism as well as the eldritch horror.

    • Well that wasn’t worth the hype. Didn’t really enjoy the casual racism or misogyny. The white guy investigates a haunted looking building story was done to death.

    • This is a great classic that can't believe I've never read or listened to until now. I thought it would be one long story but it is several short stories. The stories were excellent and most of the narration was good. There was one narrator who kept making me want to fall asleep.

    • Hello, I am a somewhat flat character with a similar voice to every other characters. I will tell you about a frightening thing that happened to me. Here are a few incidental details like specific dates, quotations from news papers, and references to other public information that suggests a horror but not as specifically as I will tell you.The horror is mostly made up of things happening that at first seemed normal but in the light of this being a H P Lovecraft story are in fact obviously terrif [...]

    • For a long time, I have felt about Lovecraft references the way I feel about traffic circles. More and more often, it seems you can’t go anywhere without encountering them. I really dread driving in traffic circles, and my antipathy for Lovecraft was similar. But while I have actually driven in many traffic circles, I have, until now, avoided reading anything by Lovecraft, because I simply “do not read horror.” Still, I knew that Lovecraft was considered one of the Grand Masters of literat [...]

    • -note this is a review of the audible audiobook version of this book-This was my first full audiobook experience. Other audiobooks I had bought before this one had been partially read and partially listened to but this one was audio all the way through. I got this as one of my free downloads when I first started and it didn't disappoint. I hadn't read Lovecraft before this and saw it as a great opportunity to finally listen to some of his stories and figure out what all the hype was about. I spe [...]

    • Quit halfway through. I liked some of the stories, such as "Herbert West: Reanimator" and "Call of Cthulhu," but the majority of them I completely lost interest in early on, didn't pay attention to, and couldn't tell you what the hell happened in them. Keep in mind, this is an audio production. However, I don't think that was the issue, since the narration was, for the most part, pretty good. I just don't think Lovecraft's writing has stood the test of time. I know a lot of reviewers are knockin [...]

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