• Beneath the Moors

  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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By: Brian Lumley
Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
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Publisher's Summary

Prof. Ewart Masters spends his convalescence, following a car accident, at the home of his nephew Jason Masters, pursuing his studies of ancient civilizations, during which he makes startling discoveries about the hidden city beneath the Yorkshire moors. His search to unravel the mystery of the green figurines, his efforts to assess the implications of Robert Krug's manuscript, lead ultimately to Devil's Pool and the surviving world of Lh'yib, culminating in a series of dream-like adventures as he wanders through the nightmare corridors of his new environment. 

Beneath the Moors is primarily Gothic in atmosphere, its brooding mystery and stark terror occasionally relieved by bits of quiet charm and subtle humor. And the author's straightforward "autobiographical" technique possesses an element of immediacy seldom achieved in this type of narrative.

©2007 Brian Lumley (P)2021 David N. Wilson

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YES YES YES

Beneath the Moors is worth hearing for many reasons, the first of them being that it's Brian Lumley and you need to hear all of his books as they are written by the second reason to listen to it, Joshua Saxon!

Joshua's vocalizations of Brian's words are a master class in voice acting at one point in listening to the soft yet forceful tone of his voice I was instantly reminded of the late and great Christopher Lee during his time playing in the movies The Lord of the rings!

the evocation of that vocal style gave me such a great mental image that it made the book even more enjoyable!

while the audio version is just over 3 hours you immediately want to listen to it again because of the way it is recited to you.

there is something in Joshua's voice that gives you a very Tim curry-esque kind of feeling to the way he recites Brian's words but in the end it is all Joshua Saxon having a field day in the studio enjoying what he does and providing you with the fruits of his labor.

the book itself gives you more into the Cthulhu mythos than other authors have provided and told from a unique perspective of those that go in search of the old ones and the creation of the world in which we know and the dark depths that lie beneath the Moors!

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Great Performance from Narrator Joshua Saxon

Great Performance from Narrator Joshua Saxon

However, for me the story started falling apart for me around an hour and 40 minutes into the book
Found it hard to fallow in some parts. No matter how hard I tried I could not get into this book, Listened
To it twice because I wanted to see if giving it a second listen might help.
My Finale Score for this book is 3.5 stars

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  • martin
  • 07-15-21

Joshua Saxon is "The Voice Of Brian Lumley"

This was a Superb Listening Experience for me, as my first ever audible. The narration was utterly compelling from start to finish. The story unfolded seamlessly, to the sublime voice of Joshua Saxon. I was immersed in the world of Brian Lumley in a truly captivating way. The deep quality of the the narrators voice itself projected all the essence of this Lovecraftian tale perfectly.
I would listen to much more from this story teller.

Marvellous

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  • MR J LAMBERT
  • 07-01-21

Classic Cthulhu Mythos Tale Masterfully Narrated

I've long felt that Brian Lumley is the best Cthulhu Mythos writer since the great man (Lovecraft) himself. Beneath the Moors is a perfect example of a story that is true to the style of Lovecraft but also with its own voice and energy. I love horror stories written in the form of letters and reports, and this is a fine example of that method.
Joshua Saxon once again delivers a pitch perfect performance. I've greatly enjoyed many of Mr Saxon's audiobooks over the last year, but there is something truly special about his work on Lumley's fiction. I also highly recommend the audiobooks of Haggopian, The Taint and Screaming Science Fiction, but to be honest, you can't really go wrong with the Lumley/Saxon dream team.
Another quality presentation from the fine folk at Crossroad Press.
Highly recommended.

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  • Ryan Pascall
  • 03-01-22

A little uninspired but a good read

Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

With big C on the cover of this book, I admit, I expected this to be all about the great sleeper and at no point did I consider how this would make no sense on a moor..

Interestingly enough, this is about a seldom explored race (who I shall not spoil) which was very interesting but, also, a little boring at times.

I don't want to spoil anything but this read a lot like the tale of changelings and so it was hard to consider it a Mythos tale besides the name-drops and races involved but it was interesting although lacked a sense of suspense but Joshua did a great job with the narration and, while not have a whole lot to work with, did a brilliant job of added a sense of trepidation and mystery along with interesting and identifiable character voices.

In all, I did enjoy the story but found it less exciting than the cover bad suggested and almost feel a change of image would help the book sell.