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The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the 12 principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many New York Times best sellers; full of original fiction; and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson.

Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth - this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together 12 all-new Mythos tales from: Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) , Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells), Azathoth (Laird Barron) , Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little), Shub-Niggurath (David Liss), Tsathoggua (Brett Talley), The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden and James A. Moore); Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry); Elder Things (Joe Lansdale); Great Race (Rachel Caine); Yig (Douglas Wynne); and The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire).

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H.P. Lovecraft's Mysteries Revealed & Explained!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
A fine serving of really frightening stories with scary, disgusting monsters. True to the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, it's spiked with moments of absolute wonder & even wry humor.

What other book might you compare The Gods of H. P. Lovecraft to and why?
The best part about "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is that it's not the one-note unrelenting brain-breaking horror that some other anthologies have done. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" opens up to the wonder and beauty Lovecraft wrote about in his "Dream Cycle" books as well.

Which character – as performed by David Stifel – was your favorite?
He's very a talented reader. He knows how to not "over act" or get in the way of the book. I am a fan. However, his many mispronunciations were strangely not the extremely difficult-to-pronounce alien words of the Cthulhu mythos - it's english that's his bane!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I never wanted "The Fungi From Yu Go" to take my brain out of my head and put in it into a metal container and take it to the stars before, but after listening to "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft", now I think it might be pretty great.

Of course, when I first read H.P. Lovecraft, ( …and I drew an ink drawing in my high school Art Class of the horrific brain stealing "Migo" - one of the things that could not be described - and which got much comment when it was displayed up on the wall in the classroom ) I was young and my body was strong and pain-free. Now, I'm an old man with a life-time of martial art's injuries all screaming when I climb out of bed in the morning. I think maybe taking my mind out of this creaking old husk and setting it free to fly across the dark cosmos with Lovecraftian aliens would not be so bad. Huh, interesting.

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H.P. Lovecraft's Mysteries Revealed & Explained!

I never wanted "The Fungi From Yu Go" to take my brain out of my head and put in it into a metal container and take it to the stars before, but after listening to "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft", now I think it might be pretty great.

Of course, when I first read H.P. Lovecraft, ( …and created an ink drawing in my high school Art Class of the horrific brain stealing "Migo" - one of the things that could not be described - and which got much comment when it was displayed up on the wall in the classroom ) I was young and my body was strong and pain-free. Now, I'm an old man with a life-time of martial art's injuries all screaming when I climb out of bed in the morning. I think maybe taking my mind out of this creaking old husk and setting it free to fly across the dark cosmos with Lovecraftian aliens would not be so bad. Huh, interesting.

Well, be that as it may… The best part about "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is that it's not the one-note unrelenting brain-breaking horror that some other anthologies have done. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" opens up to the wonder and beauty Lovecraft wrote about in his "Dream Cycle" books as well.

That's the greatest gift of Lovecraft. Yes, the Universe is far Darker than we know (or can know) and our place in it is very precarious, but, if you can get past that (with your sanity somewhat intact) the Universe is even more beautiful then we know as well.

"The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" has fine helping of real frightening moments and very scary and disgusting monsters. It also has moments of absolute wonder and even wry humor. Everything you could desire in a "Neo-Love-craftian" book. "The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft" is full of good stories with solid plots; beginnings, middles, and ends. Satisfying reading. You dig Lovecraft?

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Great story... hard to listen to

I was pumped to get some modern twists on cosmic and arcane horror, and had I read the book I would have been satisfied.
the stories are great but the narrator actually killed the whole book. terrible inflection terrible punctuation and timing. so put eyes to ink for this one folks

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  • 02-12-17

Starts of slow but very good

Started off very slow with 3 terrible stories. But after that it was very good! The narrator just does a mediocre job. Sounds like johnny cash. But over all pretty good. I would recommend.

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Quite good for a collection of fan novels.

The narration is really good. The stories are varied and interresting. Very good for fan fiction. They cover some more known gods and critters from the lore.

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Poorly narrated. Awesome format.

I love the way that this book is structured. Each story is preceded by a short description of the elder god that is highlighted in the story. Unfortunately, the narrator sounds like a confused nursing home patient trying to read a medical textbook he found in a dumpster.

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Outstanding narration and storytelling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This collection is not one of a kind, but it's one of the best of it's kind.

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Fantastic Stories

Each story was wonderful in its own way. For many of the stories the narration added a great deal to the stories. However, the choice to use a single narrator for all stories may have been an error. In a few of the stories the narrator simply didn't fit the narrative for me. His voice is quite unique and for some of the stories I couldn't think of a better voice. That was not universally the case and in a couple stories it really pulled me out of the story.

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performance sucked

all I'll say is this rerecord with someone else very difficult to get through! horrid perfornance

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Great Book!

These stories are well told. The narration is great, and nicely paced. Those not familiar with the canon of HPL’s work will benefit from this introduction to the Mythos.

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Some good sruff in this one.

I enjoyed this one more that I have enjoyed a lot of anthologies. It beat the averages. Easily half of the stories were good to very good.

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  • Oinky Pigg
  • 04-20-19

Great stories, poor narration

The stories themselves are fine but the narrator sounds like a computer generated voice - uttery monotonous and oddly stilted. To be honest, I think the written version would have been a better choice.

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  • kl342
  • 08-26-16

poor collection of stories

i wanted to like this book but the stories were very poor. the worst was laird barron's., which is not unusual as i have yet to read a good story of his. tim curran's here be monster s is a far better collection. give this a miss

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  • 08-11-21

a brilliant anthology

Ive read all over Lovecraft's works and a lot of surrounding literature and this holds very well, with varied and imaginative stories and very good descriptions of each god / monster at the end of each story. Very much an easy thing to have on while working or doing something else.