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  • Elric of Melnibone

  • By: Michael Moorcock
  • Narrated by: Jeffery West, Michael Moorcock (introduction)
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

It is the colour of a bleached skull, his flesh; and the long hair that flows below his shoulders is milk-white. From the tapering, beautiful head stare two slanting eyes, crimson and moody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect 60s

  • By Jerry on 21-10-10

Perfect 60s

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-10

When I was a teenager in the late 70s, Moorcocks Eternal Champion series was perfect.

Now I'm older and had lost the book for 20 years it's beter.

And this audiobook is excellent.

There is background music. But for me it works, about 78% bigtime.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Colder War

  • By: Charles Stross
  • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Here is a modern novelette in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. Imagine David Cronenberg directing Dr. Strangelove, based on a script by H. P. Lovecraft. Imagine an alternate history in which nuclear bombs are not the ultimate weapon, but instead are merely a stepping stone to eldritch technologies accessible through certain trans-dimensional forces first encountered in 1920s Antarctica, technologies that neither the United States nor the USSR can quite contain.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story - Poor Reading

  • By Toby on 30-04-09

Excellent Story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-08

Absolutely excellent story that combines significant elements of the Cthulhu Mythos and 1980's Ronnie Raygun Military-Industrial complex black-ops. Stross later developed the 'horror-spy' theme in 'The Atrocity Archives,' and 'The Jennifer Morgue' - alas neither available on Audible, yet.

Historical events of the Reagan era are seamlessly woven into the story culminating in events Lovecraft (and Reagan) never envisaged.

The only downside is the slightly odd way the in which the story is narrated. Overall though well worth buying.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful