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Summary

Hailed by literary critics as the inventor of modern-day horror, H. P. Lovecraft is the cultivating force behind such modern writers as Robert Bloch, Wes Craven, and Stephen King. The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, is a collection of his best-known tales narrated for the first time by Wayne June. This volume includes At the Mountains of Madness (originally written in 1931), the novella which served as the foundation for his Cthulhu Mythos.

Listen to more Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft …if you dare!
(P)2008 Audio Realms, Inc.

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"Wayne June... his deep raspy voice is used to good effect for all the narration." (SFFAudio.com)

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  • anthony
  • 21-01-11

Wayne June is a Storyteller. Not a narrator.

Mr Wayne June is a Storyteller. Not a narrator. Thats what separates his narrations from every other voice on the market. His voice mixed with Lovecrafts writing is a match that was obviously meant to be.
If Lovecraft knew that wayne june was the narrator, he would not have died...he would have kept on living just so he can hear his stories told by June.

I own the entire series....But this is the only one i bought on audible, so i will have to rate all of them in one....I suggest you get these books, but be fore warned. ...wayne junes voice pulls you in, and it literally scares the hell out of me. When he wants you to feel sympathy you will. But, when he wants you to be afraid, you will be. Very Afraid.

If you're a horror buff, you will love the way the narrator handles Lovecraft's descriptive style of writing. The characters do not all sound alike, (like in a lot of audio books)..

Out of all the audiobooks i own, and i own about 60, the only ones i go back to are the ones that are narrated my wayne june.
You have to get his Poe books too......another fav of mine .

Anthony LaFemina
NYPD Detective Ret.

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  • John
  • 17-04-11

Well done!

"At the Mountains of Madness" is easily one of Lovecraft's best stories, and Wayne June gives an excellent performance of the work. Don't miss this one.

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  • Old Man Parker
  • 09-12-11

This is it! the Lovecraft Mythos fully shewn.

Where does The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume Six rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is by far one of the best audio books I've had the pleasure to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume Six?

The whole novel is one slowly rising epic tale; shock after shock of revealed cosmic horrific truth about man's place in the universe.

Which character – as performed by Wayne June – was your favorite?

Wayne June performs all with dramatic perfection. Even the the ultimate ravings of a man who has seen that which should not be!

If you could rename The Dark Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft, Volume Six, what would you call it?

At the Mountains Of Madness - as the whole volume is the reading of this epic novel.

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H. P. Lovecraft was a genius. His horror tales changed all modern horror fiction that came afterward, and you can see how many modern stories and movies have their roots in this important epic tale of cosmic terror. Lovecraft's vast knowledge shows in this book, making the book, at times a difficult read... especially for a teenager - as I was when I first found this wonderful book. However, having it read to you, by a professional story teller like Wayne June is a extreme thrill not to be missed.

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  • The Rev. Craig
  • 28-08-11

Couldn't read it

No, I couldn't read it. Tried to way back when I read everything Lovecraft wrote. Got through Dream Quest of Unknown Kadeth, but just couldn't finish At the Mountains of Madness. So I bought the audio book (which "includes"" At the Mountains of Madness). I expected it to be one of rather than all of the audiobook. No matter.

Okay. That said, this is a well narrated book and I I loved it. Wayne June does wonderful characterizations and his timing is excellent. This time I finished the book. I quit sleeping two days ago. Tekaleelee!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-18

Great story, absolutely fantastic narrator

Great story, absolutely fantastic narrator. He can convey emotions like no other narrator I've seen

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  • Emily Han
  • 14-03-17

The build-up is very long but worth it

First of all it is a very, very long story, well, compared with many others of HPL's famous works. The first half - the build-up - is kinda monotonous, as in many other HPL stories. Which is fair, considering this story has a almost complete sci-fi world-setting and history of Elder Things and co. in and of itself. But after the heroes enter the mountains, things start to go insane. Everything becomes a creeping crescendo of impeding horrors all the way to the climax, where the heroes find a bunch of the Elder Things suffering similar fates as the scientists, as well as the horrible shoggoth. Wayne June's stunning performance depicting the scientist heroes' horror and sentiment is so good that I was practically shaken after that.
In a word: Just get the book. The build-up may be devastatingly long but there's good reward in the end.

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  • Shazeio7
  • 21-12-16

Ancient Astronauts and Wayne.

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Wayne's narration keeps a haunting tone present as we explore the intricate depths of H. P. Lovecraft.

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  • Eric
  • 30-11-16

essential

great narrator. great story. essential content of the Miskotonic and Cthulu mythos. really just a lot of content here and one of Lovecrafts better pieces of writing.

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  • Phil Smith
  • 11-12-15

Wayne June is a master storyteller

There is a difference between a narrator and a storyteller. June is the latter. My only complaint is that I can no longer tolerate other audiobooks, as Mr. June has spoiled me utterly. He is amazing. I wager that listening to this is a far more riveting experience than any movie could ever give.

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  • Vincent
  • 11-02-13

Performance Portrays Vivid Sense of the Horrific

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Wayne June does an excellent job of evoking the sense of dread and terror that permeates "At the Mountains of Madness," which is one of my favorite Lovecraft tales due to its exceptionally vivid and horrific imagery.