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Summary

This volume contains the stories that nearly everyone agrees are the best work of H.P. Lovecraft’s life. Chronologically, it is the second book in a three-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft.

Highlights of this volume include:

  • "Cool Air"
  • "The Call of Cthulhu"
  • "Pickman’s Model"
  • "The Colour out of Space"
  • "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath"
  • "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"
  • "The Dunwich Horror"
  • "The Whisperer in Darkness"
  • "At the Mountains of Madness"
  • "The Shadow over Innsmouth"
  • "The Dreams in the Witch House"
  • "The Thing on the Doorstep"
  • "The Shadow out of Time"
  • "The Haunter of the Dark"

A full e-book copy of this book in Interactive PDF format is included and can be downloaded by clicking the "PDF" link in your Audible library (it's in the "Title" column). This PDF includes the audiobook chapter numbers to make navigation easier.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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What listeners say about H.P. Lovecraft - The Complete Fiction Omnibus Collection - Second Edition: The Prime Years: 1926-1936

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Requires Chapter Anotation

This is an excellent narration ruined by the lack of chapter annotation.
Practically impossible to to navigate when looking for your favourite stories.
I wish I hadn't wasted my money.
Don't waste yours.

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great content

Good stories obviously, but with the occasional mispronunciation but apart from that can't really fault it.

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  • Stephen
  • 09-11-18

Really Nice

First of all, this is HP Lovecraft, so if he is not your bag, spend your dollars elsewhere. This compilation contains some of his best, most classic stories. Hearing them read aloud, really allows you to appreciate his carefully crafted language. My only complaint with the book, is that it is difficult to find particular stories if you want to re-listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-19

Worth the listen

Yes the narrator is difficult to deal with, but try the read speed at X.75 and it gives it more of a dark feel. Standard X1.0 speed was practically unbearable. The explanation between short stories are enjoyable and help give context to many of the writings. I make many long drives and find this to be an enjoyable way to pass the time. Worth the read despite the narrator. He is not talent-less despite some reviews, just not one of the greats you will long to listen to.

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  • Rowan Pike
  • 14-10-18

Good, but quite dry

This is not an easy listen, and not just because it is so long. It is very eloquent, to the point of it almost being annoying.
Some of the best writing this country has ever produced, but you must be patient with it.

Great narrator, sounds like I imagined H.P. Lovecraft actually spoke.

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  • christie d.
  • 08-03-20

Terrible Narration of good stories

Finn J.D. John’s compilation of these stories and bits of H.P. Lovecraft’s life are excellent. Really helps to get a better idea of the man who wrote the stories or where he was physically and mentally at the time, I really will get the physical copies of these. The narration performance is awful. EVERY story is read with a lilting mysticism like the undertakers manager from the WWF. I picked up the John Carter of Mars omnibus he did, excellent execution... well okay execution (insert gif of Rabbi Tuck gesturing at the merry men) These two audiobooks though.... no thanks.

After having gone this far, every time I hit play, I swear I can imagine the narrator dressed like a fortune telling putting on a show for the next sucker.

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  • Aaron Harris
  • 19-12-18

Great collection and narration

Perfect for anyone interested in Lovecraft's works. Some others have commented objection to the quality of the narration; I think it is just fine.

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  • brian d wilkerson
  • 10-08-18

Go to YouTube

I will have to say that I'm struggling to get through this. The narrator is God awful. yes he can read, but he has no range as a vocal actor. if you are interested in the background to each of Lovecrafts writings than this may be for you,but if not I would say just go look to YouTube.

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  • Samuel
  • 22-12-18

Bad narrator

I like Lovecraft but thought the narrator was terrible. Couldn’t stand listening more than half an hour

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  • Jessicka Raygun
  • 17-09-18

Don't even bother

This guys voice is terrible to listen too. He also goes on and on before getting to the stories.

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  • smma
  • 14-10-21

The audiobook version is just bad.

Aside from the narrator's voice and mispronounced words there are so many issues with this book. Starting with NO CHAPTER TITLES. Seriously? In an audiobook of collected works?!? The "accompanying pdf" is a joke, the text is so small it is unreadable. The viewer does not allow you to resize the pages or zoom in at all. When I try to open it in another viewer the entire app crashes. I hate this book so much I don't have enough words. And I also have to contend with continued app crashes after updating to Android 11. Ugh. It is such a waste.

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  • IM
  • 07-04-21

A good collection for the completist

This is a very useful and interesting omnibus. F. John did an excellent job. He’s a good reader. Though some may differ, I don’t like overdone performances: I like the way he serves the text. Lovecraft’s short stories, novellas and novels don’t need too much “acting”. They are self-sufficient. Yes, the narration is not perfect, but I’d rather listen to this collection than others I’ve tried.
The brief introductory comments are very useful for providing context. And you can get the printed version of this collection for free (pdf file).
All in all, one of my favourite collections.