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Summary

Professor Angell was an expert on ancient languages. When a young man brought a grotesque carving to his office that contained a strain of hieroglyphics that were unreadable to all, it started the strangest and most horrific research of his life.

The statue would lead the professor and is great-nephew to discover the awful truth of the cult of Cthulhu and what its existence meant for the future of mankind.

©2016 Felbrigg Herriot (P)2016 Felbrigg Herriot

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  • Max F
  • 03-06-17

Good story, not very good narrator

The narrator has a Brittish accent, but that's not even the beginning of the problem: As the book progresses, the inflections in his voice become less and less in tune with the text. By chapter 2 it seems like the narrator is simply reading and speaking autonomously. Although the narrator is not necessarily monotone throughout, it is clear by this point that he generally unimmersed with the text.

Always preview the narrator before you buy!!

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  • ashley lindner
  • 25-06-18

loved how it was written, and spoken.

I forgot I was listening to a book and just got so caught up I thought this just someone telling me about something that happened. couldnt stop listening.

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  • James botner
  • 25-03-18

best read

This was one of the hardest and most captivating storys I've read to date I loved it!

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  • Jake Mayes
  • 09-08-19

Still the Best Version

It can be a bit jarring when the narrator pronounces an otherwise innocuous word incredibly differently than the American English pronunciation that I'm used to. Beyond that, this is a great recording of a great story.

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  • James W.
  • 11-05-21

A classic but hard to follow

I might read the book as well. The writing is very confusing due to the time it was written.

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  • Dominic T. Sedillo
  • 27-04-21

Makes me think of Metallica

My only fore-knowledge of this famed tale is that of the Metallica instrumental and all the constant pop cutler references and merchandising of this creature.

Now that I’ve listened to this book twice I can see how powerful it’s influence is and even though it’s quite simple it manages to remain awe inspiring and dreadful.

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  • KefkanB
  • 09-09-20

Hard to follow

I picked this book on a whim and found certain parts of it difficult to follow. Its not very excting and a bit dull.

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  • 29-07-20

Solid story.

I just got into lovecraft so I'm probably just feeling the hype, but it's a solid story. Maybe a bit dated, but I think that's to be expected given the books age.

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  • Tom
  • 03-03-20

Another Powerful Victorian Horror tale.

Like in The Lurking Fear, in Cthulhu Lovecraft conjures a horrific world through atmospherics and suggestive descriptions. He takes the reader on a journey to a mysterious land peopled by worshippers of a terrifying Being and its Brethren. We never discover the real origins or ultimate fates of the Creatures but feel the dread of all those who suffer from their encounters with them.

Using the simplest language he communicates this strange tale declaratively but the reader hears it all in the subjunctive. What if?!

I’ve heard of the Mythical Cthulhu but never understood its origin in Lovecraft’s writings. Having read The Call I can appreciate his craft and his well-earned reputation. I’ll sleep with the light on tonight.
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  • 22-10-18

A prototype horor

Taking into account, when this was written, the author had to be very imaginative. Really well, food for imagination this is.