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The Caller of the Black

Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

The Caller of the Black is Brian Lumley's first published collection of stories, with many of them involving the Cthulhu Mythos. 

Stories included in this collection: 

  • "A Thing About Cars!"
  • "The Cyprus Shell" 
  • "Billy's Oak"
  • "The Writer in the Garret"
  • "The Caller of the Black"
  • "The Mirror of Nitocris"
  • "The Night Sea-Maid Went Down"
  • "The Thing from the Blasted Heath"
  • "An Item of Supporting Evidence"
  • "Dylath-Leen"
  • "De Marigny's Clock"
  • "Ambler's Inspiration"
  • "In the Vaults Beneath"
  • "The Pearl"
©1971 Brian Lumley (P)2020 David N. Wilson

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Quality Collection from Horror Grand Master

Brian Lumley has to be one of the most consistently excellent writers of modern horror fiction. His work is always well written and nothing less than interesting. This is another strong collection that mainly features Cthulhu Mythos tales. My favourites in this volume were The Writer in the Garret and Ambler's Inspiration. Dylath-Leen is also a wonderfully imaginative story set in Lovecraft's Dreamlands. Joshua Saxon's narration is typically excellent. I believe that Saxon could read from a dictionary and still make it sound riveting. There is something truly special about this combination of writer and narrator. I highly recommend this and the other Lumley collections that Saxon has narrated.

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  • Michael McCLain
  • 16-08-20

2020: Here at Last

The book where it all began for Master Brian Lumley is given the Joshua Saxon treatment. Honestly, only Joshua should be reading Master Lumley's works, and herein lies the proof. From the first breath to the final utterance, Joshua brings to life the world's created so masterfully here by Brian Lumley. Each story comes alive, close your eyes and let Joshua's tones, intonation, diction and ease of narration take you to all the world's contained here. You can see where Lumley was going with several of these tales, and here they are given birth and put forth into existence, here it is in the form of pure ear candy. Necroscope may be his best known works, but it's these short stories that we see/hear the genesis of all that has come forth since. Kick back, have a glass of wine, dim the lights and hit play. 7+ hours will melt away as if you are transported along the Mobius strip yourself. Joshua has done it again, with a voice that soothes, terrifies, and has a delicious touch of TIM CURRY! Which makes his rendition all the better! Kudos Joshua....cannot wait to see and hear what Master Lumley and Silky have in store for you to immortalize in the future!"

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  • Darrell L. Martin
  • 03-09-20

Two Masters

Lumley is a Master storyteller, and Joshua Saxon a Master teller of Brian's stories. Together...A MASTERPIECE.

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