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Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre

Eldritch Tales: A Miscellany of the Macabre

by H. P. Lovecraft, To Be Announced
     
 

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The only audio edition of Eldritch Tales authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate!

Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft’s remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay “Supernatural

Overview

The only audio edition of Eldritch Tales authorized by the H. P. Lovecraft Estate!

Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft’s remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.”

Gathering together in chronological order the rest of
Lovecraft’s rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, this collection includes the entirety of the long-out-of-print collection of thirty-six sonnets “Fungi from Yuggoth.” Lovecraft died at the age of forty-seven,
but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories that changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, as well as the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth,
all of which feature here.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Audio
04/15/2014
Unlike other adapters of Lovecraft's works, Blackstone has elected to use existing print editions. What is more unusual is that these collections derive from different series released by different publishers. These are also not T.S. Joshi texts, which are generally considered definitive, and this is not the series for anyone looking to compile a complete set of the works of Lovecraft with little overlap among titles. The stories and poems here are a selection of the author's lesser-known pieces, and the quality ranges wildly, including fragments never meant for publication along with poetry and an essay. Most are examples of Lovecraft's signature weird fiction and horror, but a couple of his satirical works are also included. The readings are impeccable, with narrators, such as Simon Vance, Simon Prebble, and Stefan Rudnicki, appropriate to the feel of each story. The collection also includes Lovecraft's famous essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature," which details his opinions on supernatural writings throughout history and provides a useful reading list of authors less frequently read in the modern era. However, it feels out of place in a fiction collection, especially in audio format. VERDICT This audiobook is uneven. The stories are nonessential though beautifully rendered, while the essay is significant but in a poor format for study and mismatched with the fiction. Ultimately, an optional purchase.—Tristan M. Boyd, Westbank Community Lib., Austin, TX
From the Publisher

"Lovecraft opened the way for me, as he had done for others before me."  —Stephen King

"He's an American original, whose influences on subsequent writers in the field is all-pervasive."  —Joyce Carol Oates

"You need to read him—he's where the darkness starts."  —Neil Gaiman

"H.P. Lovecraft is not only the essential link between Edgar Allan Poe and the present day, he has become an almost unimaginably influential force throughout the whole of our popular culture."  —Peter Straub

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482951035
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged

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Meet the Author

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Simon Vance is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won twelve prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.

Elijah Alexander has worked professionally as an actor for over fifteen years. He has worked and lived in New York, where he performed in numerous productions, including the Tony Award–winning play Metamorphoses. He worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for two seasons, as well as regionally at various other theaters. In Los Angeles, he has worked on critically acclaimed productions of Sleuth, produced by Garry Marshall, and other works. His film and television credits include Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Emily’s Reasons Why Not, JAG, Summerland, So NoTORIous, and Guiding Light. He was the voice of Vayne Solidor in Final Fantasy XII and has done several commercial voiceovers. He is currently the voice of Kenmore and has narrated more than ten audiobooks, including James Jones’ acclaimed novel From Here to Eternity.

Malcolm Hillgartner is an actor, author, playwright, and professional narrator. Under the name Jahnna N. Malcolm, he and his wife, Jahnna Beecham, have written over one hundred books for young readers; their musicals have played in theaters across America. His audiobook credits include works by Dean Koontz, Nelson Algren, and William F. Buckley Jr.

Sean Runnette, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has also directed and produced more than two hundred audiobooks, including several Audie Award winners. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company and has toured the United States and internationally with ART and Mabou Mines. His television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Cop Land, Sex and the City, Law & Order, the award-winning film Easter, and numerous commercials.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than two thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and recently played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.

Pamela Garelick was born in England. She acted in fringe theater there before coming to the United States, where she has worked as a voice-over artist in television and radio and as an audiobook narrator. Now living and working in Greece, she records, translates, and edits voice-overs from all over the world as well as narrating audiobooks in a small studio in her Mediterranean garden. She also paints silk clothing, bakes for the local cafés, and teaches newcomers the Greek language.

Armando Durán has appeared in films, television, and regional theaters throughout the West Coast. For the last decade he has been a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2009 he was named by AudioFile as Best Voice in Biography and
History for his narration of Che Guevara. A native Californian, he divides his time between Los Angeles and Ashland, Oregon.

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