Monday, June 16, 2008

A Few New Audiobook Reviews

Thought I'd share these... (I liked reading them!)

Review From
Science Fiction and Fantasy Audio by Jesse Willis
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Into That Darkness Peering: Nightmarish Tales Of The Macabre - Vol. 1 By Edgar Allan Poe; Read by Wayne June Publisher:

3 tales from the original master of horror fiction, Edgar Allan Poe! Included in this collection are “The Raven”, “The Black Cat” and “The Cask Of Amontillado.”

Narrator Wayne June [has] done his research on this new series of definitive Edgar Allan Poe readings, and in listening you’ll absolutely have to agree... June never falters... captures the sympathetic first person narrative and then drives home the barbarity flawlessly... There are already many versions of these three classics available on audio, but I’d venture not a single one could come even close to match any of these three. Wayne June’s voice is perfectly matched to the melancholic material. As was the case with his superlative Lovecraft recordings, nobody else’s voice is more more morbidly macabre than is Wayne June’s. This is essential listening.

Review From: Amazon.UK:
The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Dagon By H. P. Lovecraft; Read by Wayne June

Wayne June, who reads all six available volumes, has once again done a magnificent job in bringing this audiobook to creeping, slithering life. Lovecraft's prose can sometimes be intimidatingly dense and complex but Wayne June paces the readings perfectly, allowing for all the charged emotional gravitas that these stories require."Shadow Over Innsmouth" is a tale of earth-shattering psychological horror set in a shunned and decaying coastal fishing town. This story could easily be destroyed by an over-the-top or uncommitted reading but Mr June convincingly conveys the narrator's growing unease and eventual blind panic as he slowly uncovers the grim secret of Innsmouth and pieces together the horrid truth of Obed Marsh's legacy. These readings... have proved to be exceptional and seriously deserve shelf-space in the home of anyone who appreciates high quality tales of fear, apprehension and (mostly) unseen terrors. Rated 5 Stars

Review From

Audiobook Fix
by Scott D. Danielson
...the finest H.P. Lovecraft I’ve heard to date. Wayne June narrates, and he was born to read these stories. Narrating Lovecraft isn’t the easiest thing—there is not a lot of dialogue—but June is able to make these stories sound both dark and conversational. His deep voice and his spot-on inflection keep the exposition interesting, which makes this collection of audiobooks a perfect way to experience Lovecraft for the first time or the nth time. ... more

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