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Arkham County

By: Guy Adams, AK Benedict
Narrated by: David Annen, Emily Barber, Burn Gorman, Alex Kingston, Stuart Milligan, Stanley Tucci
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Summary

Welcome to Arkham County. Population: 749,824. But that number’s dropping all of the time....

Lying northeast of Massachusetts, just south of Hell, Arkham County is somewhere you find yourself, not somewhere you ever mean to go. Once you do find it though, you'd better get used to living there, as you may be there for however long you have left to live.

From within the walls of Arkham’s asylum, reclusive writer Randolph Carter tells the story of orphan Violet Flintock, who arrives in Arkham County in search of her own history only to be instantly greeted by the bloody realities of this small town, whose foundations are built from the lore and mythology of HP Lovecraft.

In this Audible Original production, Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Fortitude) leads a cast to introduce you to the horrific, bizarre and just plain weird world of Arkham County. This HP Lovecraft-inspired tale will delight fans and those unfamiliar with his wild, surreal and terrifying horror stories.

Starring;

Stanley Tucci as Randolph Carter

With:

David Annen as Vincent Matravers

Emily Barber as Violet Flintlock

Dakota Blue Richards as Morrigan

Burn Gorman as Wilbur

John Heffernan as Walter Gilman

Alex Kingston as Henrietta

Laurel Lefkow as Keziah Mason

Stuart Milligan as Marsh

Carlyss Peer as Chloe

Blake Ritson as Herbert West

Dan Starkey as Dean Halsey

Shane Taylor as Detective Lewis

Becky Wright as Lavinia

Directed by Simon Barnard

©2020 Guy Adams & AK Benedict (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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excellent adaption of classic lovecraft

Interesting premise with believable character interaction (nothing seems forced and characters are there for a reason, not just to shove an already established lovecraftian figure in and slap a miskatonic approved label on the book).

Plot was interesting but the interaction between the characters, something Lovecraft's work generally lacks, was the real star of this book.

Excellent performance by the cast.

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Love a good drama

Was a fun engaging story based on HP Lovecrafts world but in the modern age.
It is a audio drama and not a book so don’t go in expecting descriptive dialogue about what’s happening and go in expecting a audio drama and you should enjoy it.

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Well done.

Fun Lovecraftian yarn, well performed.
Recommended for those wanting an amusing slice of cosmic horror.

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Pretty good

Don't understand the negative reviews. It's typical Lovecraft style - convoluted and scattergun. Because of this, it was so much easier to listen to than read. I've always struggled with the books so this suited me very well.

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overall a descent horror

The voice actor and sound design did an amazing job. The story had a great start but lost my interest about half way through. may require a second sitting.

After a second sitting I've decided I really like it.

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Rubbish

Hard to follow, full of noise and nonsense. I hated it. Don't bother because it doesn't get better

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superb, witty dark and very enjoyable!!

Story was fantastic, narrator was brilliant.
enjoyed this so much opens up the world and plot very well, need more like this!

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hp lovecraft fans

If you like hp lovecraft stories , you will love this . I think this is the only audible book i listened too in one day. The other reviews say about the screaming and the other narration viewpoints but it makes sense in the story . it supposed to be about madness ,terror, cosmic terror , and the unknowable. i really liked stanley tucci and the voice actor for herbert west. i look forward too a sequel.

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Brace yourself!

Demon gods, living dead, madmen and. Witches, this book has it all. Brought to life with great performances and sound effects. Love it or hate it, the experience is a real trip!

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Too many sounds?

My main problem with this is that there is little definition of what is happening in the complex sound scapes. There are so many cacophonic sounds clashing together that my brain couldnt keep up. Normally I’m a fan of cthonic horror but there a large spaces in this that in a visual media would help to define. Reminds me of my weird childhood where I would record tv programmes onto cassette tape (before video) and have to remember what happened in places with sound effects and music. It would have benefited from some kind of narration.

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