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Lovecraft Country: A Novel Audiobook Review


Lovecraft Country - A Novel by Matt Ruff Audiobook

Lovecraft Country: A Novel – Audiobook Review


  • Author: Matt Ruff
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 12 hours and 14 minutes
  • Unabridged
  • Genre: Historical/Fiction

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Lovecraft Country: A Novel Audio Book Summary:


In this fantastic audiobook by Matt Ruff we fall down the abyss to tale which is a call back to pulp noir, historical fiction and Lovecraftian horror.

The story takes place in 1954 Chicago as we are introduced to army veteran Atticus Turner as he searches for his missing father, Montrose, alongside his uncle George and his old friend, Letitia. Their search leads them to a manor owned by one Mr. Braithwhite. During their stay they encounter the ordinary horrors that plague white America and soon learn that there are more sinister and malevolent forces at play.

Atticus soon finds his father held captive by a secretive cabal known as the Order of the Ancient Dawn which is led by Mr. Braithwhite and his son, Caleb. Now Atticus must find away to escape this dreadful nightmare that they have all been dragged into.

Lovecraft Country is a concoction of a tale that contains the supernatural, hope, freedom and a distressing look at what racism, which is a demon that still haunts the world to this day.

One reason to listen:
Lovecraft Country is a smart horror tale that also tackles the issue and horrors of racism in the country.


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“With “Lovecraft Country”, Ruff has written an important fictional meditation on the state of race relations in the United States that remains relevant today, and one that should be greatly admired by many, especially those encountering his superbly crafted prose and storytelling for the very first time.”– John Kwok


“There is something wickedly brilliant about writing a genre bending novel that reveals the world of racial violence in mid-century America through the lens of the imagination of one of American literature’s most per-emininet racists – HP Lovecraft.” – J.A. Magill


“STRONGLY recommended for everyone, especially Lovecraft fans and/or people interested in what Jim Crow laws really meant.” – Cissa


“The whole thing is Lovecraftian largely in its name only — it’s more of a generic horror-ish sci-fi.” – Amazon Customer


“Lovecraft Country avoids the recognizable mythos as well, but stumbles when it comes time to make things really hard (in a mystical sense) for the characters.” – CJDG

Score on Audible: 4.5 out of 5
Score on Amazon: 4.3 out of 5

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