• Dark Ripple: When Lovecraft Met Crowley

  • Di: Brian Barr
  • Letto da: Rick Gregory
  • Durata: 50 min
  • Versione integrale
  • Data di pubblicazione: 10 01 2018
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Editore: Brian Barr
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Sintesi dell'editore

H.P. Lovecraft is a starving, skeptical American writer of the weird and horrific, struggling to make ends meet in Connecticut.

Aleister Crowley is a famous British occultist focused on running his own magic organization, the O.T.O.

Though Crowley and Lovecraft's lives differ to a high degree, neither man is aware of the fate they share.

They’ll soon find out, in Dark Ripple.

©2017 Brian Barr (P)2018 Brian Barr

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 15 02 2018

Odd conversation between odd people

I got this book just because it was narrated by Rick Gregory and I have yet to find one of his books I didn't like. Never heard of Crowley and don't care for Lovecraft because I just couldn't get into him so I knew this book would be a tough one for me. Honestly I don't know what to say about it. I didn't dislike anything about it and it is very unique as it seemed more like a few conversations versus a full story. This really is just one of those books that you should dive into and decide if you love it or hate it. Pretty sure those are the only two responses to this.

Rick as always did a great job.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 09 03 2018

The TRUTH about the Mythos!

This is a great little short story that adds some new depth and dimension to the Cthulu mythos, the life of HP Lovecraft, and Aleister Crowley. Though the pair are seperated by time, their meeting is preordained, just not in the way one might expect. Barr nails the characterizations of the authors, and plays the mythos deftly, easily incorporating it into his own version of the way of the Old Ones.

The only downside, and I say this with the knowledge that not all narrators do voices, was that Rick Gregory didn't even attempt an accent. When one of the MAIN players in the tale is from India, and he speaks in a very clearly American accent it takes away from the tale. Even when he said he was raised in a British controlled area I would have accepted him talking like a limey aristocrat. Furthermore, I really could not tell Crowley from Lovecraft when they were speaking. This pulled me right out of the story. I know I am spoiled, but that counts a lot in my eyes. That being said, he does a fine job narrating the story, it just lacked a little more life than I generally expect.

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

This is a pretty slick cthulu concept, and shoud not be overlooked by any fan of the mythos

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26 06 2018

A thrilling tale!

This was a speedy, enjoyable read, with some very neat metaphysics and a conclusion that is totally mind-bending. The tale centers around the two titular monumental figures that appear here both as their larger than life, and flawed, selves, brought together through space and time. The story makes some rather fun nods to the OTO thelema and the oeuvre of Lovecraft, but also adds to them, and in doing so, creates a new, fun mythos lineage all of it's own. Great story, recommended to anyone that's a fan of Lovecraft's work (but not his opinions) and people who have listened to the Oh No, Ross and Carrie! podcast multiple times through.

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  • Daniel Delgado
  • 20 06 2018

Very Cool Premise

The story is about what you would expect, H.P. Lovecraft and Alistair Crowley. These two men are linked, and later introduced, in this clever tale. Brian Barr spins the Cthulhu legend to include a plot by The Old Ones to uses the two men to unwittingly do their bidding. Too late, the men discover the ruse.

I really enjoyed the novelty of this story. It was only disappointing in that it is so short. This could easily be expanded into a novella of two or three times its current length. That said, it is quite entertaining as is.

This performance from Rick Gregory seems better than some of his other work. I would like to hear him continue to improve.

I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Eddie D. Moore
  • 15 06 2018

The End Comes!

The warning has been given! The end is near and salvation is not promised. You’ve been warned.

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  • ldybkpr
  • 27 04 2018

Odd story

I was intrigued Lovecraft, a writer, Crowley, an occultist, and an Indian working together. The story was so short it left you wanting a more defined story. A very unique story. The narrator did a good job with what he was given. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jason Begly
  • 17 04 2018

Dark Ripple

Dark Ripple is an odd story about two famous people from both history and occultism having discussions with another odd and a tad bit out-of-place character whose intentions may be less altruistic than sinister. I loved how the story made everything dark; real. It was odd, no doubt, but it was fun to suspend reality and be a fly on the wall for the conversations as they unfolded. I thought Rick Gregory did a fine job narrating this tale as well.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 19 01 2018

Interesting mix of fact and fiction

The writing was decent enough. What really interested me though were the biographical details of Lovecraft and Crowley. I feel ambivalence about using historical figures as fictional characters, but I can't deny that it makes for compelling reading when you know something about them.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Caleb
  • 01 08 2018

An Interesting Concept

I found 'Dark Ripple' to be quite imaginative in how it incorporated two historical figures, both of whom have had a big impact on horror and occult fiction. I liked how Barr took existing mythos, Lovecraft's in particular, and fused it into an entirely new story. Rick Gregory does an alright job narrating, although his delivery is odd at times and intermittently deadpan. Overall, I found 'Dark Ripple' to be interesting and unexpected, although I found enjoyed Barr's 'Metal Magic' trilogy more.


I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • The Drewster
  • 26 07 2018

Strange Book!

Strange book with strange characters! Perhaps two of the strangest people ever. This book really had me thinking for a long time afterwards.

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  • J Smith
  • 04 07 2018

Dark Ripple

I’ve really enjoyed all I’ve heard from Brian and Rick so far and whilst their is definitely nothing wrong with this book and it’s definitely worth a read, I just didn’t gel with it like I did the others and found myself a little lost at times.
Rick does another good job, although I’m not sure how I feel about the Indian character just having a regular accent..
This is an honest review of a free review copy.