Post by Jason Aiken on Mar 13, 2017 23:44:31 GMT -5
I started to listen to the Tantor Media audio book of the Del Rey collection and I'm really enjoying it. I first read these tales immediately after finishing the three Conan collections and way before I began my broader reading of weird fiction. REH's reference to Mu is something that I didn't pay close attention to in my earlier days. I see we have a few threads on this sub-forum devoted to the lost lands of the Thurian Age, and I'll definitely be giving those a read.
Despite a couple weird pronunciations, I think the narrator is doing a pretty solid job. Although, at times I think he's about ready to slip into a southern drawl when speaking as a Pict lol
Post by Jason Aiken on Mar 28, 2017 22:07:59 GMT -5
Still working my way through the Audio Book, but am really enjoying it.
I found the major Kull stories: The Shadow Kingdom, the Mirrors of Tuzun Thune, the Cat and the Skull, and even By This Axe I Rule to be as good or even better on my rereading/listening.
The shorter stories and fragments are almost new to me, I guess that means they weren't very memorable for me the first time around, but I'm finding them to be pretty damn good on my re-listen. The Screaming Skull and the Striking of the Gong, especially.
I still haven't read or listened to Kings of the Night, as I was waiting to read the Bran Mak Morn stories before doing so, but I'm tempted to give it a listen in this audio book. Hell, I might even listen to the Bran Mak Morn collection given the strength of the Kull audio book.