Iain Banks is one of my favorite authors. His Culture series books changed how I viewed the world, and opened my mind in ways that made me a better person. I am deeply saddened that the world is losing his talent and insight. I am sad to know that a person I respect so highly and appreciated so greatly will be gone so soon. Everybody dies, but it will take me from now until past Mr. Bank's death to be used to his absence.
"...Now, the thing to know about evil is there's good evil and bad evil.
Unlike cholesterol, both are bad for you, but good evil is hard to pin on the purveyor. He makes it seem like someone else is the problem. Bad evil is the kind that comes with a bull's eye on your back that says 'Hit me -- please.' Google does the latter kind..."
Unfortunately, the recordings I've tried so far are not particularly easy to listen to. While I appreciate the efforts made by the readers of those stories, I doubt they'd disagree with my opinion that they lack at least one of the three key qualities of a good reading: pace, rhythm, and tone (I just made those up now; if you disagree, please enlighten me).
I searched for professional Lovecraft readings on Audible and found a number of them by Wayne June. I listened to some free samples, and I have to admit he does a wonderful job.
It's unfortunate that June's recordings aren't particularly affordable (let alone free). I'd probably recommend his readings for someone new to Lovecraft and not interested in reading the text. But for me, a long-time fan, the LibriVox recordings should serve adequately.
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