The People of the Black Circle (version 2)


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.6 stars; 47 reviews)

The People of the Black Circle" is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. Howard earned $250 for the publication of this story. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan kidnapping a regal princess of Vendhya (pre-historical India) and foiling a nefarious plot of world domination by the Black Seers of Yimsha. Due to its epic scope and atypical Hindustan flavor, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales. It is also one of the few Howard stories where the reader is treated a deeper insight on magic and magicians beyond the stereotypical Hyborian depiction as demon conjurer-illusionist-priests. - Summary from Wikipedia (3 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Death Strikes a King 13:09 Read by Phil Chenevert
A Barbarian from the Hills 20:27 Read by Phil Chenevert
Khemsa Uses Magic 17:12 Read by Phil Chenevert
An Encounter in the Pass 14:47 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Black Stallion 26:30 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Mountain of the Black Seers 29:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
On to Yimsha 20:14 Read by Phil Chenevert
Yasmina Knows Stark Terror 19:40 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Castle of the Wizards 44:49 Read by Phil Chenevert
Yasmina and Conan 22:57 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

thanks for the multiple versions

(5 stars)

I love all these Conan stories, im not sure if this version came before the other when recorded but the reader pronounces a few key words differently between them

Good story, well read.

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this one. As barbarians go, Conan is the coolest. The story ends two chapters early for some reason.

Thanks for a fine read

(5 stars)

Phil does a fine job of zealously relaying each thrust, arrow and, yes, kiss. Thanks.

A Tale of Conan

(4 stars)

Good story, good reader. Spoiler Alert: At the end of chapter nine, t

The People of the Black Circle (Version 2)

(5 stars)

Well read, fun listen - thanks!

not as good as others

(3 stars)

didn't get into this one

Good Adventure

(4.5 stars)

Well read. Typical Conan adventure. A fun listen.

Another great adventure by Robert Howard read with excellence

(4.5 stars)