At the Mountains of Madness

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by Ron Welch
  • 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. It is altogether against my will that I tell my reasons for opposing this contemplated invasion of the Antarctic - with its vast fossil-hunt and its wholesale boring and melting of the ancient ice-cap - and I am the more reluctant because my warning may be in vain. Doubt of the real facts, as I must reveal them, is inevitable; yet if I suppressed what will seem extravagant and incredible there would be nothing left. The hitherto withheld photographs, both ordinary and aƫrial, will count in my favour; for they are damnably vivid and graphic. Still, they will be doubted because of the great lengths to which clever fakery can be carried. The ink drawings, of course, will be jeered at as obvious impostures; notwithstanding a strangeness of technique which art experts ought to remark and puzzle over.

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Old School Creepy

Just the word Lovecraft instills a shiver because of the reputation of so much work over the years. Then reading these classic works, it's clear why that reputation stands.

It's also strange to hear the difference between modern horror and classic horror. This book contains longer, more tedious passages that can sometimes be hard to follow, and I found myself having to concentrate more. For example, it wasn't easy to drive while listening to this book, whereas normally, I can.

Narrator Ron Welch did an admirable job with some of the tongue-twister names and made me glad I didn't have to read this for myself with no idea how to pronounce thing. Thanks, Ron!

Overall, it's fun to hear the evolution of horror from the old days to now, how the genre has changed. This book is an investment, but it's worth it if you can get into it. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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- Dominique

Classic Cthulhu myth is at its best!

Lovecraft created the Cthulhu mythos and all the insanity that goes with it. This classic tale takes you to the Antarctic and leaves numerous corpses, many questions and most of your sanity by the wayside. The author as always is magnificent in his obtuseness and the narrator does well conveying the manic nature that the character telling the tale Develops as it goes on. Can't wait for more to make it to this format. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Mary Karowski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2017
  • Publisher: Antarctic Audio