At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

  • by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Narrated by Edward Herrmann
  • 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A master of terror and nightmarish visions, H.P. Lovecraft solidified his place at the top of the horror genre with this macabre supernatural tale.
When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.
Deliberately told and increasingly chilling, At the Mountains of Madness is a must-have for every fan of classic terror.

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excellent reading

This book is vintage, if lengthy, Lovecraft of course. But the narration is a true masterpiece of the craft. Edward Hermann's sense of diction, stress and the sheer literal meaning of the sentences enhances Lovecraft's heavy prose. Excellent.
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- Dana

First Lovecraft

This was my first experience with a Lovecraft story, and I was not disappointed. I'm not usually interested in horror books or movies, but I've enjoyed other books that reference Lovecraft's stories, so I gave this a try when it was up as a Daily Deal here at Audible.

It is a horror story, there's no doubt about that. However, it's very different from the modern sort of horror. This is not a story that's scary from the start, moving from one terror to another. Instead, this is a slow build up of expectation of terror, leading up to the one moment of true horror.

Which even that wasn't all that terrible for me as a modern reader, having been exposed science fiction.

That said, I was aware of the era that book was written, and can imagine what this might have been like to read in that era.

I wasn't looking to be terrified, I was looking for a good story, well told by a great narrator.

I would recommend this book.
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- Brian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.