The Elder Ice: A Harry Stubbs Adventure

  • by David Hambling
  • Narrated by Brian J. Gill
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this novella set in 1924 London, ex-boxer Harry Stubbs is on the trail of a mysterious legacy. A polar explorer has died, leaving huge debts and hints of a priceless find. His informants seem to be talking in riddles, and Harry soon finds he isn't the only one on the trail - and what he's looking for is as lethal as it is valuable. The key to the enigma lies in an ancient Arabian book and it leads to something stranger and more horrifying than Harry could ever imagine.
Harry may not be an educated man, but he has an open mind, the bulldog persistence and fists like pile drivers - useful assets when you're boxing the darkest of shadows.
The story of mystery and horror draws on H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and is inspired by Ernest Shackleton's incredible real-life adventures.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Reintroducing Harry

Having already read the ebook of this I had some idea what to expect. I'm a big fan of Harry Stubbs and his world, and the alleys, pubs, and parlours of Edwardian London make a very cosy, intimate setting for an audio adaptation. The story is still great, and the narration does a good job of bringing out some of the subtleties in the writing. The reader's accent is, at times, a little uneven, and I found it took a few minutes to acclimatise to his rendition of Harry (though the accompanying / incidental characters are very nicely rendered.) However, once immersed in the story all such concerns pretty much drifted away. Overall, I cheerfully recommend this adaptation, either to newcomers or as an alternative to re-reading the book yourself, and I look forward to the sequel, Broken Meats, getting the same treatment.
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- Philip Hemplow

A great start to a new series

What did you love best about The Elder Ice: A Harry Stubbs Adventure?

The story was well crafted. I was able to immediately get into it.

What did you like best about this story?

Great historical choices.

Which character – as performed by Brian J. Gill – was your favorite?

Harry Stubbs

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

Try it. It is fun to listen to.

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- Jean Baptiste d'Amours "Omro Gamer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-22-2016
  • Publisher: David Hambling