The Fear

  • by Sean Hoade
  • Narrated by Nicholas Thurkettle
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For half a billion years, Cthulhu has lain trapped in R'lyeh, dead but dreaming. But now the stars are right, and the Old One is rising. Instant death for hundreds of millions, insanity for many more. And he hasn't even gotten out of the water yet.
World governments and a desperate and frightened populace scramble to understand, survive, and ultimately fight back against an enemy so powerful his presence could kill every human on Earth without him even noticing we are here.
Buckle up for apocalyptic suspense as you witness what happens when Cthulhu Attacks!


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Customer Reviews

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Captivatingly gruesome- a perfect new twist on Lovecratian horror

The story is a fabulous account on what would happen in the world as we know it if Cthulhu were to rise from the depths of his slumber. In a world where Lovecraft has become part of our pop culture, it truly drags you in to the terror and psychotic horror that H.P. originally created. Each event feels perfectly in place, true to our world, even as the gruesome awe of what is happening sends shivers down one's spine.
The narrator's tone is a great vocal choice to sound like "just the facts, ma'am" until we are introduced to the characters. The characters themselves each have their own unique voice and life, and I easily found myself rooting for them or cringing about what was to befall them. The narrative, while dryly given, seems to heighten the eery, the unimaginable, and the bloody gore perfectly.
If you enjoy Lovecraft's stories, you'll love revisiting his world in our present day setting. If you've never read his stories, familiar or not you'll be drawn into this apocalyptic tale which will chill you to the core, reminding all readers how frail we humans are.
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- Aurora

Excellent, fun apocaplyse, narrated by a robot

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book is great, if you are a Lovecraft fan, you will love the reality/fantasy tie in

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fear?

The initial sighting of Cthulhu. Loved all of the WTF reactions of the characters

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He overdid some of the character voices which could be entertaining at times. The majority of his narration sounded like a male Siri or a text to voice app. Almost ruined the experience

Did The Fear inspire you to do anything?

Yeah, stay away from the southern hemisphere

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- LNI S. "Lethal Geek"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2016
  • Publisher: Sean Hoade