The Fear Institute : Johannes Cabal

  • by Jonathan L. Howard
  • Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Series: Johannes Cabal
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The third novel in the acclaimed cult-favorite series starring necromancer Johannes Cabal.
Johannes Cabal and his rather inexact powers of necromancy are back once more. This time, his talents are purchased by the Fear Institute as they hunt for the phobic animus - the embodiment of fear. The three institute members, led by Cabal and his silver key, enter the Dreamlands and find themselves pursued by walking trees plagued with giant ticks, stone men that patrol the ruins of their castles, cats that feed on human flesh, and phobias that torment and devastate. The intrepid explorers are killed off one by one as they traipse through this obfuscating and frustrating world, where history itself appears to alter. Cabal, annoyed that the quest is becoming increasingly heroic, finds himself alone with the institute's only remaining survivor, and after a shockingly violent experiment, begins to suspect that not everything is quite as it seems.


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Customer Reviews

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Truly, I think this book was ghost-written...

I loved the first book in this series 'Johannes Cabal the Necromancer'. But the other two books have been such a departure in writing style. I truly think the author may have hung up his laurels after the first book and allowed ghost writers to helm the following two (which includes this one).

If not, that something else is amiss. Maybe he has a co-author, or gifted editor for the first book. Maybe the first one was just inspired, and he hasn't got the fire back. Who can say?

In any event, I'd recommend giving this a pass.
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- Ryan

Into the Sea of Waking Dreams

Johannes Cabal is one of my all time favorite series, the first and fourth novel are two of my favorite books, ever. This is not the best of the Johannes Cabal series, it suffers from the fact that Cabal does not have a well-suited companion to play off of. Nevertheless, it also contains a chapter that absolutes shatters me; and an ending that made the wait for the fourth book nearly unbearable to wait for me. It is also well written, creative, and entertaining. You also must read this to get to the fourth book. It is worthwhile to read, but personally, I find it a weaker entry in the series.
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- Lindsay Kopp

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2014
  • Publisher: Skyboat Media, Inc.