The Terror

  • by Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by Tom Sellwood
  • 28 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.


What the Critics Say

"The best and most unusual historical novel I have read in years." (Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe)
"The Terror is both dazzling history and a sparkling chiller." (Caroline Leavitt, People)
"The Terror is nothing less than a revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists, and I am in awe of his achievement." (Lincoln Child)


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Customer Reviews

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Finally in Unabridged Form!

I've been waiting for years for this in unabridged format. Dan Simmons tells a gripping story of courage and perseverance amongst the crews of HMS Erebus and Terror. Fascinating historical detail mixed with all kinds of horror. One of my all-time favorites expertly narrated by Tom Sellwood.
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- Kim Venatries "There are few things better than a good story well told!"

Spannend aber.....

Für mich hätte ein kleines bisschen weniger Fantasy die Geschichte eher auf- als abgewertet. Insgesamt aber unterhaltend und sehr angenehm gesprochen. Dank google maps weiss ich jetzt auch wo Crozier und seine Mannen waren.
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- Stefan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-13-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio