The Monstrumologist

  • by Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by Steven Boyer
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Rick Yancey has captivated young adult readers with his popular Alfred Kropp novels, the first of which was named a Best Book for Children by Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. Now Yancey begins a gripping new series with The Monstrumologist. Dr. Warthrop is a scientist who tracks and studies real-life monsters. Assisted by his 12-year-old apprentice, Will Henry, Dr. Warthrop discovers a pod of Anthropophagi and launches a hunt to destroy the foul beasts.

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What the Critics Say

"[The] best horror novel of the year." (Booklist)

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I came to this book expecting to find an aging scientist who takes in a young boy and through the nature of his science, introduces him to the fact that monsters exist - sort of Indiana Jones meets Night of the Living Dead. It seemed like that would be somewhat entertaining and entertainment was all I was looking for. Other reviewers had compared the author's writing to Lovecraft. I have not read enough Lovecraft to comment on the similarities, but I will say this. I nearly quit the series after reading the first book, not because I was not entertained, for I was. I nearly quit because I found myself profoundly disturbed. Rick Yancy in this series will shine light into dark places, places you cannot see, places you must not see, places you cannot help but look. And you will come to know, to KNOW, that monsters exist. You will find them somewhere between the transcendence of heaven and the piles of dung we live in which, as he shows, are not extremes but points on a circle, a coil if you will, and you will come to see the coil unwind, and the thing, the thing ITSELF, lying one ten-thousandth of an inch beyond your field of vision. Read them. READ them. Read and Marvel! Read and Wonder! Read and Fear! Read and Despair! Your journey begins here.
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- Eddie

Excellent naration brought the horror to life

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I expected more of an adventure book than a horror novel. It was definitely the latter. However, the rich text and excellent narration made this a series I will continue to read.

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- Kristin M. Slonski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books