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The Terror

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Dan Simmons

Narrated By: Simon Vance

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: March 2007

Duration: 8 hours 51 minutes


Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen.
Captain Crozier, who has taken over the expedition after the death of its original leader, Sir John Franklin, draws equally on his strengths as a mariner and on the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued as he sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until even Crozier begins to fear there may be no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.


  • KDunneman

    "I couldn't figure out what I was reading". My initial misconception was that I was reading an historical account of actual events, I couldn't have been more wrong. I suppose if you were expecting a work of fiction, at it's most obtuse, you could have plodded through mildly amused. I, however, was lost in the violent and, occasionally, sexually explicit, nonsense.

  • George Romanos

    Awesome narration & novel. You're in for a thrill. I promise