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At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] Audiobook

At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition]

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Publisher's Summary

A master of terror and nightmarish visions, H.P. Lovecraft solidified his place at the top of the horror genre with this macabre supernatural tale.

When a geologist leads an expedition to the Antarctic plateau, his aim is to find rock and plant specimens from deep within the continent. The barren landscape offers no evidence of any life form - until they stumble upon the ruins of a lost civilization. Strange fossils of creatures unknown to man lead the team deeper, where they find carved stones dating back millions of years. But it is their discovery of the terrifying city of the Old Ones that leads them to an encounter with an untold menace.

Deliberately told and increasingly chilling, At the Mountains of Madness is a must-have for every fan of classic terror.

Public Domain (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Christopher B. 05-18-16
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    "Kinda boring..."

    The story has a good possible build up, but never delivered the thrill for me. If you like investigations, you may like it.

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    angela wheeler newbury park, ca United States 05-18-16
    angela wheeler newbury park, ca United States 05-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic reading of a great story."

    the slow build-up an astonishing depth of detail are what really drew me in. The reading is fantastic. the setting is both Lonesome and horrifying at the same time. A great setting for a true horror story. some of the repeated phrases really stood out and might be a bit annoying in an audiobook format, but I don't think that would bother anyone in the paper format. Overall an excellent purchase.

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    jed cook 04-29-16
    jed cook 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    unique style, great use of time space, perfect voice and inflection by the narrator.






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    Robert Wiley 04-16-16
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    "Freaking Brilliant"

    Edward Hermann's performance was spot on with how I envisioned the book to sound. Not only that, but the book itself is of course amazing. It will leave you with new ideas, and imaginations and thoughts and inspiration and bewilderment! I love it, and highly recommend! Lovecraft was ahead of his time I'd say.

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    LA Teacher Chino Hills, CA 04-11-16
    LA Teacher Chino Hills, CA 04-11-16 Member Since 2016

    cat lover

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    "Not as good as I thought it would be!"
    If you could sum up At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    A bit disappointing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really didn't get all that exciting until the end, so I'd have to say the end.


    Have you listened to any of Edward Herrmann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I've heard him on the History Channel a lot and I always like his voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't think this book was interesting, or exciting enough, to make a film of it.


    Any additional comments?

    In today's day and age (where satellites have virtually mapped all areas of the Earth) this story is a little hard to swallow. Perhaps in the early 1900's, people could believe there was an undiscovered race of beings in Antarctica, but not now-a-days. These mountains would have been seen on satellite by now and mapped out, so the whole story doesn't make sense to me. I was very disappointed. I kept waiting for it to get more interesting. Finally, the ending got a little bit more interesting, but you never really SAW what the "monster" was! Maybe I'm just jaded, due to all of the scary movies, and series on the Syfi Channel, etc. We have so much more technology these days, this just seemed a little old fashioned and unbelievable to me.

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    Evan A Williams 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Adventure and Horror in equal measure"

    An excellent story about exploration of the earth's most remote and inhospitable places, that turns into an adventure in alien ruins.

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    Toisach 02-04-16
    Toisach 02-04-16
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    "Perfection"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Hell yes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not for the faint-hearted, Lovecraft's flawed classic is just that. While Lovecraft has recently undergone the joys of a post-mortum Purge at the hands of the ever-viligant People's Commissars of Political Correctness, he nonetheless still holds an important place in the development of horror and science fiction and has been and is still a major influence, despite his public denunciation and current "non-person" status.
    "Mountains of Madness" is, in some ways, his "Heart of Darkness," a first-person narrative of the psychological and perceptual unraveling of the narrator when confronted with primordial dread. Whereas Conrad accomplishes feats of sparsity, Lovecraft is wallowing in a prolixity which has caused most "literati" to dismiss him utterly. They miss the effect produced by his approach however, especially when read aloud, and Herrmann captures it masterfully.


    What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Herrmann is the ideal narrator for this story. His inflection and delivery are the very incarnation of that Lovecraftian ideal of New England hauter and unflappability, while he also perfectly encompasses the cold, rational, scientist faced with a reality that utterly undermines his rational world-view.
    Herrmann, as we know, was an educated man, and he effortlessly delivers Lovecraft's cyclopean, eldritch prose convincingly--no small feat in itself--and does so in a perfectly natural, fluid, and believable way that is really remarkable.
    The combination of his many talents makes his over-all performance of what is, at best, a complex, difficult and at times tediously labored story, engaging and psychologically effective.


    Any additional comments?

    A real tour de force!

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    Hallie L. 02-01-16
    Hallie L. 02-01-16 Member Since 2015

    What doesn't kill me ... Gives me XP.

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    "Can't fault the reader"

    I gather from other reviews that this is a book you will either love or hate. Well, I hated it. I found the book to be overly detailed, to the point of being boring. The narrator was clearly reading the book as it had been intended, but it was far to coldly scientific for my taste. I prefer stories that draw you in more, and At the Mountains of Madness did not.

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    CAROL MCCANTS 12-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Lovecraft doing what he does best."

    not much I can say about this one, it was good the performance was superb and anyone who enjoys any other works of Lovecraft or strange fiction will probably relish this one

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    MARCUS VINICIUS GASQUES Serra da Cantareira 12-20-15
    MARCUS VINICIUS GASQUES Serra da Cantareira 12-20-15 Member Since 2016

    Life is too short to so many good books.

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    "Great Lovecraft for beginners"
    If you could sum up At the Mountains of Madness [Blackstone Edition] in three words, what would they be?

    The revelation of the amazing universe created by the author.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the narrator finds the bodies of the missing explorers.


    Any additional comments?

    Fasciante mixture of horror , suspense and science fiction.

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