January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as a specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.
As the young men set sail from a gloomy Britain on the verge of war, Jack feels the overwhelming excitement of not knowing what lies ahead. Little can he imagine the horrors that await him in their destination, Gruhuken, a place that cannot escape the savage echo of its past.
©2010 Michelle Paver (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Limited
Love epic fantasy, war stories, monsters, and zombies.
The author writes well, and the voice talent is perfectly capable. Nothing in this work draws attention to itself as being sub-standard. I'd probably try to author again, and definitely try the narrator again.
No, I wouldn't recommend it. I'd say,
"Pretty good, reasonably scary"
Good story, sufficiently gay. Minus points for dogs dying and terrible pronounciation of Norwegian words. Inspired me to continue avoiding anything north of Bergen, which is probably a morally sound takeaway.
"Excellent delivery....of a fairly average story..."
I agree with the other reviewers, the delivery is excellent - the narrator even gets Northern Norwegian accents spot on!
But sadly, the story was a little too formulaic for me, and didn't seem quite as good as I hoped. Each to their own!
loved Jeremy Northams narration he brilliantly brought the cold and darkness to life, great book
"Well written and well narrated"
Historical horror/ghost story, no obvious anachronisms, really well done and very convincingly read. Well worth listening to if you fancy something like this.
"Boring. Never went anywhere"
Tedious. I was waiting for something to happen, a twist a turn a reveal. But nothing. Just a slow slog if a listen. I would not recommend.
"Very atmospheric and great story expertly read"
Great story which physically sent shivers down my spine , brilliantly read 10 stars not 5
This is an excellent story, wonderfully performed. Perfect for wintery evenings. I can't recommend it enough!
The story is incredibly gripping. It is dark and at times, terrifying. The detailed description of the setting is fantastic. A cold and creepy ghost story. Throughly enjoyed it.
A creepy, frightening ghost story, beautifully, and touchingly, written. Superbly narrated. Perfect. Just don't listen in the middle of the night :)
Excellent story with phenomenal reading. Even if there are loads of books out there and life is short, I will listen to this again.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.