Professor Lowry is a man of science who descends into a world of darkness beyond reason—and fear beyond belief. Drawn into a waking nightmare, where it appears even his wife and best friend have betrayed him, he is about to cross a threshold of temptation and evil from which he may never return—in a chilling novel of psychological suspense.
© L. Ron Hubbard; (P)2005 Galaxy Press, LLC
“A classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror.” (Stephen King)
Fat balding hippy.
I have a very low opinion of Hubbub and his Scientology cult, but this is a fun listen. Hubbard's characters are cartoonish stereotypes, yet with this story it works well.
McDowall's over the top performance is a perfect match for this clownish, bizarre story.
Not "better"--primarily because this is an abridgment--but perhaps "preferable" for modern story lovers because the reader, Roddy McDowall, sells the story so well.
The reading itself, the mystery, the fear (!), the lead up to a terrific ending.
This rates as one of McDowall's best readings, easily. (Though he's always great.)
No. But the abridgment is alright.
This is classic Hubbard written during his most prolific writing period. He tackled every fictional genre from alternate history to westerns to fantasy tales to romances. This was the golden era of pulp magazines and early sf collections. Unfortunate, Hubbard's "Dianetics" and Scientology in general have all but obliterated knowledge of, access to, and interest in, his best work. Kudos to Audible for presenting this.
Story: This is nice novella that explores one thought. I was surprise by the end since it could have gone any way.
Reader: Nothing much to say about Roddy McDowall. His voice and acting are always superb.
I absolutely LOVE Roddy McDowall & watch all his movies! Well you know I must've been stupified when I learned he had narrated stories! Fear is a very interesting story and I enjoy listening to it very much. Tis such a pity Roddy is gone from us but he lives on in my heart forever. Thank you so much dear Mr. McDowall for my Cornelius memories and your wonderful voice soothes me as I lie down to rest every night.
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