FNH Audio presents a complete and unabridged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's famous story "At the Mountains of Madness". The story is related by one of the two survivors from a polar expedition. Unlike other polar explorers who may have died from cold, starvation or simply getting lost, in this story things are somewhat different.The survivor is desperate to prevent a new polar expedition because there are "beings" there, strange murderous beings.
"GREAT story, HORRIBLE music!"
This Lovecraft classic is a must-have for every fan of classic terror. 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.
At the Mountains of Madness tells the first-person tale of geologist William Dyer, a professor from Miskatonic University in the USA. He writes to disclose hitherto unknown and closely kept secrets in the hope that he can deter a planned and much publicized scientific expedition to Antarctica. For he has been there and seen the unimaginable horrors that lay beyond the mountains. At the Mountains of Madness was written by HP Lovecraft in 1931, originally a serialised story published in Astounding Stories magazine in the US.
"An essential to the cthulhu mythos."
In H. P. Lovecraft's classic horror story, an old man consents to a radio interview. In that interview a number of terrible truths come out: The truth about an expedition to Antarctica where everyone died horribly. The truth about an attempt to find the expedition's mysterious killers. The truth about a desolate plateau in the heart of a frozen continent. The truth about life and intelligence on Earth. And the truth about the prehistoric horror that still waits lurking...At the Mountains of Madness.
"performance was great"
Narrowly saving the world from the cosmic advance of the Nazi armies, Andrew Doran is loathing with his new position as Dean of Miskatonic University. The duties of a dean are too slow for the lifestyle that Andrew had become accustomed to... but he doesn't have to wait long until he finds that the previous dean had sold documents to the Nazis direct from the library of Miskatonic University.
"A pretty good sequel"
At the Mountains of Madness: In H. P. Lovecraft's classic horror story, an old man consents to a radio interview. In that interview a number of terrible truths come out: The truth about an expedition to Antarctica in the 1920's where everyone died horribly. The Hour of the Wolf: Colonel Horatio Fitzwilliam, late of Her Majesty's Army, finds wonders beyond imagination as the sturdy companion of the perpetually bemused Doctor Geoffry Stanhope.
Lovecraft imagines that Earth was inhabited by highly developed creatures spawned from outer space long before the arrival of man. Vestiges of this civilization have lain buried in Antarctica for eons and eons. Professor William Dyer discovers this hidden land, and the horrors that had remained dormant there until disturbed by the professor and his party. Once again they are dormant, but can the professor convince others to leave sleeping monsters lie?
"Cant get past chapter 1, due to the narrater!!"
Professor William Dyer and his team of scientists travel to Antarctica on a geologic mission but soon tragedy strikes. Their mission then becomes trying to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of some of the members of the expedition. In the process, they uncover the remains of an ancient race of creatures and this discovery leads to a re-thinking of Earth's legacy and beginnings.
At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft’s deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author’s enormous powers of imagination.
"Loved the prose, lukewarm on the story"
A large-scale and much publicized expedition to Antarctica is about to take place. While excitement runs high in the scientific community over this expedition, one geologist tries his hardest to stop the trip from ever happening. This is because William Dyer has been to Antarctica on an expedition before and knows of the unspeakable horrors that lie in its frigid terrain.