We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Yeti: A Novel Audiobook

The Yeti: A Novel

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The most infamous cryptid ever to capture the imagination of the planet.

A man putting his life at risk.

When evolutionary biology professor Dr. Zack Hitchens loses his wife in a senseless accident, he decides to follow her dreams all the way to the roof of the world - the peak of Mount Everest. On the infernal mountain, Zack and his teammates battle sickness, whiteout conditions, avalanches, the oxygen-starved minds of other climbers - and something else. Something primitive and consumed with rage. Something seeking revenge.

Something downright abominable.

©2016 Rick Chesler and Jack Douglas (P)2016 Rick Chesler and Jack Douglas

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (81 )
5 star
 (32)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
3.9 (73 )
5 star
 (29)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.2 (72 )
5 star
 (35)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kim Venatries 11-28-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1683
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    909
    152
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    280
    20
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining Romp At the Top of World"

    Read/listen to this if you like a good adventure tale. It isn’t a gore-fest and it’s not cheesy. Good job and well narrated.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jan 01-10-17
    Jan 01-10-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1428
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    200
    137
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    154
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So Much More Than a Mountain and a Monster"


    I have read several novels regarding the tragedies and triumphs of those brave men and women who have climbed the mighty Everest. "Yeti" blows in a different direction.

    Authors Chelser and Douglas have written a multi-faceted story that is not just a climb up Everest. This adventure owns believable characters who have depth and history. Jeffery Fellin is a consistent narrator, even though accents seem to be a challenge for him at times.

    There are some graphic scenes, but they don't drive the story. This novel has a lot of creative energy, and never loses momentum.







    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Blue Dragonfly 11-12-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    557
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    180
    107
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Yeti: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    I can't compare them as I've only heard the audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The professor


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey S. Fellin – was your favorite?

    Jeffrey S. Fellin did all the voices and accents so well that they seemed very real. Great narrator that I've never heard before. I will look for more books narrated by him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The characters are "fleshed out" so well by the author that you really feel that you are right there with them in the adventure. The character of the "professor" really touched me. He is no super hero, but is a very honest and introspective person. He risks his life doing what he feels is the right thing to do. The ending really touched me.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually stick to books by my favorite authors, but lately their books haven't been all that great. So I decided to take a chance on these new authors that I haven't listened to before. I am so impressed with their writing. First, their characters are so human and multi-dimensional. There are no "bad guys, good guys" but very human sorts of beings that you can have empathy for even though you may not like what they do. These writers must have done a great deal of research or else are mountain climber themselves. They sure described the climbing of Everest with such detail that the listener really feels like they are along on the expedition. The cryptozoology is something that I find fascinating. I have often wondered if "creatures" like Big Foot and the Yeti could be ancient hominids that evolved along side humans, hiding away to protect their existence. Evolution seems to be having to be re-written as new discoveries are made which indicate that evolution was not linear and the existance of other forms, such as Gigantopithicus, the Hobbit, Denisovans etc prove that several different hominid species existed along side modern humans. So, this story is not entirely far fetched and is fascinating to ponder. I will certainly look for more books by these authors. Most enjoyable story telling!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 11-12-16
    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 11-12-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    789
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    281
    278
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    58
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Why do we climb? Because it's there."

    Dr. Zack Hitchens loses his wife in a senseless accident, he decides to follow her dreams all the way to the roof of the world-- the peak of Mount Everest. While he's up there he discovers a lot more than he originally thought he would about himself, the other climbers, and the snow beast known as Yeti.

    The narration for The Yeti was done by Jeffrey S. Fellin, who again does a phenomenal job. I believe this is the best book I've listened to by Fellin. He was able to capture a lot of the nuances that Chesler wrote into the book. He also used a few tricks to really draw the listener in like using a radio noise when the characters were talking on a radio (an incredibly simple way to make things feel more real). As I said before, I will continue to be on the lookout for more books by Fellin, especially those that combine with Chesler.

    Wow, what a ride The Yeti was. I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but I can tell you this. The Yeti is Chesler's best work to date. I haven't read a book by him that I haven't enjoyed, but the drama and peril that he was able to capture in this book is unparalleled.

    The main character of this book could have been the drama and the peril. They really took center stage. Chesler and Douglas really wrote this book to make the reader feel like they were there, or at least feel like these characters were real and going through all of these things. I can tell that they did a lot of research into Everest expeditions because everything just felt like it was exactly as it would play out in real life. I loved the realism of the ascent.

    The book, while being titled The Yeti, was almost more about Zack's re-finding and redefining himself. I really felt for Zack numerous times throughout making it feel even more real.

    While the yeti is definitely a part of this book, it was secondary. Being secondary doesn't make it any less scary. The way it was written about reminded me of how Bruce (the shark from Jaws) was never really shown front and center. You always knew that he was around by the music playing, and his attacks always seemed to happen off screen. The same was true here. You could definitely tell the snow beast was there and killing things, but it didn't have to be described or even seen to be terrifying. Just the smell or the noise would scare the heck out of the climbers (and readers).

    Overall, The Yeti is easily the best work by Rick Chesler, and I really enjoyed it. I started it and almost finished it in one sitting. I couldn't pull myself away from it. I had to know how it ended.

    I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

    If you found this review helpful, please vote for it. If you would like to see more like it check out BriansBookBlog DOT com.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    cntry120crgvr 01-10-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "The Yeti"

    Superb! I could not put it down yet didn't want it to end. I hope
    there are more books like this. Definitely worth listening to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 03-08-17
    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 03-08-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    111
    111
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not the highest point in books"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    While the book is not bad, it is not particularly great or memorable. A standard monster story wrapped in a story about climbing Everest.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Rick Chesler and Jack Douglas ? Why or why not?

    Depending on the subject matter, maybe. But they need to sell me on it being above average in their take on the story.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey S. Fellin – was your favorite?

    Virtually all of the book is from the perspective of the protagonist, Zack Hitchens. There were a couple interludes of other character points of view, but there was nothing particularly stand-out about them


    Could you see The Yeti: A Novel being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I would probably place this a Syfy monster of the week film. As such, no stars of note come to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    Again, not a bad book, just not that great a book. You do read a LOT about mountain climbing...more than you read about the Yeti itself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Garry Hagins 11-09-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's one story and then becomes a different story"

    Story was slow. Yeti isn't much of the story till about the last 1/4. It's like a story about climbing Everest suddenly becomes a Yet I story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jeff dubois, pa 10-13-17
    jeff dubois, pa 10-13-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    19
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Strong story ,but week performence"

    The story was good duty not great. The performance was marginal. It was a tough at times to continue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anonymous 10-01-17
    10-01-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Yeti horror novel with no Yeti and horror either"

    I did my best to like this story boring characters extremely long drawn-out scenes of weather oxygen level my dead wife yada yada yada
    the main character is completely worthless all he does is complain and doesn't do anything there is no Yeti but within at least 5 hours of this book all the sudden he makes a small cameo and then theres people being killed off and off screen
    when they I mean the boring characters that you are supposed be rooting for make it to the top of to the top of the mountain and the yeti is running rampid they forget about it
    more long and drawn-out scenes
    there is a bad storm coming we're going to die of exposure more bad weather reports the book is called Yeti not weather report every 2 seconds and drawn-out scenes
    of the main characters deceased wife
    who hear how great she is so many times you wish the yeti would have killed her or I'm sorry no Yeti until five and a half half hours in
    they just keep bringing up her name
    deceased wife there's no flashbacks of her how do you even care about her they keep bringing up how great she was
    at least have a past tense story of them together this is the first negative review I gave on any audiobook
    two people wrote this they need to go get a job at Walmart or something
    don't get me wrong that's a great book if you want to hear about how bad the weather is
    and for people who are suffering from sleep deprivation I'm just angered got a book called Yeti features no actual Yeti that could keep your interest and this long and extremely boring book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Davy United States 11-16-16
    Davy United States 11-16-16 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    45
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    194
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beware"
    What would have made The Yeti: A Novel better?

    IT'S A REALLY GREAT BOOK if you just so happen to suffer from trouble falling asleep cause this book and narrator will put you right out!
    Okay, why it sucks:
    Narrator: Worst English accent I've ever heard. He constantly would pronounce stuff like "Where the hell are you?" as "W'ere de ell ar oou?" Like really? Come the f*** on. All of his characters sounded the same, especially the women voices. I don't know about this guy but any woman I came across with an Italian accent, or even any woman for that matter, didn't sound like she was a pack a day smoker. So, exactly like how he normally sounds. Seriously, half the time I couldn't even tell that he switched to a character when he would be just narrating the book.
    You're getting paid to narrate books, man. PUT SOME EFFORT INTO IT!

    Author:
    No English man on Earth says "Bloody" that f***ing often. I've met my fair share of English men and I think I only heard them say "Bloody" once.
    As for the story, not much of a story. It was a lot of just babbling on and on and on about useless crap with the obstacle of them climbing a mountain going on in the backround with a Yeti thrown in for some color.


    2 of 10 people found this review helpful

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.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.