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The Terror [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Dan Simmons , Simon Vance
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"Simmons has created a chilling supernatural novel... the horrific trials of their impending icy deaths are vividly brought to life" (DAILY EXPRESS)

"One of the most remarkable things I've read... nothing short of a masterpiece. It is a bona fide tour de force" (SFREVU)

"I am in awe of Dan Simmons" (STEPHEN KING)

"Go out and buy this book... a fantastic achievement. Gripping, well-observed, and at times genuinely frightening" (SFX)

"A revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists" (LINCOLN CHILD) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description

The bestselling author of Ilium transforms the story of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition into a devastating historical adventure that will chill you to your core. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

The men on board Her Britannic Majesty’s Ships Terror and Erebus had every expectation of triumph. They were part of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition – as scientifically advanced an enterprise as had ever set forth – and theirs were the first steam-driven vessels to go in search of the fabled North-West Passage. But the ships have now been trapped in the Arctic ice for nearly two years. Coal and provisions are running low. Yet the real threat isn’t the constantly shifting landscape of white or the flesh-numbing temperatures, dwindling supplies or the vessels being slowly crushed by the unyielding grip of the frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there that haunts the frigid darkness, which stalks the ships, snatching one man at a time – mutilating, devouring. A nameless thing, at once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition’s nemesis. When Franklin meets a terrible death, it falls to Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror to take command and lead the remaining crew on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Eskimo woman who cannot speak. She may be the key to survival – or the harbinger of their deaths. And as scurvy, starvation and madness take their toll, as the Terror on the ice become evermore bold, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape… The masterpiece of a master storyteller, The Terror is a devastating historical adventure that will chill you to your core. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

As advanced an enterprise as had ever set forth, Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition in search of the fabled North-West Passage had every expectation of triumph.

But for almost two years his ships Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Coal and provisions are running low. Yet the real threat isn't from the constantly shifting landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or the vessels being slowly crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean.

No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness, stalking the ships, snatching men - mutilating, devouring. A nameless thing, at once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition's nemesis.

When Franklin meets a terrible death, it falls to Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror to take command and lead the surviving crew on a last, desperate attempt to escape south. As scurvy, starvation and madness take their toll, so the terror on the ice becomes ever more bold...

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dan Simmons is a recipient of a Hugo Award and the author of critically acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels. He makes his home in Colorado. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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