- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 28 hours and 27 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 April 2018
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07BNSH1LY
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Told through first and third person narratives The Terror is the name of the ship charged with finding and navigating the Arctic Northwest passage in the mid nineteenth century. However, those not interested (or actively disinterested) in seafaring tales should take heart that the ship manages virtually no 'seafaring' at all thanks to fact that it is iced-bound and serves only as the setting for the nerve-fraying and horrific series of events that beset the expedition. Stranded with no hope of a thaw, starving, sick, mutinous and tormented by an unseen and deadly predator on the ice, crew members die or are picked off one-by-one until they are forced to ever more drastic and desperate measures to survive.
As well as being fast-paced and tense, The Terror also manages to fascinate with details about these early, ill-prepared and frankly foolhardy explorers and provides shameful insights into the mindset of a group of people who actively look down on the native populations of the arctic, despite their seemingly effortless ability to thrive in such a hostile environment whilst the white men around them perish. Dan Simmons' ability to convey the claustrophobic confines of the ship and the crippling, debilitating and merciless Arctic environment elevates them almost to leading character status and this ensures the reader develops the appropriate empathy needed to fully appreciate the hardship and horror that these ill-fated expeditions were subjected to.
I found The Terror hard to put down and am delighted to now be embarking on Dan Simmons' other work.
Creepy, spooky and desperately sad....no one knows the exact fate of the men and Franklin himself but this book gives you some idea of the horrid conditions they lived in and the despair of their situation.
A real page turner that you won’t want to put down!