At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

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by H. P. Lovecraft, Jim Killavey
     
 

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A complete short novel, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is a tale of terror unilke any other. The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless—or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures...and the carved stones tens of millions of years old...and, finally, the mind-blasting

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A complete short novel, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is a tale of terror unilke any other. The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless—or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures...and the carved stones tens of millions of years old...and, finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones. Three additional strange tales, written as only H.P. Lovecraft can write, are also included in this macabre collection of the strange and the weird.

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Library Journal - Audio
09/15/2013
An Antarctic expedition by Miskatonic University researchers unearths evidence of an ancient nonhuman civilization on the Barren, the supposedly lifeless windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau. When the researchers find strange fossils of unfamiliar creatures and ancient carved stones, their discoveries lead to horrors buried beneath the mountains that cost the scientists more than they expect. Narrator William Roberts gives an appropriately grave and dramatic reading. VERDICT Lovecraft's intentionally archaic and elaborate style, at its peak here, will appeal to fans of Edgar Allan Poe and his other 19th-century gothic predecessors.—Jason Puckett, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480580558
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, August 1890 - March 1937, was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works ofhorror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Lovecraft was born inProvidence, Rhode Island, where he spent most of his life.

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At the Mountains of Madness 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tale tkes some time to get going,but after about a quater way into the book, the story really takes off and becomes intresting. Do not be turned away if you dont undrstand al tpthe science jargon the first twenty pages. By page twenty five the book will shift from scientific dscovries an descriptions of wonderment to a more eerie and sinister atmosphere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the material, but the voice performer is terrible.  Nearly every sentence ends with the exact same inflection and it takes you out of the experience every couple seconds.  It's a tragedy, because the immersive horror of the material would so easily otherwise suck you into the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I misunderstood, but my Nook Color does not display any of the illustrations mentioned in the description. This book displays simple text and nothing else. Considering you can get the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft in other Nook editions for less, this book is quite expensive for what it is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, the first part has a ton of scientific wording. But if you just tryto remember the narrator is usually talking about layers of rock that show different stages of Earth's history; you should do well. I was so fascinated, I read it all in one night!
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I think this book so far where im at is good for sciencety ppl. Because it talks about cephlapodsand usesall these gigantic science vocabulary only i knoe a few words. But itskinda interesting too
Michael Vangelatos More than 1 year ago
this is an awesome book