Fear

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Overview

What would you do if you completely lost four hours of your life? James Lowry, adventuring ethnologist and college professor, is a ‘logical’ man. He firmly disbelieves in notions of demons and devils--they are just illusions of the mind, of course. Professor Lowry even denies their very existence in a newspaper article.

But fate has a gruesome surprise awaiting Lowry. He loses his hat, and inexplicably, four critical hours of his life. He ...
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Overview

What would you do if you completely lost four hours of your life? James Lowry, adventuring ethnologist and college professor, is a ‘logical’ man. He firmly disbelieves in notions of demons and devils--they are just illusions of the mind, of course. Professor Lowry even denies their very existence in a newspaper article.

But fate has a gruesome surprise awaiting Lowry. He loses his hat, and inexplicably, four critical hours of his life. He then begins a quest—taking him into a vortex of his darkest Hell—from which there is no escape.

Bestselling author of Dianetics and the Mission Earth series, Hubbard's legacy continues with the terrifying tale of a man who loses four hours of his life and begins to go mad as he tries to remember what happened. 2 cassettes.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Ethnology professor Jim Lowry publishes a study explaining modern superstitions as the remnants of the primitive delusion that demons were the cause of disease and misfortune. Now it seems that demons may have begun a campaign of revenge for Lowry's skepticism: he awakens on a sidewalk, his clothes torn and stained, with no memory of the past four hours. In dreams he is told that if he finds the four hours, he will die. The publisher has adjured reviewers ``please do not reveal the startling ending.'' There is indeed a twist, which is mildly clever though not ``startling.'' According to the publisher, Fear first appeared in 1940 in the fantasy magazine Unknown and received praise from fantasy master Ray Bradbury. Though Fear may have been groundbreaking in 1940, the development of fantasy and horror fiction in the last 50 years means that the novel, unfortunately, seems a bit convoluted and curiously bland now. However, Hubbard's works are in demand, and Fear provides an interesting look at horror/fantasy of the 1940s.-- A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington D.C.
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"A true scare!" —Ray Bradbury

"FEAR is L. Ron Hubbard's finest work!" —Robert Bloch

"From Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, a literary debt is owed to L. Ron Hubbard for FEAR." —David Hartwell

"A masterpiece... Fear has everything: thumping great story, colorful action writing and some very nice desciptions..." —Mystery Scene

"A first-class work ... a must purchase." —Booklist

"...a ripely surrealistic horror novel." —Kirkus Reviews

"Scary stuff.  Highly recommended." —Calgary Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736630412
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/5/1995
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 5 Cassettes

Meet the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2003

    Good, but THAT good?

    Well, there is some great material here. This is the first L. Ron Hubbard book I've read. It has an interesting subject, do demons and such exist? Well, it is a suspensive read, and it reads quickly. I could hardly put it down. However, the ending is quite a disappointment.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Great read

    It's a great story. The characters are believable, the dialogue is tight, and there's a great deal of atmosphere that works.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Not great

    Not a great read. It kind of leaves you hanging and not in a good way.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Fear

    Good write but the ending could be better.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Okay read. Not one of his best.

    Short book to past time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    I'm new to Hubbard as an author but the premise of the book caug

    I'm new to Hubbard as an author but the premise of the book caught my eye because it reminded me of the Twilight Zone or Outer Limits.  The story does have that kind of vibe which I liked but the writing is not consistent.  I did like the book because I love this style of suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    It started off a little slow for me but it immediately picked up

    It started off a little slow for me but it immediately picked up and i was sucked in. I would best describe the genre as a psychological thriller . It has you thinking at every turn and trying to figure out what will happen in the end. If i had more time i would have finished this book in two days just so i could find out what was next. If you love a good horror story and thinker this is your best bet! For me personally it wasn't scary but it takes a lot to scare me so if your easily scared don't read this at night lol.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    it is an ok read

    started reading this book and at first i was really getting into it, but the further i got, it is really not my kind of read....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Review of fear

    Proper sentences - what a pleasure. This is truly a timeless story of madness. An excellent must read.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Awesome

    One of the few books i've read where the ending totally justified the bewildering pages before it. My jaw dropped open when i read those final pages.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Have only read the first Chapter, so far so good.

    More later!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Good

    Somehow I knew it would end that way. A bit difficult to follow and sometimes tedious. I do thank B&N for the free offer of such a great author.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Can i read this? Im 11

    Yeah. Can i ?

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Fear

    Fearless

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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