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The Terror

A Novel
Auteur(s): Dan Simmons
Narrateur(s): Tom Sellwood
Durée: 28 h et 28 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (136 évaluations)

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Description

The men onboard HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.

©2007 Dan Simmons (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"The best and most unusual historical novel I have read in years." (Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe)
" The Terror is both dazzling history and a sparkling chiller." (Caroline Leavitt, People)
" The Terror is nothing less than a revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists, and I am in awe of his achievement." (Lincoln Child)

Ce que les auditeurs disent de The Terror

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Fantastic!

This was the best audiobook I have EVER listened to. The narrator was beyond amazing- accents, characters. everything.

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Tense and gripping

Even though some plot points are telegraphed, the author is so good at putting you in the scene! You feel the characters' dread, their indecision. Very suspenseful.

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A Masterpiece

A phenomenal story. Amazing detail and imagination meshed into a horrific true story.

The Terror is a journey that will sit with you for weeks, remembering the human suffering and desperation in these men's lives.

One of my favorite audiobooks.

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Chilling History

This book is a chilling story of Horror and fantasy that dives in to what could have happened to the men of the Franklin expedition. one of historys greatest mysteries and a great listen for history buffs. Both ships were recently discovered and soon we could possibly see some results for what truly happened.

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Time Well Spent

Well written. Superbly narrated. Perfect balance of detail, history, the super natural. Highly recommend it.

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Get ready to feel chilled to the bone

This book is a perfect mix of historical fiction and horror. It provides a lens into the incredible effort and faith needed to survive in the artic as well as a critique of the western world's desire to conquer lands where they don't belong.

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Great Adventure Horror story!

Originally I had a hard time reading this book, however I really gain a great joy in hearing it read to me. Very good story!

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Best narrator I’ve heard yet

The man could not have done a better job. He added so much to this dark and suspenseful story.

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Terrific Book that Fizzles Out

This book had so much potential. It's a unique story, with historical relevance, and it's at times, absolutely terrifying. Unfortunately, the story fizzles out near the end to the point I had to force myself to finish it. The narrator, Tom Sellwood, is terrific though. #Audible1

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The Terror - Great Slow Building Fear

Fantastic narration.
It is long but well worth it.
Read this and watch the show!

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  • JENNY L.
  • 2018-07-25

This book DRAGS on forever!

This book dragged on for for so long I often got drowsy listening to it. It was about 19 hours longer than it had to be. If you like books that give you the descriptions of every single little detail, this is your book.

Of all the deaths of the crew, two of them were a surprise, I had thought they would live.

The narrator did a great job but I doubt I will buy another book from this author, I like my audio books when I am driving and this one is NOT something to listen to while driving!

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  • dpen11
  • 2018-10-16

Drawn outtttttttttttt

I was not a fan of this book but listened til the end. It was a long drawn out story and very depressing. At times I felt that the author got carried away with the supernatural aspect which I found just out of place with the rest of the book. I found the monster following them to be unbelievable and the back story annoying. It was also an extremely depressing book, no high points. The parts that did hold my attention in the book was the information on scurvy and how starvation really effected the men on the boat. What I also found informative was the ship and what went into sailing the sea in the 1800's. I did enjoy the main character. I did enjoy the reader. I'm not really sure how this book received 4.5 stars

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  • Randall
  • 2018-07-24

Very good then, NOT


I love a good historical fiction, and three quarters of this book was fantastic.

A tale of hardship followed up by bad luck and tragedy. Not to give anything away, but they find themselves stuck fast in the ice while trying to find a passage to sail north of Canada. they begin to be hunted by what appears to be an extremely large Polar Bear.
The crews of the 2 ships struggle to survive and many parish. The story is told in, through the eyes experiences from many different crew members .
BUT THEN at about chapter 62 the story tales a bad left turn and never recovers.
This is my first Dan Simmons book and I was impressed in his many detailed characters,and the telling of the story through their experiences.
I will definitely try another Dan Simmons novel soon

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  • BMac
  • 2018-08-19

Too much timelines to follow.

Each chapter highlights a character/story but they jump around too much for me to follow. I need a picture to know where in the timeline the chapter is taking place.

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  • Ian
  • 2018-04-15

Too Much Of A Mediocre Thing

Basically I have two main criticisms.

The first is the narrator who was just a terrible choice for this book. His voice has now depth to it, no gravitas, and listening to characters who are meant to be hard-bitten sea-faring types is akin to hearing teenagers role-playing practising their all 'grown up and stuff' voices.

As a comparison, I'm now listening to the Patrick Melrose novels narrated by Alex Jennings who's capable of giving clear and distinct voices, across accents and gender, and can thus give his characters both variation and life. Sellwood just wasn't up to this task.

The second criticism is of the book itself. If Stephen King can be accused of 'verbal diarrhoea' in the length of density of his books, then Dan Simmons must do his writing from the toilet seat.

Good grief but the man can waffle, especially towards the end of the book and in particular the last chapter or two which should be full of melancholy and atmosphere but instead seemed to be little more than the other showing off his 'Inuit to English' dictionary.

Another occasion where I find myself distinctly in the minority. How this has 4.5 stars baffles me.

So, yeah, two main criticisms of an audiobook; the audio... and the book.

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  • AndreaOwens
  • 2018-07-20

Not my cup of tea.

I guess I was expecting something a little more realistic. It just wasn't my kind of book.

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  • MrBillBenson
  • 2017-08-15

Most implausible story I have listened to by Dan

I am not sure my review will help anyone make up their mind about whether to purchase this audio book. But the creature(s) described in The Terror, and man's means of "communing" with it/them are uterly baseles. The story telling is decent but the action scenes are few in comparison to previous Dan Simmons listens. The characters are also rather shallow and under-developed. I feel I could have given this one a "pass" and not missed anything except than as a sleep aid. But a bit of warning, the author jumps around between character sketches and action sequences, that it is very hard to doze and figure out where to rewind to, upon waking up! :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-06-18

Not for me

I made it about halfway through this book before giving up from boredom. There were a couple of chapters that gripped me utterly, but aside from that I found it tedious to listen to. I ended up reading the rest of the plot online to decide whether or not to continue but ended up abandoning it. The narrator, however, is excellent and was able to give each character a unique voice. His storytelling was probably why I made it as far as I did.

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  • Tia
  • 2018-11-04

Horrible story with horrible things happening

I learned after I was seven hours into this audio book that it is heavily abridged. That makes sense, whereas this shortened audio book definitely does not.

This book is about a crew that is ship wrecked in artic waters, and it details how the crew tries to save itself. I will say the book was good and fun in the beginning and at the end, but the middle drags so hard and it's so hard to care about.

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  • Pamela
  • 2018-09-15

I thought it would never end.

I was exhausted from their trudging on the ice. Good narrator but I did not care for the story.

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