The Elder Ice: A Harry Stubbs Adventure

  • by David Hambling
  • Narrated by Brian J. Gill
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this novella set in 1924 London, ex-boxer Harry Stubbs is on the trail of a mysterious legacy. A polar explorer has died, leaving huge debts and hints of a priceless find. His informants seem to be talking in riddles, and Harry soon finds he isn't the only one on the trail - and what he's looking for is as lethal as it is valuable. The key to the enigma lies in an ancient Arabian book and it leads to something stranger and more horrifying than Harry could ever imagine.
Harry may not be an educated man, but he has an open mind, the bulldog persistence and fists like pile drivers - useful assets when you're boxing the darkest of shadows.
The story of mystery and horror draws on H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and is inspired by Ernest Shackleton's incredible real-life adventures.


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Customer Reviews

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A thoroughly enjoyable book

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

I was a little unsure of whether I would enjoy this book at first. After starting it I very quickly became enthralled by it.

It is a curious combination of just enough historical accuracy pertaining to Shackleton and the time period, mixed with a nice amount of fiction based on classical stories.

I find myself anticipating the next book in the series. This is a nice introduction with just enough action to keep you wanting to read/listen.

The narration is well done and the accents and language are just right (not too cockney).
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- Rob Cooke

Down but not out..

Excellent little supernatural tale with HP Lovecraft leaning and an unusual protagonist in the lumpen shape of Harry Stubbs, ex boxer, debt collector and now work for, what he thinks is respectable law firm, lucky for us this is not the case.
Hope to hear more of Harry's adventures soon.
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- andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2016
  • Publisher: David Hambling