Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Terror by Dan Simmons, read by Tom Sellwood.

Stephen King hailed Dan Simmons' best-selling novel as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror', and it's now a chilling 10 part AMC Original TV series from Ridley Scott.
The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage had every expectation of triumph. 
But for almost two years his ships, HMS Terror and Erebus, have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness are beginning to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn’t from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. 
There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition’s nemesis....
©2018 Dan Simmons (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks
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"Simmons has created a chilling supernatural novel...the horrific trials of their impending icy deaths are vividly brought to life." (Daily Express)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adam Delderfield on 24-04-18

A classic

I really enjoyed this book. it's a great old yarn with real suspense and horror. A future classic I'm sure. Does not disappoint. well worth a listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By C. D. Turner on 21-04-18


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, more depth than the TV series, even if the TV series plot changes for me at least worked out to better ending.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Terror?

No one moment, good all the way through.

Any additional comments?

Listened while watching TV series, mistake, better to have listen to the book after the TV series and enjoyed both in their own right, as separate if closely related.

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