The Fear

  • by Sean Hoade
  • Narrated by Nicholas Thurkettle
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For half a billion years, Cthulhu has lain trapped in R'lyeh, dead but dreaming. But now the stars are right, and the Old One is rising. Instant death for hundreds of millions, insanity for many more. And he hasn't even gotten out of the water yet.
World governments and a desperate and frightened populace scramble to understand, survive, and ultimately fight back against an enemy so powerful his presence could kill every human on Earth without him even noticing we are here.
Buckle up for apocalyptic suspense as you witness what happens when Cthulhu Attacks!

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fine story performance is lacking

The story itself is good. interesting take on what would happen if Cthulhu rose but the performance of it can be very wooden
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- J

A terrible book narrated by a most boring narrator

I'm a huge fan of Lovecraft and all those who continue to delve into the pantheon which he created and so I always get excited by new stories based around the so called Cthulhu Mythos.
Sometimes books come along that handle it brilliantly (such as the CM series by Brian Lumley which is now, finally being put to the spoken word) and then there are the not so good (such as 14 by Peter Clines) and finally there are those more horrific, more soul rippingly terrible than Hastur himself...such as this little gem.
From the moment it began I had trouble due to a truly diabolical narrator. I have no idea why anyone would ever consider hiring someone no dull, so boring and frankly so clearly uninterested in reading as this chap.
As the story proceeded I began to wonder if the writing was OK and let down by bad narration but then I realised this was not the case and I began to feel I was reading someone's high-school coursework.
I finally gave up 3 hours from the end when I heard this line.
"The only safe place now is Washington, there's no way Congress and the President are gonna be in danger. And we're the army, that's where we belong, defending freedom and presidents and what-not".
So I warn you all, avoid this book like the plague. It may be an awesome idea, the stars finally being right and the Old One rising from R'lyeh and attacking but the only thing here to be afraid of is the amount of pain you'll feel when you're kicking yourself for buying this book!
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- Tachikoma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2016
  • Publisher: Sean Hoade