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The Abominable - A Novel-logo

The Abominable - A Novel

Dan Simmons

ALA Reading List Award for History, Short List A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

ALA Reading List Award for History, Short List A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.
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ALA Reading List Award for History, Short List A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home. Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin T. Collins

Length:

29h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

58:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:29:11


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:26:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:42:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:09:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:26:08


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

01:26:18


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

33:23


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

36:40


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

24:08


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

33:59


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

01:27:39


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

11:10


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

56:32


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

35:56


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

44:41


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

16:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

39:07


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

13:20


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

51:10


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

26:10


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

28:44


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

34:42


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

12:21


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:07


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

17:00


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

08:48


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

10:01


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

18:20


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

28:23


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

17:54


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

25:44


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

16:37


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

25:34


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

12:02


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

13:31


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

24:59


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

11:01


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

12:17


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

09:59


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

26:11


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

13:19


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

26:31


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

37:54


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

23:58


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

09:14


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

15:07


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:50


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

30:59


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

06:14


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

21:38


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

08:48


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

14:38


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

11:23


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

34:14


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

10:27


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

20:46


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

08:12


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

01:59