The Sound of His Horn

John William Wall

Stefan Rudnicki (Narrator)

06-03-14

4hrs

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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06-03-14

4hrs

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“[For] devotees of Poe and Tennessee Williams…His book is a stunning tour de force, a horror-thriller with depth.” New York Times Book Review

A horrifying masterpiece of science fiction

The Sound of His Horn is a classic novel of the uncanny. Alan Querdilion becomes a prisoner of war during World War II and then awakes, only to find himself in an alternative future in which the Nazis have won the war. Against a sylvan backdrop, the legend of the wild huntsman is revived and genetic experiments have created strange hybrids. Humans are hunted for game, haunted by the sound of the huntsman’s horn.

Praise

“[For] devotees of Poe and Tennessee Williams…His book is a stunning tour de force, a horror-thriller with depth.” New York Times Book Review

“No outline of mine can possibly convey the skill with which old man Sarban maintains suspense and builds up imagined fears upon unimagined horrors.” Daily Express (London)

“A horrifying masterpiece of science fiction…a classic novel of the uncanny.” Audiobook Reviewer

“I frankly confess myself scared. Who ‘Sarban’ is I do not know, but I should not wish to take his imagination to bed with me. [It] would be indescribable, if only the author did not describe it with such conviction.” Observer (London)

“Don’t miss The Sound of His Horn…An imagination like that of Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker…The quality of the writing is magnificent.” Melbourne Herald

“Here is no straightforward piece of make-believe. It is terrifying, horrible, something that runs athwart the processes of human nature and fills the reader with a dreadful wonder.” John O’London’s Weekly (London)

“The forests are alive with terror, and the story never loses its grip, despite its fantastic material.” Scotsman (Edinburgh)

“I have never read anything more completely terrifying…A fine piece of imaginative writing.” Western Mail (Cardiff)

“Extravagantly imaginative mystery and terror. Genuine Cold shivers. The book has a queer power to horrify in an inexplicable way.” Yorkshire Post

“Written with skill and energy.” Kingsley Amis, Booker Prize–winning author

“Persuasive.” Damon Francis Knight, Hugo Award–winning author

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Language English
Release Day Jun 2, 2014
Release Date June 3, 2014
Release Date Machine 1401753600
Imprint Skyboat Media
Provider Skyboat Media
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Dystopian, Time Travel, Alternate History, Science Fiction, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
John William Wall

Sarban (1910–1989) was a pseudonym for John William Wall, a British writer and diplomat. He wrote several works of speculative fiction, including The Sound of His Horn and The Doll Maker.

Narrator Bio
Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Overview

A horrifying masterpiece of science fiction

The Sound of His Horn is a classic novel of the uncanny. Alan Querdilion becomes a prisoner of war during World War II and then awakes, only to find himself in an alternative future in which the Nazis have won the war. Against a sylvan backdrop, the legend of the wild huntsman is revived and genetic experiments have created strange hybrids. Humans are hunted for game, haunted by the sound of the huntsman’s horn.

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