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Citadel of Fear

Gelesen von Mark Nelson

(4,434 Sterne; 229 Bewertungen)

Gertrude Barrows Bennett was the first major female writer of fantasy and science fiction in the United States, publishing her stories under the pseudonym Francis Stevens. Bennett wrote a number of highly acclaimed fantasies between 1917 and 1923 and has been called "the woman who invented dark fantasy". Citadel of Fear is considered Francis Stevens' masterpiece, by Lovecraft's acclaim. Two adventurers discover a lost city in the Mexican jungle. One is taken over by an evil god while the other falls in love with a woman from the ancient Mexican city of Tlapallan. Citadel of Fear was first published as a serial in Argosy Magazine in 1918-1919. It was eventually republished as a novel in 1970. It is now considered a "lost classic". (Summary by Wikipedia and Mark Nelson) (9 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 - Hidden in the Hills

33:03

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Chapter 2 - The Moth Girl

16:36

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Chapter 3 - The Guardians of the Hills

27:46

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Chapter 4 - Tlapallan or --

20:37

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Chapter 5 - Gold

16:39

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Chapter 6 - The Black Eidolon

15:24

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Chapter 7 - The Cloak of Xolotl

16:48

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Chapter 8 - Before the Black Shrine

21:20

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Chapter 9 - Maxatla Speaks

22:32

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Chapter 10 - The First Visitation

26:16

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Chapter 11 - The Red-Black Trail

13:25

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Chapter 12 - The Opinion of Mr. MacClellan

9:05

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Chapter 13 - The Bungalow Sold

11:27

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Chapter 14 - The Second Visitation

8:29

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Chapter 15 - The Third Visitation

19:09

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Chapter 16 - Admitted

30:06

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Chapter 17 - A Surprise and a Disappointment

20:03

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Chapter 18 - A Voice

26:09

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Chapter 19 - Cliona Receives a Guest

35:50

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Chapter 20 - The Fourth Visitation

27:12

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Chapter 21 - Cliona Meets a Stranger

12:38

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Chapter 22 - A Herder of Goblins

10:53

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Chapter 23 - The "Lord of Fear"

11:41

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Chapter 24 - The Lonely Traveler

2:10

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Chapter 25 - The White Beast-Hand

39:23

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Chapter 26 - To Undine

6:00

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Chapter 27 - Strange Victim - Stranger Conqueror

2:42

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Chapter 28 - Rival Claimants

21:31

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Chapter 29 - A Golden Flask

12:15

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Chapter 30 - The Gate Lodge Again

6:55

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Chapter 31 - A Strange Battlefield

8:20

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Chapter 32 - The Battle of the Doorway

31:10

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Chapter 33 - As One Triumphant

9:47

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Bewertungen

Really good read!

(5 Sterne)

Well writen and well read. Fast paced bit long enough to get really emotionally involved with the characters. Appropriate only for adults due to its very graphic descriptions of unpleasant processes and events.

Captivating story.

(5 Sterne)

Exciting from beginning to the end. Very visually described. Main hero had quite the flair for adventure. Very well read

Dazzling descriptions & action

(5 Sterne)

This was a ride into adventure that wouldn't have been half as fun without the terrific volunteer, Mark Nelson! The main character, had such a great Irish accent, that I found myself lost in the story time & time again. I'd listen to this again & recommend it to everyone!

(5 Sterne)

An excellent book and very well read. A horror story with links to Aztec mythology.

Wonderful!

(5 Sterne)

Totally absorbing and beautifully read!

A Classic That Holds Up Well

(5 Sterne)

I tried reading this when I was in college (due to Lovecraft's praise of the story) but I didn't get beyond the kooky beginning in the Aztec setting. I wish I had pushed on because the book really opens up after that. This is a fantastic classic that still feels quite modern. The reading is sensational. I highly recommend this title.

A wild, fantastic ride!

(5 Sterne)

The reader, Mark Nelson, drew me in, along with the interesting summary. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, which is a mix of fanstasy, mystery, and horror. A vivid tale of two men's encouters with a ancient god and the struggles that ensue. Would recommend the book, and I would definitely read this author again.

Unexpectedly great

(5 Sterne)

Fast paced and with consistently written characters! This was creepy and fantastical in turns. I was also rather happy that somehow this tale missed the ridiculous heights of ethnocentrism this genre tends to reach. Definitely written with the bias of the times, but significantly more respectful of other cultures than, say, Tarzan