Listen free for 30 days

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Fear cover art

Fear

By: L. Ron Hubbard
Narrated by: Roddy McDowall
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £9.59

Buy Now for £9.59

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

A novel of compelling suspense. 

Professor James Lowry didn’t believe in spirits, or witches, or demons. 

Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn’t remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing - slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries to remember. 

Lowry is pursued by a dark, secret evil that is turning his whole world against him while it whispers a warning from the shadows: If you find your hat you’ll find your four hours. If you find your four hours then you will die....

“A classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror...one of the really, really good ones.” (Stephen King)

©2005 L. Ron Hubbard (P)2005 Galaxy Press, LLC

What listeners say about Fear

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for JJ
  • JJ
  • 31-01-15

The Best of Hubbard

I have a very low opinion of Hubbub and his Scientology cult, but this is a fun listen. Hubbard's characters are cartoonish stereotypes, yet with this story it works well.
McDowall's over the top performance is a perfect match for this clownish, bizarre story.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paula
  • Paula
  • 02-03-06

Paula from Mississippi

Not my usual style of book but it definitely kept my interest and was unpredicitable. I was ready to end listening.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ralph Freaster
  • Ralph Freaster
  • 06-05-22

Hubbard: Underrated and underappreciated

It is unfortunate that Hubbard will always be remembered first for cobbling together "Dianetics", and founding the Scientology movement. He should be remembered for being a terrific author. Read Slaves of Sleep*, Typewriter in the Sky*, Triton (if you can, it's rare and expensive), Final Blackout*, Death's Deputy--and this one, Fear, one of the first psychological horror novels (if not the first)--and you'll know it yourself. That guy could really write!
*Audible versions exist as of 2022.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rob Filios
  • Rob Filios
  • 23-01-18

fantastic

a fantastic narrator this book was dramatized so expertly. The story itself was extremely spooky and I couldn't stop listening.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Stephen
  • Stephen
  • 17-08-14

Fear - Nice Novella

Story: This is nice novella that explores one thought. I was surprise by the end since it could have gone any way.

Reader: Nothing much to say about Roddy McDowall. His voice and acting are always superb.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nahican Vegan
  • Nahican Vegan
  • 31-08-11

Great story and a great narrator!

I absolutely LOVE Roddy McDowall & watch all his movies! Well you know I must've been stupified when I learned he had narrated stories! Fear is a very interesting story and I enjoy listening to it very much. Tis such a pity Roddy is gone from us but he lives on in my heart forever. Thank you so much dear Mr. McDowall for my Cornelius memories and your wonderful voice soothes me as I lie down to rest every night.