<Embed>
& FREE Shipping
Arrives: Feb 11 - 17
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from books4seasons
Sold by books4seasons
Ships from
books4seasons

Sold by

FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon or get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This item shows wear including some wavy pages from a water spill.

Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Abominable: A Novel Hardcover – October 22, 2013

4.1 out of 5 stars 540 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$45.00
$30.00 $3.50

Amazon First Reads | Editors' picks at exclusive prices
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Abominable: A Novel
  • +
  • The Terror: A Novel
  • +
  • A Winter Haunting
Total price: $132.79
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Even Jake Perry, the fictional travelogue author Dan Simmons meets in his latest novel, jokes that his reader may not make it through this endless stack of notebooks. But lovers of Simmons&'s blend of alternate history, mystery, and myth will appreciate this three-act thriller set in the interwar years. Young American alpine climber Jake is invited on a recovery mission to find Percival Bromley, a British lord who vanished on Mt. Everest. Much of the novel is devoted to the strategies and techniques of mountain climbing as it was developing in the 1920s, and Jake, his friend Jean-Claude, and team leader Deacon spend a lot of time rubbing elbows and comparing gear with real alpinists of the era. But amid the wash of detail, Simmons plants crucial facts and conjectures about early-20th-century Europe that won&'t pay off until Jake and his party are nearing the top of the world. Can murder and carnage be fully explained by the evil of men? Is a supernatural threat looming over the expedition? As usual, Simmons doesn&'t answer all the questions he&'s raised when the mysteries surrounding the loss of Percy Bromley are resolved, but his fans, like Jake, are sure to enjoy the journey. Agent: Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associates. (Oct.)

From Booklist

Simmons, in this thematic cousin to The Terror (2007), once more plunges into a storm of snow and ice, this time tackling no less than Everest. It’s 1924, and a trio of rogue climbers—mysterious WWI vet Deacon; emotional Frenchman Jean-Claude; and our narrator, brash young American Jacob—are hired to find the corpse of a dignitary lost on Everest. While they’re there, they go for the legendary summit. Right away, there’s a complication: a fourth team member, the dead man’s cousin—and a woman, no less! But it’s the subsequent complications that make this required reading for anyone inspired or terrified by high-altitude acrobatics: sudden avalanches, hidden crevasses, murderous temperatures, mountainside betrayals, and maybe—just maybe—a pack of bloodthirsty yeti. Though the first 200 pages of climbing background might have readers pining for the big climb, it is nearly always interesting, and, later, Simmons excels at those small but full-throated moments of terror when, for example, a single bent screw might mean death for everyone. Exhausting in all the best ways; maybe read this while it’s still warm out? --Daniel Kraus

Product details

  • ASIN : 0316198838
  • Publisher : Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 672 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780316198837
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316198837
  • Lexile measure : 1250L
  • Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.75 x 9.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 540 ratings

Customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5
540 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2018
Verified Purchase
30 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2016
Verified Purchase
30 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

dead joe
2.0 out of 5 stars The literary equivalent of sea monkeys
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 31, 2018
Verified Purchase
22 people found this helpful
Report abuse
A. Nelson
2.0 out of 5 stars When sold a steak, I don't expect to receive soup.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 14, 2019
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Starfish57
1.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2018
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
HollowJ
5.0 out of 5 stars ignore the description, it's a climbing thriller
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Simon Russell
2.0 out of 5 stars What a shame.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 4, 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse