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Download Who Goes There?: The Novella That Formed the Basis of 'THE THING' Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John W. Campbell Narrator: Steve Cooper Publisher: Rocket Ride Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Who Goes There?, the novella that formed the basis of the film The Thing, is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash-landed alien.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Williams | 2/20/2014

    " Read this when I was 8 years old. The end result....it was not until I was 15 years old that I could shovel snow in the dark hours when I lived in Michigan as a child. The Thing did nothing to ease that of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/14/2014

    " I enjoy scary stories, and this was a good sci-fi/scary story (more sci-fi, really). It was really short, and you got a real sense of the isolation and cold of Antarctica. This was different from the movie in a way I wasn't expecting. This was a good, quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 2/10/2014

    " Okay, always loved the 1951 Howard Hawks-influenced (I believe) movie with James Arness. Great example of overlapping dialogue, funny in the face of fear ("What if he can read our minds?" "He's gonna be pretty mad when he gets to me.") Something like that. Yes, I also loved the John Carpenter remake in 1983 (?), one of the last sci-fi movies to create real special effects-not computerized! It was one of the last movies to play at the Coliseum (now Banana Republic) in downtown Seattle--yes, I decided to smoke some dope and watch it by myself--except it was babysitting night with a lot of young teenagers with their very younger siblings. A lot of the little kids were really freaked out when the dog split in two!! Haha, my legs were aching from pushing myself away from the screen. Don't get loaded and watch weird movies! Even liked that "prequel" that came out last year. So I downloaded this version on Audible--an amazing concept for the time when it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 1/29/2014

    " This collection of stories by John W. Campbell makes a great introduction to his writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 12/9/2013

    " Thia book was okay. The best part of the book was when the dog got eaten. The book is very descriptive and you can picture the stuff that is going on.There are quite alot of characters that make the book pop.There is mystery in who the thing is and where the thing came from.The thing went into people and took over their bodies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin Voliva | 12/8/2013

    " One of those rare instances were the movie packs more of a punch than the novel. The ideas in Who Goes There? are great. The psychological terror of not knowing who is the enemy is still scary but the movie discards the forced scientific dialogue which is peppered throughout the story for no other purpose than info dumping. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 12/7/2013

    " One of my favorite Sci-Fi books of all time. Written in the 1930's it served as the inspiration for both movies. John Carpenter's version was actually closer to the original story. The 1950's version was excellent as well but much different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billy Ward | 11/27/2013

    " A little bit of a slow read. However, it's short and it was cool to see the basis for John Carpenter's "The Thing." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 9/28/2013

    " since they're coming out with another "The Thing" movie, and since one of the best SF stories of last year was a retelling of this tale from the thing's perspective (and it was really good!), I decided I should re-read this classic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/22/2013

    " For a story published in 1938, the writing style has aged remarkably well - better than many books written decades later! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olof | 5/18/2013

    " Considering its age, the story holds up really well! And the movie from 82 sure resemble the story a lot :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ad-RyaN Williams | 1/18/2013

    " This book was just plain terrible. It was very confusing and hard for me to understand. It had a couple of good parts and descriptions but at times it got confusing. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you're up for a really hard time. Plain and simple the book was just HORRIBLE! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas McGuire | 11/3/2012

    " Seen John Carpenter's THE THING? Well, this is the book it was based on. Imagine that film minus the more extreme gore and nihilism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M Grant | 10/1/2012

    " The basis for the scary movie "the Thing" based in Antarctica, scientists discover a ship with an alien specie inside, their excitement becomes their undoing as they discover that it can imitate to a cellular level other lifeforms... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 5/17/2012

    " Excellent story of discovering alien life form in Antarctica. Quick read and riveting the whole way, it really makes me want to see the original John Carpenter movie again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Mckenzie | 6/2/2011

    " Five word review: Classic science fiction short story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MMOGC | 3/8/2011

    " John Carpenter's The Thing is probably my favorite horror creature movie of all time. I'm so glad I finally got the chance to read the story that it was based on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayesha | 11/28/2010

    " 1st: boring
    2nd: interesting
    3rd: confusing
    4th: okay book =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/14/2010

    " "Who Goes There?" is on my top five scifi short story/novella list. Skip the movie, read the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/14/2010

    " "Who Goes There?" is one of my top 5 favorites. For some reason I 'remembered' it was by Arthur C. Clarke and may have recommended it to you by that author's name. My apologies to John Campbell who is a brilliant early scifi author. Read the story, skip the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/6/2009

    " This the original story that was the basis of the two movies "The Thing from Another World" and the 80s "The Thing" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 7/5/2009

    " The classic on which the movie The Thing was based. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 6/6/2009

    " Look out, Elizabeth Holladay. Soon I will be the authority on The Thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryon | 1/18/2009

    " perfect thriller. inspiration for "the thing" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 11/23/2008

    " A little disappointed with this story as I am a huge fan on John Carpenter's The Thing which is based on "Who Goes There?". Not the greatest prose but "Thing" fans may want to seek it out just because. "

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