At the Mountains of Madness
by H. P. Lovecraft (Arkham House, 1936); audiobook read by Edward Hermann (Blackstone, 2013)
Sometimes the best horror stems from meticulous attention to detail in a real-world setting. Other times not. Lovecraft’s first-person narrator bemires himself in minutiae and in talking up the unspeakableness of what he is perennially about to relate. More soporific than horrific.