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The House on the Borderland is a supernatural horror novel written by British writer William Hope Hodgson in 1908. The story opens with the discovery of a journal in the ruins of an unusual house in rural Ireland. Penned by a recluse, the journal details the man's stay at the house and his supernatural experiences with menacing monsters and dreaded dimensions.

American writer H. P. Lovecraft and British writer Terry Pratchett cited the novel as a major influence on their works, and it is generally considered to be the milestone that signaled the end of the typical Gothic fiction of the late 19th century.

©2019 Ian Gordon (P)2019 Ian Gordon

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  • Kayla (probably)
  • 10-07-21

Way ahead of it's time

This is one of my all time favorites, read by my favorite reader. The story itself is bizarre and really takes you to the strange places it ends up. Ian Gordon tells the story wonderfully, definitely check it out if you're a fan of lovecraftian stories, especially since Hodgson was one of Lovecraft's inspirations.

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  • Donnie
  • 18-01-21

Another excellent narration by HorrorBabble!

Another excellent narration by HorrorBabble! One of the things I appreciate about HorrorBabble is that you're not just listening to someone read a story, you are listening to someone tell a story and there's a big difference. I've heard many otherwise good stories ruined by a poor narrator. I've yet to hear a poor reading with HorrorBabble. You can tell he's familiar with the story, and he pauses or emphasizes or gets excited when appropriate. Altogether it's a really pleasurable experience.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy some of these readings is by following along with a physical copy of the stories.

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  • Parola138
  • 10-05-21

Great narration

This is an old book, so don't expect it to be fast pacing and to the point like today's stuff. It has the feeling almost like playing a game of Doom, but like 50 years ago. I enjoy it for what it is, but what really makes it work is the fact that some people took the time to narrate it correctly. The only reason I know about this book is because of the song "William," by the band Into Another. Check it out.

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  • EdgeSeeker
  • 26-06-20

It's like a theatre of the mind

Astounding...I can just see Ian sitting before a roaring fire with a pipe, telling me this...it actually gives me the gooseflesh thinking about it😂😂Great job old friend...Jesus....😂😂

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  • Scott D Peterson
  • 24-06-20

Amazing

This story is one of my all time favorites. Ian’s narration nails the mood and tone adding a wonderful layer of tension.