In Search of the Unknown


Read by Peter Eastman

(4.3 stars; 29 reviews)

Robert Chambers was a contemporary of Lovecraft, and this book consists of "weird supernatural tales" in a somewhat similar manner, except that the emphasis is on humor rather than horror. The narrator works for the newly opened Bronx Zoo in New York. He describes his adventures trying to obtain various rare specimens for the zoo's collection, animals that range from the merely extinct to the considerably more unusual. Along the way, he invariably finds a beautiful woman to fall in love with. (Summary by Peter Eastman) (9 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 15:22 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 2 9:59 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 3 9:31 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 4 17:50 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 5 13:25 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 6 24:24 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 7 18:01 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 8 37:26 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 9 28:27 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 10 8:01 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 11 7:05 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 12 20:13 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 13 10:54 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 14 36:20 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 15 25:31 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 16 31:25 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 17 (part 1) 23:50 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 17 (part 2) 32:42 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 18 15:51 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 19 31:36 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 20 9:38 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 21 27:19 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 22 15:18 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 23 32:47 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 24 25:03 Read by Peter Eastman
Chapter 25 26:48 Read by Peter Eastman

Reviews

Fun, frivolous, & very entertaining.


(4.5 stars)

Don't let the title mislead you, this was a fun, light hearted, & very entertaining story. The reader did a pretty good job, but his style at times annoyed me (but that's probably just me?). A fun one to listen to while working, etc. Thank you LibriVox


(5 stars)

I thought that this would be in the style of ‘The King in Yellow’ also by Chambers, but it turned out to be a wonderfully, eccentric fun book. Thank you for a great reading.


(5 stars)

A funny and entertaining light read. The reader is very good, with a pleasant voice. I wonder if perhaps J. K. Rowling might have gotten some inspiration for her "Fantastic Beasts" from this book...?

Collection of adventures


(4 stars)

In 1905 this was probably very thrilling. I found it amusing and a little corny, but still enjoyed it. Well read

very fun!


(5 stars)

A fun book, very well read as always by Peter Eastman.

Good reader.


(4 stars)

A potpourri of gently amusing nonsense.


(3 stars)

Cute, but the stories never quite land.