The Hour of the Dragon

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.7 stars; 477 reviews)

The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard's suicide although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1935 through 1936. (Summary from Wikipedia) (8 hr 21 min)


01 - O Sleeper, Awake 23:18 Read by Mark Nelson
02 - A Black Wind Blows 22:01 Read by Mark Nelson
03 - The Cliffs Reel 20:46 Read by Mark Nelson
04 - From What Hell Have You Crawled? 21:16 Read by Mark Nelson
05 - The Haunter of the Pits 21:15 Read by Mark Nelson
06 - The Thrust of a Knife 27:04 Read by Mark Nelson
07 - The Rending of the Veil 31:51 Read by Mark Nelson
08 - Dying Embers 22:10 Read by Mark Nelson
09 - It is the King or His Ghost! 23:19 Read by Mark Nelson
10 - A Coin from Acheron 27:50 Read by Mark Nelson
11 - Swords of the South 19:32 Read by Mark Nelson
12 - The Fang of the Dragon 30:14 Read by Mark Nelson
13 - A Ghost Out of the Past 18:39 Read by Mark Nelson
14 - The Black Hand of Set 20:20 Read by Mark Nelson
15 - The Return of the Corsair 14:25 Read by Mark Nelson
16 - Black-Walled Khemi 11:38 Read by Mark Nelson
17 - He Has Slain the Sacred Son of Set! 18:58 Read by Mark Nelson
18 - I Am the Woman Who Never Died 19:51 Read by Mark Nelson
19 - In the Hall of the Dead 20:58 Read by Mark Nelson
20 - Out of the Dust Shall Acheron Arise 23:13 Read by Mark Nelson
21 - Drums of Peril 32:09 Read by Mark Nelson
22 - The Road to Acheron 30:36 Read by Mark Nelson


(5 stars)

I read my first Conan story many years ago. This is a fantastic reading bringing the characters to life. Thank you

this is a great adventure book. the reader always does a fantast

(4.5 stars)

I always NEED to know the ending.

The Hour of the Dragon

(5 stars)

Thanks for the story Mark, I hope you'll read more Robert E. Howard stories. They are great to listen to. Hope you'll do some Solomon Kane stories or Bran Mak Morn, or King Kull. Great audio!!!!!

Great story well read

(4 stars)

One of the best Conan tales

Great story, made even better by Mr. Nelson

(5 stars)

This was my first Conan book, and it certainly won’t be my last. The story is fun, descriptive, and paints a vivid tale of adventure that will captivate your imagination for hours. Mark Nelson is a fantastic narrator. I could listen to this guy read the phone book. I no longer search authors, I just search Mark Nelson. He has a sci-fi collection on LibriVox that will probably keep me busy for a few years!

great adventure story

(5 stars)

this was my first conan book and it was excellent, again very well read by mark nelson. i looked up the book after i finished, as i had the feeling alot had already happened prior and it turns out to be one of the later conan stories written. i would start from the first story and go from there if i was getting into conan

Hour of the Dragon

(5 stars)

A rip-roaring Conan the Barbarian story of blood, magic, and lusty busty wenches. You get the idea. This action-packed tale is feelingly narrated by good old Mark Nelson who can always be relied upon to put over this sort of action. Thank you, Mark! TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

Robert E Howard's Seminole work in intersectional queer theory

(4.5 stars)

In this brilliant alegorical work, REH reexamines the role of structural gender, race and identity on culture of Aquilonia in the third hyborean age. With characteristic aplomb he smashes through the structural heteronormativity with the mighty sword of social justice.