The Hour of the Dragon

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.7 stars; 572 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!!!!!

2nd Favorite Conan Story

(5 stars)

Beyond the Black River is my favorite, but this is a close second. First read this in 1980 while in high school, still brings back wonderful memories to this 54 year old man!

Great story well read

(4 stars)

One of the best Conan tales

Gory, but excellent nonetheless

(4 stars)

Well read, very polished.

Heroic swords and a little sorcery

(4 stars)

I've "read" a few of the Conan tales on Librivox but this one is the most satisfying so far. maybe I'm a little troubled by what appears to be a bit of casual racism towards Egyptians but, well, they're ancient Egyptians, so... Well... it works as a story. it's well plotted and has enough mix of predictable tropes of the genre with some nice innovative elements to have kept me engaged all the way through. Superbly read by Mark Nelson.

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!