"So haunting and atmosphere - a gem of a story"
It's hard for a book to really capture a spine-tingling ghost story, but this book does it fantastically. The harsh landscape is really captured in this writing, and the characters are excellent. My heart was really racing at times, and the mix of landscape and cultural mythology and factual history was utterly compelling. An excellent story and fabulous narration all combined to make this a real treasure.
"Perfect in every way! I couldn't stop listening!"
Yes, definitely! Great story, amazing narration, just real good entertainment!
The sense of reality and the perspective (Jack's diary).
With that voice, every character. But if I had to choose, probably Jack Miller.
Yes, and I did!
Jeremy Northam should narrate more books! Amazing voice!
"Has all the elements of a brilliant ghost story"
This is a book I have since bought for family and friends and they all completely understand why have raved about it. Not only is it genuinely scary it also tells a moving love story. This is one to read in the winter with the curtains drawn and the wind howling around the house.
Goodness, absolutely hooked. This story is calmly dramatic, if such a thing can exist. The narrator told this story with such feeling, that I was there, in the snow, all alone with only the dogs.
I have done a search for more by the author and have just bought the series Chronicles of ancient darkness. I'll see how it goes. I'll also do a search on the narrator Jeremy Northam, because it was his telling of the story that did it for me.
"Good old fashion spooky"
This was a great listen I downloaded it one day and by the next I had finished it! . I couldnt bear to put it down Got a whole lot of ironing done without even noticing!! I had to know what each chapter would bring.
An old fashion spooky tale rather than blood and gore
"Wonderful, sad and gripping"
This was a wonderfully read and totally absorbing tale - I found myself reluctant to stop listening when I needed to do other things! The atmosphere of loneliness, terror, love and faith was beautifully expressed. The story is superb and it is so wonderful to find a truly frightening ghost story which has depth and ultimate redemption (of a sort).
Dark Matter is a very enjoyable audiobook, If there can be such a thing as an audio equivalent of a page turner, this would be it.
Jeremy Northam is a superb reader, and you really feel like you are listening to Jack (the main character) rather than someone just reading from a script.
The building sense of isolation becomes almost unbearable towards the end of the book and makes for an enjoyably suspenseful listen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The reality of the setting and the characters are well establsied before the ghost elements are gradually introduced. The culmination of tension is truely gripping.
This audiobook was utterly rivetting! I became totally immersed in the characters, the plot and the location, experiencing a roller-coaster of emotions throughout this spooky but incredibly moving tale. Jeremy Northam's narration really brought the story to life and made Jack a very realistic character. This is a wonderful book and one that I would definitely recommend.
I found both narrative and performance completely compelling and listened to the whole thing in one session because it's the audio equivalent of impossible to put down. I hope there will be many more stories like this from Michelle Paver. This one has edged Sarah Waters' 'Little Stranger' into second place in my top ten of modern ghost stories, and I didn't think that was possible.