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Dark Matter Audiobook

Dark Matter

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Publisher's Summary

January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as a specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.

As the young men set sail from a gloomy Britain on the verge of war, Jack feels the overwhelming excitement of not knowing what lies ahead. Little can he imagine the horrors that await him in their destination, Gruhuken, a place that cannot escape the savage echo of its past.

©2010 Michelle Paver (P)2010 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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    Uber Femme San Antonio, TX 12-15-11
    Uber Femme San Antonio, TX 12-15-11 Member Since 2014

    Love epic fantasy, war stories, monsters, and zombies.

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    "Meh."
    Would you try another book from Michelle Paver and/or Jeremy Northam?

    The author writes well, and the voice talent is perfectly capable. Nothing in this work draws attention to itself as being sub-standard. I'd probably try to author again, and definitely try the narrator again.


    Would you recommend Dark Matter to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I wouldn't recommend it. I'd say,


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Len 04-30-11
    Len 04-30-11
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    "Sounds familiar"

    This book is like a poor mans X files episode, predictable and does not get the feel of pre WWII exploration at all. Not impressed.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 04-20-13
    Aaron 04-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "God-less Heathen"

    Well, its no wonder you're insane, look at what you fill your mind with!

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    12/15/16
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    "Pretty good, reasonably scary"

    Good story, sufficiently gay. Minus points for dogs dying and terrible pronounciation of Norwegian words. Inspired me to continue avoiding anything north of Bergen, which is probably a morally sound takeaway.

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  • P. E. Haynes
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    12/15/16
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    "Excellent delivery....of a fairly average story..."

    I agree with the other reviewers, the delivery is excellent - the narrator even gets Northern Norwegian accents spot on!

    But sadly, the story was a little too formulaic for me, and didn't seem quite as good as I hoped. Each to their own!

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  • Mrs Joanne Thompson
    12/14/16
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    "chilling tale"

    loved Jeremy Northams narration he brilliantly brought the cold and darkness to life, great book

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  • AReader
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    12/12/16
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    "Well written and well narrated"

    Historical horror/ghost story, no obvious anachronisms, really well done and very convincingly read. Well worth listening to if you fancy something like this.

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  • Craig
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    "Boring. Never went anywhere"

    Tedious. I was waiting for something to happen, a twist a turn a reveal. But nothing. Just a slow slog if a listen. I would not recommend.

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  • jane
    12/10/16
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    "Very atmospheric and great story expertly read"

    Great story which physically sent shivers down my spine , brilliantly read 10 stars not 5

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  • Fen
    12/9/16
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    "fantastic"

    This is an excellent story, wonderfully performed. Perfect for wintery evenings. I can't recommend it enough!

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  • Karin
    12/7/16
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    "CHILLING !"

    The story is incredibly gripping. It is dark and at times, terrifying. The detailed description of the setting is fantastic. A cold and creepy ghost story. Throughly enjoyed it.

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  • Booklover
    England
    12/5/16
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    "Superb"

    A creepy, frightening ghost story, beautifully, and touchingly, written. Superbly narrated. Perfect. Just don't listen in the middle of the night :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harri
    12/4/16
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    "Superb"

    Excellent story with phenomenal reading. Even if there are loads of books out there and life is short, I will listen to this again.

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