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Of Light and Darkness Audiobook

Of Light and Darkness

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Publisher's Summary

Shayne Leighton's stunning NA debut is a fiercely imaginative, multilayered contemporary fantasy where Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus meets Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles in a story about a girl caught between two societies, two sides, and two loves.

Raised by a vampire in a secret society of witches, shifters, and elves, Charlotte finds that she is the freak in her world of magic and wonder. When she stands before an army of impossible obstacles, the likelihood of survival in this coming-of-age modern fairy tale is slim, resulting in a war between light and darkness.

Charlotte knows no other home than the one nestled deep in the woods of Eastern Europe, where witches draw spells of enchantment, shifters throw tea parties, and elves are the closest in kin.

As genocide and war threaten her life and her home, Charlotte will not allow her one true love to be destroyed. Fighting for her adopted coven of rogue monsters, she will do whatever it takes to save them, and she'll do it before the sun comes up and light takes over forever!

©2016 Shayne Leighton (P)2016 Shayne Leighton

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    Amazon Customer Tacoma, WA 07-05-16
    Amazon Customer Tacoma, WA 07-05-16
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    "Beyond amazing with such depth and emotion"
    Where does Of Light and Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audiobook


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Of Light and Darkness?

    All of it


    Which character – as performed by Joel Froomkin – was your favorite?

    I love Joel Froomkin doing the voices of everyone in the book, but when he did Valek's voice I was totally in love with how he brought him to life....


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I have listen to it twice since I got it.


    Any additional comments?

    Joel Froomkin has done an amazing job bring this story by Shayne Leighton to life. You can feel all the emotions of each charterer as you listen to the audiobook.
    The way he narrates brings chills to spine with all the raw emotion. Please give this audiobook a listen you will not be sorry at all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Roberts Athens, Georgia, United States of America 07-03-16
    Bonnie Roberts Athens, Georgia, United States of America 07-03-16
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    "Magical and Mesmerizing!"

    Compelling mystical creatures, a young girl valiantly trying to protect her love from his enemies and the machinations of powerful individuals who seek to destroy them. This fascinating and intriguing story read by Joel Froomkin is a mesmerizing audiobook! Froomkin's incredibly fluid voice brings to vivid life a multitude of vibrant characters. Music, the whisper of a breeze, a rustle in the forest and other sounds build layer upon layer of an audio tapestry. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys dark romance, mystical creatures, and a multi-layered audio experience in storytelling.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Inge 07-02-16
    Inge 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Stunning Modern Fairy Tale"
    What did you love best about Of Light and Darkness?

    In a crowded genre, this story is so refreshing and unique. The world building is intricate, and as I was introduced to the Occult City, I felt the same way I had when I first was introduced to Hogwarts. Truly magical. I especially loved Joel Froomkin's narration. His storytelling is masterful. I found myself enraptured. I totally forgot there was only one person speaking.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Of Light and Darkness?

    Each of the musical themes added to usher in the various characters made many parts very memorable. I thought the sound design was delicate while being interactive with the story--not distracting at all. The characters were the most memorable parts of the story. The giant spider shape-shifter, the enchanted scarecrow...each of them were dynamic and lovable. Even the baddies!


    What does Joel Froomkin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Joel Froomkin's voice made this a cinematic experience. He pulls the listener into the world and leaves you hanging on every word. His Valek is sultry. His Charlotte is relatable. Every dialect is well-crafted and believable. He gives OLAD and whole cast of characters. Mr. Froomkin vocally painted the picture and added an entirely new dimension to Leighton's world. This audiobook is not to be missed!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love against the impossible


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ryan 09-06-16
    ryan 09-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic! A must read!"

    Shayne brought me to a place where I didn't want to escape. Wonderful landscaping, exceptional characters, all unique and intriguing. Magical, scary and yet heart warming, adventurous, exciting and much more. The main characters are very well written and I'm definately team Charlotte! You must read this, it was worth every moment! looking forward to part 2 & a movie of course!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Topeka, KS United States 08-21-16
    Kindle Customer Topeka, KS United States 08-21-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful dark romance"

    A little different than your run of the mill vamp romance, focusing more on friendship and self discovery. Our heroine,Charlotte is fallibly wonderful and you fall in love with the entire cast of characters - not least the dark, broody vampire. Joel Froomkin's voice is pure delicious magic, switching easily between genders and accents- I'd have sworn there were at least 5 people reading! His Valek was pure, smooth sex. <3

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jada Polatis 08-17-16
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    "The Best Book Series I Ever Owned!"

    I absolutely LOVED IT! Shayne has done a fantastic job and it feels like I'm there the entire journey!! It makes you want to travel to Prague and feel the magic there. This is by far the best vampire series I have ever owned since I did not like the ending of the Twilight series. Shayne has redemmed the world of the vampires and this is one I truly recommend to read!!

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    Martina 07-29-16
    Martina 07-29-16
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    "Love it!!"
    If you could sum up Of Light and Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    mysterious, amazing and action-packed


    What did you like best about this story?

    - The vampires portrayed in the book are one of the most realistic vampires I've ever read about.

    - The world-building is also one of the things I love about this book!

    - The action is fantastic. I was never bored!


    Have you listened to any of Joel Froomkin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! Definitely


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ac212 08-09-16
    Ac212 08-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok - had a lot of good plots but boring"

    had good plot beginnings but the characters were all only ok. And the relationship going from guardian/father to lover is really hard to get past.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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