We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Darkness Audiobook

The Darkness: The Invasion Trilogy, Book 1

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The Darkness is a fast-paced story of survival that brings the apocalypse to Main Street USA. While the world falls apart, Jacob Anderson barricades his family behind locked doors. News reports tell of civil unrest in the streets, murders, and disappearances; citizens are warned to remain behind locked doors. When Jacob becomes witness to horrible events and the alarming actions of his neighbors, he and his family realize everything is far worse than being reported. Every father's nightmare comes true as Jacob's normal life - and a promise to protect his family - is torn apart.

©2014 W. J. Lundy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (156 )
5 star
 (65)
4 star
 (45)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.0 (148 )
5 star
 (69)
4 star
 (29)
3 star
 (32)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (3)
Story
3.7 (149 )
5 star
 (60)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (19)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer 02-19-16

    dallasmae

    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    196
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "couldn't get past the over annunciation, painful"

    this is a typical zombie story even though the monsters are not strictly zombies. I've read this plot before. But it's not the story that is so bad; I actually spent the whole book saying stop the panic narration and if I hear him hit that 't' again like a brass symbol I'm going to scream. I would like to know how this story turns out but I just can't handle the narration. Try pronouncing a 't' as hard and loud as you can and you'll get a sense of what you will have to endure. Every syllable is sounded out so completely, it drove me nuts.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. McClintick 05-28-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Torturous narration"
    Any additional comments?

    Just finished chapter one and I don't know how long I can take this narration! The narrator is overly emphasizing EVERY WORD, as you might at points where things are happening quickly and tensions are high. Nobody talks like that, why perform a narration like that. It's really disappointing when a book that might be a good one is ruined like this. And I feel bad for the author who probably won't make much money off the audio version. Don't authors have any say in who does the narration? Jeeze!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    robc 05-24-16
    robc 05-24-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Terrible narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I should have put more stock in the other reviews. The narration is truly horrible and ruined the book for me. The story is not bad, unfolding a bit too slow for my taste.

    Skip this one.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance due to narration


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard Baker Colorado 09-28-15
    Richard Baker Colorado 09-28-15

    RB

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great...now I have to go buy the NEXT one!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the pace at which it moved, I liked the characters and the action. I was seeing it play like a movie in my head and that only happens when I REALLY get into a story. Great stuff from WJ Lundy! Can't wait to get the next one!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-19-15
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 10-19-15 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8579
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    924
    887
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    594
    21
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It was fast-paced but steady"

    Jacob Anderson and family are fighting a battle they don’t quite understand. They heard news stories of riots and issues in the city, but they weren’t sure what was happening. They decided to leave their quiet neighborhood for somewhere safer when they were plowed into by another car. The people in the car were not… there anymore, they were replaced, or something else. The book starts off quick and just gets quicker as you follow Jacob on his attempt to figure out what is happening to these people, and tries to keep his family safe.

    The narration of this is very well done. Professional and emotional. I like hearing what I feel like the author is trying to write out in a narrators voice. Kevin T Collins does a great job. His pacing and emotion made my heart race numerous times during this book. The pacing of the novel helps but Collins’ narration made it even better.

    This is one of those books where it feels like everything is working against the main characters. Seriously, there were moments that I felt like the book was just going to end at any minute where everything comes crashing down. Without giving anything away, this book really had numerous times where I thought that the main characters were done and gone.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced but steady — like a marathon runner. This book kept my attention very well, because I really didn’t know what was going to happen next.

    Audiobook purchased for review by ABR.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

    [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]

    22 of 33 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Emily 10-29-15
    Emily 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrarator is AWFUL"

    The narrator is awful. His glare for the dramatic is overdone and I'm so focused on how he speaks I can't get into the story. Don't do it!

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Yogi Bear 09-01-15
    Yogi Bear 09-01-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Great Post-Apocalyptic Tale."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because the story's fast paced and engaging.


    What other book might you compare The Darkness to and why?

    Critical Dawn by Darren Wearmouth and Colin Barnes.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first one.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this novel, so I was stoked to see it released as an audiobook.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    smb072 08-24-16
    smb072 08-24-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    90
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Can't get past narration"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved W.J. Lundy's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot series, so I was really excited for this one. I cannot however, get past Kevin Collins' narration. Mr. Collins, if you don't like the material you should not take the job. The story sounded good, so I'm going to pick these books up for my Kindle. Sorry this happened to you Lundy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Colby 07-25-16
    Colby 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed it"

    Took a bit of an adjustment from the WTF series. By the end I was fully invested. Starting the second one now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rancher Northern California 11-25-15
    Rancher Northern California 11-25-15 Member Since 2015

    lisaz

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    366
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wanted to burn my Iphone"
    Would you try another book from W. J. Lundy and/or Kevin T. Collins?

    I might try another audiobook from W.J. Lundy. I liked the plot.


    What was most disappointing about W. J. Lundy’s story?

    It got whine. Its the end of the world . you want to be focused


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.