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The Dark is Rising
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UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 1098 ratings)
  • 1

    Over Sea, Under Stone: Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (127)

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "A short but excellent tale."
    A short but excellent tale.

    I actually started this series, although I didn't know it was such at the time, back in 1993 whenI was in Junior High, with the fourth volume. It wasn..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2012 by Bryan J. Peterson (Twin Falls, Idaho United States)
  • 2

    The Dark Is Rising: Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (115)

    On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

    W. S. says: "5 for the series, 4 for the reader"
    5 for the series, 4 for the reader

    Well, I have to say I never thought I'd hear Susan Cooper criticized for not creating a believable world, though everyone's tastes are different. I re..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 26 2004 by W. S. (Jasper, GA, USA)
  • 3

    Greenwitch: Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (79)

    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

    MARIA says: "Excellent"
    Excellent

    Subtle, intriguing, suspensful. I couldn't ask for more. Great for kids and adults.

    Reviewed on November 30 2008 by MARIA (Miami, FL, United States)
  • 4

    The Grey King: Book 4 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (68)

    There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark.

    Kara Davis says: "This series starts out good but gets weird"
    This series starts out good but gets weird

    The discussion of Wales and Mitchley's excellent handling of the language and accent.

    Reviewed on October 25 2012 by Kara Davis (Orem, UT United States)
  • 5

    Silver on the Tree: Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

    MARIA says: "Excellent"
    Excellent

    A wonderful story with a wonderful performance. I don't get tired of listening to this series.

    Reviewed on November 30 2008 by MARIA (Miami, FL, United States)