Cirque du Freak
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  • 1
    Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 1 | Darren Shan

    Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers - Mr. Crepsley - is a vampire! Steve confronts the vampire after the show finishes - but his motives are surprising!

    Horror for children

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    “Only the world’s dumbest person would run a risk like that again. Step forward — Darren Shan!”
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    Reviewed on February 27 2014 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 2
    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 2 | Darren Shan

    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    The nightmare continues for the new vampire's assistant in the second installment of the New York Times best-selling Saga of Darren Shan.

    Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a vampire's assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

    I read this series when I was younger and loved it

    this was a well done series it has the effect on you that you have to finish it. it leaves you wanting more. well read and just a fun story.

    Reviewed on April 12 2015 by Nathan ()
  • 3
    Tunnels of Blood: The Saga of Cirque du Freak, Book 3 | Darren Shan

    Tunnels of Blood: The Saga of Cirque du Freak, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Darren, the vampire's assistant, gets a taste of the city when he leaves the Cirque du Freak with Evra the snake-boy and Mr. Crepsley. When corpses are discovered - corpses drained of blood - Darren and Evra are compelled to hunt down whatever foul creature is committing such horrendous acts. Meanwhile, beneath the streets, evil stalks Darren and Evra, and all clues point to Mr. Crepsley. Can they escape, or are they doomed to perish in the tunnels of blood?

    A high-stress scary story

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    Warning: This is the third book in the CIRQUE DU FREAK series, so this review will contain spoilers ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2014 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 4
    Vampire Mountain: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren, Book 4 | Darren Shan

    Vampire Mountain: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Darren has settled into life as a vampire's assistant and feels at home in the Cirque du Freak. But now he must leave the freak show and his friends behind. With Mr. Crepsley as a traveling companion, he embarks on a dangerous trek to the very heart of the vampire world. But they face more than the cold on Vampire Mountain - the vampaneze have been there before them. Will a meeting with the Vampire Princes restore Darren's human side or turn him further toward the darkness? Only one thing is certain: Darren's initiation into the vampire clan is more deadly than he can ever have imagined.

    Good book

    loved it. great story good writer makes you want to keep reading. I'll keep on reading the series.

    Reviewed on May 03 2015 by Nathan ()
  • 5
    Trials of Death: Cirque Du Freak, Book 5 | Darren Shan

    Trials of Death: Cirque Du Freak, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    The trials: There are seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five of these fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan - or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing.

    Make sure you've got the next book!

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    In Vampire Mountain, the previous book of Darren Shan’s CIRQUE DU FREAK series, Darren was asked to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2014 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 6
    The Vampire Prince: Cirque Du Freak #6 | Darren Shan

    The Vampire Prince: Cirque Du Freak #6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Branded a traitor, betrayed by a friend, hunted by the vampire clan - Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, faces certain death. And even if he survives Vampire Mountain, an all-out catastrophe is headed his way that threatens the entire vampire clan. Can Darren reverse the odds and outwit a vampire prince? Can he avert the coming calamity? Darren's initiation on Vampire Mountain draws to a stunning, bloody conclusion in this sixth book of the Cirque du Freak series.

    Intense and emotional

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    Warning: This review contains spoilers for the previous books.

    In the previous book, Trials..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2014 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 7
    Hunters of the Dusk: Cirque du Freak, Book 7 | Darren Shan

    Hunters of the Dusk: Cirque du Freak, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    After six years of living in Vampire Mountain, Darren Shan,the Vampire Prince, leaves on a life-and-death mission. As part of an elite force, Darren searches the world for the Vampaneze Lord, who is determined to lead his forces to victory against the vampires. But the road ahead is long and dangerous - and lined with the bodies of the damned. Hunters of the Dusk is the start of an action-packed, three-part Darren Shan adventure, a tale of quests, friendship, treachery, despair, and bloodshed....

    The hunt is on.

    Yes because it is a great book

    Reviewed on January 27 2014 by CaraBen (Lincoln, NE)
  • 8
    Allies of the Night: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 8 | Darren Shan

    Allies of the Night: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Darren Shan, Vampire Prince and "vampaneze" killer, faces his worst nightmare yet - school. But homework is the least of Darren's problems. Bodies are piling up, time is running out, and the past is catching up with the hunters fast. Darren must forge new alliances and try to unravel the mystery behind the malevolent forces that have been set in motion against him. In this second part of the Hunters trilogy, the stakes are raised and the pace quickens to keep listeners on the edge of their seats.

    Holy twist batman

    Of course I would it was a great story

    Reviewed on February 23 2014 by CaraBen (Lincoln, NE)
  • 9
    Killers of the Dawn: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren, 9 | Darren Shan

    Killers of the Dawn: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren, 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    The hunters have become the hunted. Outnumbered, outsmarted, and desperate, the hunters are on the run, pursued by the vampaneze, the police, and an angry mob. With their enemies clamoring for blood, the vampires prepare for a deadly battle. Is this the end for Darren and his allies? This third and final installment in the Hunters trilogy finds Darren and his friends facing their longest night and most testing challenge yet.

    Another great story

    The twist, the fights the bringing everything together to create a great story that beggs you wanting more.

    Reviewed on February 23 2014 by CaraBen (Lincoln, NE)
  • 10
    The Lake of Souls: Cirque Du Freak, Book 10 | Darren Shan

    The Lake of Souls: Cirque Du Freak, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    "If you step through after Harkat, you might never comeback. Is your friend worth such an enormous risk?" Darren and Harkat face monstrous obstacles on their desperate quest to the Lake of Souls. Will they survive the savage journey full of killer animals, monstrous mutants, and fiery winged beasts? And what awaits them in the murky waters of the dead? The two companions must unravel the riddle of Harkat's identity before they are destroyed. Be careful what you fish for.

    Favorite in the series

    Defiantly, It was by far my favorite in the whole series

    Reviewed on July 23 2014 by CaraBen (Lincoln, NE)
  • 11
    Lord of the Shadows: Cirque Du Freak, Book 11 | Darren Shan

    Lord of the Shadows: Cirque Du Freak, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Darren Shan
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Darren is going back to where it all started, back to where he was reborn as a child of the night. But like Darren, the town has changed a lot over the years. Back home, old enemies await. Scores must be settled. Destiny looks certain to destroy him, and the world is doomed to fall to the Ruler of the Night. Travel home with Darren in this, the penultimate book in the saga.

    Another great story

    Mostly the continuation of a great story

    Reviewed on July 23 2014 by CaraBen (Lincoln, NE)