Darkfall

Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (1,783 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Strange days....
Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last.

Strange nights....
At first the cops thought they were dealing with a psychopath. But soon they heard eerie sounds in the ventilation system - and saw unearthly silver eyes in the snow-slashed night.

Final hours....
In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks.

©2008 Dean Koontz (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Swift, entertaining...a classic race to the rescue." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Awesome !!

This book keeps you at the edge of your seat just like most of Dean Koontz books do!! The guy who reads the book has an amazing talent and gives each character their own voice!! And for the creepy people of the book it gives your listening experience an exciting ride !!

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Loved it!

He is one of my favorite writers and I'm really glad they are putting his older works on audio. I'm not into VooDoo but this book was a real page turner! It was very easy to listen to and the narrator did an Excellent job with the voices and "supernatural" sounds. I highly recommend this one.

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Good Listen

The plot of this book is a little off the beat (concerning voodoo). However I still found this to be a good listen with a good pace and character development.
I gave it 4 starts because the ending (I thought) was a bit open, it didn't tie the ends as much as I would have liked. But overall this tale is suspenseful.

Christopher Lane does an excellent job as a narrator.

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a DEVILISH thrill ride......4 STARS~~~~

PLOT: Voodoo power scares up some goblins to come after a good guy. Thrills galore.

Jack has two small children that become the "target" of a Voodoo Master who summons the power of Evil and opens the gates of hell. Horrific yes. .....Jack is a policeman and widower. He becomes romantically linked to his partner Rebecca. When a Voodoo Curse gives the power to sick "evil goblins" like creatures to kill his children Jack must find a way to stop the evil. I was not a big horror fan til this book. The "goblins' are detailed and the chase to get the children is spelled out in a very scary way to keep you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think someone is safe they return. This starts slow and the last half of the book is super exciting. Koontz is the master of details and he has you guessing all the way. the READER is excellent and can do many accents that needed to keep the story moving along. ONE of the BEST of the early Koontz stories. I liked it. GREAT 4 STAR audiobook.

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Leaves you wanting more

Excellent listen - oddly enough my first Dean Koontz book. Dean is an amazing writer, but I found myself wishing there was a bit more to this universe. It was a very short book and I wish that Dawson's character was better utilized after he discovered his potential.

Regardless, a great listen.

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Great Book

Well told story the reader was really good. Kept the tension and excitement high.

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Clay is dangerous when animal blood is involved

Christopher Lane did an amazing job with the narration. The majority of the book had me on the edge of my seat but I felt it bogged down a little towards the end. Still one of the better audibles I've heard.

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Edge of Your Seat Listen

This is one of those books that I would gladly listen to more than once. It is detailed without being drawn out or boring. I enjoyed the drama that unfolded around the hero's children who are at the heart of this story. If you love science fiction, you'll love this yarn about the supernatural. If you're curious about the supernatural, this one will whet your appetite. If you're a fan of Dean Koontz, he won't let you down. I feel as though he put some of his best efforts into this one.

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good listen

good listen, but didn't like the ending at all. why he left it open is beyond me

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Love the Koontz!

Very good Koontz. I was easily sucked in and surprised by how I couldn't wait to get back to hear more. Some people bashed it but it's definitely worth a credit.

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  • Colin
  • 07-19-10

Darkfall

A very good story well told

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  • Erica H.
  • 01-31-17

great wee story

kept me wanting to keep listening...great book..always like a Dean Koontz book, great imagination..thank you

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  • Sean
  • 09-16-15

Very good

A very enjoyable story, well read. It's your standard Koontz stuff, no better or worse than anything else he's written. An entertaining horror story about voodoo.

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  • Skippy
  • 02-26-20

Dire!

Good narration if you excuse the female voices - but terrible, predictable story.
No suspense at all
Best avoided

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  • Jacqualine Allan
  • 11-03-18

Nail Biting!

Loved it! Kept me wanting to listen every moment I got a chance .
Narrator is excellent!

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  • peter
  • 07-21-17

Just slow.

I struggled to finish this book which is a shame because the ideas here are great

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  • Grant
  • 11-08-17

Good read

well paced story. a little Predictable kind of wound up quickly but overall exactly what you expect.

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  • Marc
  • 06-18-15

He gets way into it. I love it...lol.

Pretty cool, I look forward to listening to future audiobooks of this nature. Thumbs up