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Publisher's Summary

Ted and Mary Anderson have just returned home to Villejeune, Florida, to start again. Little do they know that they will soon be drawn into a nightmare of unholy ceremony and unutterable horror.…

The small town of Villejeune, Florida, lies far enough from the inquisitive eyes of strangers and even the reaches of the law that a community with its own customs, rituals, and deadly rites has grown there. In order to start fresh after a failed job prospect and unexpected emotional trauma for their teenage daughter, Ted and Mary Anderson have returned home to Villejeune, unaware of the growing malevolence there. Soon, they are thrust into a nightmare as their sweet but troubled daughter, Kelly, is pulled into the darkness that seems to have consumed the town. Like the other children in Villejeune, her life and her very soul are soon threatened by the shadowy, ancient evil that drives the residents of Villejeune to commit their terrible deeds.

©1991 John Saul (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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This narration is rough.

The story is great. But... The Narrator end every sentence with an exclamation! It's exhausting! All the time! Every line! I can' handle this! Please stop!

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worst storyline... can't even follow.

I tried 3 times to restart this book and get into it, the narration is like nails on a chalkboard but the story line is non existent. I usually live john saul books, ive NO IDEA how this one has high ratings.

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Another great Saul story

Love Johns books. Wish there were more being written. This was a unique story with good character development, despite the narrators lack of ability to make the male voices sound unique. This sometimes made it hard to tell who was talking. But her female voices were great. Looking forward to another book (hoping for a different narrator tho).

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Prince of the Outcasts

I confess, this was a nostalgic revisit for me. The book transported me into that addictive John Saul 'young adult'-tinged cinematic experience on several occasions.

Kudos to Angela Dawe. Solid performance!

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John Saul!

I've always loved this book and I really enjoyed listening to it also. Especially when I'm walking!!!! can't wait to listen to another one!

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typical Saul story

narration was not great but liked the story. not as good as creature though.

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Loved it. Like the way it ended with the bad people being punished. Very good.

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Creepy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! I loved the story because it involved teens.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness?

When the two teens first met. It was destiny.

Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

The girl's mother

If you could rename Darkness, what would you call it?

Southern Secrets

Any additional comments?

no