Darkness, Be My Friend

Tomorrow Series #4
Narrated by: Suzi Dougherty
Series: Tomorrow, Book 4
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (298 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nowhere to run, one place left to hide. You're running from bullets through the streets of your own town. Your life's on the line and no-one's there to help. What's happened? When did safety turn to fear, peace turn to war, happiness turn to panic? When did your normal day become a nightmare?

Ellie and her friends struggle with the biggest questions life can offer in Darkness, Be My Friend, the fourth book in the award-winning Tomorrow series.

Don't miss the other titles in John Marsden's Tomorrow series.
©1999 Jomden Pty Ltd. (P)1999, 2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, by arrangement with Jomden Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Packed with almost unbearable suspense and breathtaking action." (Amazon.com)

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A low in the series, but still well worth the time

I think the trouble with this book is the huge leap of faith we need to take in order to accept that any adult would ask children (or even untrained adult civilians) to go into such a heavily contested military zone. I had trouble swallowing this, and so the rest of the book also felt a little more "make believe" than the previous books had.

Even with that aside, however, I didn't find this book as compelling as the first three. I have purchased the next in the series, but feel a bit wary. It is difficult to put my finger on the problem exactly (it is still a good listen), but this installment felt a little forced. I got the impression that there were meant to be only 3 in the series, but the publishers made such a great offer Marsden dusted the characters off for number 4.

I have marked the narrator lower on this recording than the first 3 - this is simply because she has so much trouble with the New Zealand accents! She does a fabulous job otherwise and captures the personalities of the main characters well.

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Not as good as the first three

Dididnt enjoy this book as much as the first three, hopfully the rest of the series picks up a bit

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Next book please

I love this series. I couldn't believe I was done with it already. NEXT! please

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Maybe my favourite in the Tomorrow series

Another great addition to this fantastic series. These books were a staple of my youth growing up, and probably even more enjoyable second time around. Book 4 doesn't disappoint

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every great series must have a bad book

every great series must have a bad book and this is the bad book .

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Awesome book, amazing series, highly recommend!

I own the paperbacks too and have read them many times but still I bought the audio books because I can listen while I'm at work (I clean houses). Love these books!

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Fantastic

This is one of the best stories I have read, please keep me coming.

How true it could be.

Rod

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Great Book

This series is great. Highly recommend.

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  • Nikki Franklin
  • 08-30-16

Amazing as always

A amazing book that continues the series beautifully and leave you clinging for the next one.

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  • RH WILSON
  • 05-05-15

Best book ever

Recommend to people who liked hunger games maze runner loved it so mulch ❤️💜💛💚💙 buy its so good 💟💟 💚💚 loved it forever

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  • Doobsters
  • 02-13-13

Another brilliant book

We have read all his other books and this was the next one. Its a truly gripping story that keeps you wanting more. Its hard to stop listening and both me and my husband finished this audiobook so quickly. The narrator is as good as always and reads the story perfectly, it adds to the enjoyment of the audiobook.



This book is all about them first being taken from the war to New Zealand and then being taken back to war to help as Gorilla's. As you can imagine it was hard on the teenagers,leaving the war thinking they were safe and it was over for them to having to go back and continue fighting. It makes a very interesting story and one you'll enjoy to the very end....wanting to then start the next book ASAP.



Highly Recommended and as said in all his books of this series this book isn't just for teenagers as adults will enjoy it too. We are both adults and we both loved this and all his other books in the series.

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  • Wathik
  • 10-22-15

loved it

this is an amazing story I am always driving to work listening to it on my long drive

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-18

Always a fan

I loved this story as a teenager, and I am enjoying another romp down memory lane...
It is hard to get past the performance though. I find the reader to be horrible at accents and mispronounces many words... But the story is great!

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  • Angela Henschke
  • 05-29-15

thrilling

not quite as exciting as the others. but thrilling all the same. cant wait to see what happens in the next one