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Darkness Lurks

Darkness Series, Volume 1
Narrated by: Tia Sorensen
Series: Darkness (Drake), Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (146 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Emily McPhee has struggled to overcome her father's death....

It's not easy, but Emily finally has the life she wants. She's an A student at Orange University and has a comfortable home and a great circle of friends. She's also in love with handsome Orange PD officer Seth Connors. He doesn't seem to return her feelings, though, so she tells herself his friendship is enough.

Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession....

Lasko knows what he wants - what he deserves - and has the deadly skills and unending patience to get it. What he wants is Emily, and he is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. That time is coming soon; he'll make sure of it.

A sense of unease settles on Emily, but is the danger real or imagined?

When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, and Seth moves in.

Seth loves Emily, but fears his feelings might make it difficult to protect her.

In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector. He's determined to keep Emily safe, but he pushes the captivating blonde away in an attempt to stay objective. However, after her stalker makes a failed attempt to capture her, Seth can no longer deny his feelings.

With help from Seth's police colleagues, he and Emily set out to identify the person hunting her before it's too late. But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most?

©2015 Limitless Publishing (P)2015 Limitless Publishing

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    3 out of 5 stars

Books great, narration flat.

I want to start out saying that I am a big fan of J.L. Drake's books. I have read both series. Five stars for the books. They are well worth reading. I was looking forward to getting them on audio, but when I started listening to Darkness Lurks , I was very disappointed in the narrator. She lacks emotion. I could have turned on my Kindle's electronic reading and almost got as much emotion. Someone is stocking the heroine and you would have thought the narrator was telling you what she had for dinner. It had that much felling. I would have given the narrator a one star but I could not do that to the stories themselves, they are great.

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CAPTIVATING STORY; PAINFUL NARRATION!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A new narrator. This narrator is painfully monotone.

What did you like best about this story?

This is the third series by J. L. Drake, and it's just as captivating as the first two--Broken Series and Blackstone Series.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This is one of the most monotone narrations I have ever heard. These books deserve much better narration.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

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    3 out of 5 stars

overall good but narrator monotone

Good book but narrator was not the best. She has a very monotone voice. The girl should sound like a girl. I had to take a break from the book

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Boring narrator

This is a great book, however, narrator was extremely monotone. Slightly disappointed as I love this series.

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  • CJ
  • 06-09-19

One of the WORST narrators!!

The story - 4 stars
The narrator - 1/2 star.
The narrator sounded mechanical. Tia Sorensen sounds as if she is just trying to rush through the story. There are multiple POVs in this book. Her ‘voice’ does not does not change for Seth, Emily, or the stalker. I am not sure if the narrator only took the job to pay her rent that month. It feels as if she hates narrating and is doing it to only to pay some bills. Does someone from the publishing world owe this narrator a favor, because she is awful!! It is a shame that the company hired Tia Sorensen to narrate this story. One of the worst narrators I have ever listened too. She ruined the story. The author should note this for the future!! (less)

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Interesting

This so far is a very interesting story. Not that Tia Sorensen did a bad job on narrating but this would be so much better if there was more than one narrator. I had a hard time keeping up who was talking.

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interesting

the narrator had such a monotone voice that made some parts dull. exciting story made a little dull by the narrator

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narrator was killing me.

it was difficult to connect with the story because the narrator sounded so emotionless. then on top of that, aside from the drama sections, it felt like huge details were missing with regards to the development of Emily and Seth's romantic relationship. I never connected with them.

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Love this Book !

Love this Book .I really enjoy it.This is my first time on the audio reader way .on this book...The story telling needs a male voice added.😆 to this book. Keep up the great work JL. Drake !😇

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Great story. Flat narration. Cliffhanger ending.

I really enjoyed this book. The story was great, though the narrator was very monotone. I did find that it didn't bother me as much after I got used to it after the first couple of chapters. Not a deal-breaker. I questioned the heroine's choices at the end of the book, and we are left on the cliffiest of cliffs, but I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.