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Away from the Dark Audiobook

Away from the Dark

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Nine months ago Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she's a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband.

But as Sara's memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she's been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held.

With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own.

But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.

©2016 Aleatha Romig (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 10-20-16
    shelley Raleigh, NC 10-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Liars and Polar Bears and Cults... Oh My!"

    WOW! This is one incredibly good book. The story is nail bitingly taughtly told and covers all characters points of view to make this a very realistic story. This is book is part two and the series should be read in order. This is told so well that it makes it very believable, an almost ripped from the headlines cult run by a psychopathic misogynist. The women are so poorly treated it made my blood boil. For a book to elicit this kind of reaction from me makes it an exception.
    The three narrators did an Excellent job.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    Thank You.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    erobbins33 11-30-16
    erobbins33 11-30-16 Member Since 2017

    I love audiobooks!!!

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    "Super disturbing!"

    So, take a cult, escapees, the government, and the police... squish them altogether into the thriller of the year, and you MIGHT have some idea of the scope of this story. Seriously, I have some friends who were "lost" to a religious cult for a time, and I never could have imagined anything quite like this.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-18-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-18-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "If you dislike dark novels look elsewhere!"

    What a great story! This novel is the sequel to Into the Light which MUST be listened to first; think of them as one long novel. Away From the Dark is profane, sexually explicit, very dark, and WONDERFUL. It reminds me a lot of JA Redmerski's In The Company of Killers series. Narration with 3 narrators is superb. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    M 12-26-16
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    "Wish there was a 3rd book after the Epilogue"

    Loved this series and was very impressed with Romig's ability to capture the audience. When I first started listening I was skeptical because the character building was lengthy and the religious aspect was slightly boring but once the first book picked up speed I listened to the second book in 2 days. Definitely twists and turns I was (and wasn't) expecting which is always nice.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Ravve Chicago, Illinois, US 01-27-17
    Ruth Ravve Chicago, Illinois, US 01-27-17
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    "Great slowly evolving mystery"

    I really enjoyed both parts 1 & 2 of this story. It has all the right elements; mystery, suspense, intrigue and surprising twists that kept me guessing until the end. My only criticism, and the reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5, is the awkward, soap-opera inspired descriptive sex scenes. They seem to have been taken from a dollar store romance novel and dropped into a clever, mystery novel. They nearly ruined this story for me. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kyra waldie 01-26-17
    kyra waldie 01-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "AMAZINGGGGGGG"

    cant get over how great this book and the first was!!!
    couldnt stop listening to them

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    Vicki 10-19-16
    Vicki 10-19-16 Member Since 2015

    I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'

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    "BRIDES OF THE LIGHT ARE TO FULFILL FATHER GABRIEL"

    He slices their skin so the darkness can escape otherwise he wouldn't be able to enter them.

    Father Gabriel is one f--ked up megalomaniac. I have never heard such crazy.

    If you have listened to 'Into The Light' you have to listen to "Away From The Dark." This is one of the best followups to a book I've ever heard. It kept me intrigued, excited, and disgusted. The ending is full of suspense and surprises, definitely not a let down.

    Aleatha Romig has written her best novel yet...she has an amazing talent. David Ledoux, Erin deWard, Kevin T. Collins, gave an all consuming performance.

    Definitely worth the credit/$$.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    valerie Detroit, MI, United States 02-26-17
    valerie Detroit, MI, United States 02-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "You could have skipped the first part"
    What disappointed you about Away from the Dark?

    it ended up being very soap-operaish


    Would you ever listen to anything by Aleatha Romig again?

    probably not


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    the narration for Sara/Stella was good. She didn't sound like she was just reading. But the narrator for Jacob/Jacoby tried too hard and you could tell he just read


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the story premise was good


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    dsmith20 St. George, UT, United States 02-24-17
    dsmith20 St. George, UT, United States 02-24-17 Member Since 2012
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    "entertaining story, not so great narration"

    Pro: Entertaining, kept me interested, enjoyed this.

    Con: Narration could have been so much better!

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    lecgraphx Epping, NH United States 02-04-17
    lecgraphx Epping, NH United States 02-04-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Know you must read both books"

    This is a story that spans two books. Neither one stands alone. The story started slowly and it took me a while to get into it but once I did I didn't want to stop listening. The female narrator for Sarah was very annoying at the beginning but again, give it a chance. The annoying inflections change as the story progresses. Even though the story is completed at the end of the second book, there were enough hanging threads for a third book. If one comes out I will definitely read it.

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    "Aleatha does it again another explosive book with intrigue, a dark side & romance all rolled into one. Epic"

    As usual Aleatha Romig story telling is out of this world. She had me at the edge of my seat from start to finish. The intricate story line what a plot. I can't wait for her next book.aleatha does it again

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