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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for "fantastic storytelling" (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life - and that of a handsome stranger - before they're swallowed up in darkness forever.

©2016 Karen Robards (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Not one of her better ones.

it seemed to drag a little bit. Storyline was predictable. heroin was a little bit whiny.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Do authors get to pick the narrator?

Would you listen to Darkness again? Why?

If I had read this book, the voice in my head would not have made the female character sound like such a breathless timid drama queen. The story was good. I liked the fact it was set in Attu where my grandfather was stationed in WWII. The characters were good if one only listened to the words and not the voice inflection of the narrator.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Elaine
  • Albemarle, NC, United States
  • 04-02-16

Entertaining

The story was pretty good - though I don't know if people that cold and that much on guard could have sex. My main problem was with the narrator mispronouncing ornithologist.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

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The narrator

I couldn't finish the book because the narrator voice is too whining when the character is in fear. The story itself what I have listen too is interesting. So I will definitely buy the actual book to read.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Okay story, narrator issues

Could not get past narrators glaringly obvious mispronunciation of words! One Example, OrNIthologist, not OrINthologist!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Narrator Ruined the Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Darkness to be better than the print version?

No. It's always unfortunate when a narrator ruins a good story. This happens to be one of those times. The female lead character came off as whiny and annoying, the inflections and constant breathlessness at the end of each sentence made me cringe. The male lead came off as one dimensional and harsh.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I actually had to force myself to finish listening to it.

Any additional comments?

I loved the plot but will need to read a hard copy version to get a better view of the characters. Both main characters came off as incredibly annoying because of the way the narrator read them. I always enjoy Karen's books, but this one turned me off because of the narration (and an over excessive use of adjectives describing everything down to a rock...)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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ehh

just couldn't get into it, not what I was wanting. No no no no no

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • cw
  • 07-17-17

Edge of your seat with a side order of romance

When I read the overview, I almost passed in this book. Seriously, how can a bird studying scientist make an interesting character. So glad I didn't pass. The story was exciting and the narrator just added to the excitement. The romance was sweet and timed well within the story. This is one of my Robard favorites.

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Fabulous read

I loved listening to this book! The author did a fabulous job and the narrator was excellent. The book kept me listening and glued to it. Thank you!

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  • Teresa
  • NAMPA, ID, United States
  • 03-15-17

Maybe that's you with me.

I almost always enjoy and look forward to Karen Robards books. I like this book, but it wasn't one of my favorites by her. The romance was a bit rushed, they literally had no time to fall in love, lust maybe but not love. I'm okay with lust as long as that is what it is called. The heroine (can't remember her name, honey is all I can think of) was a bit of a downer, she dwelt too much into the past and it became a bit overdone and annoying after a while. The cat and mouse chase though the island was a nice an adventure, but I felt this could have been expounded on and there was less lying around. Some of my favorites by Karen Robards are One Summer, Superstition, and Whispers at Midnight. I didn't think the narrator was as bad as other reviewers were saying, she wasn't my favorite narrator but she did a fairly decent job, although she might have made the heroine be a bit more vulnerable than intended. Also I didn't have any problems with the recording that was complained about too.

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  • sarahmoose2000
  • 04-12-16

Atmospheric

You really do feel the cold and lethargy in this book as the narration is very slow and tired-sounding. The initial plane crash is quite harrowing and if you are phobic, might be a bit too disturbing.

Overall an OK listen as a doctor and a mysterious man who may or may not be the enemy, evade others on a remote island.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful