A Cold War bunker now used as a day-trip destination for tourists...
A twin who died in mysterious circumstances...
A family lured to a special place at a particular time...
And then the darkness falls.
Separated from his family as the entire planet becomes surrounded by a deathly blackness, Dan Tracy must figure out what's going on below ground.
The bunker is at the center of a conspiracy to destroy the Earth - but there's something special about Dan and his twin that could stop the terrorists dead in their tracks.
It's a race against time, as the process of destruction has already begun. Who will be left to hear Earth's final screams?
The Secret Bunker: Darkness Falls is the first in a trilogy of books by author Paul Teague.
I really liked this book I thought it was very interesting book to listen to, I've listen to this book on audible and read it in my Kindle. not realizing I already had this book, I have so many books I forget what I have good book though very interesting
I received this book for an honest review.
17 of 20 people found this review helpful
I tried, I really did. Especially when I am provided a book free for review I feel as though I owe it to the author to listen to it in entirety.
But, I just couldn't finish. The story jumps around and I found my mind wandering while I was listening (instead of being lost in the book I was thinking of stuff like - darn I better add dish detergent to my shopping list). That's not what I am looking for in a book. I want to forget about my grocery list!
So I personally do not recommend. Maybe it was me. This is the first book I have ever listened to by this author. Even some of the most incredible authors put out a dud once in awhile. Maybe with this author I started out with one. So - while I wont recommend this book I will also not write the author off yet.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This one took a little while to get going but when it did it did not stop. This was a good starting point for the trilogy. The premise was well thought out. I was grateful that I stuck this one out because the payoff was worth it. I liked the fact that we knew this was going to be part of a trilogy so the cliffhanger ending and points that were left out was not a major issue. One thing I particularily enjoyed was the wit and use of the English language, I don't mean the AMerican way we all speak but the United Kingdom version of the language with it subtle differences. For instance calling it a holiday instead of vacation or lay in instead of sleeping in. One thing I thought the story could do without was what only could be described as the subtitles scattered throughout the story. It was distracting and also made the book seem too fragmented or separated. It was like chapters within chapters. The narration was smooth and well done. The pacing was nicely done and was quick when it should have been and slower when it also should have been. It was not very difficult to tell which character was speaking. I am looking forward to reading the second installment of this series and I think the second book will be the make or break point for me. I received a copy of this book from the author, publisher or narrator via audiobook boom in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I liked this story but didn't love it.It seemed repetitive and did not keep my interest.A boy ,separated from his family's the only one who can save humanity.Everyone else is in a trance or asleep.Dan McGowan is a good narrator.I was provided this book by the author,narrator or publisher for review.
I'm going to echo a few other reviews and simply say that like others, I feel like I owe the author a good and fair shot at listening to the book fully and writing an honest review. But in this case, I couldn't keep up with the story and didn't really find anything engaging within the first hour. It is very choppy and bounces from one thing to the next in seemingly unending randomness. It's hard to follow, hard to remember what just happened, and I found myself having to rewind because many parts didn't really make sense from a chronological perspective. I love books and I love reading/listening to them. Many different genres as well. Just couldn't keep this one going.
I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.
The story has a lot of potential, but just very hard to get into.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
The Secret Bunker is an interesting book that was very good and enjoyable when I had time to really sit and listen. This is not a book about what could happen where you just sit and listen while doing something else. The book is sort of choppy and bounces around, but I actually did enjoy the story and narration. This is a great start to a series and I look forward to the next one.
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When the darkness falls many questions will be answered. But more will be asked.
3.5 out of 5 stars
A family wins a trip to a secret bunker in the middle of nowhere in Scotland. While there on a seemingly routine trip, things begin to happen and the bunker is locked down. Dan Tracy is locked in when the bunker is put in lock down and is eventually found. But everything inside the bunker has changed and for some reason, he has full access to the entire secret building that he didn't even know existed.
The narration for Darkness Falls was done by Dan McGowan who does a really good job. The novel was choppy and written into really small sections and McGowan's style and poise were the only things that kept me coming back for more.
I almost stopped reading/listening in the first 20 minutes or so. The book. is. so. choppy. Especially on audiobook. I'm 100% okay with short chapters especially when I'm trying to read a book. But this had normal length chapters with really choppy random changes of direction.
The book jumps around a lot, which leads to some really hard reading/listening on my part. And the book just sort of ends. If you've been a follower of my blog for any time you know that I don't mind trilogies but I hate when a book just ends. Especially when I feel like the arc of the story hasn't even begun to be completed. Darkness Falls is another in the "trilogy mindset" that falls a little short to me.
Now, I did actually like the premise of the story, and I definitely want to continue it. I just feel like there are some things that need to be closed up for me to feel like I've read a full book instead of a piece of episodic fiction.
Overall, Darkness falls is able to overcome some of its shortfalls and is a pretty enjoyable read. Just be warned that listening to this on audiobook is rough but not because of the narrator, just the way it was written.
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What disappointed you about Darkness Falls?
The constant flashbacks
How could the performance have been better?
All the characters sounded the same. It was hard to tell the difference.
Any additional comments?
I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.
What made the experience of listening to Darkness Falls the most enjoyable?
The sense of a possible reality.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness Falls?
Dan's confusion over the lack of info given to him.
What about Dan McGowan’s performance did you like?
He had good infliction of the different characters.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, it didn't hit me that hard. However, it's seldom that this happens.
What did you like best about this story?
The conspiracy side of the story
Any additional comments?
To be honest it did take me a little bit to get into the book but after a little while I started to enjoy it more. The story is told by jumping backwards and forwards rather than being linear. I am looking forward to book 2.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.