Scream All Night

Narrated by: Dan Bittner
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running with Scissors. 

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Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.

But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film - The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past - and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy - and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens - Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.

With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past - and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?

©2018 Derek Milman (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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So Much Heart Here

A quirky and quotable contemporary tale juxtaposed over a b-movie production company. The first chapter of this book sets the tone for the journeys of the cast, crew, and one young man who is figuring out who and what he is. Dan Bittner is easily becoming a favorite narrator of mine.

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BORING, NOTHING HAPPENS!!!!!

If you are smart you will listen to the the first three chapters and then stop. Nothing of interest happens after that and there is no build up to anything from the first three chapters. STUPID STORY, author is copying a book that has the same core concept: there character makes his own horror films on private property, lots of spooky things happen but there is no real plot or direction, very boring.

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Interesting coming-of-age tale with dark comedy

"Scream All Night" is one of the more unique coming-of-age stories I've ever read. Teenage protagonist Dario finds himself suddenly thrust back into a life he thought he'd escaped when his father dies and leaves him in charge of legendary B-movie studio Moldavia. This leaves him forced to confront the family traumas he was running from, mostly involving his abusive father and his mentally ill mother. He also has to deal with his egotistical (and slightly dim) brother, as well as getting reacquainted with the girl he left behind.

The story has dramatic weight and a solid emotional core focused on Dario dealing with his personal demons, but it's also got an interesting story and some great moments of absurd comedy. Of particular note is the mishap at his father's funeral and his brother's abysmal "Ciller Cauliflower" script - almost worth reading the book for by itself!

The narrator does a good job giving the characters distinct voices, and he conveys Dario's frequent confusion and frustration pretty well.

Recommended listen.