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Publisher's Summary

Christy Barnett is sleeping when her aging German shepherd Molly growls into the darkness outside her bedroom. She wakes to a dim glow provided by her Kindle's screen, thankful that she had fallen asleep while reading again. The power has gone out, the world outside her window is eerily dark and silent. And Molly is weary of something that waits in the hallway, hiding in the shadows.

A dark cloud has fallen over the city of Aberdeen, MD. The population disappears in an instant. For the handful of survivors, those lucky enough to have a light source not connected to the power grid, it's more than terrifying. They're left alone, walking through a nightmare, and that is a fate that could be worse than death itself. The darkness is alive and it is the reason we fear the night.

©2013 Jason Brant (P)2013 Jason Brant

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reminded me of the movie the mist

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imagine you're sitting on the couch in your living room, texting your friend, as the power goes out. your first reaction is to moan and groan about the loss of signal. but when you lift your head to see why no else one is saying anything, you notice everybody around you is gone. you don't realize that the only reason you're still here is because the light emanating from your cell phone protected you from being snatched away by the darkness when you look around and call out to see where everybody went, you catch something out of the corner of your eye. you see them standing on the edge of the darkness. when you ask them what's going on, all they say is, "turn out the light."

this is a spooky story about what lurks in the dark. there's a small, likeable cast of characters that you come to know pretty intimately through their fear of what's happening. there are some creepy moments that'll raise the hair on the back of your neck.

overall, an entertaining short story! well, 6 hours is short for me. LOL

i agree with amanda-- this is a great story for the halloween season!

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I AM AFRAID OF THE DARK......NOW!

SPOOKY, SCARY, AND GREAT HORROR. MADE MY HEART SKIP A BEAT SEVERAL TIMES. WILL NOT GIVE AWAY THE BOOK BUT IF I WERE IN THIS BOOK I WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO HAVE VANISHED. NOW AFTER LISTENING TO THE BOOK AND UNABLE TO SLEEP WITH LIGHTS OFF I WOULD SURVIVE...THANKS BRANT FOR MAKING ME A COWARD.

GREAT BOOK FOR THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON!

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If only this book had a better narrator

I am a big fan of Jason Brant. He's a great guy and a great writer. The Dark has to be my favorite book by him. I'd previously read it in ebook format, but I wanted to feel the experience in audiobook format. Unfortunately, the narrator just didn't cut it for me. The sound of his voice wasn't bad, it was just... flat and lacking, in my opinion. So I didn't enjoy this audiobook as much as I had hoped to.

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Nothing unique.

Nothing new to see here. It's just a re-hash of Steven McDonald's Event Horizon, just with minimal action and it takes place on the ground. Save your credit.

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not too bad

I enjoyed the story while I listened to it but ultimately it'll be kind of forgettable. The premise is not fully new but implemented well although ut seemed a little lacking in some depth. The xaracters were fine if on some fronts a little under explored. it feel like it could have been either a shorter story or much longer. Decently written and well performed.

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better than I thought.

this book is just as described, but follow several different people until they come together to try and escape the dark. I love how this book ties into ancient lore and mythology surrounding the island of Roanoke. lending it some sort of relevance to the real world.

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Are you afraid of the dark?

I truly enjoyed this book. If I wasn’t afraid of the dark, I am now. Things that go bump in the night might be out to get you. Of course, the government had to play around and open up a hole to bring hell on this town. Great read.

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Scary as heck!

The Dark
By: Jason Brant
Narrated by: Robert Martinez
This book has a scary vibe from the very beginning! It follows a few scattered people and their experiences in the Dark. They eventually come together and hope to get rescued.
The only people alive now are people that had light with them when a giant explosion happened at a research facility. The dead are not staying dead. They stay in the Dark and try to lure people in or grab those that lose their light source.
Very scary and creepy. Not much to see in the way of monsters but the psychological aspect is scary as heck!
Of course the government is trying to cover it up, but they won't be able to if there are survivors!
Great narration! I received this book from freeaudiblecodes.

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Keep the light on!

I literally could not stop listening to this book. I jumped at sounds in my house and loved it. I haven't had a good horror book in years. This is a must read and my favorite horror of 2020.

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love this book kept me on edge thru the read.

left me wanting more, outstanding characters, narration was on point. hope to see more from author.