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The Night Crossing

Narrated by: Gary Furlong
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Bram Stoker kept secret a tale even more terrifying than Dracula.

It begins among the Carpathian peaks, when an intrepid explorer discovers a mysterious golden box. She brings it back with her to the foggy streets of Victorian London, unaware of its dangerous power…or that an evil beyond imagining has already taken root in the city. 

Stoker, a successful theater manager but frustrated writer, is drawn into a deadly web spun by the wealthy founders of a mission house for the poor. Far from a safe haven, the mission harbors a dark and terrifying secret. 

To save the souls of thousands, Stoker - aided by the explorer and a match girl grieving the loss of her child - must pursue an enemy as ancient as the Saharan sands where it originated. Their journey will take them through the city’s overgrown graveyards and rat-infested tunnels and even onto the maiden voyage of the world’s first “unsinkable” ship…

©2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2018

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Did not enjoy this narrator. His delivery was dry and didn’t do the story justice.

The overall story was good, with nice plot twists and good characters. But tying the ending into the Titanic just made it too far fetched to be convincing.

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Truly exhilarating adventure back in time!!

My first step into the mind of Robert Masello has me clamoring for another of his adventures. The Night Crossing was a fantastic journey back in time to the late 1800s on into the turn of the century. I've read many fictional tales based on factual religious, scientific, and historical components and enjoyed them immensely. Masello has gone a step further by allowing you to encounter some of London's richly talented members of stage and print as they were as the 1800s came to an end and the 20th century was coming into its own. Masello's use of Bram Stoker as one of the story's protagonists allowed you to tag along with him in his personal and social circles at that period in time. That element provided a magically immersive backdrop to the adventure you went on with Bram and Mina. A chilling tale that literary lovers of fictional adventures that clash with the truth will likely enjoy as much as I did.

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I just couldn't get into it because of narrator.

The narrator's rhythm and cadence just put me on edge. Granted, this is completely subjective and might be just fine for other listeners but I just couldn't stand his herky jerky style. I had to give up after a few hours.

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Change can be a bad thing!

This book was a typical Masello story in the vein of Einstein Prophecy and the Jekyll Revelation, combining past facts with fictions, and mixing in some supernatural elements. I really enjoy these types of stories so I am a fan. There’s just one problem. The above mentioned books were read by the always fantastic Christopher Lane, and this one isn’t. I’m not sure why the change was made but it was a huge mistake. While the narrator doesn’t do a bad job, he’s no Mr. Lane. So while I’m happy with the story, the audiobook could have been so much better.
Did I mention I was disappointed with the change in narrators?

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Good, could have been better, monotone narration at times

I like reading Massillon and I have a fondness for vampire and mummy stories. When I came across Night crossing I immediately put it in my wish list. The first half of the book was very entertaining and set my expectations for a great, gothic ending. Unfortunately I was disappointed. I had difficulty accepting the Titanic as part of the story. Following the trail Thorns back to Egypt would have made more sense. And spending more time on Mina and her gypsy connection to the "supernatural" would have lent more interest to the latter half of the book. That is why I gave it only 4 stars. Additionally, while I did not immediately dislike the narrator, I found the narration to be seriously monotone through long passages. I actually dozed off several times and had to replay chapters several times because of falling asleep to the narrator's nasal & monotonous voice. And is why I gave the narrator 3 stars. In sum I liked the book but believe it could have been better.

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Robert Masello always fantastic!

But this is my favorite yet.

I love the way he weaves real life characters into the story. This one features Bram Stoker but A Conan Doyle and others make cameo appearances. Stoker even meets the unsinkable Molly Brown (Titanic survivor).

It's just an excellent story with excellent characters. Loved every minute.

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I have just completed a grand adventure!

Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Thank you for a well written journey through the mysterious world of antiquity and imagination.

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Very exciting story

A unique story with a first rate performance by Gary Furlong. Definitely worth a listen.

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fun and exciting

Wonderfully written. Love how author combines real life events, archeology and a great horror story

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Fabulous

the historical references and the connections created by the author between fact and fiction never cease to draw me in when reading Robert Masello. The performance flows just right to align with the tempo of the book.