• Trials of Death

  • Cirque Du Freak, Book 5
  • By: Darren Shan
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,317 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Trials of Death is the second book of a grueling, three-part Darren Shan adventure.

The trials: There are seventeen ways to die unless the luck of the vampire is with you. Darren Shan must pass five of these fearsome trials to prove himself to the vampire clan - or face the stakes of the Hall of Death. But Vampire Mountain holds hidden threats. Sinister, potent forces are gathering in the darkness. In this nightmarish world of bloodshed and betrayal, death may be a blessing.

Author Darren Shan's vivid detail and original voice will continue to have young readers glued to their headphones in horror.

©2008 Darren Shan (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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love love love this book

this is by far my favorite in the series so far.
i love the narrator he does an amazing performance and you forget its just one person reading.

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Greatest series of vampire genre

Best series I have read and continue to enjoy reading time to time thank you for this suspenseful life of Darren Shan.

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One of the best in the series

This is my second trip through this fascinating world. I have read all the books and decided ten years later to invest in the audio books.
The way this is read works perfectly with the well written twists and turns of the saga. This book gives a bit more insight on the way of vampires and is sure to keep you interested from beginning to end.

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Great

Amazing narration. I think I'd listen to anything with Ralph Lister. Definitely worth a listen.

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Perfect!

Everything (once again) was absolutely perfect! The narrator was truly chosen to read this series and needs to be recognized! keep up the good work!

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Great Narrator

You don't see the end coming it is a shocker. Amazing reading and the voices are excellent

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Little People

In this book the author goes into more details about the little people-where they come from, what their purpose is and also more about vampire world is explained.
The book ends on a cliffhanger.

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more fire to the fuel

I can't wait to read the next book. with out giving the plot away all I can say is I absolutely must see what happens next.

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Even in death may I be Triumphant

This was an awesome follow up. I cannot wait to start the next in the series!

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terrible

The movie got me.intereshed in wanting to know more of the story so I read the books. waste of time terrible story line and no info!

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  • RiZlA
  • 01-08-21

Better

Loved the books growing up now love the fact it is narrated helps you visualise.

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  • A S Jackson
  • 03-27-19

Best book ever

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was great because the language was very descriptive and it really pulled you in. When Darren was going through the trials it felt like you were actually there!
There was nothing I disliked about this book.

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  • Ashlee
  • 11-09-21

awesome

absolutely loving this series. well read and super entertaining. eager for the rest of the series

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  • Justin
  • 12-27-16

Good

Well read and looking forward to next book. Enjoyed voice acting and was consistent with character voices.