Summer of Night

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,800 ratings

Summer of Night Publisher's Summary

It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once-peaceful town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood against an arcane abomination who owns the night....

©2011 Dan Simmons (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Summer of Night

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,822
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,673

    It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Go Ahead...Take A Stroll Down Horror Lane

    • By Jan on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • A Winter Haunting

    • By: Dan Simmons
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 978
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 910

    A once-respected college professor and novelist, Dale Stewart has sabotaged his career and his marriage - and now darkness is closing in on him. In the last hours of Halloween, he has returned to the dying town of Elm Haven, his boyhood home, where he hopes to find peace in isolation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptionally Well Done

    • By Jan on 01-05-16

    Regular price: $24.47