The Dark Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
From New York Times and number one Audible best-selling duo Jeremy Robinson and R.C. Bray comes a horrifying revelation about the centuries-old Three Days of Darkness prophecy, during which the legions of Hell will be unleashed on Earth....
There shall come over the whole Earth, an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights.
Miah Gray is a 27-year-old former army soldier living in rural New Hampshire with his sister, mother, and her boyfriend. He is plagued by PTSD, finding solace, but not redemption, with the aid of prescribed cannabis. All he wants to do is get high, relax with a good sandwich, and watch a meteor shower with his neighborhood crush, Jen.
He who opens his window or door out of curiosity, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot.
When the sun's light is blotted out the following morning and the world is plunged into darkness, Miah finds himself locked down with his family, covering windows with trash bags, lighting candles, and following the arcane rules of an ancient prophecy. But there is no escaping what comes next.
The air will be infected by demons, appearing in all sorts of hideous forms.
A brilliant flash of light fills the sky, leaving Miah changed and an Old Norse death rune etched onto his forehead. He fears he has been marked for death until the neighborhood's parents start disappearing and he's left behind. Leading Jen and a ragtag group of parentless kids, Miah hunts for answers and for their parents while trying to keep his sister safe. He charges headlong down a path that will take him to the gates of Hell...and then straight through.
All of Hell will be let loose.
The Dark is a mind-bending, character-driven sci-fi-infused horror novel like no other.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 25 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||July 13, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #1,120 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#9 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#19 in Supernatural Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#37 in Horror Fiction
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But then The Dark came out. When it was first announced, I was super excited. After reading Infinite 2, I became worried it was going to be a let down. So I started this being cautiously optimistic. And I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
The first half of the book to me was really slow. Yes, it was interesting with the darkness and people disappearing. This was advertised as a horror novel, but honestly I was never scared by any of it. Part of the reason was the main character's humor. Robinson has always had a healthy dose of humor in his books, but this was seemed like "throw every joke at the wall and see what sticks". I realize the main character Miah was trying to use humor to cope with what he was going through, but it took away from the "horror" and at some times, was outright misplaced and annoying.
The final act of the book really saved it for me. The action was awesome, even though it seemed a bit too much of a Hollywood ending considering the odds they were facing. Miah's literal and mental transformations were great and made sense. He started out as a weird and annoying person but eventually turned into a true hero. The epilogue was entertaining as always and made me want more.
While this book isn't as good as the Nemesis saga or the Chess Team novels, it's a close second. I'm hoping Robinson continues to make novels this good and stays away from some of the duds he's put out in recent years.
Miah (Nehemiah) is not your typical protagonist. He is 27 years old, former Army fairly crippled with PTSD that medicates with measures of cannabis gummies, lives with his mom, her boyfriend, and his sister in a McMansion suburb in rural New Hampshire and is NOT prepared at all when the sky goes dark, people start disappearing, and monsters start appearing.
I loved Miah's character and I loved that I did not see the direction this story was going and it surprised me quite a few times.
This is the most unique story I've read for quite a long time and I highly recommend it.
I'm now off to read THE DISTANCE by this same author along with his wife Hilaree Robinson, which I've had for a while and decided it just might be time to read.
If you do read it I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!
Top reviews from other countries
Miah is drawn into an horrific fight for survival.
Jeremy Robinson is not your typical author. He writes with humour, compassion and humanity. His books are, without fail, well written, perfectly executed, and thought provoking. His characters are flawed and complex, his stories mind bending, and fast paced. If i didnt have to eat and sleep i would have put this book down once I'd picked it up. Am going to book time off work when his next comes out.
Buy this and any other JR books and you will not be disappointed, not matter what you like, as he pulls you in and won’t let you go!
I did find the main characters constant witty comments a bit wearing at first but, I have to say, he did grow on me as the story progressed.
Nice mix of Zombie meets aliens meets religion, and plenty of action to keep you interested.
I've just purchased another novel from the same author and am hoping this is as entertaining.
Laugh out loud in places and very emotional at others. Also, it wouldn't be a Jeremy Robinson novel if there wasn't references to his other works of fiction. Plus a crossover appearance of a couple of characters from a previous book leaves the "gate" open for a sequel... I know that can't wait!!