• by John Saul
  • Narrated by J. Charles
  • 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They call it the Academy: a secluded, cliff-top mansion overlooking the rugged Pacific coast. It's a school for children gifted - or cursed - with extraordinary minds, children soon to come under the influence of an intelligence even more brilliant than their own - and unspeakably evil.For within this mind, a dark plan is taking form. A plan so horrifying, no one will believe it. No one but the children. And for them it is already too late - unless one young student can resist the seductive invitation that will lead...into the shadows.


What the Critics Say

"[A] tense, high-tech psychological suspense thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Saul has the instincts of a natural storyteller." (People)
"J. Charles, does a terrific job creating a variety of children's voices....the overall effect is a gripping and suspenseful reading of a nerve-jangling tale." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved it!! Will keep you listening!

My first John Saul book and he had me hanging on the edge in this book the entire way! I can't wait to download another one of his books! This is what you want in a do not get bored.
The narrarator was excellent also. Since this book was suspensful tale about kids, it reminded me of a Koontz book called The Voice Of The Night. The narrarator makes it really good!
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Good read - Good narration

This book kept my mind so engaged during a long drive from SC to TN that the hours passed nearly unnoticed. I arrived at my destination before the book ended and found myself looking for an activity to busy my body so I could finish listening to the story.

The ending was pretty much what I'd expected but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story at all.

So far this is one of my favorite audio book listens.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio