Acquainted with the Night

  • by Piper Maitland
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Caroline Clifford’s bland life as a London tour guide flips upside down when her beloved uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archaeological site. While traveling to recover his remains, she meets a man who corresponded with her uncle. Jude Barrett is a biochemist on a mission: to rid the world of vampires….
At first, Caro is dismissive of Jude’s beliefs, but she can’t ignore the signs that are all around her: the human bite marks on her uncle, the men following her, the anguished cries after sundown. Strange anagrams on her uncle’s passport lead her and Jude to a cliff-top monastery in Greece, where a shattering revelation connects a relic Caro inherited from her parents to an age-old text on immortality - and an enigmatic prophecy that pits the forces of darkness and light in a showdown that could destroy them all....

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What the Critics Say

“A fantastic read. Smart and sophisticated... A Da Vinci Code–esque adventure with a fresh take on vampirism and an emotional, sexy romance.” (Virna DePaul, author of Chosen by Blood)
"Bulgarian vampires and nonstop sex (not with the Bulgarian vampires), PLUS an illuminated lost manuscript, in a twisty tale of family mystery, murder, and corporate greed.” (Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series)
“A singe-your-fingers page-turner. Don’t miss this one.” (Shirley Hailstock, author of Some Like Them Rich)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not finished, don't know if i will

Would you try another book from Piper Maitland and/or Justine Eyre?

not if it has as many tracks as this book. Everytime I have to turn the recording off I then have to spend 15-20 minutes trying to find my place. I paid for this, but never again. I will wait till my library gets the the cd's and listen that way.


Has Acquainted with the Night turned you off from other books in this genre?

I will pay attention to the # of tracks


Did Acquainted with the Night inspire you to do anything?

relisten to CAT & BONES


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- P. Manna

This could have been good.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

There was the basis for a good thriller here but the author couldn't pull it off. She had an interesting take on vampirism and a good plot. I found the


What could Piper Maitland have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She needed better character development.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I enjoyed the performance, the reader did a nice job.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Acquainted with the Night?

I don't know that I would have cut any scenes but I would have made the protagonist a more self actualized human being. Really she is just insipid and whiney.


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- grik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio