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Publisher's Summary

First, the flash. A glare of light, just before dawn, followed by utter darkness. A vast blanketing nothingness that covers the whole Earth. Then, the disappearances begin. Friends and strangers alike, swallowed by the darkness…. A lucky few are returned, but they are altered, changed. For the people of Jesman’s Bend, it feels like the end of the world. But this is only the very start.
©2011 Peter Crowther (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“To be read and shared and loved.” (Joe Hill)
“As intensely menacing and gruesome as any George Romero film…. A virtuoso tour de force.” (Ramsey Campbell)
“A riveting read.” (The Guardian)
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By Rush on 09-21-12

Couldn't get through it

I only made it a quarter of the way into the novel before putting it down. I was put off by the level of detail in the history of the characters. There was simply too much of it. The book starts off by telling you what has happened then spends an extensive amount of time talking about the past and thoughts of the people it's introducing you to without telling you why. I was disappointed by how far I got into the novel without it giving you more information about the event the books is supposedly revolving around. I know this is the start of the series and such books often start out slow in order to introduce you to it's players, but this one took it too far for me to put up with. I'm not big on books that try to cram an entire person's history into your face before getting to the actual story. I prefer getting to know characters by their personality being spread out and interspersed with the actual story.

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By Kindle Customer on 10-16-11

A little slow to start

Good combo of King and first I thought it was based on the "Left Behind" series, bright light..poof... most people gone, some are left. But the vanished come back but are dangerously changed. The story is a little slow to start but then picks up some steam and maintains a steady pace. Narrator does a good job. The survivors are tough but I think a little slow to catch on to the enemyy's weakness'. I liked it tho and am looking forward to more.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 04-06-16

Why .. ???

What did you like most about Darkness Falling?

I really enjoyed listening to this story .. Couldn't wait to buy the second one and even the third .. but .. for some reason am not able to .. as .. Amazon Audible don't have it .. So I am left wondering how the story will end .. I thought the story was really well written .. and .. I love listening to Luke Daniels .. His voice is quite addictive ..

Who was your favorite character and why?

Didn't have a favourite character .. Thought they where all interesting .. If I had been able to listen to the other two story's .. maybe one would have arisen ..

What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

I love Luke Daniels voice .. I have actually bought story's just so I can listen to him read ..

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it was .. I had a lot of chores to catch up on when I had finished ..

Any additional comments?

Yes .. Why can I not buy the other two books from you .. ?

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By Katie on 02-16-15

Great Beginning

Loved reading this book - wish the others would hurry up so I can read them LOL

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