The Dark and Hollow Places

  • by Carrie Ryan
  • Narrated by Allyson Ryan
  • 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life. But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters.
Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her. Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again.
But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction?


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This book was AMAZING. I am not someone who reads books for fun, but I am sooo happy I decided to read this one! Everything from the plot to the characters were tremendous. Truly an honor worthy book. I can't wait to read another book in this series!!
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Emotial and Dark

I was attracted by the name of the book, the title would make an amazing sculpture. I was truly unable to put this audio book down. From the very beginning Carrie Ryan introduces you to a dark new world or should I say what is left of our world and the people who are trying to eek out a life and love in it. In the beginning it did remind me of "The Village" however, you quickly find out it is significantly different. In this book the threat is real, the threat is constant and death is never really the end of existence. I truly found myself wrapped up in the darkness and emotion of the main characters journey in this coming of age novel of love and loss. One thing I felt Mrs. Ryan did well is never let you forget the threat, but always kept the human story in the front.
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- Cindy Webb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-22-2011
  • Publisher: Listening Library