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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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A Night Too Dark is New York Times best-selling writer Dana Stabenow's latest, the 17th in a series chronicling life, death, love, tragedy, mischief, controversy, nature, and survival in Alaska, America's last real frontier.

In Alaska, people disappear every day. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak's Park, they've been disappearing a lot lately. Hikers head into the wilderness unprepared and get lost. Miners quit without notice at the busy Suulutaq Mine. Suicides leave farewell notes and vanish.

Not only are Park rats disappearing at an alarming rate, but so is life in the Park as Kate knows it. Alaska state trooper Jim Chopin's workload has increased to where he doesn't make it home three nights out of four; the controversial mine has seduced Johnny and his classmates with summer jobs and divided the Niniltna Native Association - the aunties are to a woman selling out - and a hostile environmental activist organization has embraced the Suulutaq Mine as their reason for being. It's almost a relief when Kate finds a body. This she can handle. Until the identity of the body vanishes, too.

In this latest Kate Shugak novel, the smart, sexy P.I., her wolf/husky hybrid Mutt, and Chopper Jim are only just beginning to realize the fallout from the discovery of the world's second-largest gold mine in their backyard. Mine change everything, Auntie Vi said in Whisper to the Blood (the previous book in the series and the first to hit the New York Times best seller list). And it's only just beginning.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayneeta | 2/16/2014

    " Satisfying Kate Shugak mystery; number 17, I think. Usual cast of characters: Alaska, Trooper Jim, Mutt, Old Sam, and the Aunties. Will the gold mine be developed? Even in these early days of investigation, it's causing lots of changes in the Park. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 2/14/2014

    " I like this series and Kate Shugak. Nice to know of something smart and subtle that comes from Alaska. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/10/2014

    " Another good one! Not as nail-biting as some, but well written and thought out. Looking forward to the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 2/6/2014

    " Another rich and satisfying addition to the Kate Shugak series. The thought of waiting another year for the next installment is difficult. I care about these people and this place. Thank you Dana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 2/1/2014

    " Conspiracies and too many villains make for a twisty mystery. My favorite part is when Kate leads a group to recover a body most likely eaten by a bear and out of the bush comes Old Sam, he just happened to be in the neighborhood translated moose hunting out of season. He is lingering after the body retrieval and Kate just wants to get out of there and then comes the crashing through the bushes of an extremely big bear not appreciative of them messing with his meal. I love when Kate has to sight down on the bear because old sam trips and falls instead of getting out of Dodge and she takes a perfect shot through the bears eye--good stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/31/2014

    " It was difficult to not want to gobble up this book- I love the Kate Shugak series and reading this was like going to a party with old friends that I want to catch up with. Author Dana Stabenow gives true voices to characters old and new, as the plot progressed there were delightful twists and wonderful pictures of life in a state that I've only visited once, briefly. Yes, I read it too fast, and yes, I've been rereading sections and savoring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/18/2014

    " A mystery in the real Alaska- love the characters, can't wait for the next one...this one explores the mixed feelings around open pit mining and the jobs it creates-the destruction of a way of life vs. having more money...with a murder thrown in... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 1/18/2014

    " good, but not my favorite one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D Kaiser | 1/14/2014

    " Park of the Kate Shugak series. Worth a try! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 12/3/2013

    " This was not up to the author's usual standards and I'm not sure I'll read another in the Kate Shugak series. I think the detective has run its course! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 11/30/2013

    " Writing that's both perfectly burnished yet smoothly casual, Stabenow has such a great voice--the reader seems to be seated on Kate Shugak's shoulder listening to her inner thoughts. And man oh man, I feel that I know precisely how it feels to be charged by a large, angry bear. Wow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 6/21/2013

    " In a 2 page interview with a warehouse supervisor the "F" word is used 48 times. Dana must have been watching Scarface while she wrote that scene. WTF? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/19/2013

    " I have read many of these novels about private investigator, Kate Shugak. Many of the characters are constant but the stories just seem to be getting better. I especially enjoy the Alaska setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 9/25/2012

    " An abandoned truck, leads Kate and Jim to discover a dead body, who is a worker from the Suulutaq Mine. However, which worker and why? Politics about the mine and the Park abound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 7/25/2012

    " I've been reading this series for years and have gotten quite attached to the characters. I love the Alaskan setting and I love Kate Shugak's character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marybla | 7/7/2012

    " An engaging mystery suitable for any long distance plane ride! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Beth | 7/3/2012

    " Awesome! I love this series! Always suspenseful, always funny and just downright interesting! Kate rocks! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debby | 6/26/2012

    " I was disappointed in one of her books for the first time. The writing seemed forced and was uneven; I had to read some of her sentences several times to make sense of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/5/2012

    " Original series. Not your usual mystery series. Enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 3/4/2012

    " A good summer novel. Her Kate Shugak mysteries are reliably entertaining with just the right number of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/23/2011

    " Good story but leaves you hanging, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Hague | 12/8/2011

    " Again, continuing with this series that I am enjoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 11/15/2011

    " Audiobook. A bit boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Jenkins | 9/22/2011

    " This book had a fun story line with interesting characters though I wish she had spent a bit more time developing Jim's character - he seems a bit flat. Overall, a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D | 5/30/2011

    " Park of the Kate Shugak series. Worth a try! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 5/14/2011

    " An abandoned truck, leads Kate and Jim to discover a dead body, who is a worker from the Suulutaq Mine. However, which worker and why? Politics about the mine and the Park abound. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 5/2/2011

    " So-so. I think she's losing her touch-though the news about Sam was sad :( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 2/12/2011

    " I like this series because they take place in Alaska, this one has an aggravating sadness and a cliffhanger ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 2/6/2011

    " Best Kate Shugak for a while - looking forward to reading the new one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/18/2011

    " Original series. Not your usual mystery series. Enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 12/12/2010

    " Again, continuing with this series that I am enjoying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debby | 11/7/2010

    " I was disappointed in one of her books for the first time. The writing seemed forced and was uneven; I had to read some of her sentences several times to make sense of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/25/2010

    " Decent read, lots of bears. Kate is forced to deal with the changes taking place in the park and the choices her friends are making. Loss of a good friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/17/2010

    " A mystery in the real Alaska- love the characters, can't wait for the next one...this one explores the mixed feelings around open pit mining and the jobs it creates-the destruction of a way of life vs. having more money...with a murder thrown in... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 9/20/2010

    " This mystery series is set in Alaska with lots of atmosphere. The main character is Indian and now working as a private investigator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 9/9/2010

    " Dana Stabenow's stories of Kate Shugak take a more serious turn as Kate gets older and matures into her role as community and cultural "guardian." The setting, cultural heritage and location play as much a part of the story as Kate herself. Always interesting on so many levels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 8/30/2010

    " you have to love Kate Shugak! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 8/12/2010

    " good, but not my favorite one "

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About the Author
Author Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on seventy-five-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first science fiction novel, Second Star, sank without a trace but has since been resurrected as an e-book. Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar Award, and her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”