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Author: John Aubrey Anderson Narrator: Lillian Thayer Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Black or White Chronicles Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781482172089
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This first book in the Black or White Chronicles relates the sweeping saga of a young girl’s battle with one of hell’s minions determined to destroy her and those closest to her.

Turmoil comes to what was peaceful Mississippi cotton country in 1945 when good and evil go to war at Cat Lake. Missy and Bobby Parker, white children from a privileged family, and Junior Washington, their black friend, are caught in the epicenter of the first battle.

In the aftermath, Missy takes up a life mission that fuels the fire of aggression in the evil lurking in the lake. The war destroys lives in and around Missy’s family and community. The lives of the Parker and Washington families, linked for generations by land and work, are now bound by spiritual warfare.

Missy struggles to find the strength to endure the onslaught. With the help of supernatural guardians and the spiritual guidance and love of both families, Missy must come to terms with the truth about the malevolent plot against her—or die trying.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Great detail, intense scenes, and wonderful characters make Abiding Darkness a genuine page-turner. Anderson’s carefully plotted story takes many unexpected and emotional twists. He knows how to create suspense and invoke emotion in the reader.”

    Library Review

  • “Andersonis adept at leaving the reader hanging at the end of each chapter with intriguing portents of the next plot twist…”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The characters in Abiding Darkness are rich and well-developed…[A] beautiful story, filled with the struggles of trying to live up to a price that was paid, just as all Christians must do. Recommended.”

    Christian Fiction Review

  • “Lillian Thayer is such a powerful narrator that she makes this a ‘driveway audiobook,’ one that makes listeners not want to leave the car. She’s outstanding as 7-year-old Missy, a child the devil and his legions have targeted. Especially impressive is how expertly Thayer portrays the rest of the cast, including Missy’s friend Moses as well as the town bullies. Think born-again Stephen King and substitute devils for ghosts and monsters. This is a gripping piece of writing and narration.”


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Will | 11/10/2013

    " Read the first 50 pages or so. Couldn't get into the book. Too confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 10/26/2013

    " A very touching book. Lots of thrill and excitement. I enjoyed it a lot "

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

    " I knew going in this was the first book in a series, but I was still caught very off guard at the ending. It just stopped!!! Now I have to find the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 3/27/2011

    " Here I am sitting at work listening to the audio of this book and crying my eyes out. (Thank goodness it's slow today) I won't spoil it for you if you've never read it. Some may say it's a little preachy, but you know, it never hurts to look up once and awhile during our busy days and nights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 10/19/2010

    " A great Christian fiction on Spiritual Warfare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 11/25/2009

    " this book was about a girl who has a guardian angel and it is a religous type book... I did enjoy it , was a little quirky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariola | 11/27/2008

    " This was a wonderful book. I really really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 11/7/2008

    " Book 1 of the Black and White Chronicles. A tale of spiritual warfare. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cecily | 8/21/2007

    " Come to the realization that Christian Fiction is not for me. The southern accents were a bit too much for me as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/18/2006

    " Great read. Reminiscent of Peretti. "

About the Author

John Aubrey Anderson was growing up in Mississippi cotton country when he saw John Wayne star in Flying Tigers and knew he wanted to be a pilot. After graduating from Mississippi State University, he joined the Air Force, served three tours in Southeast Asia, and went on to fly planes for Delta Air Lines for twenty-eight years. Now retired from the cockpit, he writes novels, including the acclaimed Black or White Chronicles trilogy, and lives with his wife in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas.

About the Narrator

Lillian Thayer is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Abiding Darkness by John Aubrey Anderson and books in Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge series.