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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,703 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sidney Sheldon Narrator: Kit Flanagan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9780060786571
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All around the globe, people are being reported dead or missing.

In Berlin, a woman vanishes from the city streets. In Paris, a man plunges from the Eiffel Tower. In Denver, a small plane crashes into the mountains. In Manhattan, a body washes ashore from the East River. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group (KIG), the largest think tank in the world.

Kelly Harris and Diane Stevens -- young widows of two of the victims -- encounter each other in New York, where Tanner Kingsley, the head of KIG, assures them that he is using every resource to solve the mysterious deaths of their husbands. But he may be too late. Someone is intent on murdering both women, and they suffer a harrowing series of close escapes. Who is trying to kill them and why?

Forced together for protection, and suspicious of each other and everyone around them, the two widows embark on a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse against the unknown forces out to destroy them.

Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, full of shocking twists, and with an unnervingly realistic premise, the long-awaited Are You Afraid of the Dark? is Sidney Sheldon at the top of his game.

Performed by Kit Flanagan

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast-moving…engrossing…Sidney Sheldon is a master at giving the public what it wants.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An entertaining thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sheldon…delivers the goods…The best kind of guilty pleasure.”

    Booklist

  • “This is pure Sidney Sheldon Gucci-filled international intrigue…Flanagan’s timing and inflection maintain the drama of this novel, all the while building a sense of dread as we begin to understand the sinister terror…Sheldon’s plot rests on a disarmingly realistic—and scary—premise that will surely keep listeners hooked.”

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Lee | 2/6/2014

    " Girl power at its finest. I think this is the book that sparked my interest in feminism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 2/2/2014

    " I was very disappointed in this one - I typically really enjoy Sidney Sheldon's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty Auditore | 1/27/2014

    " This book was amazing. The characters and story plot was written very well and I literally couldn't put the book down, nor stop thinking about it that I had to wake up in the morning just to finish the last few pages to finish off the mystery. I loved the book so much and would recommend it to people that are teens and up. Although the book has a lot of characters, you won't get confused later in the book. I love Sidney Sheldon's writing style and can't wait to read his other books :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abiyasha - | 1/23/2014

    " I like the way he made the plot,jump from past to future and vice versa but i think it's a kind of bit predictable but for me who didn't read Sidney Sheldon books alot,this book really good,make you know many things you haven't known before "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CLM | 1/8/2014

    " Formulaic but the kind of book you read while on vacation when you have finished everything you brought with you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy N | 1/8/2014

    " This is one of my Favorite Sidney Sheldon books that I have read so far. As with all of the Sheldon books that I have read, the plot goes in many directions at one time. It follows Diane Richards and Kelley Harris as they try to find out why their husbands were murdered. Although the official cause of death was suicide for both me, their wives know in their hearts that the men were both murdered. The book explores the deaths of other men who work for the same company as Richards and Harris, and also explores the company itself, Kingston Industries. It takes a long time for the reason for the deaths to become apparant to the reader. Intersting reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Csferguson222 | 1/6/2014

    " A fast moving thriller about to women who share in common thact that husbands both worked for the same company and were both murdered. It soon becomes clear that someone is out to murder them as well. A bit too unbelievable at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paulette | 1/5/2014

    " Vintage Sidney Sheldon. I now know why I haven't read his books in years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Horkey | 12/31/2013

    " Good. This was an audio book and I guess I prefer reading an actual book. Marsha Mason, the reader, did an excellent job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ram Kumar | 11/13/2013

    " Very gripping & entertaining thriller from Sheldon. It never loses its speed any time. I just loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace G | 9/17/2013

    " This book was very good to read. You can predict what was going to happen next especially if you have read any of Sidney Sheldons book. It was hard to put down but worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agustín | 9/15/2013

    " Un poco repetitivo, pero coso me gusto "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katya | 9/8/2013

    " Great book and you never see the end coming. Great ending to an amazing book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/10/2013

    " A quick read, somewhat formulaic. At first exciting, but then too much information given (for my liking). Fairly likable protagonists, but no real connection with the reader. An Irretrievable antagonist with a predictable demise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 6/16/2013

    " that ending was epic win! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 3/17/2013

    " I've read this years back, and it scared the shit out of me. I haven't finished this yet but I might come back to it soon... but it still gives me the creeps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nivruthi Vora | 11/29/2012

    " Yes, its an another incredible book!!. The two women who have lost their lovable husbands are in the hands of escapism. The head of the KIG for whom their beloveds worked for tries to kill them too. I liked this book. The terrific plans for the entire escapes worked incredibly well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Mark | 9/28/2012

    " The book is truly a page-turner; filled with excitement in every line. It gets confusing in the start a bit, but as you read on everything is explained in the most beautiful way. Everything has been given a wonderful ending. It was truly a book worth reading, and devoting my time to. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamila | 6/23/2012

    " This book did its job in entertaining at the gym and was an extremely easy read. The storyline reminded me of something that you might find on a ridiculous soap opera in the 90s. Needless to say I will not be reading anything else by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 6/5/2012

    " Sidney never fails to entertain and take you along on a ride! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dewi | 5/31/2012

    " It was Okay, but quite plain for sheldon's book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dana | 4/19/2012

    " Disjointed story line with same scenario over and over. A quick read, thankfully. A diaappointment - I have usually really like Sidney Sheldon books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Babs | 1/12/2012

    " No one tops Sidney Sheldon. A classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Quickquotesquill | 12/28/2011

    " nakaka hingal basahin :(( adrenaline rush!haha. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Jeremiah | 5/20/2011

    " The frequent switching of characters makes the book less of a page turner. "

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

    " Never a let down! I love Sidney Sheldon books. He was a great author.

    This book is no different, I love the suspense and the excitment of what was going to happen next. "

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

    " Amazingly nrrated...The reader doesnt lose track at any point of time...nor does he/she gets bored "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 4/22/2011

    " Awful. The writing was terrible. The story was pretty much told thru dialogue and, on occasion, the character's 'thoughts' were in italics. Hardly any character development at all. I'm not sure how Sidney Sheldon came to be a well-known author if he writes books like this. Yuck. Not a fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lolliepop | 3/25/2011

    " the third book by sidney sheldon that i'd read..compared to the other books by him, i would say that this book is quiet flat and not really surprise me.however, the way the women outwit the men is quite amusing although it is hard to believe a genius can easily be defeated~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Babs | 3/10/2011

    " No one tops Sidney Sheldon. A classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/2/2011

    " I am always sad when I finish a Sidney Sheldon book. I wish his books could just go on and on forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 2/5/2011

    " I've expected nothing less from the master of the unexpected "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 2/1/2011

    " Quite captivating. Constantly draws the reader's attention, makes you want to flip the next page for some more read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/13/2011

    " Definitely becoming a Sidney Sheldon fan. I rather enjoyed the intelligence of the 2 women who were main characters and their common sense in avoiding the bad guys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 1/12/2011

    " Another great read, you can't go wrong reading anything bySidney Sheldon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bushra | 12/17/2010

    " one of the better books. couldnt keep it down. it was a good read. Gained knowledge about weather control. Never knew such a thing even existed. Wow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sweetncute | 12/7/2010

    " luv it. typical sidney sheldon. A PAGE TURNER. read it one go.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Varrsity | 12/1/2010

    " This book was crazy. What makes it scary is the fact that something like this can happen foreal. "

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About the Author
Author Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (1917–2007) remains one of the world’s top bestselling authors, having sold more than 300 million copies of his books. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar. The Guinness Book of World Records heralds him as the most translated author in the world.

About the Narrator

Kit Flanagan is a television, stage, and film actress best known for her film role in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. She has performed on Broadway and in Chicago where she was nominated for a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for Standing on My Knees. Her television credits include One Life to Live and Days of Our Lives. Her audiobook narration has drawn this praise from AudioFile: “Flanagan’s timing and inflection maintain the drama of this novel, all the while building a sense of dread as we begin to understand the sinister terror.”