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Author: Elliot Ackerman Narrator: Vikas Adam Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781681682938
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Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab-American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir’s wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief.

As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris’ choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness?

Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe—a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vikas Adam narrates with soft tones and subtle intonation. Amir and Daphne, a couple with whom Haris is staying, are given lilting British tones. Two Americans Haris has to deal with have distinctly different voices, one authoritative and the other more introspective…The novel includes a limited number of core characters, and Adam relishes each one.”


  • “Ackerman…has created people who are not the equivalents of the locally exotic subjects in your average NPR story, and he has used them to populate a fascinating and topical novel.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Ackerman…shows boldness and empathy in trying to envision modern conflagrations from foreign vantage points.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Transports readers into a world few Americans know”

    Washington Post

  • “Promises to be one of the most essential books of 2017.”


  • Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

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About the Author

Elliot Ackerman is the author of several novels, including Dark at the Crossing and Green on Blue. He is both a former White House Fellow and United States Marine and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. His essays and fiction have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New Republic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others.

About the Narrator

Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over one hundred recorded audiobooks. An Audie Award nominee, he has garnered many awards for his narrations, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and various Best of the Year lists.