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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,485 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marta Acosta Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781427229939
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Jane Eyre meets Twilight in Dark Companion, a lush and romantic YA gothic tale about an orphaned girl who attends an exclusive private school and finds herself torn between the headmistress's two sons.

Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work and determination, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. There, for the first time, Jane finds herself accepted by a group of friends. She even starts tutoring the headmistress's gorgeous son, Lucien. Things seem too good to be true.

They are.

The more she learns about Birch Grove's recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. Why did the wife of a popular teacher kill herself? What happened to the former scholarship student, whose place Jane took? Why does Lucien's brother, Jack, seem to dislike her so much?

As Jane begins to piece together the answers to the puzzle, she must find out why she was brought to Birch Grove—and what she would risk to stay there….

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling and romantic; a Jane Eyre for the Modern Age. Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of The Iron King

  • Recommended reading for teen gothic/vampire fiction fans as well as for Jane Eyre fans of any age. Bloody brilliant! LoveVampires.com
  • Awesome stuff. Compelling and dynamic, Dark Companion lures you in, casting a distinct spell you won't want to break. A modern Gothic with classic style. Leanna Renee Hieber, bestselling author of the Strangely Beautiful and Magic Most Foul sagas
  • This is the kind of book I wish I could have read when I was a teen. Jane is an inspiration to any young girl who doesn't fit in or underestimates her own strengths.... A lovely, spiritual, uplifting story. Patricia Altner, Patricia's Vampire Notes
  • I had the pleasure of an early read of the novel early last year and heartily recommend it. Doug Knipe, SciFi Guy
  • Reminiscent of the popular Twilight Series with the similar themes of angst ridden teenage love between two unlikely people. The writing is absolutely addictive and I could not put this book down for a second. The suspense, mystery, romance and paranormal all together make a very exciting book that is sure to impress readers of various genres. Overall, a breathtaking, beautiful novel that should not be missed. Rachael Dimond, Enchanted By Books
  • Takes the vampire legends in a whole different direction...With a whole new spin on vampirism and an easy-to-read, yet well researched novel, teenagers could expect an intriguing love triangle, between an orphan girl named Jane and the headmistress's mysterious sons. Neurotic Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2014

    " Kind of a little awkward at times - but overall well written :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadia | 2/14/2014

    " I didn't like this book but I don't hate it either..Honestly I was confused about Jane an her emotions 1 min she's angry the next desperate for attention "

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

    " So glad it ended the way it did. I loved how I was able to envision everything they were seeing within my own mind without too many details in the story. It's not your typical vampire novel in more ways than one. I really didn't feel that there was a love triangle within the story although the potential is definately there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 1/28/2014

    " I couldn't finish it. All you need to know. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Farah | 1/26/2014

    " Actual Rating: 1.75 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandria ernst | 1/20/2014

    " a really great book... kept you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 11/2/2013

    " I liked it a lot but there wasn't the best storyline ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 6/12/2013

    " So wonderfully intricate and twisted. It was mortifying and beyond creepy, but Acosta spun an incredible story with fabulous characters. Very well done. I would LOVE to see this adapted into a film. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vi | 9/24/2012

    " I couldn't hack this book. It was just not rolling. I even skipped ahead and it just didn't work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 8/31/2012

    " This is a very interesting book. So many twists and turns - keeps the reader engaged when you think you have it figured out -another twist. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louisa | 8/30/2012

    " Fantastic book, a bit weird, because I don't come from a home without a family, so I didn't understand why she would decide to become a Companion, but otherwise, a really great book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Francine | 8/15/2012

    " Couldnt even finish it.I found very boring and dragging. No excitment and i struggled with it since the beginning..I read in bed a lot and i found myself falling asleep and that tells me a book is not good.I NEVER fall asleep reading. "

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About the Author

Marta Acosta lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a feral reader, roaming the stacks of the public library. She received a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Stanford University and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine. She lives with her husband, spawn, and their crazy dogs. An avid gardener, she likes independent films, funny novels, loud music and lively conversations.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.