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Author: Karen Hall Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781508216636
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In Dark Debts, Karen Hall masterfully combines horror, southern gothic, romantic comedy, and theological mystery in the form of a supernatural thriller. Terrifying, irreverent, and deeply spiritual, Dark Debts grabs the listener from the very beginning and doesn’t let go.

A superstar among television writers, Karen Hall spent five years creating this vividly original story of faith confronting evil in New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

Dark Debts will give listeners nightmares and fantasies, provoke fear and laughter, inspire doubt and faith. It is the supernatural thriller of the decade.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As gratifyingly chilling as an old-fashioned horror movie.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Truly frightening.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A terrifically ambitious book.”


  • “Hard to put down.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “A beautiful slice of supernatural gothic with characters you’d like to know and a well-drawn Southern backdrop.”

    Raleigh News & Observer

  • “Hall’s image of Jesus in a flannel shirt is an appealing one, and is likely to win over readers not already ensnared by her page-flipping tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hall should be applauded for writing genuinely entertaining commercial fiction grounded in serious thought instead of wasting paper on more pulp nonsense.”


  • “Even readers skeptical of demonology will find themselves beguiled by her stringent arguments and research, all set off by strong characters and witty dialogue.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator George Newbern’s unhurried, soothing tone draws listeners into this disturbing story of demonic possession and Satanic worship in Georgia…Newbern is an accomplished narrator whose characters become real through the smallest vocal inflections. Dark Debts is a compelling listen.”


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About the Author

In her career as writer, producer and creative consultant, Karen Hall has worked on numerous series, including M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Moonlighting, Roseanne, and Grace Under Fire. She has received seven Emmy Award nominations, as well as the Humanitas Prize, the Women in Film Luminas Award, and the Writers Guild of America Award. Her novel, Dark Debts, was a Book of the Month Club main selection when first published in 1996 and has been translated into French, German, and Japanese. She and her husband own Black Bear Books, an independent bookstore in Boone, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He has guest starred on many television series, including Scandal, The Mentalist, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.