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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,737 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kat Falls Narrator: Keith Nobbs Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dark Life Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545238892
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A thrilling futuristic adventure set deep undersea which follows the settlers of the world's first subsea settlement

FORMAT: 6 Unabridged CDs
NARRATOR: Keith Nobbs

Dark Life is set in the near future when global warming has caused the oceans to rise and reduced America to half its former size. 16-year-old Ty and his family live on an ocean floor homestead. When outlaws attack the pioneer settlement, Ty teams up with a girl from the "Topside" who's come sub-sea to search for her brother. Together they face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town's rough underworld to discover the secret behind the outlaws' eerie abilities called Dark Gifts.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Falls creates an interesting reality in her new novel…Based on the young ages of the characters, this book will appeal to middle grade readers, who will enjoy the novel's mystery and suspense. It is a definite must-read for SF fans.” 

    VOYA

  • “There’s no denying the nifty premise, solid characterization, and tense moments that contribute to a cinematic reading experience. Falls undersea world warrants further exploration.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The exotic setting and well-conceived details about undersea living, along with likable characters and a minor surprise at the end, will keep readers turning the pages.” 

    Booklist

  • “A western…with plankton instead of cows, harpoons instead of six-shooters and submarines instead of covered wagons…and a few plot twists keep the tension high. A thrilling conversion of the classics to one of our newer frontiers.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

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

    " I really enjoyed the story, the idea of homesteading under the ocean is fascinating. The ending felt a bit rushed but otherwise it was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/20/2014

    " Loved it. It's a bit below my reading level, but i don't really care. i cannot wait for the nixt book to come out. Must read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Vankirk | 1/16/2014

    " Okay, so I'm just going to have to get over the fact that just about every YA book coming out is part of a series (or maybe just the ones that I am reading). However, this is actually a highly entertaining book on its own merit. A dystopian, sci-fi with a somewhat fresh setting of the sea floor. Without giving too much away, its kind of like Starwars meets Xmen set under water instead of space. I like the politics and moral issues of what is "normal." Glad it is on the BOB 2012 list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni Hansen | 12/31/2013

    " It was an interesting concept. Not necessarily the best writing in the world and I'm not so much into dystopic science fiction as some, but not bad, on the whole. Perhaps a little older than a 9-12 year old reading level. I'm not sure most 9-year-old boys would appreciate the kissing scenes... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillari | 12/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book--another one that I wish I could give 3 1/2 stars to. I'm in kind of a YA dystopian rut right now, but can't seem to stop reading them. I enjoyed the world the author created. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer B | 12/16/2013

    " M. bought this at the school book fair-- I took it from him because it was a little too mature subject-wise for him. Turned out to be pretty good- the dialog was a little stilted but hey, a post-apocalyptic underwater homesteading theme-- I'm game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/23/2013

    " This is a undersea distopian YA novel. It was adventure packed, the language is clean, no heavy breathing romance, just a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Lautenschlager | 10/10/2013

    " Enjoyed it enough to want to know what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danica | 10/6/2013

    " This is a great book! The author describes the life underwater so intensely! I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aminah G | 9/5/2013

    " I stayed up All night,to finish this book! it was great! I wanted to read it because it reminded me of that book The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson. I'm into the whole Futeristic-ScyFy, Ocean, Global warming thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 3/27/2013

    " I thought this book is really cool because it's futuristic where peoples houses become slums and people start living underground. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 8/29/2012

    " Very good! Two books in the series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty ~ Bow Ties Are Cool | 8/20/2012

    " Wow! It moved along quickly and was overall a really good read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/11/2012

    " Pretty good. Interesting take on life under the sea as the next place for pioneers after the surface is surface environment is degraded. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 4/17/2012

    " It sucked... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Pfeffer | 3/28/2012

    " Good for book club 4th -5th grade "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzi | 3/26/2012

    " Took me a while to get to it, but then I really enjoyed it. Had a very different setting than I'm used to, which made it fun to imagine. Looking forward to reading the others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat15 | 1/9/2012

    " I want to be able to do what the main character can so badly. It is really cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley Barnow | 10/3/2011

    " Wow, fascinating setting under the sea in this dystopia. Adventure story is good but (if a little predictable), characters are very believable. Excellent read! For 5th grade and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooklyn Halvorsen | 6/19/2011

    " I actually really liked it :) I do recomend this book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaDawn | 5/18/2011

    " Really liked this book! This was a fun take on pioneer life in the future.
    I listened to the audio of this one. The narrator was excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marva | 5/17/2011

    " This book is fast-paced, exciting, lots of plot. It held my attention, However, I prefer books that have more character development and move at a slower pace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 5/11/2011

    " I just read this book and I love what I read. There were a lot of twist and turns. I would recommend this book.to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 daniella | 5/4/2011

    " very good book its perfect for all ages!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/3/2011

    " A post apocalyptic tale of people who live on the sea floor. There is conflict between the interests of the land dwellers and the ocean dwellers as well as the hint of special skills or gifts that the ocean dwelling children are born with. I liked the characters and the action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 4/29/2011

    " it is an awsome book
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oryan | 4/25/2011

    " i really enjoyed this book, but i wish that it was longer and now i hope that there is a sequal "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillari | 4/20/2011

    " I enjoyed this book--another one that I wish I could give 3 1/2 stars to. I'm in kind of a YA dystopian rut right now, but can't seem to stop reading them. I enjoyed the world the author created. "

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About the Narrator

Keith Nobbs is a stage, television, and film actor who is best known for his portrayal of Joey Ice Cream in the television series The Black Donnellys. He has acted on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre Company and appeared in such television shows as The Sopranos, Law & Order, and New York Undercover.