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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michelle Paver Narrator: Jeremy Northam Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to use his training as a specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job. When he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them.

As the young men set sail from a gloomy Britain on the verge of war, Jack feels the overwhelming excitement of not knowing what lies ahead. Little can he imagine the horrors that await him in their destination, Gruhuken, a place that cannot escape the savage echo of its past.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Findlater | 2/18/2014

    " I'd have liked 50 more pages. Loved it but the end felt rushed, the anxieties and anticipation vanished too quick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Windy | 2/17/2014

    " A ghost story told in journal format by a 1930s young man embarking on an arctic expedition. After a slow start the action took off and I became engrossed in this creepy, well told tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Fischer | 2/11/2014

    " A quality ghost story, very enjoyable. You can't help but feel the cabin fever of the protagonist! Nice tension maintained throughout, and while the resolution hiccups a little, otherwise very creepy and well-written. A bit like a cross between The English Patient and the Thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aynslie Mckeith | 2/3/2014

    " This book has made me want to visit the Arctic, it sounds like another world. A fantastic ghost story, I couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/1/2014

    " Not a run of the mill ghost story. In this 1937 Arctic expedition, circumstances evolve to leave Jack Miller alone for weeks of permanent darkness and blizzard conditions. Almost, but not quite alone. Chilling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ambre | 1/31/2014

    " Got this out of the library on a whim and I have to say, great whim! A fantastic wee ghost story and very atmospheric, especially since it is cold and dark outside - suits the temperature in the book too. The build up of tension and suspense is excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Lowles | 1/21/2014

    " Scariest, most atmospheric book I have read in ages. Don't read it late at night and expect a good night's sleep. Brilliant!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " This is one of the most genuinely frightening and deeply unsettling ghost stories I have ever read (and I've read a lot of them.) Ms. Paver does a masterful job of conveying the atmosphere of the Arctic and the horror of what walks in the dark at Gruhuken. I cared deeply about the characters and toward the end of the book my growing sense of dread actually made my stomach hurt. Dark Matter has earned a spot on my bookshelf alongside the works of some of the classic writers of the genre. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Rye | 1/3/2014

    " I'd like it more if it was a YA novel. Writing could have been better. Definitely benefitted from reading in one sitting. I can't help but feel that the author should have stopped writing sooner as the ending seemed weak after the great building tension. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Alliston | 12/24/2013

    " A good old fashioned ghost story. I had this on audio CD and loved it. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ernest | 12/21/2013

    " While I wasn't too spooked by the story, have to admit that the author does an excellent job of telling an atmospheric ghost story. Also liked the pacing and the way it gives you periods of calm and and a sense of isolation followed by the encounter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne - The Book Squirrel | 11/23/2013

    " Another good ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helene | 10/28/2013

    " Liked it- found the mood unsettling at times. Good job Paver! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fazha | 8/23/2013

    " I read this book in the week leading up to Halloween. It was the perfect material for the time. A ghost story in the classic sense in that it relies on speaking to the base fears in all of us: Encountering demons, alone, in the dark, both within and without. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 10/6/2012

    " yeesh, i'm a sucker for horror, but i thought this was well-written and engaging. every ten pages i had to put down the book and talk myself into picking it up again, i was that scared. the protagonist was kind of bitchy so i didn't expect to empathize with him, but he had pluck! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou Robinson | 3/27/2012

    " Disappointed. Too short. Not scary enough. On the plus side, it was an interesting idea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaki Young | 8/27/2011

    " really loved this spooky read & it's setting :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ash | 12/9/2010

    " This is probably one of the best book in the series. The plot is really terrfying the villains are the main characters, Michelle Paver brings us closer to the Soul Eater and how terrible their schemes are and their future evil plans. it was full of darkness and ice a perfect winter read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/24/2010

    " Its a great book and I was amazed by how the author writes and the word choice! It really is a wonderful book that makes you wait for more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aqeel | 11/23/2010

    " It was a good read. I loved the book, it was way better than Wolf Brother and Spirit Walker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 10/13/2010

    " It was good, but it was switching characters like the first two books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zack.712 | 9/28/2010

    " I can't believe Torak is a soul eater "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/10/2010

    " I loved it! Couldn't put it down for long without racking my brains about what might happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dahlia | 7/30/2010

    "
    Wah berpetualang lagi!
    Kali ini mengikuti jejak penculik serigala'
    G ikut merasakan keputusasaan serigala dan rasa sakit Torak
    Keren!

    Yuk lanjut kebuku 4!

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlynn | 7/14/2010

    " I was very into this one. When Wolf got captured by the Soul Eaters I was like OMG! no. I was so glad at the end Wolf did not get hurt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendall | 5/30/2010

    " Soul Eater is a great,adventurous tale of action and horror. It's involvement with evil spirits and mages makes it a little creepy (my favorite) and it's descriptiveness carries it into reality. I may start reading the rest of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Michelle Paver

Michelle Paver was born in central Africa but went to England as a child. After earning a degree in biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a London law firm. She eventually gave that up to write full-time. The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series came from Michelle’s lifelong passions for animals, anthropology, and the distant past—as well as an encounter with a large bear in a remote valley in Southern California. To research the books, she has traveled to Finland, Greenland, Sweden, Norway, Arctic Canada, and the Carpathian Mountains. She has slept on reindeer skins, swum with wild killer whales, and gotten nose to nose with polar bears—and, of course, wolves. The first four books have been made into widely acclaimed audiobooks, read by Ian McKellen.

About the Narrator

Jeremy Northam, a stage performer with the RSC and the National Theatre is best known for major feature films including Emma, An Ideal Husband, Golden Bowl, Enigma, Gosford Park and Cypher. Winner of Actor of the Year 2000 for the London Evening Standard Awards and Film Actor of the Year 2000 for Variety Club.