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3.00056369785795 out of 53.00056369785795 out of 53.00056369785795 out of 53.00056369785795 out of 53.00056369785795 out of 5 3.00 (3,548 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781423329190
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Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction. Jude Marrock is out for revenge and has no choice but to involve Devon in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with an escalating body count. She doesn’t trust him one bit, but when the shots start flying and friends start falling, she finds herself with nowhere else to run. And there are innocent lives, both human and animal, at stake, including those of Ned and his mysterious pack. Is Jude Devon’s salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he’s protecting worth killing for...or dying for? With a lightning-fast pace, unforgettable characters, and gut-wrenching action, Dark Summer is compelling new terrain for this master storyteller. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 2/17/2014

    " I read the first 4 chapters and just couldn't get into it, so I gave up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Wombles | 2/16/2014

    " Not bad, but a bit redundant. If you're not looking for surprises and just want an easy, pleasurable read, this fits the bill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Mulvany | 2/13/2014

    " The story felt contrived, the narrative forced; the whole book read like a poor first attempt. The plot-line was interesting enough to keep reading, but continuing was difficult. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 1/21/2014

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as others I've read by Iris Johansen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula Hebert | 1/19/2014

    " for years, in bookstores and libraries, looking for my next literary fix, I have seen the rows and rows of ms. johansen's output, and just passed them by. well, I finally decided to see what was so special about them, what with being a new york times best seller and all. and I am telling you, this book was just awful. the premise itself wasn't that bad, but the book read more like a script for a mediocre tv movie than a good book. more dialogue than prose, with a heavy bodice-ripper element, this is a book for someone who doesn't like to read. I got half way through it(and it was a mighty struggle, let me tell you) and I just couldn't stand it anymore. who did this woman pay to get them to put her on the ny times best seller list? don't waste your time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina | 1/13/2014

    " First time reading this author. Enjoyed book. Did not know if I could finish in 7 days, had no trouble. I wanted to read it very quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela Thomas | 1/11/2014

    " I couldn't even finish the book. A little over half-way and I realized it just wasn't getting any better. It has completely cheezy dialog and repeats some of the same ideas 4 and 5 times. Annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/9/2014

    " Great read !!! Hard to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kinga | 1/6/2014

    " I got nothing to say. It was a typical Iris Johansen book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 12/19/2013

    " I used to love reading Iris Johansen and couldn't wait for the next book to come out. Lately though, I have found the writing to be all over the place and the pace too fast. None of the characters get developed fully and the plot of this one was just ridiculous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 11/14/2013

    " Iris Johansen has written some really good books-this wasn't one of them. It has dogs in it, and the attention to them was its redemption. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy L. | 9/12/2013

    " Good book, a bit slow in the beginning. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg Collver | 9/7/2013

    " I thought it was going to be a good book until about the middle. It has a silly plot. Worse, the characters start falling apart in the middle of the book and it never recovers. A disappointing read I'd never recommend to anyone else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 8/24/2013

    " Interesting concept. The dogs are wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina | 11/23/2012

    " Another good read by Iris Johansen. This one keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Doherty | 6/4/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading this book....I always wanted to know what was gonna happen next "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherree | 3/29/2012

    " Same usual formula, but I do like the addition of the paranormal thread into many of the books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 2/10/2012

    " Very interesting. What an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/10/2011

    " Got this at an airport book store. Liked it much better than I expected. Love the dog/vet aspect. A page-turner! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aurora | 12/6/2011

    " Normally I'm a fan of hers but this book was awful. The main female character was made "tough" by saying DAMMIT about 100 times during the book (not kidding). Saying Dammit does not make you tough, it makes you annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom_in_a Ali | 10/9/2011

    " I love this book by IJ. I think it's her best book so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena | 6/29/2011

    " a good book will keep you wondering "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 5/29/2011

    " I liked the book, but it was a favorite. It was slow in some spots so I ended up skimming pages. However, I did like the tie-ins with past characters in other books. I always like a paranormal slate of Iris Johansen's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 5/19/2011

    " Not as good as Pandora, but still a good read. "

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

    " I rather liked this book. Enjoyed the development of the characters. I actually felt that I got to know Devon. Marrok was a bit more difficult, but his character matches the cliche brooding dark man - in a good way. And how can you not love a story that is out to save the dogs? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 4/26/2011

    " This book was disappointing. I just couldn't get into it, and honestly, didn't even finish it. I got half way through and realized I didn't care about the characters, nor did I care what happened in the story. I have liked previous books by this author, just not this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 4/24/2011

    " A quick read thriller. Preposterous plot, but fun, & easy enough for a dog lover to suspend disbelief. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 4/17/2011

    " I read this book in 2 days. I got really into it, maybe it's because it was partially about a black lab. I love her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 4/13/2011

    " Not bad, a nice twist of suspense, intrigue & dash of romance. Not to mention the dogs! I love it when authors include an animal personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 3/22/2011

    " From this book I learned that I need to keep up with this Good reads list!! Another one I had already read!! LOL "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 2/4/2011

    " This book was in a series that she writes. It was typicall Iris Johansen book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 1/29/2011

    " Great read !!! Hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicek | 1/24/2011

    " Loved it! Love all of her books! Great mysteries and story lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/27/2010

    " Not bad, but a bit redundant. If you're not looking for surprises and just want an easy, pleasurable read, this fits the bill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 12/19/2010

    " okay but I like the Eve Duncan series better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/18/2010

    " I was surprised at how bad this book was because I really liked some of her other stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 9/28/2010

    " This was a fabulous, fast-paced book that kept me on the edge of my seat with all the twists and turns and narrow escapes and ended differently than I thought it would! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 9/16/2010

    " This is a book to read over and over again. Great writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverly | 8/27/2010

    " I have never read a book of hers that I didn't like but this one was a
    one that was hard to put down. I couldn't wait to find out what happened and then I was sad when it was over!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Academicsupport | 8/25/2010

    " A little far-fetched, but I wouldn't mind a "touch" of summer! "

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About the Author
Author Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search, and many other novels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. 

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.