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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Keene Narrator: Eric Medler Publisher: Dark Realms Audio / Audio Realms Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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One morning the residents of Walden, Virginia, woke up to find the rest of the world gone. Just...gone.

Surrounding their town was a wall of inky darkness, plummeting Walden into permanent night. Nothing could get in - not light, not people, not even electricity, radio, TV, Internet, food, or water. And nothing could get out. No one who dared to penetrate the mysterious barrier has ever been seen again. Only their screams were heard.

But for some, the darkness is not the worst of their fears. Driven mad by thirst, hunger, and perpetual night, the residents of Walden are ready to explode. The last few sane prisoners of this small town must prepare a final stand against their neighbors, themselves, and something even worse...something out there...in the darkness...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke | 2/16/2014

    " Brian Keene has a way with horror, and it all intertwines. Ob pops up in this one. I would tag it as post-apocalyptic before straight up horror. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenifer Gardner | 2/14/2014

    " I had a rough time with this one. It was FREE on kindle... which was clearly my motivation behind reading it- especially considering what a difficult time I've had finding a new GOOD book to read. I love books & movies in this genre, but this one just didn't quite cut it. Not enough happened, and there was too little focus on what these people had to do to try to survive. There was essentially one major mention of the surviving characters trying to scavenge for food and supplies, but after that the seriousness of the lack of food and water just falls by the wayside. At one point there's even reference to the main female character using bottled water to help her grow marijuana from the seeds she had leftover after she smoked her entire stash... riiiight. I guess the author was trying to focus mainly on the horrible, disgusting things human beings would likely do to one another if put in a situation where they are trapped against their will in the last remaining town on earth. It was this aspect of the book that made it difficult for me to read... I would have preferred that he left out the explicit details and just let the reader's imagination fill in the blanks. I actually skipped over pages at a time to avoid these images being stuck in my head as I was falling asleep at night. One final note: I was extremely curious to know the age of this author(according to Wikipedia, he's 43), mainly due to some of the language he used in this novel. I get the sense that he was trying a bit too hard to sound relevant when he repeatedly used the phrase "F*ck that noise." I found that to be more than a bit distracting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/8/2014

    " Keene's latest is interesting on a variety of levels. It's fun to see how it fits in with the structure of some of his other books, for one thing, and it's a fun quick read all on its own. It's impossible not to kind of compare it to King's UNDER THE DOME because it has a similar "Maple Street" concept of a town cut off by unnatural means, although any similarity stops there. It's by turns humorous and exciting, and a worthwhile addition to his works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Lautenschlager | 1/30/2014

    " I wasn't overly impressed. I finished it and was disappointed with the ending. The book seemed like a cross of two of Stephen King's books. "Under the Dome" and "The Mist". I enjoyed both of those books. I think that's why I finished this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Kelly | 1/17/2014

    " Loved it...never read Mr. Keene before and I really enjoyed him. The premise was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/13/2014

    " I have to say Brian Keene has done it again. I enjoy the way his books are different stories yet somehow still connect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennie | 1/7/2014

    " Well, it wasn't great, but when I started reading it at 3am I felt sufficiently creeped out to enjoy myself. I'd like to read more by this author. Not too much gore, but not enough psychological thriller-dom to thrill me entirely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gail Testa | 12/22/2013

    " Hated it. Wished I hadn't wasted my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. Jr. | 10/24/2013

    " A different approach for Keene, but very well laid out story. With complete darkness as a over-riding theme, the story takes shape in your mind. Easy to imagine. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amie | 10/23/2013

    " Tries too hard to be a Stephen King book. Glad it was free on my Kindle, otherwise I would feel ripped off. No character development, choppy story line, repetitive and unnecessarily vulgar. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 10/10/2013

    " A good enough horror read. Interesting concept. The author does a good job developing fairly believable characters. The concept could have been taken a bit farther . . . I got the impression the author got bored near the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 9/5/2013

    " This book was kinda boring - I was hoping for something more interesting or maybe that amish guy again. Oh well... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/24/2013

    " very poor man's Stephen King, much like The Mist but not as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/24/2013

    " This was suspenseful, and really pulled me in. I enjoyed reading it, and I really waver on whether to give it three or four stars. I guess the main problem is I didn't like the ending, it didn't really resolve anything and left everything up in the air. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Mitchell | 2/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. it's similar to Stephen King's 'Under the Dome', which I also loved, but this one is quicker and more focused because it doesn't follow so many characters. It's also much darker (duh) than 'Under the Dome'. It reminded me of an old Twilight Zone episode. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Echo Bohlin | 10/7/2012

    " Kind seemed very "the mist" which they menshion in the book. Needs a sequal. "

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About the Author
Author Brian Keene

Brian Keene is the Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Rising, Fear of Gravity, City of the Dead, and others. He is also the fiction editor of Horrorfind.com and the Best of Horrorfind anthology series.