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3.00021925016444 out of 53.00021925016444 out of 53.00021925016444 out of 53.00021925016444 out of 53.00021925016444 out of 5 3.00 (4,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Brown Narrator: Victor Slezak Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sandra Brown has rapidly risen to the top of the ranks of suspense novelists with a succession of stories that feature strong, independent heroines caught up in life-or-death situations. In each of these books she has explored the psychological underpinnings of both the villains and the heroes, and she has told her stories with a grittiness not common to most female authors. These traits, which have set her apart from the pack, and have helped to elevate her standing among readers, both male and female, are readily apparent in Hello, Darkness, the novel which will launch her association with Simon & Schuster.

Paris Gibson is a talkshow host on late-night radio at a station just outside Austin, Texas. She has come to this town to escape from an affair gone wrong, and the death of her former fiancé, for which she blames herself.

The other half of the affair, a police psychologist named Dean Malloy, has also recently relocated to Austin; in his case it is an effort to get his teenage son away from some bad influences in his old home.

Paris and Dean are drawn together when she realizes that one of her radio callers, a man who identifies himself as "Valentino," is telling her that he has just decided to get even with a woman who he feels has wronged him. He says that he is holding her in a secure place and that he plans to kill her within three days. Paris and Dean race to identify and locate the mysterious "Valentino" before he can fulfill his promise of death.

Ripe with sexual tension and filled with plot twists that are both exciting and surprising, Hello, Darkness is exactly the kind of book that readers of suspense fiction crave.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gripping story of abduction, betrayal, and murder that could have been ripped straight from the headlines.”

    The Early Show

  • “Cue another run up the charts for bestselling Brown, who knows just the right mix to spin…The unmasking of the killer comes with a riveting finale that will leave fans begging for an encore.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Brown’s latest thriller is full of thrills and chills that will keep readers turning the pages…With an abundance of likely suspects, this sexy, engrossing thriller will keep readers guessing until the very end.”

    Booklist

  • “Essential for mystery collections.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meadow | 2/13/2014

    " I couldn't put this book down. It was a page turner! GREAT READ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/29/2014

    " Sandra Brown has proved to be an author that makes me want to read late into the night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anna Todd | 1/25/2014

    " Hello, Darkness by Sandra Brown (copyright 2003) is a suspenseful and thought-provoking tale about an on-air personality named Paris Gibson. She has a late night radio show on 101.3 at a small station in Austin, Texas. Paris engages her listeners by encouraging them to request their favorite love song classics. However, there are times that Paris is the listener as the callers will sometimes confer to her regarding their relationship difficulties. Paris then does what she can to solicite both sound and encouraging advice to troubled listeners. But then Paris recieves an extremely ominous and threatening phone call from someone named Valentino.It seems that Paris had recieved a call in days past from Valentino's girlfriend. It is quite evident that Valentino did not take kindly to the advice that Paris gave her. As a matter of fact, Valentino is most angry at both Paris and his girlfriend. He blames Paris and plans on seeking vengence and in the phone call to Paris tells her that he plans on killing his girlfriend in three days.Paris then alerts the proper authorities regarding this chilling and frightening phone call. It's a race against time to find Valentino before he kills. At the same time, there are many possible suspects in question. The plot thickens as the clues keeping adding up for each suspect.At the sametime, this book is very thought-provoking. Within the storyline, it reminds the reader of the potential danger of disturbed individuals in society. It also shows the potentially harmful and devestating effect of parents "leaving their teen-agers to their own devices."At the very least, I believe this book will remind readers of real life dangers and perhaps serve as an excellent "wake-up call" for parents that allow their children unmonitored access to the internet.Anna Todd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janika | 1/21/2014

    " Like it so far, we'll see how it ends. "

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