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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (608 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nick Lake Narrator: Benjamin L. Darcie Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Shorty is a Haitian boy trapped in the rubble of a hospital when an earthquake shatters the world around him. Surrounded by lifeless bodies and growing desperately weak from lack of food and water, death seems imminent. Yet as Shorty waits for a rescue that may never come, he becomes aware of another presence, one reaching out to him across two hundred years of history. It is a man named Toussaint l'Ouverture - the Haitian slave turned revolutionary leader whose life was marred by violence and whose own end came in darkness. As Shorty slips in and out of consciousness, scenes from his life and Toussaint's play back and entwine. And though separated by centuries, what this modern boy from the slums and the visionary black leader have in common will leave listeners shivering.

Raw, harrowing, and peopled with vibrant characters, In Darkness is an extraordinary audiobook about the cruelties of man and nature, and the valiant, ongoing struggle for a country's very survival.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qail | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting book, truly gives a view of the gangster life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberta | 1/17/2014

    " Really absorbing, great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Srosch | 12/26/2013

    " Gruesome, gave me nightmares. A neat tale of history though, great ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 12/25/2013

    " As the title implies, this is a dark book set in Haiti with alternating narratives -- from a boy 'imprisoned' in the rubble after the earthquake, reflecting on his life;to Touissant L'Ouverture, who led the battles to freedom for the slaves on the island. The book is well written but very depressing, especially since I have been to Haiti twice and seen the poverty and violence of City Soleil. A worthwhile read, though it is a good idea to read something light afterwards! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia E Sherman | 12/24/2013

    " I can see why this book won the 2013 Michael L. Printz award. The author captures the essence of the characters perfectly. I loved how the historical fiction and present fiction combine. This is a must read. Not crazy about some of the curse words, but they do fit the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Your Excellency | 12/24/2013

    " A 3.5, so I'll be kind and push it to a 4. Interesting premise, highly realistic, kinda profane. I was in Haiti this summer on a mission trip, and didn't see any of the violence or drug use described, but I was in the northwest part of the country, not the capitol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laeroport | 10/24/2013

    " Raw and horrible and completely amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Tournas | 6/1/2013

    " At first it seemed a far-fetched notion that a kid in the 21st century would channel Toussaint L'Ouverture ... but then, it worked for me. Intense and enlightening about present day Haiti. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzette | 5/7/2013

    " Very deep and emotional book about a young man defining need. Very good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libriar | 4/10/2013

    " I read this because it won the Printz. Although it was fascinating, I question why this was published as a teen book. I can't think of any teen I would recommend it to but I can think of a handful of adults who will appreciate it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyla | 2/6/2013

    " Wow. That was hard to read. Every time I put it down for a day or two I really had to struggle to get back into the voice and the flow of the story. I know it was worthy and worthwhile. But yes, I kinda get the Printz controversy now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 6/3/2012

    " Powerful, gripping, haunting, and quite remarkable. This is a novel that has to be revisited multiple times to fully appreciate its richness and complexity. "

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