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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. Darci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by Roberta | 1/17/2014

    " Really absorbing, great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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! "

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