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3.37625 out of 53.37625 out of 53.37625 out of 53.37625 out of 53.37625 out of 5 3.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin McKinley Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781400180080
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There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires. They took her clothes and sneakers. They dressed her in a long red gown. And they shackled her to the wall of an abandoned mansion-within easy reach of a figure stirring in the moonlight. She knows that he is a vampire. She knows that she's to be his dinner and that when he is finished with her, she will be dead. Yet, as dawn breaks, she finds that he has not attempted to harm her. And now it is he who needs her to help him survive the day. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • McKinley knows very well---and makes her [audience] believe---that 'the insides of our own minds are the scariest things there are.' Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “Sunshine is a gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature that exists more or less at the unlikely crossroads of Chocolat, Interview with a Vampire, Misery, and the tale of Beauty and the Beast. It’s not quite SF, and it’s not really horror, and only kind of a love story, and it’s all three while still being solidly Fantastique. It also does that nice thing where the author assumes the readers are smart, and she treats us like we’re smart, and we purr and get smarter and work harder for all that. It’ll be nominated for awards, and win them; in the meantime I really hope it finds its audience, which is, potentially, huge.”

    Neil Gaiman

  • “Fabulous, fascinating, and a whole lot of fun. Step into Robin McKinley’s thrilling, beautifully described world, where you will meet some interesting vampires and a lady who can deal with the creatures of the night.”

    Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A smart, funny tale of suspense and romance.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “McKinley [balances] the dark drama with light touches of humor. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will feel at home, but McKinley’s novel has its own originality and depth.”

    Orlando (FL) Sentinel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Garcia | 4/11/2016

    " I enjoyed the story and characters but it took me a little bit to get use to the narrator. I would be interested in reading more from this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexis | 5/19/2011

    " It was okay and I liked the story line, but for some reason I found it difficult to read. It was the langueage or anything like that, but i found reading it tedious. I'm disappointed because I love Robin Mckinley and her writing, but this one just didn't do it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 5/11/2011

    " I loved that it has a lot of words! Great stream-of-conscience writing. Made me want to bake muffins for a long time. "

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

    " I have mixed feelings about this book. It was very confusing and has only 4 long sections so it is very difficult to pick up and put down. Also, when I read a book I am looking for one's that my teenage daughters can read and this is definitely not one I would recommend to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/3/2011

    " A vampire book with a strong female protagonist who is not just a vapid captive of a vampire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/2/2011

    " Took me awhile to get used to the voice and get into it, but really by about page 25 I was hooked. Good characters, nicely suspenseful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 4/28/2011

    " Pretty good read - definitely more adult than her other books. Full of interesting, likable characters and a unique plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 4/27/2011

    " I read this a while back but gave the book away. Now want to re-read and review at some point. "

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About the Author
Author Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley has won various awards and citations for her writing, including the Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown and a Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword. Her other books include Sunshine, the New York Times bestseller Spindle’s End, two novel-length retellings of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, and a retelling of the Robin Hood legend, The Outlaws of Sherwood. She lives with her husband, English writer Peter Dickinson.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit and a winner of eight Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.