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Download The Dark Is Rising: Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,903 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Cooper Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

This book is a rare act of creative imagination in which the listener will be equally moved by the warm happy village life Will shares with his large family and the nearly overwhelming danger he encounters, often in other centuries and places, while he seeks the Signs and learns their power. Interweaving ancient Celtic and English traditions with the legends of the Buckinghamshire hills and valleys where she grew up, Susan Cooper has written a superlative dramatic fantasy of the eternal conflict between good and evil out of which all myth is made. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/11/2014

    " I think I read some really rave reviews of this series before I started it? I remember being super pumped to get into it, and it disappointed me a little. The whole 'kids solving important magical mysteries' deal is one of my favorite things to read, and there was a nice Redwall-esque riddle, but I think I wanted a little more out of it. I'm blaming that on my hyped-up mindset. Perhaps I'll get that little more if I read the entire series and consider it as a whole? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine K | 2/9/2014

    " I think I probably read this book in middle school and loved it. I have cited it in years since as book recs to friends w/ children. Thought I'd rate it here and am pleased to see it is part of a series- I had no idea. Will be giving it a go here in the near future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandy Painter | 2/8/2014

    " My review of this and the four other books in The Dark is Rising sequence can be found here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Scott | 2/1/2014

    " I loved this series when I was a kid. I remember it being so mysterious and engaging, and I can recall eagerly anticipating each new bit of fantasy and magic spread through the serious. I wish I had not re-read this as an adult, I found it flat and somewhat bland, the characters and plot less engaging. To some extent I think this is a product of the time it was written, my age now (a children's book must always loose some of its remembered luster, I think), but also an appreciation for better and more inventive books in the genre that I hadn't read at the time I first went through this series. "

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