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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Twelve Hawks Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fourth Realm Trilogy Release Date:
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In The Traveler, John Twelve Hawks introduced listeners to a dangerous world inspired by the modern technology that monitors our lives. As it ends, Gabriel Corrigan hesitates under the weight of responsibility. His brother Michael seizes opportunity–and joins the enemy. 

The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel’s father, who has been missing for many years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

Simultaneously, Michael orders the Brethren—the ruthless group that has been hunting Gabriel—into a full-scale search. The race moves from the underground tunnels of New York and London, to ruins hidden beneath Rome and Berlin, to a remote region of Africa that is rumored to harbor one of history’s greatest treasures. And as the story moves toward its chilling conclusion, Maya must decide if she will trade everything to rescue Gabriel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Page-turningly swift with a cliffhanger ending . . . John Twelve Hawks has drawn upon both pop-cultural and literary touchstones and modified them to create a cyber-1984. The New York Times
  • The stuff that first-rate high-tech paranoid-schizophrenic thrillers are made of. Time
  • Portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine . . . Political prophecy is rarely such fun. The Washington Post
  • Seductive . . . Quickly hooks you into its Matrix-esque world . . . [Let] the butt-kicking begin. USA Today

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave | 2/17/2014

    " Engaging characters, dresses common conspiracy theories in emperor's romantic non-empirical clothes. Fun read but seems pretentious and could be taken seriously by some people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristine Coumbe | 2/17/2014

    " After reading the Traveller, first book in the series The Fourth Realm, I was hoping it would be as great a read as the first. I ended up disappointed. The writer's story telling in Dark River was not as sharply focused as The Traveller. The novel seemed bloated and not as tightly written as the first. Although,I absolutely loved The Traveller and felt this book is not completely unfortunate, it does not live up to my expectations. I will complete reading the Fourth Realm series because I love the characters so much and the initial story started in the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jacque Bona | 2/13/2014

    " I preferred the first book, but I enjoyed this one also. It did set up great anticipation for the next book, due in September 2009. I can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Kitchen | 2/10/2014

    " I've had this one sitting on my shelf waiting to be read since 2007....I'm not going to wait that long to read the last of the trilogy "

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