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2.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 52.09 out of 5 2.09 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Morrell Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423397236
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Creator of Rambo and co-founder of the International Thriller Writers organization, David Morrell has been called “the father of the modern action novel.” Now this award-winning, New York Times bestselling author delivers The Shimmer, a novel of chilling impact.

When police officer Dan Page’s wife disappears, her trail leads to Rostov, a remote Texas town where unexplained phenomena attract hundreds of spectators each night. Not merely curious, these onlookers are compelled to reach this tiny community and gaze at the mysterious Rostov Lights.

But more than the faithful are drawn there. A gunman begins shooting at the lights, screaming “Go back to hell where you came from!” then turns his rifle on the innocent bystanders. As more and more people are drawn to the scene of the massacre, the stage is set for even greater bloodshed.

To save his wife, Page must solve the mystery of the Rostov Lights. In the process, he uncovers a deadly government secret dating back to the First World War. The lights are more dangerous than anyone ever imagined, but even more deadly are those who try to exploit forces beyond their control.

With The Shimmer, David Morrell takes readers on a brilliant, terrifying journey. Suspenseful, yet thought-provoking, it is the master at his very best.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/14/2011

    " Fun, quick read. Would make a cool movie! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irving | 12/25/2010

    " Honestly, I didn't finish reading it. Too "out there" for me. :-( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 12/23/2010

    " Could not even force myself to be interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 12/16/2010

    " Very Good; mysterious lights in West Texas draw tourists, reporters, those seeking cures, and those who want to use them as weapons
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mactoll | 9/15/2010

    " Possibly the worst thriller I have ever read. Poorly developed characters , introduction of new characters right up to the end if the book. Bizarre plot that was not at all thrilling etc. Can't recommend this one at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 9/9/2010

    " This was really quite good but you never got an answer to your question. It is actually based very loosely around fact but Is totally fictionalized. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Britny | 7/8/2010

    " The longest it's ever taken me to read a book. It was attempting to be thriller/mystery type...but I just really wasn't that interested. Boring. Didn't care too much about the characters. Bleh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 7/5/2010

    " Bit stilted, OK but not his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ro | 6/27/2010

    " I read this book a while ago and it was really quite interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brendan | 6/14/2010

    " Big disappointment. 400+ pages, and essentially nothing happened. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 5/30/2010

    " This book read okay, but not the best thriller as suggested on the cover. "

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About the Author
Author David Morrell

David Morrell is one of America’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers, with more than eighteen million copies of his books in print. His thrillers have been translated into twenty-two languages and turned into record-breaking films and top-rated television miniseries. His 1972 debut novel, First Blood, became the basis for the Rambo films. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, he now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.