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Author: Darren Shan Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781483087429
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The nightmare continues for the new vampire’s assistant in the second installment of the New York Times bestselling Saga of Darren Shan.

Darren Shan was just an ordinary schoolboy until his visit to the Cirque du Freak. Now, as he struggles with his new life as a vampire’s assistant, he tries desperately to resist the one temptation that sickens him, the one thing that can keep him alive. But destiny is calling. The Wolf Man is waiting.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The plot is much better paced than the first and the dialogue far more natural…Along the way, we come to really like Darren, who will do absolutely anything for a friend.”, editorial review

  • “YA readers…will undoubtedly connect with his overwhelming desire to fit in somewhere and belong.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Shan is uncannily skillful in sucking readers into his macabre world.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Fans of the genre will definitely enjoy meeting Darren again.”


  • “Chock-full of wonderfully inventive details about the residents of the freak show (which includes a wolf man and the mysterious Mr. Tiny)…Well suited to young readers.”


  • “Horror fans will devour it and clamor for the next in the series.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Fast paced and full of macabre touches, Cirque du Freak explores the powerful fascination of the dangerous and the unnatural.”

    J. K. Rowling, praise for the series

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About the Author

Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the Demonata series, the Saga of Larten Crepsley, the Saga of Darren Shan, the Zom-B series, among others, as well as several stand-alone novels. His books are sold on every continent and in over thirty languages and have been bestsellers in countries including the US, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, and the UAE. In total, they have sold over twenty-five million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespeare and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearland 13 Going On 30. He lives in Los Angeles.