The Darkness is a fast-paced story of survival that brings the apocalypse to Main Street USA. While the world falls apart, Jacob Anderson barricades his family behind locked doors. News reports tell of civil unrest in the streets, murders, and disappearances; citizens are warned to remain behind locked doors. When Jacob becomes witness to horrible events and the alarming actions of his neighbors, he and his family realize everything is far worse than being reported. Every father's nightmare comes true as Jacob's normal life - and a promise to protect his family - is torn apart.
©2014 W. J. Lundy (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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"couldn't get past the over annunciation, painful"
this is a typical zombie story even though the monsters are not strictly zombies. I've read this plot before. But it's not the story that is so bad; I actually spent the whole book saying stop the panic narration and if I hear him hit that 't' again like a brass symbol I'm going to scream. I would like to know how this story turns out but I just can't handle the narration. Try pronouncing a 't' as hard and loud as you can and you'll get a sense of what you will have to endure. Every syllable is sounded out so completely, it drove me nuts.
Just finished chapter one and I don't know how long I can take this narration! The narrator is overly emphasizing EVERY WORD, as you might at points where things are happening quickly and tensions are high. Nobody talks like that, why perform a narration like that. It's really disappointing when a book that might be a good one is ruined like this. And I feel bad for the author who probably won't make much money off the audio version. Don't authors have any say in who does the narration? Jeeze!
I should have put more stock in the other reviews. The narration is truly horrible and ruined the book for me. The story is not bad, unfolding a bit too slow for my taste.
Skip this one.
Annoyance due to narration
"Great...now I have to go buy the NEXT one!"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the pace at which it moved, I liked the characters and the action. I was seeing it play like a movie in my head and that only happens when I REALLY get into a story. Great stuff from WJ Lundy! Can't wait to get the next one!
"It was fast-paced but steady"
Jacob Anderson and family are fighting a battle they don’t quite understand. They heard news stories of riots and issues in the city, but they weren’t sure what was happening. They decided to leave their quiet neighborhood for somewhere safer when they were plowed into by another car. The people in the car were not… there anymore, they were replaced, or something else. The book starts off quick and just gets quicker as you follow Jacob on his attempt to figure out what is happening to these people, and tries to keep his family safe.
The narration of this is very well done. Professional and emotional. I like hearing what I feel like the author is trying to write out in a narrators voice. Kevin T Collins does a great job. His pacing and emotion made my heart race numerous times during this book. The pacing of the novel helps but Collins’ narration made it even better.
This is one of those books where it feels like everything is working against the main characters. Seriously, there were moments that I felt like the book was just going to end at any minute where everything comes crashing down. Without giving anything away, this book really had numerous times where I thought that the main characters were done and gone.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced but steady — like a marathon runner. This book kept my attention very well, because I really didn’t know what was going to happen next.
Audiobook purchased for review by ABR.
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"Narrarator is AWFUL"
The narrator is awful. His glare for the dramatic is overdone and I'm so focused on how he speaks I can't get into the story. Don't do it!
"A Great Post-Apocalyptic Tale."
Yes because the story's fast paced and engaging.
Critical Dawn by Darren Wearmouth and Colin Barnes.
This is the first one.
I loved this novel, so I was stoked to see it released as an audiobook.
Loved it!! The narrator made the story come alive!! Can't wait until I read book 2 and 3!
"Can't get past narration"
I loved W.J. Lundy's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot series, so I was really excited for this one. I cannot however, get past Kevin Collins' narration. Mr. Collins, if you don't like the material you should not take the job. The story sounded good, so I'm going to pick these books up for my Kindle. Sorry this happened to you Lundy.
Took a bit of an adjustment from the WTF series. By the end I was fully invested. Starting the second one now
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