The Dark is Rising
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.5 based on 119 ratings)
  • 1
    The Dark Is Rising Sequence, Book One: Over Sea, Under Stone | Susan Cooper

    The Dark Is Rising Sequence, Book One: Over Sea, Under Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    Classic fantasy novels for children and adults.

    This is the audiobook version of a novel I read and reread as a child. It was lovely to be able to revisit it as an adult and find that it was just as..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2015 by Katheryn (Leicester, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Dark Is Rising Sequence, Book Two: The Dark Is Rising | Susan Cooper

    The Dark Is Rising Sequence, Book Two: The Dark Is Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    Greenwitch | Susan Cooper

    Greenwitch

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

    A good family listen.

    The narration is excellent. It's written in a similar pace to the Narnia stories and my kids seem to enjoy these more than a lot of modern stories.

    Reviewed on 04 December 2015 by Magee (Lincolnshire, uk)
  • 4
    The Grey King | Susan Cooper

    The Grey King

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark.

    Beautifully read great story

    I thought it was very well read and also thought the narrator must be Welsh. The previous narrator of the series Alex Jennings is good but Richard Mit..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 August 2015 by Marquise of Caribas (UK)
  • 5
    Silver on the Tree: Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence | Susan Cooper

    Silver on the Tree: Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

    Final part of one of my favourite sequences

    Love this but please can't you get 'Over sea, under stone' and 'The dark is rising'?

    Reviewed on 03 October 2012 by Dorothy (Derbys, United Kingdom)