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In the Dark of the Night Audiobook

In the Dark of the Night

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Publisher's Summary

It has waited seven years for someone to come back to the rambling lakeside house called Pinecrest, which has stood empty since its last owner went missing.

For upscale Chicago couple Dan and Merrill Brewster, the old midwestern manse is an ideal retreat, and for their kids, Eric and Marci, it's the perfect place to spend a lazy summer exploring - which is how Eric and his teenage friends discover the curious cache of discarded objects stowed in a hidden room of Pinecrest's carriage house.

The bladeless hacksaws, shadeless lamps, tables with missing legs, headless axe handle, and other unremarkable items add up to a pile of junk. Yet someone took the trouble to inventory each worthless relic in a cryptic ledger. It has all the makings of a great mystery - whispering, coaxing, demanding to be solved.

But the more the boys devote themselves to restoring the forgotten possessions and piecing together the puzzle behind them, the more their fascination deepens into obsession. Soon their days are consumed with tending the strange, secret collection - while their nights become plagued by ever more ghastly dreams - nightmares that soon seep into reality.

And when a horrifying discovery surfaces, so does the chilling truth about the terrifying events that rocked the town seven years before and the mysterious disappearance of Pinecrest's last resident - a twisted legacy with a malevolent life of its own...and a bottomless hunger for new victims.

©2006 John Saul; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[An] undeniably creepy horror chiller." (Publishers Weekly)
"Foster gives just the right touch to Eric and his friends while at the same time perfectly rendering the story's growing tension." (AudioFile)

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    Anonymous 19/06/2011
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    "In The Dark Of The Night"

    Since joining audible,i have been lucky to have picked some dam good books.
    My favourites being horror and crime and thrillers.Again this book did not disappoint,it amazes me how they come up with great story lines like this,its a creepy tale set in the heart of woods and lake land in a creepy old house,disturbing in parts and graffic, i loved it well written, well narrated

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    DesignerL East Anglia 13/04/2013
    DesignerL East Anglia 13/04/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good"

    Great story line, again, spoilt by narration being unreal and robotic.

    There has to be a better way to have these surely?

    Love audio books but American narrators spoil it with their hammy overacting.

    Marian Keyes books are funny to listen to and the narration doesn't grind my gears like these ones.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Mary
    hopwood, PA, United States
    19/08/09
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    "Could not put it down"

    This audio held my attention from the first chapter to the end. it was full of surprises, twist and turns. Loved it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • angel perdue
    21/04/15
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    "creepy!"

    This is one of his best books, kept me on edge till the very end

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • EnVee
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States
    05/10/17
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    "With in our Possessions"

    What an interesting story of 3 wealthy families who vacation together at Phantom Lake.Eric and his two friends spend an unusual amount of time going through old photos and objects in the old house that Erics parents have rented for the Summer.The objects they find happen to be the collection of the former houses owner a Dr.Darby,who was very eccentric in his collections,these items happened to once belong to various murderers,happen to be possessed by the evils that inhabit those people,causing Eric and his two friends to have horrific nightmares only to wonder and discover that those nightmares were real and if some how,they had caused them.Things get real on the 4th of July when an old homeless man decides to hatchet off the heads of all the celebrants gathered around to watch the fireworks.This act puts an end to Phantom Lake,a horrific scandal to cause the area to become deserted only to allow the evil to once again lay in wake for another opportunity to unleash the evil it's harbors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Portales, NM, United States
    02/10/17
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    "Sigh....so disappointed."

    I keep hoping Saul's books will be as good as I remember when I first read them in the 80's, but the last few have been somewhat disappointing.

    This book reminds me of the television show Friday the 13th: The Series with its cursed objects. I failed to engage with the characters and just kept waiting for the book to conclude. The plot was not very original and the story would have made a better short story.

    The narrator did a good job but I felt the voice effects (talking on phone, otherworldly voices) was extremely distracting and unnecessary.

    This will most likely be the last John Saul novel I read or listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    COLORADO
    30/12/16
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    "Twists and turns"
    Would you listen to In the Dark of the Night again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to it again because I enjoyed the base of the story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It starts off very slow and the mother is VERY difficult for me to deal with.


    What about Mel Foster’s performance did you like?

    I thought that he did a good job of immersing you in the story so that you can see it.


    If you could take any character from In the Dark of the Night out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The Doctor so that I could ask him why. I would be fascinated to hear his answer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/07/15
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    "Sadly disappointed "

    This has to be one of the worst books ever. I would not recommend this to anyone.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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