Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £18.29

Buy Now for £18.29

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Continue the thrilling adventure across a world of Dark & Day! Jono Wyer is training new powers at the Windom Academy as the world struggles to recover from disaster and build a new path toward peace! A secret terrorist organization known as the Tombs is plotting to unleash a long lost plague! 

Who knows who can be trusted when anyone could be a traitor in hiding? Jono and his friends will need to fight against the scars of old prejudice and fear if they are going to uncover the Tomb's plot before its too late! Peace comes with a price....

©2018 Jacob Israel Grey (P)2020 Jacob Israel Grey

What listeners say about Dark & Day 2: The Withering Mark

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Perfect Follow-up

This is a great follow up to the first book and if I'm honest it makes me really sad to think there's only one more book in the series so far for me to sink my teeth into. The book continues the story of Jono and the gang, still reeling from the battle at the end of the last book they're soon caught up in a tournament known as the Ambassador's Cup. I very much enjoyed it and it reminded me a lot of the Triwizard Tournament from Harry Potter, and I mean that as a complement. It's a great adventure that everyone should be reading and I'm going to be going straight onto book 3 while the gettings good!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Entertaining sequel

This sequel picks up with Jono and his friends 2 years afer the first book.

This instalment leans more heavily on to conspiracies and tackling secret terrorist organization known as the Tombs. It has a bit of a slow start based around the school with usual classes and exercises to overcome. There is a stead build up in tension and the pace up to the action packed end.

Wayne Farrell carries on narrating the second book and does an amazing job. All unique voices with the correct tempo and passion needed to bring this great story to life.

This can be enjoyed by all ages but a little more focused towards the younger audience. If you enjoyed the first book you will not be disappointed with this sequel. Once finished you will be watching the calendar waiting for The Angels' Masquerade to be released on audiobook.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Chris Jones
  • Chris Jones
  • 11-12-20

Good for all age

This audiobook is good for all age, you know this is something that we can only say for a very few books and this audiobook is one among them, just like Harry potter or the Lords of the rings, people from all ages can like the story and the big magic vs machine world that the author Jacob Israel Grey has developed through his words and is constantly evolving throughout the series, the series is entertaining while sometimes making people feel for the characters as well, the characters of Jono, Keiko and Grail are evolving out to be more entertaining as the series continues.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ellie James
  • Ellie James
  • 07-12-20

Science Vs Magic story

This is a story of Science vs Magic, or night vs day, it is an amazing story with an awesome imaginary world just like The Lords of the Rings, many times when listening to this audiobook I could not stop comparing it with the magic world of The Lords of the Rings, this audio book has impressed me a lot.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michael P.
  • Michael P.
  • 08-09-20

Not just for kids

This series continues with another great story. In fact, this one seemed to be done even faster than the first one, and I didn't have any of those small frustrations with pacing in the first book. The world feels full and rich, and characters have depth. In several ways, this book seemed to channel some elements of a certain wizard with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead. I don't mean to imply anything negative or any suggestion this work isn't original, because it certainly feels original to me. I just mean our MC is a boy who has saved the world, but life circumstances still leaving him feeling left out, unappreciated, and bullied while still having school as the haven he remains even on holiday breaks. There's much to major characters that allow us to become emotionally invested in them. Well done.

Narration was awesome again. Absolutely no complaints. Good selection of voices and good energy/emotion in the performance. Narration definitely adds to the experience.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Trent Gividen
  • Trent Gividen
  • 09-09-21

So much fun!

I will tell you that you cannot get enough of this story. Hands-down love every minute of it. The plots, story, action, adventure, suspense. The life of Jono and his friends is just superbly written well that it seems real life. The details, Everything. Wayne Farrell did a fantastic job (again!) in narrating the voices. He brings the characters to life in so many ways. Well done, well done!

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for TheAudiobookReview
  • TheAudiobookReview
  • 11-05-21

More Great Fun

Dark & Day 2: The Withering Mark written by Jacob Israel Grey finds us in a world trying to recover from the events in book 1. Some seeds of distrust are still around, but generally, everyone is trying to get along and put their past prejudices behind them.

This book felt a little slower than the first book, at least until the action kicked up a notch. At that point, I really didn't want to stop listening. The slower opening stands to reason though, given that things have settled down towards normalcy. The world and characters which fill it are interesting, each feeling like unique personalities in the own right, which means a lot of thought has been put into them.

Jono, our hero from the first book, now has a group of good friends who are trying hard to do well at Windom Academy but are seemingly being thwarted in their attempts to succeed. The hard-won peace of the world begins to unravel with a resurgence from "the Tombs" - a secret terrorist organization known bent on causing chaos.

This was a solid sequel to the first, with plenty of action once things got moving. I'm quite glad there are more books in the series that are already ready to listen to! Narration by Wayne Farrell is on-par with his delivery in the first book, easy to listen to and immersive.

Be sure to read our Interview with Jacob Israel Grey, the author of the series for more insights into these books!

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I have not let this gift affect nor influence my opinions of this audiobook and have left an honest review.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for joseph phillips
  • joseph phillips
  • 07-05-21

Great follow up

This is a great follow up. Enjoyed the story progression and really looking forward to book 3!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Samantha Johnson
  • Samantha Johnson
  • 11-01-21

Enjoyed the performance and the story

I really enjoyed the performance and the story. I'm excited to listen to the rest of the series.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Keith Colbert
  • Keith Colbert
  • 15-12-20

Awesome continuation from the previous part

Jono is a very zany wily and welcoming character and I cannot get enough of him. an awesome continuation from the previous part.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mike Johnson
  • Mike Johnson
  • 08-12-20

awesome

An excellent rendition of the boy becomes a hero genre. Hidden powers, friendship, romance, great characters, and an awesome narrator.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sam Jos
  • Sam Jos
  • 08-12-20

Can't wait for the next installment!

I can't say enough about this book and its predecessor. The narrator is also great. Can't wait for the next installment!

1 person found this helpful