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Darkside

Narrated by: Colin Moody
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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14-year-old Jonathan Starling can't remember his mother and is neglected by his father, who spends most of his time locked in his study. After his dad is hospitalized for one of his frequent illnesses, Jonathan gains access to his study, where he learns about the existence of Darkside: an underground London ruled by monsters, vampires, and the children of Jack the Ripper. Soon Jonathan realizes he must enter Darkside to save his father, and his daring adventures begin. Performer Colin Moody narrates this imaginative, action-packed dark fantasy novel with sensitivity and distinction.

Summary

Winner of the 2007 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize for first authors.

Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've stumbled on the city's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting. Darkside is ruled by Jack the Ripper's children - a place where nightmares walk the streets. You think you're in trouble now, but your problems have just begun.

Supported by website http://www.welcometothedarkside.co.uk

©2008 Tom Becker (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Darkside continues to be charming

Narrator was good and added to the writing, but sometimes used similar voices for different characters. Also he used odd inflections on words sometimes. However there was a definite Londoner feel and the story written by Tom Becker remains incredible, fast-paced, suspenseful and creative.

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Awesome book

Love this series,read it as a child and listened to this recently. It's just sad the rest of the series isn't on here.

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  • Mo
  • 09-10-17

A fun romp through and through

Love this book to bits. Only downside is that the rest of the series isn't available on here

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  • Kelli
  • 16-11-16

super fun

This was a really fun book. The narrator was nice to listen to and the story was engaging.