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Publisher's Summary

Strange days....
Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last.

Strange nights....
At first the cops thought they were dealing with a psychopath. But soon they heard eerie sounds in the ventilation system - and saw unearthly silver eyes in the snow-slashed night.

Final hours....
In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks.

©2008 Dean Koontz (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the critics say

"Swift, entertaining...a classic race to the rescue." ( Publishers Weekly)

What listeners say about Darkfall

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Great!

Great supernatural story. Fantastic narrator 😊Loved it. I mean, there's voodoo, monsters out of a nightmare chasing you. Fun stuff what's not to like 😁

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Fantastic

Great book. we listened to the story on our summer vacation road trip with our 13 year old son. it was suspenseful, quick paced and engaging. My son loved it and wanted to know more about the author. 10 thumps up.

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  • AC
  • 2018-08-11

Edge of your seat story and amazing narrator

This book is such a "page turner" I couldn't stop listening to it. The story was suspenseful, heart pounding, and didn't let up for a second. The best part of it was probably the narrator, the way he voiced each character was superb.

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Rushed

Not bad, but the story felt rushed. Just when I thought the narrative was getting going, I looked at the time remaining and realized that it was actually winding down. After a pretty good setup (some initially grating characterization aside), the author seems to rush to the finish line, dropping plot points and ignoring characters who I assumed would play some role in the rest of the story. Even some of the characters who we spend a lot of time with seem to get lost by the climax, amounting to little more than window-dressing. Worst of all, the ending was abrupt and failed to provide any satisfying epilogue. It felt like I was reading the "made for tv" version of a story after some overzealous editor had chopped half of it's content for brevity. It seems cruel to give the story less than 3 stars as the little that we get is not badly written. But it's a generous 3 for a disappointingly incomplete story.

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Edge of your seat book. Great storyline and characters you were hoping would make it out alive.

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great listen

I thought the narration was excellent. this is the first audio book I have listened to from beginning to end.

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Older but still good

Older book so some facts are outdated but the overall story was still very interesting but a little predictable.

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Captivating from beginning to end!

Incredible story, very well written and even better narration. Riveting, interesting, great character development, I'd highly recommend a listen of this book to anyone who likes Koontz' work. #Audible1

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  • 2018-09-13

A scary book. #Audible1

#Audible1 , I enjoyed listening to this supernatural book. It’s very entertaining. The performance is very good.

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Great narrator

I couldn’t believe how good the voice changes were for each character. Lane is truly gifted. I enjoyed the book much more because of his voice talents and I will look for more books narrated by him. #Audible 1

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  • william
  • 2010-01-15

Awesome !!

This book keeps you at the edge of your seat just like most of Dean Koontz books do!! The guy who reads the book has an amazing talent and gives each character their own voice!! And for the creepy people of the book it gives your listening experience an exciting ride !!

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  • Rbtmw
  • 2009-02-10

Good Listen

The plot of this book is a little off the beat (concerning voodoo). However I still found this to be a good listen with a good pace and character development.
I gave it 4 starts because the ending (I thought) was a bit open, it didn't tie the ends as much as I would have liked. But overall this tale is suspenseful.

Christopher Lane does an excellent job as a narrator.

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  • Jacob
  • 2009-12-23

Leaves you wanting more

Excellent listen - oddly enough my first Dean Koontz book. Dean is an amazing writer, but I found myself wishing there was a bit more to this universe. It was a very short book and I wish that Dawson's character was better utilized after he discovered his potential.

Regardless, a great listen.

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  • Molly
  • 2014-12-13

a DEVILISH thrill ride......4 STARS~~~~

PLOT: Voodoo power scares up some goblins to come after a good guy. Thrills galore.

Jack has two small children that become the "target" of a Voodoo Master who summons the power of Evil and opens the gates of hell. Horrific yes. .....Jack is a policeman and widower. He becomes romantically linked to his partner Rebecca. When a Voodoo Curse gives the power to sick "evil goblins" like creatures to kill his children Jack must find a way to stop the evil. I was not a big horror fan til this book. The "goblins' are detailed and the chase to get the children is spelled out in a very scary way to keep you on the edge of your seat. Just when you think someone is safe they return. This starts slow and the last half of the book is super exciting. Koontz is the master of details and he has you guessing all the way. the READER is excellent and can do many accents that needed to keep the story moving along. ONE of the BEST of the early Koontz stories. I liked it. GREAT 4 STAR audiobook.

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  • Bob
  • 2009-06-03

Loved it!

He is one of my favorite writers and I'm really glad they are putting his older works on audio. I'm not into VooDoo but this book was a real page turner! It was very easy to listen to and the narrator did an Excellent job with the voices and "supernatural" sounds. I highly recommend this one.

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  • Shawn R. Brucker
  • 2017-09-26

Clay is dangerous when animal blood is involved

Christopher Lane did an amazing job with the narration. The majority of the book had me on the edge of my seat but I felt it bogged down a little towards the end. Still one of the better audibles I've heard.

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  • Regina
  • 2009-09-14

Edge of Your Seat Listen

This is one of those books that I would gladly listen to more than once. It is detailed without being drawn out or boring. I enjoyed the drama that unfolded around the hero's children who are at the heart of this story. If you love science fiction, you'll love this yarn about the supernatural. If you're curious about the supernatural, this one will whet your appetite. If you're a fan of Dean Koontz, he won't let you down. I feel as though he put some of his best efforts into this one.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2009-01-27

Great Book

Well told story the reader was really good. Kept the tension and excitement high.

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  • Wade Lancaster
  • 2017-10-27

What’s going on...Boring

Dean Koontz is either great or lousy. This one falls into the latter category. I might give it another chance, but with so many good to great books to read....it will not be a priority. I really like Koontz, but steer clear of this one.

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  • Amanda
  • 2013-08-09

Love the Koontz!

Very good Koontz. I was easily sucked in and surprised by how I couldn't wait to get back to hear more. Some people bashed it but it's definitely worth a credit.

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