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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Sidney Sheldon

Narrated By: Marsha Mason

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: September 2004

Duration: 6 hours 23 minutes

Summary:

All around the globe, people are being reported dead or missing.
In Berlin, a woman vanishes from the city streets. In Paris, a man plunges from the Eiffel Tower. In Denver, a small plane crashes into the mountains. In Manhattan, a body washes ashore from the East River. At first these seem to be random incidents, but the police soon discover that all four of the victims are connected to Kingsley International Group (KIG), the largest think tank in the world.
Kelly Harris and Diane Stevens -- young widows of two of the victims -- encounter each other in New York, where Tanner Kingsley, the head of KIG, assures them that he is using every resource to solve the mysterious deaths of their husbands. But he may be too late. Someone is intent on murdering both women, and they suffer a harrowing series of close escapes. Who is trying to kill them and why?
Forced together for protection, and suspicious of each other and everyone around them, the two widows embark on a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse against the unknown forces out to destroy them.
Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, full of shocking twists, and with an unnervingly realistic premise, the long-awaited Are You Afraid of the Dark? is Sidney Sheldon at the top of his game.
Performed by Kit Flanagan

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  • Maria Faraj

    Very nice and interesting book! Loved it and the narrator was great!

  • Elvira

    I had not read Sheldon in a few years, I've always enjoyed his other books. It was good, but not great, but would still recommend.

  • Anonymous

    As with "The Sky is Falling" the massive conspiracies are contrived and irritating. Stupidity abounds in the characters and I actually wanted the protagonist to get killed. Read "The Other Side of Midnight" if you want a great Sheldon novel. Skip all the others.

  • Anonymous

    I wish that I had read the previous reviews before I rented this. It's awful.

  • Penelopelikes2read

    I have read Sidney Sheldon in the past and did not recognize this as a Sidney Sheldon novel. I was disappointed in the reader. All the accents sounded the same no matter what country they came from. At times I could not differentiate betwen the two main charcters. I couldn't wait for the story to end. Sorry>

  • Anonymous

    I have been a big fan of Sidney Sheldon for YEARS. But he may have been slowing down when he wrote this one. The repetition of the plot events becomes tiresome after a few encounters. The ultimate premise is a bit far fetched. Tanner Kingsley's treatment of his brother is tedious. In all, I was disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    good book, - sheldon still has it. very fast pace great twists. very much enjoyed

  • Cindy S.

    This is clearly not one of Sidney Sheldon's best. It was entertaining and an easy listen, but the story line was so simple and underdeveloped that I could have been listening to an abridged version. There was little depth of the characters and the plot was not complex. I wasn't bored, but I did find myself not remembering what I had just heard.

  • Jean

    This had an interesting plot and moved back and forth from Europe to USA. It bogged down a bit in the reflections but other wise was a good story. It seemed not to be up to the usual standard of Sidney Sheldon. The terrifying cat and mouse game held ones interest.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Sidney Sheldon has always written interesting books, and this one was no exception. A truly good "read".