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Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Darren Shan

Narrated By: Ralph Lister

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2013

Duration: 5 hours 34 minutes

Summary:

In the tradition of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, New York Times bestseller Cirque du Freak is the first title in the popular Saga of Darren Shan series.

Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human / half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers—Mr. Crepsley—is a vampire!

Steve confronts the vampire after the show finishes—but his motives are surprising! In the shadows of a crumbling theater, a horrified Darren eavesdrops on his friend and the vampire, and is witness to a monstrous, disturbing plea. As if by destiny, Darren is pulled to Mr. Crepsley and what follows is his horrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires.

This is Darren’s story.

“Fast-paced and full of macabre touches.”—J. K. Rowling

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  • Erica m

    Narrator was great. Book was amusing. The series has started off interesting.

  • Mathew Lyrek

    It was a lively and entertaining book even though it was somewhat short I would gladly refer it to friends who have an interest in these types of books.

  • Luiz Motta

    The book was very Alive and I felt inside the story. I also like the narrators voice!