Dark Matter

Dark Matter


By (author) Michelle Paver, Read by Samuel West, Read by Jeremy Northam, Read by Benedict Cumberbatch

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 140mm x 16mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409123812
  • ISBN 13: 9781409123811
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 414,850

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January 1937. Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can't afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to utilise his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job in the city. So when he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them. As the young men set sail from a gloomy Britain on the verge of war, Jack feels the overwhelming excitement of not knowing what lies in store. Little can he imagine the horrors that await him in their arctic destination, Gruhuken, a place that cannot escape the savage echo of its past.

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Author information

Born in Malawi to a Belgian mother and a father who ran the tiny 'Nyasaland Times', Michelle Paver moved to the UK when she was three. She was brought up in Wimbledon and, following a Biochemistry Degree from Oxford, she became a partner in a big City law firm. She gave up the City to follow her long-held dream of becoming a writer. Successfully published as an adult author, the CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS are her first - brilliant - books for children.

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Dark Matter is compulsive and chilling but Jeremy Northam's reading adds a whole new dimension. -- Kati Nicholl DAILY EXPRESS This powerful ghost story is anchored so securely in reality that the supernatural element seems entirely credible - and is all the more unsettling. ... The skilled narration further enchances the chilling reality of Jack's life-changing experiences. Totally brilliant. OBSERVER as an audiobook [Dark Matter] is wonderful. ... just the sound of the narrator's steady, emotive voice, the frozon stillness and silence of Gruhuken is brought to life. ... Highly recommended. I WISH I WAS A BOOK blog