Dark Matter

Dark Matter

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January 1937. Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Twenty-eight year old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway: five men and eight huskies, crossing the Barents Sea by the light of the midnight sun. At last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. Gruhuken.But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice. Stay or go. Soon he will see the last of the sun, as the polar night engulfs the camp in months of darkness. Soon he will reach the point of no return - when the sea will freeze, making escape impossible. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark...Read by Jeremy Northam
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 136 x 140 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1409123812
  • 9781409123811
  • 578,753

About Michelle Paver

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. She is the author of the brilliantly successful children's series, THE CHRONICLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS. DARK MATTER is her first adult ghost story. It arises from her lifelong love of the Arctic, which has taken her to northern Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and Spitsbergen.
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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 * 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 * Dark Matter is compulsive and chilling but Jeremy Northam's reading adds a whole new dimension. -- Kati Nicholl * DAILY EXPRESS *
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6,820 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 31% (2,106)
4 40% (2,756)
3 23% (1,547)
2 5% (340)
1 1% (71)
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