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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and number one Audible best-selling duo Jeremy Robinson and R.C. Bray comes a horrifying revelation about the centuries-old Three Days of Darkness prophecy, during which the legions of Hell will be unleashed on Earth....

There shall come over the whole Earth, an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights.

Miah Gray is a 27-year-old former army soldier living in rural New Hampshire with his sister, mother, and her boyfriend. He is plagued by PTSD, finding solace, but not redemption, with the aid of prescribed cannabis. All he wants to do is get high, relax with a good sandwich, and watch a meteor shower with his neighborhood crush, Jen.

He who opens his window or door out of curiosity, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot.

When the sun's light is blotted out the following morning and the world is plunged into darkness, Miah finds himself locked down with his family, covering windows with trash bags, lighting candles, and following the arcane rules of an ancient prophecy. But there is no escaping what comes next.

The air will be infected by demons, appearing in all sorts of hideous forms.

A brilliant flash of light fills the sky, leaving Miah changed and an Old Norse death rune etched onto his forehead. He fears he has been marked for death until the neighborhood's parents start disappearing and he's left behind. Leading Jen and a ragtag group of parentless kids, Miah hunts for answers and for their parents while trying to keep his sister safe. He charges headlong down a path that will take him to the gates of Hell...and then straight through.

All of Hell will be let loose.

The Dark is a mind-bending, character-driven sci-fi-infused horror novel like no other.

©2021 Jeremy Robinson (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Not great but at least I managed to finish it.

How the heck does a book like this get 5 star reviews? It wasn't the worst I have ever read but it's not worth a relisten either.
I'm not a fan of YA books and that is how this one came across. The somewhat useless, self centered main character is supposed to come across as a hero. Well that certainly didn't shine thru. From his drug habit to abandoning people in his care, I don't understand why people think the character was so wonderful.
The whole premise of the book is quite ridiculous but all the characters responses to it was just eye rolling. Seriously, if the sun doesn't show itself, almost everyone is going to be going outside to look. Not think that a religious event, which they have never heard of, written in a gossip magazine, which they don't read, is what happens to be the reason for the dark.
The twist was at least a kind of break from religion which Jeremy seems quite obsessed with. Maybe he is making a breakthrough in his life and realising that belief in a man made religion is not the way to go, and belief in himself is more valuable to his mental health. I only mention that as he seems to have a bit of a pity party in the credits. We are listening to the book for a good story, not to be your therapist Jeremy. Good luck to you though on your journey back to common sense.

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Great listen. Definitely pay it forward…

You two together at x1.3 completely had me thinking I should wear a kilt and skip all the neighbours bbq’s… & then it got even more interesting! Keep em coming, mates and good journeys with ptsd. Thanks from Oz

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Not what I expected

The story hooked me almost immediately. I wanted to hear more and more. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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What a enthralling sci fi horror story

Brilliantly written, loved the characters, had me in stitches one minute and clinging to my seat in the next. This book was different in every way, hoping for a sequel? will be purchasing The Tribe. Narrated by the best RCBray, sounded like you all had fun with this tale.

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Absolutely great!

Jeremy, thank you. Consistently delivering awesome books. You make our scifi passion come to life! Great job mate.

And RC Bray, the audiobook world would not be as good without you. Top effort.

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Surprisingly good!!!

I chose this book at random and was surprised at how quickly I was drawn in and enjoyed the story and each character. I'm definitely a fan of Jeremy Robinson now and look forward to more of his work. The narration was great as well. I highly recommend giving this audio book a listen.

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Awesome!

awesome, now my favourite of what I've read of JR's so far. R.C. Bray killed it like usual and the bloopers at the end had me laughing hard.

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  • 18-08-2021

Great story

Great story, something a bit different. Very enjoyable. I will be checking out his other books.

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Dumb but pretty fun

if Michael Bay were a 16 years old horror fan, played every horror survival game on Xbox and drank 7 red bulls before lunch, this is the story you’d get. It’s pretty silly. Full of cliche and witty quips. Also pretty fun too.

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Great book!!

Loved the story and characters.
The back end could be explained in alot mor depth......so I'm looking forward to the sequel.

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  • 13-07-2021

I could tell you…

I’ve written this review three times. Every time I write it I think that it doesn’t quite explain how much I enjoyed the book. I could tell you that it’s a really scary, dark (obviously), but very funny book. I can tell you that I really related to Miah the lead character. I can tell you that I was scared for his family. I can tell you I was cheering him along every step of the way. No matter what I say, its not enough.

Buy The Dark. Trust me.

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  • Jones1981
  • 15-07-2021

So Dark, with elements of light and awe.

I am so impressed with this title. I have listened to several books narrated by R.C. Bray, including all of “the shiny beer can,” series. This is only the second book I’ve listen to by Jeremy Robinson, (the first was Dark Horse Rising). I am astonished at how this book hit me. I’m a veteran with PTSD from my time in Iraq with the US Marine Corps. in 2003. 18 years later I still carry with me scars from this time my life, and the way Jeremy Robinson is able to write about this connected with me on an authentic level unlike anything I’ve ever read or listened to. If you want a great book, this is it. If you want something more, like the insight behind what a life struggling with PTSD could feel like, this book may connect with you the way it has me.

The Dark is a game changer folks. This is one of the best books I’ve ever listened to. Definitely worth a credit, don’t hesitate, listen to this book today.

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  • John M. Walker
  • 20-07-2021

Two Hours Forty Five Minutes In & Returning it

I bought this book because R.C. Bray. As always, his performance is excellent. However, I am really annoyed with the insanely ridiculous decisions the protagonist makes. Not trying to spoil anything, but I have to point out two really stupid things that have led to my returning this book:

1) After observing, first his mom’s boyfriend and then mom herself, get violently snatched from the threshold of his home by an entity of overwhelming strength and speed, boy genius decides to grab his rifle, leave his teenage sister behind, and go hunting for “it”.

2) Because it’s dark outside, this same 27 year old combat veteran comes up with the great idea of taping three candles to the muzzle of his weapon as a light source so as to better see his prey. Never mind the fact that he’s just obliterated his night vision and will see absolutely nothing beyond the illumination of the candles while at the same time making himself a great candle lit target for the thing he’s hunting.

Now for the less absurdly stupid but still annoying:

When the combat veteran decides to go hunting, he realizes he’s still wearing a Scottish kilt when he can’t stow any extra ammo. Instead of going to his room and putting on pants, he goes out with the kilt.

When he engages the target blowing through a 30 round magazine, no mention of where those rounds are going when he seemingly misses every shot — I’m thinking the neighbor’s houses or even his — the one with his kid sister in it.

Icing on the cake was the “white privilege” comment/thought made by the fast food clerk when he was reminiscing about sometime in the past while stationed in N.C. This one is just me. I despise Leftist comments in novels unless it’s being criticized.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-07-2021

awesome

more greatness from to fantastic people. Jeremy your mind never disappoints me. love it!!! Bray you have a way with words I can't get enough.

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  • Michael Ferris
  • 19-07-2021

Awful

I managed to stay in until chapter 46 where the description of death and I torture told me to get rid of this book. A silly story filled with nightmarish devils and monsters. Awful

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  • M.Collard
  • 13-07-2021

Outstanding

Great story the author may have some unresolved issues but it works in our favor! Book is brought to life through the narrator R.C. Bray. The Dark is now, one of my favorites. Thank you and please keep doing what you do.

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  • Christina R.
  • 14-07-2021

Another Great One

This story was nothing like what I thought it would be. In a good way! I was afraid it would be overly religious considering its subject matter. But it was an awesome sci-fi/horror story with a lot of heart.

There are many reasons why I enjoy Jeremy Robinson’s books, but tops has to be how well the characters are written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-2021

Truly an awesome book!

Wow! I enjoyed this book so much. It was one of funniest scary stories I have ever read. I laughed out loud in some places and I scrunched up into a ball from fear in other places! It was rather like being on a roller coaster in the first car with no safety rail!
The narration was well done and the story was terrific! Thanks to all who helped accomplish such an intriguing and delightful story.

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  • David
  • 14-07-2021

More please..

I love this book, I need it injected in my veins. It’s such a great adventure.

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  • CGregoryRun
  • 15-07-2021

Dark -but thoughtful and funny

How do you write a review about a book so jam-packed full of "yeet"? You'll laugh at that later. Robinson takes us on a rollercoaster ride as we laugh, cheer and say, "ew, gross". Lots of gross in a few spots there, but there's a chihuahua, a guy in a skirt and a badass seven year-old girl who is also kind of creepy, but in a fun way. If you've never read a book by this author, get busy listening. If you have, you're probably already a fan and are maybe waiting on an invitation. I invite you to listen and get lost in the transformation of one neighborhood plunged into the Dark.

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  • Mike
  • 31-07-2021

Not for me

Can’t believe this is promoted as a New York Times number one best seller; more like the National Enquirer.
Utter gung-ho American rubbish. One of the worst books I’ve completed which is really only due to R.C.Brays excellent narration.
Jeremy Robinson definitely one for me to avoid.

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  • Dean Ieronimo
  • 25-07-2021

Great book

loved the book has a great story . could not stop listening to it once I started

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  • Mr bob
  • 04-08-2021

Total Rubbish

Might be ok for teenagers but apart from an easy listen did not live up to the hype or reviews

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-08-2021

Great listen

I will listen to anything R C Bray reads as he is just an outstanding narrator. I loved the book as well. Looking forward to listening to more from this author.

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  • Christopher Wilson
  • 19-08-2021

Good story, the outtakes were hilarious.

A good listen with a bit of banter and fantastic outtakes at the very end of the audiobook. R.C. Bray is a legend of a narrator but the story was good too.

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  • Mr. J. Vickers
  • 26-07-2021

A must listen

Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. The pacing was great, the twists and turns, the characters.

Faultless performance from RC Bray as to be expected.

Nicely tied up at the end too, but added just enough for a sequel. Fantastic.

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  • Marc
  • 11-09-2021

Jeremy has done it again

First got into JR (not the Dallas JR) with The Last Hunter which was great and now The Dark a brilliant explanation of mythology as Arthur C. Clark said any advanced alien race would appear like magic to us (not an exact quote but you get the meaning) so it is not that unbelievable that our ancient ancestors would explain advanced alien science as magic. Keep writing Jeremy and I will keep reading or at least listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-2021

Awesome!

Easily, the best audio listen I've ever had.
The narrater is flawless, giving an outstanding performance
It's quirky, funny,harrowing and a real sense of weight and grit. loved it!!!

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  • Armando Buncad
  • 06-09-2021

Thrilling!

Loved it! A thriller ride of a book, complete with death, gore, and humour!

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  • onerepmax
  • 01-09-2021

Jeremy Robinson, RC Bray and zomb....oh..

Saw the author and narrator, glimpsed the artwork and downloaded it.
Mr Robinson's Exo-hunter was a great read, well written, descriptive, nicely developed characters with well crafted and humorous dialogue - with RC Bray the maestro in the hotseat. And despite this story not being what I thought it was going to be, this turned out to be the same experience but within a completely different genre.

I can partly see the 'it's a teenager's book' within the other reviews, but I really didn't find it detracted from the overall journey the author and the narrator took me on. Very glad I read it.

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