Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan audiobook

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare

By Darren Shan
Read by Ralph Lister

Blackstone Publishing 9780316605106

The Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482943894

  • ISBN: 9781482943887

  • ISBN: 9781482943863

  • ISBN: 9781481519212

Runtime: 5.57 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday.” VOYA
“The author’s choice of using a ‘mock-umentary’ style is a brilliant one…Readers will be howling for the sequel.” Children’s Literature
“Anyone who loves the humorous but hair-raising horror in R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series will devour British author Darren Shan’s first novel with equal zeal.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A supernatural world populated by a really cool cast of characters.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“The scenario is compelling, and the author mines the exploitative history of early twentieth century sideshows to create an artfully macabre cirque du freak.” Publishers Weekly
“Readers…will be hooked.” School Library Journal
“The gripping plot moves forward at a lightning pace, and Darren’s fascination with the grotesque will ring true for many. Though originally published in England, there are no off-putting Briticisms, just a rip-roaring story full of oddities, low-key horror, and occasional, unexpected poignancy.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Darren Shan

Author Bio: Darren Shan

Darren Shan is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, including the Demonata series, the Saga of Larten Crepsley, the Saga of Darren Shan, the Zom-B series, among others, as well as several stand-alone novels. His books are sold on every continent and in over thirty languages and have been bestsellers in countries including the US, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, and the UAE. In total, they have sold over twenty-five million copies worldwide.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.57
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English