Away from the Dark Audiobook
By: Aleatha Romig
Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Erin deWard, David Ledoux
Published by: Audible Studios 10/18/16
12 hrs and 40 mins
Away from the Dark Audiobook Sample
Away from the Dark Audiobook
This is a very hard review to write. There are SOOOO many spoilers from book one. I will do my best to keep it spoiler free. So, in book one, Into the Light, we meet Sara. She has just woken up from a horrible injury. Her eyes are bandaged and she is badly bruised, but remembers nothing. She is told that she is a member of The Light. She lives in a remote Alaskan village where everyone else that lives there is part of The Light too. She also learns that she is married to Jacob. Now, because this series is told from multiple POVs, the reader learns very quickly that Sara is a new initiate and that she is being forced into this new life. Many brides are “acquired” this way and brought into The Light. We learn this from Jacob’s POV.
There is also a third POV, Stella. She is an investigative reported. She’s also looking for her best friend who’s gone missing. Stella lives in Detroit. She’s dating a cop and has a fish named Fred.
Now, this story picks up right where Into the Light ends. It ended with a big cliffhanger end to it. We start to get answers right from the beginning of this book. Many of the questions that come up in book one are answered relatively quickly, but there are also new questions. Jacob has know from the beginning what he was a part of. However, things to take a turn for the worse, not just for Jacob, but also Sara and others in this cult.
In the first book, everything takes place at the Northern Light, the Alaska camp. In this book, we get to see more of the Eastern Light, that is located in Detroit. It is also the place where The Light does a lot of it’s “recruitment”. Some people do join willingly, though most of those are men. We also learn a lot more about the leader of this sect, Father Gabriel.
I know that I haven’t given much detail on this book. I really can’t without giving HUGE spoilers of book one. Just know that this series is a twisted tale of a cult and the people within it and some people who aren’t in it at all. This entire series is full of suspense with several twists and turns. Things seem to go in a completely different direction that you think they will go.
This is a duology, so this is the last book in this series. While most things are answered, there are a few strings left open. Not so much that it feels unfinished or unsatisfied. More like, there is an opening for a spin off. Aleatha Roming could also be allowing readers to come to their own conclusions about a few things. Whether or not there is another book set in this world, I’m happy with how this series played out. I loved the entire journey.
Away from the Dark Audiobook Narration
This book did have a change in one of the male narrators. That didn’t hurt the narration of this story at all. We did get different POVs in this story, so the second male narrator got more page time than in the first book. I think the trio did a great job with the entire story. I loved the voices, pacing and tone. All fit well with the current scene. I would highly recommend this series on audio.
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers.
Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.
Narrator: Kevin T. Collins
Kevin T. Collins is an actor, singer, and recording artist with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has performed in numerous theater performances, including Angels, City of Angels, Paradise Lost, and on television in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light.
Narrator: Erin deWard
Acting, Narration, Audio (video) description, advocacy, public speaking, training, facilitation – these are the things that make my heart sing. Each one is thrilling in its own way and each allows me to be part of a dedicated team of people who share a common vision and a common set of goals. Nothing is more exciting than to work hard with a group of people who truly want to do great work. I am passionate and driven. The idea of transmedia fascinates me. I hope to play a role in making the world a more accessible place for all people.
Actor with The Strange Bedfellows.
Audiobook Narrator with a home studio and a sometimes recording partner for duet or tandem narration – Noah Michael Levine.
Audio Describer who both writes and voices audio description (translations of visual images from educational media, television, film, DVDs, theater, dance, museums, etc. into succinct and vivid audio formats for people who are blind, have low vision, or who have reading disabilities.)
Author of 4 stories for individuals with severe to profound intellectual disabilities.
Entrepreneurial professional with over 18 years experience in the not for profit sector – 12 in organizations serving individuals with disabilities and over 7 in higher education. Direct experience in advocacy, counseling, training and professional development, program and curricula development, strategic initiatives, employee engagement, public relations, and recruitment and retention.
In addition to the employment listed below I have worked as a production stage manager and company manager for the Rebecca Kelly Dance Company, a light board operator at the WPA Theater, interned at the Hyde Park Festival Theater (costumes, sets, house, lighting, background actor), and was the head of the Bard College costume shop from 1984 to 1986.
Narrator: David Ledoux
David is a director, actor, and educator in New York City. He has worked at such theatres as The McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre, Vital Theatre, Pulse Theatre, The Jean Cocteau Repertory and Goodspeed Opera House.
He has narrated numerous audio books including Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen, and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (Audie Award Winner). As a teaching artist David has worked with students of all ages, in a variety of settings. He has taught at the college level, at theaters, and for in-school residencies using theatre as a tool to supplement a wide array of curriculum.
He is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors Equity.
David has a BFA in acting from the Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts,
and an MFA in directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.