Summer of Night

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dan Simmons
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Genres: Thriller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2011
# of Units: 18 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

It’s the summer of 1960 and in the small town of Elm Haven, Illinois, five twelve-year-old boys are forging the powerful bonds that a lifetime of change will not break. From sunset bike rides to shaded hiding places in the woods, the boys’ days are marked by all of the secrets and silences of an idyllic childhood. But amid the sun-drenched cornfields, their loyalty will be pitilessly tested. When a long-silent bell peals in the middle of the night, the townsfolk know it marks the end of their carefree days. From the depths of the Old Central School, a hulking fortress tinged with the mahogany scent of coffins, an invisible evil is rising. Strange and horrifying events begin to overtake everyday life, spreading terror through the once-peaceful town. Determined to exorcize this ancient plague, Mike, Duane, Dale, Harlen, and Kevin must wage a war of blood—against an arcane abomination who owns the night.…“It stands with the best of King and Straub in the traditional modern horror genre.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer“Impressive…combines beautiful writing and suspense into a book for which Dan Simmons deserves the bestseller status of King and Koontz.” —The Denver Post“One can only wonder what Simmons will do next, now that he’s shown us he can do everything the best writers in horror and science fiction can do.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Reviews (1)

Written by Diane Jacobs on June 17th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fun story and scary story. Good guys are good, bad guys are bad and the plot kept me on the edge of my seat. Narrator is good; all in all a great listen. Deej

Author Details

Author Details

Simmons, Dan

Dan Simmons is the Hugo Award-winning author of "Hyperion" and "The Fall of Hyperion", and their sequels, "Endymion" and "The Rise of Endymion". He has written the critically acclaimed suspense novels "Darwin's Blade" and "The Crook Factory", as well as other highly respected works, including "Summer of Night" and its sequel "A Winter Haunting, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort, " and "Worlds Enough & Time". Simmons makes his home in Colorado.