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The Dark Is Rising
A young boy’s time-travelling fight against ancient evil. When the Dark comes rising, who will hold it back? This dramatisation of Susan Cooper’s cult novel is a magical journey into the supernatural.
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4.3 stars from 638 ratings
I very much enjoyed this series as a child. I hope they do the rest of the books. I watch the movie that was made from this first book several years ago. It did not do well because it did not follow the spirit this book.But this reading of it was enchanting. I had a lot of trouble not listening...Read full review »
DPCRN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
True to the spirit of the book!
If you want a good adaptation, go to audiodrama, which sticks close to the words, leans into the music implied by the book, and simplifies only to clarify. Changes are well-judged, few, and added with a light touch, (I liked the coda), Will is excellent, and I do believe that's Dame Harriet...Read full review »
Sepdet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/24
Fantastic !
I loved these books as a child and loved reading them aloud to my own kids. This is a marvelous adaptation ! Please do the rest of the books!
MaudMcI via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/24
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Twelfth Night. The Old Ones gather from across the centuries. The Signs are joined together by a blacksmith with rings of gold and, as the Old Ones bid him farewell, Will is full of anguish as he returns to his own time. Listen on headphones for 3D immersive sound. #TheDarkIsRising Will Stanton:...
Published 12/31/22
Published 12/31/22
Will is pursued by the tornado of the Dark and prepares for the final battle. He flies with Merriman on the great white horse to where Herne the ancient hunter is waiting. Herne summons his hounds – a pack of huge white animals ghostly in the half-light. Listen on headphones for 3D immersive...
Published 12/30/22
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