A Night of Blacker Darkness

  • by Dan Wells
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No one else has Dan Wells’ hilarious new novella - it’s not available in print, in ebook, by mobile phone text or Victorian phonograph. Audible is bringing it to you exclusively, for a limited time.
The basic premise is this: it's 1817, and a man named Frederick Whithers is wallowing in jail for a crime he didn't commit, desperate to get out so he can go and commit it for real. He fakes his own death and escapes in a coffin, but when he gets to the graveyard and crawls out of the coffin, somebody sees him and assumes he's a vampire. It's pretty much all downhill from there. Frederick spends the rest of the book doing everything he can to steal a massive inheritance from a dead man, all the while running from constables, vampire hunters, ghouls, poets, proper young ladies, highly improper young ladies, morticians, mysterious figures, and the most pathetic collection of vampires to ever disgrace a work of fiction.
The book is Extremely Silly: imagine a horror story, as written by Monty Python, in the style of the old screwball comedies like The Producers, What's Up Doc?, and Some Like it Hot, and then imagine that for some reason it's also in the style of a Victorian frame story starring John Keats and presented by a fake historian. A delightfully funny novel full of witty dialogue brought to life by the narrative voice talents of Sean Barrett.


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Customer Reviews

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A night of utter Joy

A silly, jolly gothic romp. Both I and my sister really enjoyed this piece of well plotted and beautifully narrated fun. Its not going to keep you up at night with its deep questions on the reality of exsistence but it will make you laugh.
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- Tim


Really is a great listen, very funny, clever and read brilliantly. Some real laugh out loud moments!
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- nathalie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-11-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios