Darkness Under the Sun

Darkness Under the Sun

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by Dean Koontz, Steven Weber
     
 

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There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt. He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still . . . he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come

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There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt. He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still . . . he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come fully alive as Death. This is the story of how he learned those things, and of what we might do to ensure that he does not visit us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781522636434
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/07/2016
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
676,883
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

The books of Dean Koontz are published in 38 languages, and worldwide sales top 400 million copies. Eleven of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and several have been adapted into feature films and TV miniseries. Dean and Gerda Koontz live in southern California with their golden retriever, Anna, grand-niece of the famous and beloved Trixie.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
Website:
http://www.deankoontz.com

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Darkness under the Sun 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1262 reviews.
Airynd More than 1 year ago
"A Dean Koontz novella for only $1.99? Yes please, sign me up!" I thought. What a stupid choice that ended up being. >.< This is *not* a novella, it is a few chapters out of the full book that will be published next month. My advice? DO NOT BUY IT. You'll end up paying for it twice. I am so angry Koontz pulled a money-making stunt like this. He already has a rabid following - why would he need to publicize the upcoming novel in such a sneaky and underhanded way? The story itself is suitably creepy and violent and awful, just as one would expect from Koontz, and were it a stand-alone novella (as purported,) I would not be nearly as disappointed. However, this is one reader who will not be buying the book it's taken from. Ugh.
Chrystalh More than 1 year ago
For those of us who read Dean Koontz and know his writing well.... Do not waste your dollars; you will be dissapointed. This is NOT a full BOOK, it is merely a prologe and exerpt of a book to come in December! The writing is terrific as expected for this author. The story has full promise, but cuts you off just as you are getting to know the characters. Shame on you Barnes and Noble for promoting this as a full book from a terrific author at a terrific price! I am incredibly let down by this, and to think, I PRE-ORDERED this in anticipation of the release date thinking how amazing it is that B & N is able to do this for us Nook lovers at such an incredible price! Tsk, Tsk, Tsk.... The sample of a book I can download for free. How sad that I wasted good dollar bills that could have been directed to another purchace for a full read. Buyer Beware! If it seems to good to be true, It is.
DolceVita More than 1 year ago
I am so disappointed that I paid for only 60 pages of a book. I WANT MY MONEY CREDITED TO MY ACCOUNT. Your advertising is very misleading and shame on you for taking this approach to misleading your customers!!!!
vstevens More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble I am very disappointed in you. This is misleading and not an entire book but only a small portion. Very, very misleading and I had to give a rating otherwise it would be zero!
okie_oma More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled. How exciting to be able to get Dean Koontz for almost no money! Even a Novella would be worth it, right? WRONG! This left you with the feeling of being cheated. It felt like it was the the introduction to a full book, like there had to be another 400 pages missing. If it was, in fact, just a sample of a complete novel, call it that. If it wasn't, and really was a novella as advertised, it missed its mark.
Malloryzoo More than 1 year ago
i learned to read the reviews before purchasing with this one thats for sure!
tg45 More than 1 year ago
I as many other readers, was very disappointed to find out that this was only a sample that should of been free. I consider myself of at least average intelligence,& an avid reader,also a huge dean koontz fan, but did not know that novella meant small part of a whole story!!! I guess I've learned something new,along with feeling like I've been cheated out of my 1.99 from barnes&noble.For those of you who got it for 1.59 you got a even better deal! I feel that this was a very sneaky underhanded thing to do to all the dean koontz fans out there!!!
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
An exceptional novella- hard to put down. Enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Novella (check dictionary for meaning of the word) Great! The Novella answered some questions I had after reading What The Night Knows. I did not purchase the Novella before reading the Novel but I would have known it was a short story because I looked up the meaning of the word. Also, why do folks expect something for nothing? Why do they expect a full novel for such a small amount of money? If it's too good to be true, then dig a little deeper and find out all the facts instead of blaming others for your mistake. Thank you Dean Koontz for another great read and looking forward to many more!
DangerBoy More than 1 year ago
Did you all not read the part that said (Novella) when you purchased this for $1.59? I know I did and I expected it to be short hence the word (Novella). in no way did Barnes and Nobles mislead anyone with this purchase. I thought this was a good read and well worth a buck fifity nine.
xxxMW More than 1 year ago
I'll buy NO MORE Koontz "books".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it no longer says novella
seniorchief More than 1 year ago
This story is similar to a real story about a father who sets his son on fire. After that is pure fiction about a serial killer. Good story way too short for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire "novella" is included at the back of the ebook edition of What the Night Knows. Information like that in the description of WTNK would have saved me the two bucks of basically buying the same thing twice.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
The story started out great and really held my interest but then it just simply fizzled out. The ending seemed to have nothing to do with anything. The B&amp;N description says novella with 60 pages. Actually, only 41 pages are the actual story. The first 5 are copyright info, etc. Pages 46-60 are nothing but a preview of another book. Very disappointed in Dean Koontz on this one as well as how the novella was represented by Barnes &amp; Noble.
Kitkatmau More than 1 year ago
I know this is a cheap amount to pay for one of Koontz writings but on the description it is called an e-book. So I would think it was a book also and not just a teaser of an upcomming book. I have bought prequels of up comming books knowing what they were and not upset about them, but this I will not buy because it is called an e-book and I am glad I read the reviews before buying it. Now I will not waste my money.
krasykatiebug More than 1 year ago
Well, I just want to make one suggestion to everybody who gave this book a bad review...before you buy a book, no matter which one, scroll down to the product details. It tells you right there in black and white how many pages the book is. Don't just go by what barns and noble &quot;tells&quot; you. Check it out for yourself and you won't get &quot;ripped off&quot;.
lynn3 More than 1 year ago
I WISH I HAD READ THE REVIEWS FIRST- I DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS A SHORT STORY. LIVE AND LEARN I GUESS. THIS WAS THE 2ND TIME I THOUGHT I WAS BUYING A BARGAIN BOOK AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A SHORT STORY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read "What the Night Knows," first!! Both pretty good reads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did I miss that in the description?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You just start getting into it and it is over. I kept thinking I must have only the sample, but it doesn't say sample.
jakm More than 1 year ago
When purchasing ebooks, how are you to recognize that you are purchasing an excerpt and not a complete book, before you actually purchase it?
ChristianCain More than 1 year ago
I am all for spending money because of "intellectual property", everybody needs paid, but this is wrong. There is nothing wrong with the story but it is only 47 pages and 13 to introduce another book coming out. I feel like I just purchased an advertisement. Not only that; I purchased it Pre-Release. Shame on B&N for this one! This should be I in the Free Bin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago