cover image Summer of Night

Summer of Night

Dan Simmons, read by Dan John Miller. Brilliance Audio, unabridged, 18 CDs, 22 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4558-1040-6

In the summer of 1960 an ancient evil is rising, taking lives and spreading terror in the small town of Elm Haven, Ill. Only a small group of boys recognize the peril that’s emanating from Old Central School, and they will face danger as they try to defeat the forces of evil. Dan John Miller’s narration is casual and engaging, and his reading intensifies with the plot, providing listeners with moments of suspense and horror. Miller voices the book’s preteen heroes as if he were one of their own, bringing them to life and giving them voices that are clear, distinct, and individual. Despite the novel’s somewhat over-the-top plot, Miller delivers a performance that will captivate listeners and makes the most of the author’s marvelously rendered characters. A St. Martin’s Griffin paperback. (July)