Certain Dark Things: A Novel

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Read by Dan Bittner

9.41 Hours 11/08/2016 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781427285027

"Dan Bittner's conversational narration is instantly engaging, and he conveys Domingo's pluck and wonder at Atl's powers with irresistable earnestness." — AudioFile Magazine From Canadian-Mexican author Silvia Moreno-Garcia comes Certain Dark Things — a scrappy fantasy audiobook in which supernatural entities run rampant, and street smarts are the key to survival. Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires… Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten. Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm. And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries. Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

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Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2016

"Dan Bittner's conversational narration is instantly engaging, and he conveys Domingo's pluck and wonder at Atl's powers with irresistable earnestness." — AudioFile Magazine

From Canadian-Mexican author Silvia Moreno-Garcia comes Certain Dark Things — a scrappy fantasy audiobook in which supernatural entities run rampant, and street smarts are the key to survival.

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Toes that wonderful line between nerdy and hip, balancing good music, cool magic, and fumbling teenagers.” Vice on Signal to Noise
“All the characters in this book are as sharply realized as the city in which they live and fight…. I love to see compelling new takes on vampires, and Certain Dark Things succeeds beautifully…. Smart, tender and insightful.” NPR.org
"[S]uspenseful, character-driven, and powerfully emotional…. Certain Dark Things does for vampires what Stephen Graham Jones did for werewolves in his novel Mongrels earlier this year: beautifully and powerfully reinvigorates one of the seminal horror fiction monsters in some truly unexpected and sublime ways….Filled with powerful themes of trust, corruption, vengeance, and bloodlust, this novel is by turns sensual and grim, introspective and disturbing, suspenseful and moving, and all told in the sleek and lyrical prose for which Moreno-Garcia is deservedly acclaimed.” New York Journal of Books

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Author

Author Bio: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is Mexican by birth, and Canadian by inclination. She lives in beautiful British Columbia, where she is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Signal to Noise―long-listed for a Sunburst Award and finalist of the British Fantasy, Locus, and Aurora awards―and the short story collection This Strange Way of Dying, which was a finalist for the Sunburst Award in Canada. She was a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize, and a recipient of the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Award for Best Emerging Writer. She has edited the anthologies Dead North, Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse, and She Walks in Shadows (World Fantasy Award nominee), among others.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 9.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English