Jeremy Northam narrates the unabridged audiobook of Dark Matter, due out in October from Orion. Written by Michelle Paver, the author of the brilliantly successful children’s series The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Dark Matter is an arctic ghost story set in the late 1930s which will chill you to the very core.
Jack Miller has just about run out of options. His shoes have worn through, he can’t afford to heat his rented room in Tooting, and he longs to utilise his training as an specialist wireless operator instead of working in his dead-end job in the city. So when he is given the chance to join an arctic expedition, as communications expert, by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he brushes off his apprehensions and convinces himself to join them. As the young men set sail from a gloomy Britain on the verge of war, Jack feels the overwhelming excitement of not knowing what lies in store. Little can he imagine the horrors that await him in their arctic destination, Gruhuken, a place that cannot escape the savage echo of its past.
“I’ve wanted to write a ghost story for years, and my main aim was to write the most frightening ghost story that I could think of,” she explains. “I don’t have children, so perhaps I was being overly protective, but as it got darker and darker as I was writing it, I thought this may not be for 10-year-olds . . .” – Michelle Paver, from an interview in The Guardian. 9th October 2010.
Listen to Jeremy Northam reading from the audiobook: Dark Matter (extract)
Watch the chilling book trailer for Dark Matter
Slated for release on October 21st, the CD version is currently available to pre-order from amazon.co.uk here: Dark Matter. It will also be available as a download from audible.co.uk and Spoken Network.co.uk