Inside The Dark Room: All About Audio

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Audio is a massively growing area, and particularly now, when it can be hard to concentrate, it’s a superb way of consuming fiction and getting away from it all in your head, without needing to focus on the page. We might be at home but with homeschooling and trying to work, the space you need to read is often squeezed out – with an audio book you can even listen on your walk, an added incentive to get out for some exercise and a way to make it more interesting!

I’m really blessed to have the fabulous Aoife McMahon reading The Dark Room, out now from Bolinda Publishing – Aoife has extensive experience in theater, television, and narration. Winner of the 2002 Best Actress Gemini Award for Random Passage opposite Colm Meaney, Aoife has also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Old Vic, and recently completed a U.K. tour of Goodnight Mister Tom. Aoife is known for her work on Broken (2017) and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020). She has an audio book fan club all of her own having read so many brilliant Irish books, including Normal People and LOTS of thrillers!

It’s available in audio from Bolinda the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – not yet in the US for American listeners, as we’ve held onto US rights as they will go to a US publisher if we can tempt one to take a gamble 😉 Rights enquiries to Simon Trewin!

Listen to a clip form The Dark Room here!

I chatted to author James Murphy recently who gave his verdict of The Dark Room audio book, as someone new to the medium. He’s also about to launch a new podcast A Life of Crime (Writing), which promises to be excellent listening!

I’m delighted that The Dark Room is still getting incredible feedback – today in a review by the Irish Times. Declan Burke really knows his crime!

This is such lovely feedback to add to the five star reviews The Dark Room has garnered so far:

There’s shades of Rebecca in this small-town mystery, full of atmosphere and menace and with a satisfyingly complex plot. The Dark Room is another winning page-turner from Blake and the perfect read for curling up in front of the fire on a winter’s night. Although with its shocking reveals and ghostly undertones, good luck getting to sleep afterwards…NY Times bestseller and Edgar nominated author, Catherine Ryan Howard.

‘Laced with creepy menace and dark characters that live in the mind… gets under the skin very quickly.’ Daily Mail

‘Thriller fans won’t be able to resist this ingenious thriller that is deftly crafted and beautifully plotted. Rich in atmosphere, intensity and suspense, Sam Blake’s The Dark Room is a gripping and tense chiller where the pages just turn themselves sure to go down a treat with fans of Lisa Jewell and C L Taylor.’ Bookish Jottings

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