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by Dean Koontz
Ariadne Meyers

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In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears—and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking.
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.
As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage...but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine.
In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world—something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.

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  • Dean Koontz - Author
  • Ariadne Meyers - Narrator
Publisher: Books on Tape Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780739345948
  • File size: 273304 KB
  • Release date: May 25, 2004
  • Duration: 09:29:22

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739345948
  • File size: 273341 KB
  • Release date: May 25, 2004
  • Duration: 09:34:24
  • Number of parts: 8

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In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our worst fears—and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking.
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.
As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage...but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine.
In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world—something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.

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Fiction Horror Suspense Thriller
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739345948
    File size: 273304 KB
    Release date: May 25, 2004
    Duration: 09:29:22

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780739345948
    File size: 273341 KB
    Release date: May 25, 2004
    Duration: 09:34:24
    Number of parts: 8

  • Creators
    • Dean Koontz - Author
    • Ariadne Meyers - Narrator
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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
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    English

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    Kentucky Libraries Unbound (7)
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What is KY library unbound? ›

Kentucky Libraries Unbound is a free service that allows you to download e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines to computers, smartphones, e-readers or tablets.

What is the most beautiful library in Kentucky? ›

Louisville, Kentucky

Though the Louisville public library system has 18 branches, there's none more beautiful than their iconic sprawling main location. With a decidedly French flair to its Beaux-Arts Classicism architecture, the building highlights the city's connection to Louis XVI.

What is the largest library in Kentucky? ›

The Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) is the public library system in Louisville, Kentucky, and the largest public library system in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

Can I get a library card online in Kentucky? ›

Application Process

(1) You can apply for a library card in person at any library location. Bring a valid government-issued photo ID (current driver's license, state ID, passport, etc.) when you apply. (2) You can apply for a card online by filling out the form on this page.

How are Kentucky libraries funded? ›

By State law, the Library receives five cents for every $100 of assessed property value in Lexington and Fayette County. This is the minimum amount allowed by the state of Kentucky for support of public libraries. Many counties choose to support their libraries at a higher level.

What is the oldest library in Kentucky? ›

Kentucky officially became the 15th state in the United States of America in the year 1792. Just three short years after Kentucky became a state, the first library in the state opened it's doors making The Lexington Public Library the oldest institution in the state.

What is the most mysterious library? ›

The Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt. This brings us to the most iconic and mysterious library of all – the Great Library of Alexandria, in Egypt.

Which state has the best library? ›

The top four states, ranked by their numbers of Star Libraries, are New York, 31; Ohio, 25; Illinois, 22; and California, 13. There is a tie for fifth place between Kansas and Massachusetts, 12 each. The top ten Star Library states are rounded out by Nebraska and Texas, 11 each; Alabama, ten; and Colorado, eight.

How many Carnegie libraries are in Kentucky? ›

The space was built in 1898 on the corner of Fourth and Monmouth streets, funded by steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie; it was the city's first public library and the first of 23 Carnegie libraries to open in Kentucky, according to Campbell County Public Library Communications Manager Stephanie Class.

What is America's largest public library? ›

Above, the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building. The largest public library in the United States and the second largest library in the world is the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., which is the de facto national library of the United States.

What is library bound mean? ›

Library binding is a way to increase the life of books and periodicals used in libraries. This is done by sewing the pages in place and by reinforcing the spine for each volume. The goal of library binding is long-term preservation.

Is library binding better? ›

Library/Reinforced (L/R) and Trade Hardcover (T-HC) bindings are publisher hardcover books. The Library binding is the best available binding and has been specially reinforced to last longer. It is intended for high-volume library use and is made to withstand the rigors of repeated checkouts.

What does format library binding mean? ›

Library Binding: Book is hardcover, with a reinforced binding made for more extensive use, such as in a library. Spiral Binding: Book is fastened together by a spiral of wire or plastic that coils through a series of holes punched along one side of the covers and each page, much like a notebook.

How do you know if a book is library binding? ›

A library binding has thicker, almost indestructible boards which also cover the spine instead of reinforced cloth… . Back in the day, libraries used to rebind worn volumes because it was cheaper, This rarely occurs today in public libraries unless the text is rare and worth the expense of rebinding by hand. .

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