A Horror Novel Inside of a Sci-Fi Story

4.5 out of 5

This is part of the Silicon World: Man vs. Machine: 3 Book Bundle on Audible.

Faith Cadena wanted to get away.  She wanted to leave her old life behind her.  One full of regrets and sadness.  She decides to sign up for a mining operation that will put her into cryo-sleep until it reaches its destination.  Suddenly, Faith is awoken to find out that things aren’t at all what they seemed.

Joe Hempel narrates Crossing the Darkness and, as always, does a great job.  When the action picked up, Joe’s narration followed the mood.  When things got deep you could feel the emotion from him.  It’s awesome to listen to an audiobook that has so much emotion built into the narration.

William Massa is a great writer.  The way that this story weaves back and forth and the amount of emotion that Mass is able to interject into it is amazing.  I love a book that makes me feel.  And Crossing the Darkness made me feel a lot of things.  Dread, sadness, and fear were just some of the emotions I felt while reading this.  Teamed up with Hempel’s narration make this perfect.

Honestly, I really enjoyed the length of this.  It didn’t need to be 400 pages. The amount of action and emotion that Massa crammed into the size of this book is impressive.  Usually, with shorter books, you feel like you’re missing something.  That was not the case here.  There were times where I felt completely helpless, which is exactly as I assumed that Faith felt like.

Overall, I thought that Crossing The Darkness was extremely enjoyable. It’s definitely more horror than science fiction, but fans of either should rejoice and go buy this book.


Audiobook: Crossing the Darkness by William Massa (Narrated by Joe Hempel)four-half-stars
Crossing The Darkness by William Massa
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Length: 3 hours 27 minutes
Published by Critical Mass Publishing Genres: Horror, Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
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A colony ship headed for a new world.
A female ex-con looking for a fresh start.
A killer with a chilling plan for humanity’s future.

After doing hard time for a crime committed in her youth, Faith Cadena is looking to start over in the outer colonies. Booking passage on an interstellar barge, she expects an uneventful voyage spent in cryogenic stasis.

Her dream of a better life becomes a nightmare when she prematurely wakes to find herself trapped on a spaceship of horrors: the vessel is adrift, its crew murdered and a ruthless killer in command.

With the nearest outpost millions of miles away, Faith must face an inhuman adversary with terrifying plans for the ship's 4000 sleeping passengers…

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Silicon Dawn, Silicon Man


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