The Last Days of Night: A Novel

Written by:
Graham Moore
Narrated by:
Johnathan McClain

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2016
13 hours 1 minute
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A world of invention and skulduggery, populated by the likes of Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla.”—Erik Larson
“A model of superior historical fiction . . . an exciting, sometimes astonishing story.”—The Washington Post
From Graham Moore, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, comes a thrilling novel—based on actual events—about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history—and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?

The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society—the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors. The task facing him is beyond daunting. Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. Yet this unknown lawyer shares with his famous adversary a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it?

In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off. As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.


“A satisfying romp . . . Takes place against a backdrop rich with period detail . . . Works wonderfully as an entertainment . . . As it charges forward, the novel leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The New York Times Book Review
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Andrea C.

Such an interesting story. Captured you from the very beginning until the very end. I received clarification on a couple of things I thought I knew about the evaluation of invention. Loved that the author quoted most of his sources.

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Stevie C.

Very well done. I also appreciate the author taking the time at the end to explain what parts were altered and what was true.

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Timothy S.

Absolutely amazing story. Narration is perfect. I was grief stricken when it had to end. Here is what you do---first read The Prestige, by Christopher Priest----then read Last Days of Night----and follow it up with City of Light by Lauren Belfer. All in a row. You will not be disappointed in the least!!!

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Brent P.

Great story. Looking forward to a movie !

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janice p

Exceptional narrator. I'd be interested to hear other books he narrates. 5 star narrator review. Interesting story. And characters. I think this book would be better in theirs audio version than in print form.

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Lucas Parker

Great book, very cinematic feel to it. Loved every second of it.

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