The Midnight Palace

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD0109
Released: May 31, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609410957
Narrator/s: Jonathan Davis
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Description

Separated as babies and reunited as teenagers in 1930s Calcutta, twins Ben and Sheere must confront an unspeakable terror, with the help of their secret society of fellow orphans.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Narrator(s): Jonathan Davis
Product Number Z100019548
Released: May 01, 2011
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781611135886
eBook
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Author(s): Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Product Number EB00281880
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316173797

Professional reviews

"Narrator Jonathan Davis perfectly matches the tempo and emotions of this gothic tale. In Calcutta, 1916, a soldier sacrifices his life in saving two orphaned newborns from a mysterious evil being. One of those babies, Ben, is left at a Catholic orphanage. The boy thrives, eventually joining a secret society that meets in a ruined house dubbed the Midnight Palace. Sixteen years later, the evil presence reappears to claim Ben, forcing the society of teens to find a way to defeat the magic and stay alive. Davis's delivery is strong. However, the occasional use of sound effects and music under his voice is distracting and muffles the narration. In addition, his slight Spanish accent makes it difficult for listeners to remember that the story's setting is colonial India. C.B.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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