Audiobook Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Posted June 20th, 2014 by in 2014 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 17 comments

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Audiobook Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine HarrisSource: Audiobook Purchase

Midnight Crossing by Charlaine Harris
Narrator: Susan Bennett
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins


Date Read: May 2014

Goodreads

FIRST IN A NEW TRILOGY

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale—populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it…

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth..

More Information:
Publisher: Ace, Recorded Books
Series: Midnight Texas #1


Also by this author: All Together Dead, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Definitely Dead
Also in this series: Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2)

My-Thoughts

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris had a very strong (and enjoyable) mystery and the characters are starting to grow on me!

Story Thoughts: I am a self-professed fangirl of Charlaine Harris’ ability to write a good mystery. It is the main reason that I love her stories. She writes a darn good “who-dun-it”. Midnight Crossroad is no exception in that aspect. Once we got to the mystery, the book really took off. I was invested and a little bit caught off guard that one of my off-the-wall guesses was right (granted I only guessed off-the-wall because sometimes Charlaine will do that). Even though it takes a bit to get to the mystery, it really was worth the journey. My only complaint was the pacing for the first 1/3 of the book which happens a lot in first in series. Especially when you are introducing a town as quirky as Midnight, TX!

Character Thoughts: Going to admit that it took till the last quarter of Midnight Crossing for me to get into the characters. In the beginning, I just couldn’t quite connect with them. There were too many characters but towards the end I realized why. Now, I am invested in Fiji and her familiar. I was happy to see characters such as Manfred and Arthur from her other series. Overall, I am sure in the 2nd book I will have more favorites!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Susan Bennett/Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins


I thought Susan did an excellent job with the narration of Midnight Crossroad. She managed to capture the quirkiness of the town just right. She showcased the large cast in a way that made each one stand out and be completely unique. I will be continuing this in audio.

Final Thought: Rocky start but excellent mystery!

 

FTC Disclosure

 

Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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17 Responses to “Audiobook Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris”

  1. Jan

    I’ve been wondering about this book for awhile. I’ve read most of the Sookie Stackhouse series and Charlaine Harris’ mysteries so I’ve wanted to read this, but also wondered if I’d like it. Thanks for a very good review, Felicia.
    Jan recently posted…Review: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

  2. Marcia Berbeza

    I haven’t read this one yet, but I love the other books that I’ve read by Charlaine Harris! Excited to try a new one!

  3. Gretchen

    This one is on my list and I am very much looking forward to it. I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series (I still need to read the last 2 books though). I was excited to see this one! It’s definitely on my list now.

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