First, the pluses: Midnight riot has good dialogue, interesting characters, does a good job of describing London, and I liked the narrator.
But, I just never cared what happened. It was generally rambling, with no indication where the story was going, there was no antagonist to worry about, and it was difficult to really care deeply about any of the "good" guys.
I really wanted to like this story, and gave it the benefit of the doubt enough to finish it, hoping that a great ending would salvage the book. Alas, it did not.
Started devouring books at age 7 and haven't stopped since... Now I can read while I drive, do dishes, clean the house, or work in garden!
If you like the Dresden Chronicles, you'll enjoy this series. Excellent writing, a fast moving plot, and likable, interesting characters. Left me wanting more, so I'm happy there are a few more in the series!
former nuclear scientist
I wanted to keep listening through the end. I hope it's the start of a series, because it's a fresh and fun take on the old magic-is-all-around-us-but-a-special-group-keeps-it-secret genre. The narrator nails the different voices and accents. One star off for his frequent, and sometimes wet, very loud inhalations. It's just gross.
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A fascinating story. Well told. Well voiced. I want to read each book in the series. You won't be disappointed.
too late too little
super lame plot. great observations, great asides, loved characters, non existent plot..one more chance. maybe
The story pulled me in from the beginning but lost me in the middle, which persuaded me to continue listening. The narrator's loud swallowing and entailing gulps of air was to say the least distracting. I think I would have enjoyed the book more with a different narrator.
This book was narrated with English accents. it was done very well. The only thing I would change would be the way the narrator breathes as he narrates. It's very distracting. otherwise this is an excellent story.
Although not the type of fantasy genre I usually listen to, I really enjoyed Midnight Riot. Mostly light fun with enough characters and realism to anchor it. The narrator is excellent. I enjoyed the strong accent.