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The Midnight Palace Audiobook

The Midnight Palace

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Calcutta, May 1916. Lieutenant Peake pauses for breath outside the ruins of Jheeter's Gate station knowing that he only has a few hours to live. Inside his overcoat he is sheltering two new-born babies - twins, a boy and a girl. Peake runs at full tilt to the house of Aryami Bose, to whom he entrusts the children. In 1932 we meet the boy, Ben, and his group of friends the night before they are due to leave St Patrick’s orphanage.

They have formed The Chowbar Society, a secret society that meets each week in the old ruin they have christened The Midnight Palace. Their final meeting is due that evening but then Aryami Bose turns up at the orphanage with Sheere, Ben's sister, and tells them the story of the parents they never knew. Their father was an engineer and writer who died in tragic circumstances at the inauguration of Jheeter's Gate station. But there is more to this story than meets the eye and they are lured by a shadowy figure from the past into a final showdown in the ruins.

©2011 Carlos Ruiz Zafon (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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  • jesjaspers
    Suffolk, UK
    8/13/16
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    "We'll narrated, well crafted story"

    Once again Zafon shows his masterly touch. He writes so vividly about the horrific transformations that Jahwal undergoes that the reader can readily see them . This is the second in his Niebla / Mist series each stands alone but are linked by the idea that one's soul can have a dark side.

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  • Mrs
    KINGS LYNN, United Kingdom
    7/20/15
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    "Another great read"
    If you could sum up The Midnight Palace in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping unusual addictive


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline.


    What does Dan Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Brilliant male and female voices.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gripping story of revenge and bravery


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent, more from this author please.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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