He's faced hordes of screaming children intent upon his destruction. He's endured close confinement with a hostile camel. He even narrowly averted being the star attraction in a Satanic ritual sacrifice. Yet, despite handling these crises with aplomb, poor Midnight is ill-prepared for his latest, greatest adventure: a perilous foray into the affairs of the heart. He knows all there is to know of love that a farm can teach - but will it be enough to see the young goat through his darkest and most trying times?
Midnight's Tale is a 12,000-word literary story of life and love in the treacherous, apple-laden world beyond the comforts of the barn.
Where does Midnight's Tale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It's the first time I've listened to a short story, and I so thoroughly enjoyed it that I plan to find more. I would love it if this author and narrator would continue with more work of this kind.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight's Tale?
Because it was a short story, there was no one particular moment or event, but I found the author's expression of the goat's viewpoint to be fun and imaginative.
Have you listened to any of Jane McLaughlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
She made the story sparkle. I haven't found other of her performances, but will be watching for them. I thought she was marvelous. Just the right touch!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I've been listening to books 25 and 30 hours long--and sometimes longer, and it was most refreshing to find one just long enough to take me to the grocery store and back that could be so entertaining. And all the more so because of the narrator's clear, lively reading. Truly well done.
Any additional comments?
I gave the story four stars instead of five because I didn't want it to end. I wish the author had done more with the ending, but overall, I liked his work and would definitely buy more of his stories.