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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has heard of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. However, they have not heard about them this way! The American Founding Fathers had a lot more to deal with at the end of the 18th century than tariffs and tea; avoiding hurled trees from wendigos and gargoyles falling from the sky took a lot of patience. How is Samuel Prescott supposed to hunt the leader of the Rippers when the British keep infringing upon the colonists' rights?

©2013 JEA Publishing (P)2015 Pete Clark

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Quirky

A funny alternate history of the beginnings of the USA that includes werewolves, zombies and the occasional succubus. It is a tongue in cheek kind of book that is funny for the first hour but then I sort of lost interest. I intend to go back to it when I need a nonsensical read to lighten my mood.
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Midnight Book Riders

Midnight Riders by Pete Clark is the third book by someone i never heard of before that surprised me in a good way. Is it the best thing ever? Neh, but gosh this is funny! Yeah, this is a funny book, and who does not like a funny book? Midnight Riders is a alternate history of the beginnings of the USA book, and i love that.

Is Michael Gilboe a good narrator? Well, yes and no. I think he brings something to the book with this reading. Saying that is good, but it took some time to get used to his reading style, and i think you ether hate it or love it, and after a long time i loved him. So i wouldrecomnd his reading style!

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 08-23-15

Mel Brooks and Monty Python got together and...

Personally, the best giggle was Swamp Fox Francis Marion knitting sox! Since this is mostly set before my time (retired Rev War re-enactor), I was freely able to enjoy the silliness without rancor.
The personalities are skewed from the traditional drivel, and the additional threats from supernatural beings is a hoot. Satire and humor rule the day (and night) in this unconventional romp thru apparent history, so leave reality in the kitchen and enjoy the laughs. No summary or spoilers needed.
M. Gilboe has the snark and wiseassery down pat and gives a great performance!
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Midnight Riders

The story of the founding fathers gets a bit of a make over in this book.With werewolves and vampires how did they get anything acomplished?Michael Gilboe voices Ben Franklin,Paul Revere,George Washington,Adams,etc to histerical heights!His characters are so over the top that you sometimes have to listen again to catch every detail.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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OMG I laughed so hard - this is a great story

Would you listen to Midnight Riders again? Why?

YES, Enjoyed it very much

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Swamp Fox, Francis Marion. Because he’s the Swamp Fox

Which character – as performed by Michael Gilboe – was your favorite?

They all, Michael Gilboe did a great job with all of the voices that were required for this story

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If Seth MacFarlane wrote history...

This book is a humorous retelling of events leading up to and during the revolutionary war and involves characters such as Samuel Prescott, Daniel Boone, Paul Revere, and Benedict Arnold. If you are a history buff and a stickler for details, you will not enjoy this book. If, however, you like novels featuring vampires, werewolves, zombies, and the like, you will enjoy this book. If you're a fan of Seth MacFarlane (or liked the movie A Million Ways to Die in the West), you will also enjoy this book. However, there is a reason that Family Guy is only a half hour show. I could only listen to this book in small doses. The humor was a bit much after a while, but was thoroughly entertaining for short periods of time. The narrator was great at choosing distinctive voices for each character (and there was quite a large cast of characters in this book); some that I liked and some that I didn't. My favorites were Boone and Prescott. I got a kick out of their dry wit and sarcasm.

Overall, I am a fan and would read more books by this author. I received this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Quirky Fun

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I really enjoyed this mashup of the alternate history of the United States with paranormal creatures.The inclusion of zombies and werewolves with historical figures like Paul Revere and George Washington was quirky fun.The narrator did an amazing job portraying each character and is a very talented voice actor.This book reminds me of the unique humor of Pride and Prejudice with Zombies.I received an audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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OMG I laughed so hard - this is a great story!

Daniel Boone has a hat that smells, because it is made from a dead skunk and he has not washed it for 2 years. However, it does keep his head warm. Paul Revere and those damn lanterns of his is a member of the Sons of Liberty secret society. Of course, everyone knows that he is a member of this secret society. French Men are running away from battle. This is one crazy story that had me laugh so hard.

The narrator is great. I seldom give 5 stars for a narrator, but this is GREAT. All of the character voices were different. His inflection was so funny.

Not only are our founders of this nation battling the British, but they are dealing with werewolves, one big Wendigo and the French have vampires. This reminds me of a new type of HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

I will be following this author.

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  • Lisa
  • United States
  • 05-03-16

A fun, funny & paranormal historical book

I received this book for free by the author/narrator for an honest and unbiased review of the book.


I have never heard of Pete Clark before but after reading this hysterical book I am definitely going back and listening to ALL his other books.
The only way I can describe this book is it's a history lesson I would have paid attention to in high school. It was hilarious, with zombies, werewolves, and vampires.
And the narrator, Michael Gilboe did a phenomenal job with every different accent that was handed his way. He made each character unique. You could hear the sarcasm, cowardice and any other emotion that the author was trying to emote with his writing.
I don't usually look up narrators to find books but I am going to with Mr. Gilboe. I could listen to him all day. This book was a pleasure and a treasure.
It is totally worth a credit!!

Happy Reading/Listening!!!

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If only early American history were so interesting

Early American history is interesting to some and now, it’s finally interesting to me. This book is a fun crazy mashup of historical fiction, humor, and the supernatural. The Rippers are anything paranormal and troublesome. The American Founding Fathers have more than the English or French to worry about! But they find a way to stop the Rippers from multiplying and it involves finding the last lost descendant of the Roanoke settlement of the 1500s.

There’s plenty of humor in this book. Daniel Boone’s smelly raccoon hat gets him recognized far more often than his skills with a gun. Swamp Fox Frances Marion is so very PC while Samuel Prescott tries to go anonymous everywhere (and fails). Paul Revere is a bit of a twit but makes awesome weapons and dinnerware. Then the author tosses in things like a wendigo, werewolves, succubi, zombies, mole people, etc. yet everyone knows there are no such things as vampires. This story had me chuckling all the way through.

Now sometimes I did get silliness fatigue if a joke was used too many times or if there was just scene after scene of humor without something more serious to ground the story. Also, there are very few female characters and for the longest time our only females are some succubi. Eventually we get a female character that affects the plot, but again, she has a pretty small role.

I really liked how this humorous tale pulled in the Roanoke mystery and made it a key point to the plot. I’ve long been interested in this historical mystery and it was fun to see a new take on it. The author tosses in key historical moments like the Boston Tea Party and the First Congressional Meeting. Of course, every thing goes awry with those due to the abundance of supernatural beings mucking about in the New World. Sometimes the story felt more like a D&D adventure (there’s even a maze crawl!). All together, it made early American history sound way more interesting than the boring version told in public schools.



I received a copy of this book at no cost (via Audiobook Blast) in exchange for an honest review.

Narration: Michael Gilboe did a great job with this book. He came up with some great voices! I loved his gruff Morgenstern and his proper Frances Marion. There were even some supernatural critter sounds tossed in. All his characters were distinct.

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  • jim.a
  • 05-06-16

My TOP TEN just became ELEVEN

When I chose this story it was an experiment to a different style, it began filling me with dread, America fighting for colonial independence, however within 5 minutes I was totally addicted. Penny dreadfull on steroids. Loved ever second of this riveting original story. A truly jaw ache of whit and historical banter, Peter Clark writes in a way I have not seen . Changing from the first to second person perspective, and openly mocking his own historical fiction. Extending what I believed to be a historical story to something of compelling fantasy. Michael Gilboe's portrayals of most the historical figures of the time, and the FRENCH was genius, his Scottish and French accents never failed to make me actually laugh out loud. Spot on choice of Narrator as can not imagine this read any other way. I loved it.
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