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Midnight Is a Lonely Place Audiobook

Midnight Is a Lonely Place

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Publisher's Summary

After a broken love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the wild Essex coast to work on her new book - until her landlord’s daughter uncovers a Roman site nearby and long-buried passions are unleashed! In her lonely cottage, Kate is terrorized by mysterious forces. What do these ghosts want? That the truth about the violent events of long ago be exposed or remain concealed?

Kate must struggle for her life against earthbound spirits and ancient curses as hate, jealousy, revenge, and passion do battle across the centuries.

©1994 Barbara Erskine; 2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • susan doyle
    6/23/15
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    "not Barbara Erskine's usual standard"
    What would have made Midnight Is a Lonely Place better?

    A longer build up to the main event and a shorter conclusion, it became quite tedious


    Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Erskine again?

    I have read several of her books one of which is amongst my all time favourites so I would definitely try again in the hope that Midnight Is a Lonely Place is a one off disappointment


    Have you listened to any of Rula Lenska’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't but would like to. Rula Lenska's performance was the only thing that kept me listening.


    What character would you cut from Midnight Is a Lonely Place?

    All of them and start again. I didn't really care what happened to any of them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • julie
    CROYDON, United Kingdom
    5/26/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Excellent story brilliantly read could stop listening! Really enjoyed this as i do all of Barbra's books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bedelia
    burnopfield, newcastle on tyne, United Kingdom
    3/23/14
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    "worth it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Midnight Is a Lonely Place to be better than the print version?

    I have read the book twice, but enjoyed just sitting back and listening to it


    What other book might you compare Midnight Is a Lonely Place to, and why?

    wish her other books were on Audio


    What about Rula Lenska’s performance did you like?

    good voice and easy to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    enjoyed all of it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Romancing the ghost"

    This is very much a Barbara Erskine book, a love cheated girl leaves her lover, meets a deep brooding hunk, a few ghosts to cause trouble, finally a climax where all ends well. I have read two of Barbara’s books now, which I must say I did enjoy, but I really don’t think I’ll try a third. All in all it’s like a really good rich dark chocolate - some people can eat a whole bar but most enjoy the first couple of chunks before it becomes too sickly sweet to continue.

    The narration by Rula Lenska was brilliant and I loved the echo on the roman voices. However, the failed attempt at a Norfolk or even Suffolk accent missed its mark by over 200 miles as it was more Cornish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    8/8/12
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    "generally good."

    This is generally good, though I thought it could have missed out a lot in the middle without losing anything from the plot. The ending was also a little crass.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sarahmoose2000
    12/26/11
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    "and scary place!"

    Now just the front cover of this made me think, "Granny book, skip it!" but it's not, it's really good!

    The author is able to keep the tension on high alert throughout, and seeing as it's a fully unabridged version, that's pretty impressive to me! A biographer splits up from her partner and moves to a remote cottage to get on with her new Byron script. The teenager daughter of the family up the road starts a dig at the beach, unearthing roman artifacts. Could these finds explain the changes in behaviour of the girl, or is there some sort of haunting going on?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • paula
    ferndown, United Kingdom
    4/9/11
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    "WORTH A READ"

    A GOOD READ BUT LET DOWN BY THE ENDDING

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    Near Abingdon, United Kingdom
    1/2/15
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    "Great historical story"

    Barbara Erskine sticks to a good system - 20th (or 21st) century woman has links to some other time and the two stories go hand in hand. This one is based on a Roman woman's curse and the descriptions as the story nears the end, of the evil that can return after so many centuries, was enough to keep me 'busy' and out of reach of the family so I could finish it. I'm not sure I would have been happy living in a remote cottage on that beach....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kaggy
    United Kingdom
    12/14/13
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    "Murderous ghosts"

    The ghosts in this story are an uncompromising bunch. I thought the story started well but ended up as a bit of a chaotic blood fest. Overall this was atmospheric but not completely satisfying.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    Winkleigh, United Kingdom
    11/15/13
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    "Amazing book."
    If you could sum up Midnight Is a Lonely Place in three words, what would they be?

    Spell binding, Amazing, Awesome.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Midnight Is a Lonely Place?

    The wet earth and maggots in the sink and the hint of Claudia's perfume in the cold air.


    Which character – as performed by Rula Lenska – was your favourite?

    Anne, Kate's sister added an extra boost to the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    My poor husband had to go without dinner as I found it impossible to put the book down.


    Any additional comments?

    Rula Lenska is a wonderful reader and has a wonderful soothing voice to listen to. I can't wait for Barbara Erskin new book in 2014.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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