The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet

Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Midnight Eye Files, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Derek Adams is a Glasgow PI with plenty of time on his hands. Until the Bogart Case walks in. A priceless family heirloom has been stolen and everyone in town is looking for it. The stars are right once more, and an ancient evil has been awakened from its dreaming sleep. It was supposed to be an easy case, fast money. But pretty soon Derek is up to his armpits in bodies, femme fatales, and tentacles. The city's dark side has him. And it doesn't want to let the Midnight Eye go!

©2005 William Meikle (P)2012 Seven Realms Publishing, LLC

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Amazing

I’ve listened to this book twice. Totally enjoyed every minute. The way RC Bray changes his voice to a scotch accent is AMAZING!!! He is my favorite narrator especially when he’s narrating a great book.

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Great Read Couldn't Put It Down

Have never read a book in this genre nor this author nor have I heard this narrator but I was so hooked after the first chapters, I couldn't put it down, TOTALLY RIVETING. And I love the Scottish Brogue of the narrator.... what a great read!!! But I'll never be able to sleep tonight. Well worth the credit!!!

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Bran Bronzebeard is at it again

audio book- yes!! yes to almost all of this. there's an animal sacrifice so i skipped over that. i have no idea why i haven't read or listened to more from William Meikle. he's great and lots of fun. This book blends PI noir and the Lovecraft mythos together so, so good. if you like either i think you will have a lot of fun with this one! R.C. Brey read this and omg is he good! Scottish and lovely. i would most certainly listen to more of his narrations. I requested a free audio version of this book and give this review voluntarily.

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An absolute delight in every respect!

I absolutely love the noire PI genre, and this book is definitely one of reasons why! Gimme a seedy private detective and a beautiful babe, a guy that doesn't look to hard at the details before he takes on an 'easy' job, yeah... this is such a laugh, it's an awesome book, not only is the story fun, but William Meikle writes with such fluid grace, and easy dialogue that he makes every character come to life! The book is an absolute homage to HP Lovecraft, as well... Meikle takes ideas, and runs them all the way to the goal line, ending at the Arkham House! And if that's not enough reason to get the book, then get it because RC Bray narrated this one! RC Bray easily slips into a Scotsman's accent/pov like putting on well loved gloves! Tha Amulet is simply an absolute delight in every respect!                                    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Middle of the road story with great narration

If you could sum up The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet in three words, what would they be?

Eldritch Scottish Noir

Would you be willing to try another book from William Meikle? Why or why not?

Maybe. The premise was good, but didn't go deep enough into the mythos for my liking.

Which scene was your favorite?

No particular scene stands out for me.

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

No.th

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Awesome narration. I think that what kept me going. What can I. Say, I'm a sucker for a good Scottish accent.

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Excellent

I listened to this book following a recommendation and I am so glad I did. The performance was outstanding, 5 stars isn't enough. Bray uses a Scottish accent throughout the book and it is spot on.

The story itself is intriguing, mysterious and a little weird which makes for an excellent book. I couldn't turn if off.

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  • Stephen Foulk
  • 08-06-20

Scottish noir, American narration.

Nice Scottish noir with occult undertones, the author teases with hints of Lovecraftian horror behind a gumshoe plot. The protagonist does remind me *a little* of John Rebus and I'd be very surprised it the author wasn't a fan of Ian Rankin. I'm sure the narrator would have been great had he been speaking in his normal accent but attempting a Scottish accent for six hours was too much and ended up being very distracting (why not just hire a Scottish narrator?)

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  • deafmick
  • 09-11-19

This is my first book by William Neville it's very good 5 out of 5 I have 3 over books narrated by r.c. Best all very good 5 out of 5 100%

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  • Helen
  • 09-10-19

great book

Derek Adams is a Glasgow PI with plenty of time on his hands. great book enjoyed it form the start