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Publisher's Summary

This number-one New York Times best-selling novel is Sidney Sheldon at his best...a novel complete with tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice.

In Paris, in Washington, and in Greece in a fabulous villa, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star...and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.

©1973 Sheldon Literary Trust (P)1995, 2016 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"A total spellbinder.... Sex, love, hate, revenge.... Read it." ( San Francisco Chronicle)

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Entertaining

I had good memories from having read this book a long time ago. This time the plot seemed a little too much convenient at times, and more linear and obvious than I remembered. The narrator was very good, not excellent, but overall it was an enjoyable experience. Not all readings are masterpieces, right?

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Forget the movie. Read the book.

I saw this movie back in 1977. Thought it was great but it made me want to read the book. The book was better. Fast forward 35 years and there's an audiobook. Why not and guess what, the audiobook was even better than the print copy! and that made me want to go back and watch the movie again. This is where the love story ends. Watching the movie today after listening to the book, was pathetic.
Steven Pacey's reading is great and Sidney Sheldon's story holds up. It kept me awake until 5am.

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Literary Masterpiece

My favorite book ever is Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon. I wanted to recreate the magic and I would say this didn't disappoint.

It has love, hate, revenge, historical anecdotes, sex, violence, culture, unexpected plot twists and a satisfying ending. I usually only listen to books in the car on the way home but I listened to this at work, home, in the tub, you name it.

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Not what I was expecting

Definitely different from what I typically read but worth it. Study is interesting with two main points of view. Ending was ok but unsatisfying for me.

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didn't like the ending.

waited for some climax in the end...but ended flat. and it seemed repetitive in the middle.

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The Other Side of Midnight

In my opinion, he was one of the best fictional writers of all time. Many years ago I read all of his books in paperback. Now I hope to enjoy them on Audiobook.

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Loved it!!

Sidney Sheldon is amazing and this book certainly don't disappoint!! Absolutely loved this awesome book!!!

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Amazing!

Well detailed story and wonderfully narrated. Finished it in 2 days because I couldn’t stop listening.

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Brilliant book, brilliant narrator

If I could give 6 stars Sidney Sheldon and Steven Pacey for this, I would!! Just as good the second time around

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Excellent

It started of slow but thankfully I stuck to it and wow what a story. Excellently written. I almost want to see the movie but I know like most books to film it will be a disappointment. Excellent performance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-17

The other side of midnight

Great I have already read this book before and its still a good fantastic read..

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  • Victoria
  • 11-21-16

The danger creeps up on you.

I like all books by this author and was especially excited when I found more titles available on audible. This story is not on like a lot of Sidney Sheldon's books in that it has a lot of twists and turns. It is a little less graphic in its description of violent scenes. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and even started to to empathise with the antagonist. I like the way he is able to get you to see what goes on in the minds of all the characters. It's really interesting read if you like adventure. The only thing I would like to add is that it could be a little more descriptive of the outfits Noelle wore during grand occasions. You sort of had an idea but not a great picture of everything. I would strongly recommend that you never cross Constantine Demires 😨😰

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  • miss e christopher
  • 01-31-18

Enjoyable read

Where does The Other Side of Midnight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was an ok book. I read it first 30 years ago and wondered why it had a 'dated' feel to it!!! It was a nostalgic visit for me. At 18 it was racy and thrilling. Some of the characters were 'weak' and too old fashioned.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Females a bit wishy washy and men too chauvinistic so I didn't have a favourite.

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

No, but he did a good job

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

Not sure how the 'dated' characters would fare in a modern day film. They'd need a personality reboot.

Any additional comments?

Perhaps Sidney Sheldon might be too dated for today's reader or maybe I am too 'mature' for the book now!

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  • Vicky
  • 07-14-16

Brilliant book lots of twists and turns .....

This gets a 10 out 10 from me . Great narration..... Fabulous plot that covers many countries ..... And fate of Katherine and Noelle is exciting

3 of 6 people found this review helpful