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Midnight

Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 3
Narrated by: James Foster
Series: Adrian's Undead Diary, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

The third volume of the number one rated horror series is here at long last.

Tap tap tap went the zombie on the bridge. Things are getting stranger and stranger for Adrian Ring, and far more dangerous. It wasn't enough for the people of Westfield to follow Abby and her family home on Christmas Eve and try to kill them. Now they're back for more. In Midnight, the third installment in the smash hit Adrian's Undead Diary series, the threats to Adrian and his new friends are greater than ever before. Local survivors holed up in an empty factory led by the chief of police are now crossing paths with Adrian and the Williams clan. Meanwhile Sean, the bloodthirsty tyrant from Westfield, seethes for vengeance after Adrian fends off attack after attack to take ALPA and everything he's worked so hard for. If they can't get at Adrian, how long will it be before they go after the ones near him? Who can Adrian trust when everyone is out for themselves? Now, at Midnight the darkest revelation of all comes: why. Why have the dead returned? Why are they killing the living? Why do the living only dream of the dead? What has humanity done to deserve such a fate, and what role does Adrian play in this great game?

©2011 Chris Philbrook (P)2014 Chris Philbrook

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  • Andrew
  • Rochdale, United Kingdom
  • 03-09-19

Great Series But!

I loved the first couple of books in this series, a new way of doing the zombie apocalypse. I was really looking forward to listening to this book but I have found a very annoying feature in this episode which is now beginning to get too much.
This book is a continuing story of a man making his way through life best he can with zombies trying to make this as difficult as they can for him. However Adrian had obviously found himself a book on guns and ammunition. He constantly lists his guns and ammo which is so boring unless you are a member of the rifle association or gun club. Every time he kills another survivor of the zombie outbreak he seems to mass huge amounts of ammo which he then religiously lists out again for your enjoyment. Not only that but whenever he or his new companions leave the building it seems essential that the author gives a full break down of every type of gun and exactly how many bullets they are taking with them. Tedious. I think the story line would be smoother if the inventory of each person wasn't listed continuously, mind you the book would be only 10mins long.

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  • The Zombie Specialist
  • 05-11-14

Adrian delivers again!

This series did a great job at measuring out emotional responses from the listener. It seemed a perfect balance of tension and humour. Honestly I had snot coming out of me a uncontrolled fashion when I heard the shot in the bum story toward the end! The way in which the characters are intertwined with each other and the rest of the story is very enjoyable.

I don’t really need to comment on the plot because this is the third in the series; you wouldn’t start at number three, would you? So I shall keep my comments to the actual delivery of the story: The narrator again does an excellent job bringing the characters to life. The speed of narration was great. I normally speed up the narration to 1.5x or more but this one was perfect at 1.25x

Most of the way through this story I thought this is good, probably the best of the series. But then I got to the end and I was blown away! The ending took me completely by surprise. I won’t give away any plot, but I wonder what the author is going to do if there is another book in the series? I know I will certainly be buying it. In fact I would pre-purchase it!

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  • Sean Hammond
  • 23-08-16

There is all kinds of AUD goodness here...

Would you consider the audio edition of Midnight to be better than the print version?

Yes! I'm not an audio fan at all but James Foster absolutely kills it. There are many different accents and voices that come into play in this one and he nails them all. I had so much fun listening to this book!

What other book might you compare Midnight to and why?

The closest thing I can think of is The Walking Dead when the survivors discover there is a much larger world out there and they are not alone.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are so many. If I have to pick just one, it would be the short story "Midnight". Easily the best zompoc origin story ever and James Foster does an amazing job of bringing it to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Adrian always makes me laugh. He is so funny without intending to be and the stuff that happens to him...awesomely entertaining!

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  • J.D. Demers (Author / Reviewer)
  • 29-05-16

Best Book so far of the series so far!

Any additional comments?

So, I was a little wary after the first book. It wasn’t bad, there just didn’t seem to be a direction. I continued with the series, though, because it was entertaining regardless. The second book started to give hints to some grander scheme. Not many, but enough to realize there was more to the story.

Well, Mr. Philbrook produced it in this book. I was extremely happy with the direction of the plot. Learning the “reason” for the undead was completely new to me, and I give lots of kudos for originality.

Book 3 also held more action, story sub plots, and character development than the previous three books.

I really liked that not all the “bad” guys were actually bad. This is something that I think is way over dramatized in apocalyptic novels. There would always be a few who would take advantage of the lawlessness, but realistically, most people would be more worried about feeding themselves and their friends/family than raping and pillaging for the fun of it. Sometimes people have to do bad things for survival, but not because they are evil. I really liked how Mr. Philbrook ended the dispute with the other survival group.

As I said in the previous reviews, I am not a fan of switching from first person to third person. And again, Mr. Philbrook does a stand up job at this. Any other author that wishes to do this should take notes from him.

I will also say, for the first time, the narrator “James Foster” started to grow on me. This happens sometimes with audio books. I didn’t enjoy him that much in books 1 & 2, but now that we’re on book 3, I couldn’t imagine “Adrian” sounding like anyone else.

I kind of wish the first three books were one book. I would have 5 starred them all (feeling guilty now that I am full entrenched in the story). From book 1 to book 3, it tells a complete story with a suitable cliff hanger for the rest of the series.

Highly recommend this series.

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  • Neil
  • 10-04-15

Well done

This is another great book in what has been a great series thus far. Ups, downs, fighting, crying, and of course Zombies.

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  • Samantha Lowe
  • 06-03-15

Adrian is awesome!

This series has been a fantastic listen so far! I stumbled upon this series quite by accident, although I prefer to listen to apocalyptic storylines, I wasn't looking for one when I found the first installment in this series. I chose it and am so glad that I did!! The author does such an amazing job of creating drama, suspense, horror , and sorrow through his writing. However, he also throws in those wonderful laugh out loud moments which one must have during a crisis of this magnitude! I find myself listening to these books everywhere! So much so that my husband complains that I don't listen to him anymore! Oh well, he will be fine!!

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  • j.sifuent
  • 15-11-15

great to keep the series moving

I loved it! I don't want to say to much, but WOW! GREAT READ:) definitely an excellent continuation of the series. About to start the fourth book!

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  • Kieran D.
  • 03-05-15

Great read

Man that ending.. Sent shudders down my spine and hooked me right back in! Great start

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 10-01-16

THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER AND WORSE!!!

Would you listen to Midnight again? Why?

probably...I would probably and will probably listen to books 1-3 again..and keep going...

What did you like best about this story?

I like how Adrian asserted himself and just wont take any crap from anyone...he is a good leader!

Have you listened to any of James Foster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

books 1-3...and now I am abut to start 4! :)

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

I probably would have I if I could have committed 4 full hours to it...it was really good...probably my fave of the series so far...but I am still in the beginning!!

Any additional comments?

More of the story, and I liked it the best so far..I like the diary format, with back story in between...it works for me...and I love this genre...if you like zombie and apocalyptic prepper stuff...this is the series for you, plus there is something more going on here...its got a very very supernatural twist to it! I am starting book 4 now!

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  • RyanC
  • 23-01-18

WOW JUST WOW!(SPOILER ALERT!)

What made the experience of listening to Midnight the most enjoyable?

The constant action between the communities and the ending!

What did you like best about this story?

The revenge that Adrian got.

Have you listened to any of James Foster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The best one yet!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Otis

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  • Brett
  • 29-06-17

Wow just wow

This series is getting better with each new release. Its moving on from your typical zompoc into new realms and I'm really keen on going along for the ride.

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