Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £14.69

Buy Now for £14.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

It’s the case that could make DS Alex Morrow’s career. A suburban home invaded in the dead of night and a vulnerable old man taken hostage. It’s a black and white case and it shouldn’t be hard to solve….

The two strangers who forced their way into the house demanded millions the family didn’t have and shouted for a man nobody had heard of. It had to be a mistake, and a bad one at that. But Alex Morrow can’t be depended on and the bosses know it. Working this case is tearing her apart and as it unravels, Morrow finds that the only people she can bear to see are the very ones she’s been running from for 20 years.

©2009 Denise Mina (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd

What listeners say about Still Midnight

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    5
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    12
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    6

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Narrator was pretty bad...

Stuck with it as good story but all her character accents were way ott and kind of odd. She sounded fine when she was just telling the story but the conversations between characters were just painfully awful at times

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Narrator should be working on children's books

Such a struggle to listen to the story when you have a narrator who should be reading to children or not at all. The narration is just killing my interest in the story.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Nearly gave up because of the bad naration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narator

What did you like best about this story?

Story

How could the performance have been better?

Better male voices. Almost caricatured male voices. I thought they were being played for a laugh initially. Quite spoilt what was a very good plot.

Was Still Midnight worth the listening time?

Just

Any additional comments?

Would not buy any books with this narrator again.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

If Val McDermid tells you to read something....

What did you like most about Still Midnight?

.....you do! And she was right, I really enjoyed it. Good premise for a story, unfolded nicely with some good twists and turns along the way. Author paints her characters really well - love their patter. Hero is flawed but interesting - and will make a good long term companion. I enjoyed the performance by the reader too. I'm downloading the next book in series now.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Quality

Denise Mina's quality writing is brought to life by the reader in different character styles and with a spattering of humour. The reader seems to have coped well with many different voices and dialects. An enjoyable listen.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Full of intrigue

I really enjoyed this book. It’s well narrated and the story itself is really interesting. I found the protagonist a little hard to like particularly at the beginning but she’s ended up being one of my favourite female detectives. Very excited to pick up the next one in this series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I adore the narrator

The combination of the author’s story and the narrator make these Denise Mina books so so wonderful. I’ve read some less than nice comments about the narrator and couldn’t agree any less. The narrator commits to every single character more than I’ve ever heard from any narrator before and I enjoy every single second.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Annoying!

Narration not great. Bannerman and Malky’s voices are not believable. Haven’t been able to enjoy the story because of this.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

NARRATOR !!!!!!!!

Being Scottish I love to hear the narrators different accents. Except this one. I have never heard anything so dreadful and annoying. I could not tell you anything about the story as I could not get past the narrators voice. I will not be wasting any more money on this author unless her books are read by someone else.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Prime Suspect meets Trainspotting

Superb police procedural, with characters and dialogue as laugh out loud funny as Trainspotting. One of the best audio narrator performances I've heard in a long while.