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The Midnight Gang

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,159 ratings)

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Summary

David Walliams narrates his utterly delightful children's story set in a hospital ward after dark. Funny and heart-warming, this adventurous tale about friendship introduces some truly imaginative characters that both children and adults will love.

Welcome to the Midnight Gang!

Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning....

When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward.... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!

The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true.

Listeners are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone's Christmas.

©2016 David Walliams (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Praise for David Walliams:
"A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale...hilarious." (Amanda Craig, The Times)
"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." (Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole, Guardian)
"The new Roald Dahl." ( Evening Standard)
"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth." ( Telegraph Books of the Year)
"Ridiculously over-the-top and utterly delightful." ( Spectator)
"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air." ( Sun)
"David Walliams' children's books are now guaranteed best sellers...watch this fly off the shelves." ( Daily Mail)
"Delightfully funny." ( Metro)

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Awesome

I liked Robin and the funny voices . I will tell my cousin because I think she would like it and I rated it 5 star because it's funny

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Midnight gang!

I loved this book its sad funny and very interesting. I really liked it . the ending was sad though

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Super!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely loved this story, it was brilliant!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍💙💜💚❤️💙💜💚❤️! It was totally awesome and super brilliant!

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Absoloutely Brilliant!

Would you listen to The Midnight Gang again? Why?

Yes! I am sure that I will be listening to this again because it was simply fantastic. It was everything you could hope for in a story. It made me laugh and made me cry, I also adore the characters.

What did you like best about this story?

I love that this was a story about ordinary sickly children doing extraordinary brilliant things in the interests of helping other children.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

This book was brilliantly narrated throughout by Walliams himself and a number of other people.

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

Yes! I could not stop listening!

Any additional comments?

This is a fantastic book, I am an adult and loved every bit of it. Not to be missed!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

My first audio book from David walliams and what a corker. Great storyline, likeable characters, humour and sadness all expertly handled, this is a real winner. Would recommend for all ages

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Best Book Ever!❤️🧡💛💚💙

Really good book

The midnight gang is very very good
Really recommend it 💕💕 Best Book EVER!!!

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excellently funny

extremely funny and is the best audio-book so far!
love this book so much and David Williams is just like the new Roald!

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David Walliams is brilliant

I loved it all I went to Scotland and I was bored but my dad put it on and then it was such a good time

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I love it

It is an amazing book read beautifully and I will read the book next i recommend this very much

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The midnight gang review

I found it very good if you like magical history books this is the one for you if not go check out other books by David Williams

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  • Lisa
  • 08-06-18

Fantastic

We loved listening to this book. Mr Porter has some very wise words to say about life. We are looking forward to listening to more now

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  • KZ
  • 20-05-18

wonderful

full of touching wisdom and a wonderful bit of Puccini! thank your Sir Walliams Sir

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  • happymonster
  • 28-09-17

Excellent

I loved the sound effects in this book like when some one goes aaaaaaah you do here a person shouting