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Just After Midnight

Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes an uplifting and poignant novel about friendship, trust, and facing your fears.

No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death.

While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her. Sarah shares an unbreakable bond with Midnight and can’t bear to be apart from her. Throughout the sweltering summer, as they follow Midnight from show to show, Sarah comes to terms with what she witnessed on the terrible night her mother died.

But the journey is far from over. Faith must learn the value of trusting her instincts - and realize that the key to her future, and Sarah’s, is in her hands.

©2018 Catherine Ryan Hyde, Trustee, or Successor Trustee, of the Catherine Ryan Hyde Revocable Trust created under that certain declaration dated September 27, 1999. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Aaron W.C.
  • 06-12-2018

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This is an amazing book. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to read a story about letting go of the past and starting over.

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  • C. Fowle
  • 23-12-2018

wonderful

I love this author, she hits on such human and real emotions. Cannot stop listening

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  • GM
  • 23-12-2018

Soooo boring

I have listened to many books by this author, and this is the first really bad one I’ve heard. Moreover, the narrator shows very little emotion in all the characters she performs.
I kept listening thinking (hoping) there would be a turn in the plot. Unfortunately, there was not. Actually, there was no plot at all...just mundane chatter among the characters.

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  • Duckman
  • 01-04-2019

Enjoyed it although a little far-fetched

I enjoyed the story but found it somewhat unbelievable. Still a good listen. More horse details than I would have liked. Enjoyed the narrator's performance.

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  • PatsJesu
  • 07-01-2019

Beautiful story of bravery, honesty and growth.

This story was hard to put down. The characters growth and honesty is amazing. Love it.

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  • Trisha
  • 24-12-2018

Great Book

Anyone who has had a dream to have a horse or a owner of a horse will definitely enjoy this story!!! I loved this book!!!

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  • tpalyn
  • 22-12-2018

Just after midnight

A beautiful story about a horse and her owner and the huge bond between the two of them. Dressage is a dance with a horse and rider. These are true symbols of the ability of the rider to communicate with one another.

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  • Darlene Harrison
  • 16-12-2018

Best story by Catherine Ryan Hyde ever

I’ve ready nearly every book Catherine has written and this was my personal favorite. The characters and story line was great as was the performance by Kate Rudd.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2018

Great for horse lovers

I listened to this book shortly after losing my 33 year old mare, my 'dream horse' I bought when she was 18 months old. The lovely story brought back wonderful memories. The book is well written with accurate details of horses and dressage. The strong female characters are interesting. Highly recommend to horse lovers!

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  • Haveenoughstuff
  • 15-04-2019

Disappointed

I really like Catherine Ryan Hyde’s books. But I did not like this one. Perhaps because I do not like horses, I could not relate to it or the vocabulary used in dressage. The drama of the main characters was a bit much, too. While Sarah’s trauma was quite developed, I didn’t think Faith’s was. The grandmother did not seem fleshed out either. I just didn’t enjoy it or find any redeeming social value to it like her other books.