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Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back in their most gripping story yet, as book 11, Midnight, picks up where Resurrection left off - and runs.

For years, Valkyrie Cain has struggled to keep her loved ones safe from harm, plunging into battle - time and time again - by Skulduggery Pleasant’s side, and always emerging triumphant.

But now the very thing that Valkyrie fights for is in danger, as a ruthless killer snatches her little sister in order to lure Valkyrie into a final confrontation. With Skulduggery racing to catch up and young sorcerer Omen scrambling along behind, Valkyrie only has twelve hours to find Alice before it’s too late. The clock is ticking....

©2018 Derek Landy (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Amazing

An amazing book and done extremely well as an Audiobook. definitely worth the time to listen.

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A bit all over the show.

Derek seemed to not know where to take the story in this one. Disappointed, sadly.

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Terrible Narrator

Terrible narrator, I struggled to finish this book. All voices sounded the same. Very disappointed, bring back Stephen Hogan

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Better than Resurrection, but unnecessary

I'm not convinced Derek has good stories left to tell in this universe. Just OK.

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great book

bring on the next in the series! great pacing. back to the humour of old. good reader.

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Disappointing.

Derek Landy unfortunately doubles down on his ham-fisted political advocacy, manipulating well-loved fictional characters to parrot and parody political messages on immigration, free speech, gender concepts and more without a shred of subtlety and without contributing a mite to the story. Time is wasted, diverging from the core narrative and previously wonderful character building I so loved these books for, to instead focus on 10-minute-long tirades which serve no purpose but to support a modern political point of view. It isn’t just passing phrases, it’s quite literally passing chapters. The speaker’s Irish heritage adds an air of authenticity to Landy’s writing and the geographical setting for the most part, and performance for that part is mostly fine. However, the world of SP features many international accents from drawling Texans to full-blooded Australians, and the speaker very obviously struggles with these. Accents drift and change during sentences, which makes several interactions actually difficult to follow, as one person, for instance, swaps between faintly Australian, South African, New Zealander, and distinctly Irish from word to word. An all round enormous disappointment, with less redeeming than condemning factors. The classic, enthralling Landy storytelling is dead, and he killed it himself. I cannot honestly recommend this book to anyone, and even less so for fans of the series. Seriously saddening.

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  • 07-11-2018

Just great

It lived up to the series expectations perdectly and I was not disappointed at all. Val has grown so much but has so much more to learn. I look forward to the next installment - hurry up Derek

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  • Anna
  • 16-07-2019

the narrator just isn't right

I loved this book. They actually get better, with characters developing, changing, growing. It's a rare thing in long series like these. My gripe is that the narrator just isn't right. He has a pleasant enough voice, and does reasonably well distinguishing between female and male voices, but he is truly poor at portraying accents. His American one is painful to listen to, and the Scottish one is pretty damn appalling. I had to skip entire sections, so it's lucky I had the physical book to fall back on. I was gutted to see that he is going to be used for the next installment. But hey, the book is such a goddamn glorious piece of art that I'll suffer through the crappy accents. And buy the book. Maybe that was their plan all along?

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  • 07-10-2018

Brilliany

Again, another BRILLIANT book and i am loving the narrating of this book. The only issue is there isn't any more books yet!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-2019

I dont want it to end!

My first pick when starting an audible account. Been a fan of the series but was skeptical of an audio version at first, but this has truly been a pleasure to listen to and has made the daily commute less of a chore. An engaging narrator and epic story as usual. A must have for fans of the series. Fingers crossed for further installments!

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  • PeterH
  • 24-02-2019

Disappointing

So pedestrian that I gave up half way through. A pervasive feeling of melancholy. Too many long conversations that didn’t seem to go anywhere. I love SP but just couldn’t “get into” this book. Kevin Hely goes a decent narration but I still prefer the early narrators. My least favourite book of the series.

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  • 05-01-2021

nice

amazing. ...... ... . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . thanks lots

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  • 07-12-2020

Another great story, marred by narrator

Same general reaction to this one as I had to the previous book. Nothing at all wrong with the story; it's the usual triumph. However, this narrator is easily the worst of all of those employed throughout the series. Don't let that put you off, but it's just a shame they got someone who is this terrible at using accents from other countries. His Scottish and American accents are awful.

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  • 11-05-2020

good read

good story as the rest of the skullduggery pleasant books.Interesting and has many secrets. Do read.

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  • Catherine
  • 06-07-2019

Series narrator?!

How hard is it to maintain consistency with series narrator? This is the fourth narrator in 11 books. Kevin Hely is great for the Irish voices but terrible for everyone else. I suppose we should be grateful they didn't persevere with Brian Bowles. Otherwise, great and a welcome redress of the humour:dark ratio.

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  • Queen Vick
  • 11-03-2019

Wow!!!!

Loved this book but the ending got me very confused and worried... Now i have to wait 2 flipping montgs to find out what happens.... Really need to know whats happening... Loved the narration and voice changes made..made alice feel more real than others i have listened to... And skulduggery is very smooth talking but made me feel like he was a really old man in this book xxx

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  • "poibug"
  • 03-03-2019

Great story,but....

As ever great story.The performance could have been better,he even gets his own voices muddled up. Still was way better than the lady who did the book last time

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