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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. Barton Mitchell Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Conquered Earth Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538465400
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Lord of the Flies meets War of the Worlds in this postapocalyptic tale of two teens and a young girl with amazing powers who must stop the aliens’ mysterious plan.

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The adult human population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone—a powerful, telekinetic supersignal that has reduced them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw: it only affects those over the age of twenty, which means that there is one group left to fight—teens.

Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, a treasure seeker who has escaped from Midnight City after being sentenced to death. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something Holt bargained for—and neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after he captures Mira. Venturing aboard despite Mira’s objections, Holt finds a young girl who can’t remember anything except her name: Zoey.

The three soon begin an adventure through alien-conquered North America, encountering young freedom fighters, powerful artifacts that seem magical, pirates and brigands, and frightening mutated creatures of the night, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the Assembly. As Zoey starts to exhibit amazing powers, Holt and Mira realize that this young girl just may be the key to stopping the alien invaders.

Midnight City is the breathtaking first book in the Conquered Earth series, which chronicles three young people and their journey through a dangerous world they are trying to save.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I have succumbed to Midnight City! Just like Holt, who fights to liberate a conquered Earth, I now see that great things can happen. After all, J. Barton Mitchell wrote this novel. I have hope of another. As soon as possible.” 

    Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[Mitchell’s] first in a dystopian sci-fantasy series is an imaginative mix of danger and humor…The action will keep readers turning the pages.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Midnight City hooked me right from the moment Holt first tries to capture Mira and takes her prisoner only to realize he’s dealing with a girl who’s got some serious survival skills. The two characters are complete equals, more than any other fictional costar team I’ve read and yet they’re enemies. I knew exactly what would happen with Mira and Holt’s instant chemistry and yet, I had to read on just to watch this amazing, action-packed journey, both emotional and physical, unfold.”

    Julie Cross, international bestselling author of Tempest

  • “When the adults mysteriously disappear, who will save the day after earth is conquered by aliens? In J. Barton Mitchell’s riveting postapocalyptic tale, the kids are the last line of defense. Centered around engaging (and conflicted) characters, Midnight City hurtles you into a story teeming with frightening monsters, bizarre techno-magic, and edge-of-your-seat action.”

    Jana Oliver, award-winning author of The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 2/20/2014

    " This is what I thought about the whole time I was reading this book- food. No large group of people let alone children could survive without hunting or farming.you can argue they survived off scavenging but where are the professional food gatherers? How did they discover the strange lands and develop the skills to use artifacts while building their city? These are teens and children. They would have reverted to savages and more likely ate each other instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Lira-Martinez | 2/13/2014

    " I'm not much of a sci-fi fan myself, but this book turned me into one. A riveting yet dark world where the adult population is taken over and the only ones that are not in control is children. The characters in the books are very enjoyable that I could put the book down until the last page. I cannot wait for the next book of the series and more books to come! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janelle | 2/8/2014

    " SOOOO GOOOOOOOOD! This book was just really good. I loved it. Although the whole captor/captive love story and post apocalyptic dystopian world is a total cliche, it hasn't been overdone too abundantly in recent times as say, Faeries, Angels, Vampires and werewolves have been. I am SO done with those. This was a pretty interesting post apocalyptic story that did a good job of keeping the reader guessing for a loooong time. Although, a few of the secrets were still kept by the end of it, like how Holt got mixed up with the menagerie, or if it was, not particularly well. All in all, a fantastic read, especially if you're into post-apocalyp "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/20/2014

    " Very enjoyable; interesting post-apocalyptic world. Wanted more about the aliens, what their purpose was/is, who they are...next book, perhaps? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/9/2013

    " Can't wait until the next one, more questions then I can count! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shay (Shannon) | 7/25/2013

    " WOW!!! Amazing characters and action! I am a little speechless right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah (Books With Bite) | 7/16/2013

    " DNF. Not my style book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 likeskylarks | 6/13/2013

    " took me much longer to get through this book, but I have no complaints. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina Wojtaszek | 5/29/2013

    " There were some very creative concepts in this book, but the writing, and the character development, just wasn't stellar. If you can make it through the first half of the book, the second half is much better and worth reading. "

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About the Author

J. Barton Mitchell is a screenwriter, comic-book writer, and author. He studied creative writing at the University of Houston before going on to receive a BS in film studies from the University of Texas. After selling screenplays to Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, he created and wrote the comic-book series Poe. He lives and writes in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is an American musician, actor, and multiple award–winning audiobook narrator. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in economics, he received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has starred in many feature films and national commercials and has appeared on Everwood and Free Ride. In addition, he can frequently be found touring the country with his singing and songwriting act.