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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (260 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Whitley Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this spellbinding fantasy novel, newcomer David Whitley has imagined a nation at a crossroads: misshaped by materialism and facing a choice about its future. He has brought to life two children who will test the nation's values-and crafted a spellbinding adventure story that will keep readers turning the pages until the very end.

In a society based on trade, where everything can be bought and sold, the future rests on the secrets of a single document-and the lives of two children whose destiny it is to discover its secrets.

THE MIDNIGHT CHARTER combines great storytelling with a compelling vision - a many layered adventure with powerful and timely implications.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Young readers who enjoy tales of mystery and fantasy will find much to admire in Whitley's story...Simon Vance's thoughtful, unrushed narration is the perfect foil for the book's brooding atmosphere. Vance is a master narrator who brings characters of every type to life. AudioFile

  • [Simon Vance's] skill is his ability to provide just the perfect pace and emphasis to convey wonder and amazement as well as dismay and disbelief... His almost imperceptible change in pacing, pitch, and rhythm perfectly conveys the author's intent. Voya Voice of Youth Advocates
  • Charity, greed, freedom, fate and political scheming are all woven through debut author Whitley's richly conceived world. Readers will be buoyed by every small triumph that cannot be recorded in an account book. Publishers Weekly
  • Exciting and gripping from the first heart-stopping line, this first book in a trilogy takes readers only part of the way to resolving the predictions of the Midnight Charter and its relationship to Mark and Lily. Readers will anxiously await the next installment as they reach the cliff-hanger ending. School Library Journal
  • Deft world-building and crafty plotting combine for a zinger of an ending that will leave readers poised for book two. Surprisingly sophisticated upper-middle-grade fare, with enough meat to satisfy older readers as well. Kirkus Reviews
  • Whitley threads together a thrilling page-turner with the two young heroes' lives intertwining in surprising and illuminating ways. Shelf Awareness
  • One of the most original and creative books I've read in a long time. Wands and Worlds.com

  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2010

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by patience | 2/5/2014

    " What I learned from this book...young adult novels can be pompous, too. The writing was uneven, sometimes compelling, more often ponderous and preachy. Sometimes hard to tell what was supposed to be happening. Feh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meghan | 1/14/2014

    " I liked the concept a lot. However i felt that the execution and where the character development ended up fell flat. I also hated the ending. This is David Whitley's first book so I'm excited to read anything else he comes up with in the hopes that he works some of these kinks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brandy | 1/4/2014

    " Awesome I can't wait for more!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharon | 12/9/2013

    " To be honest, it really wasnt my cup of tea. I think that it would perhaps appeal to a younger audience more so. There were parts of it which were good, though the whole style just bored me. "

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