Midnight Crossroad : Midnight, Texas

  • by Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by Susan Bennett
  • Series: Midnight, Texas
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First in a new trilogy
From Charlaine Harris, the best-selling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale - populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that's how the locals prefer it. Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It' s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There' s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There' s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there' s new resident, Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he' s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth....

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Rocky Start but Good Mystery

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris had a very strong (and enjoyable) mystery and the characters are starting to grow on me!

Story Thoughts: I am a self-professed fangirl of Charlaine Harris' ability to write a good mystery. It is the main reason that I love her stories. She writes a darn good "who-dun-it". Midnight Crossroad is no exception in that aspect. Once we got to the mystery, the book really took off. I was invested and a little bit caught off guard that one of my off-the-wall guesses was right (granted I only guessed off-the-wall because sometimes Charlaine will do that). Even though it takes a bit to get to the mystery, it really was worth the journey. My only complaint was the pacing for the first 1/3 of the book which happens a lot in first in series. Especially when you are introducing a town as quirky as Midnight, TX!

Character Thoughts: Going to admit that it took till the last quarter of Midnight Crossing for me to get into the characters. In the beginning, I just couldn't quite connect with them. There were too many characters but towards the end I realized why. Now, I am invested in Fiji and her familiar. I was happy to see characters such as Manfred and Arthur from her other series. Overall, I am sure in the 2nd book I will have more favorites!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Susan Bennett/Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins


I thought Susan did an excellent job with the narration of Midnight Crossroad. She managed to capture the quirkiness of the town just right. She showcased the large cast in a way that made each one stand out and be completely unique. I will be continuing this in audio.

Final Thought: Rocky start but excellent mystery!
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Great start to a new series with familiar faces

If you could sum up Midnight Crossroad in three words, what would they be?

Atmosphere, Midnight Crossroad is steeped in it, warm, familiar, comfy, scary and fun. Loved catching up with old favorites: Bobo Winthrop from the Lily Bard series, Manfred Bernardo from the Harper Connelly series and the sheriff from the Aurora Teagarden series. Great cast of new characters as well. After being disheartened over the last Sookie novel, this was a happy surprise and vintage Charlaine Harris. Back in my happy space.

Loved the performance. Susan Bennett's voice dropped me immediately in the town of Midnight and kept things exciting and enjoyable.

Very satisfying all the way round!


What other book might you compare Midnight Crossroad to and why?

Dead Until Dark


What does Susan Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Loved the performance. I had bought the Kindle version and started reading, but realized I did want some audio atmosphere. Susan Bennett's voice dropped me immediately in the town of Midnight and kept things exciting and enjoyable.


Who was the most memorable character of Midnight Crossroad and why?

Manfred Bernardo, but I probably say that because he is a favorite character from the Harper Connelly series.


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- SCoury

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books