Midnight : Adrian's Undead Diary

  • by Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by James Foster
  • Series: Adrian's Undead Diary
  • 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The third volume of the number one rated horror series is here at long last.
Tap tap tap went the zombie on the bridge. Things are getting stranger and stranger for Adrian Ring, and far more dangerous. It wasn't enough for the people of Westfield to follow Abby and her family home on Christmas Eve and try to kill them. Now they're back for more. In Midnight, the third installment in the smash hit Adrian's Undead Diary series, the threats to Adrian and his new friends are greater than ever before. Local survivors holed up in an empty factory led by the chief of police are now crossing paths with Adrian and the Williams clan. Meanwhile Sean, the bloodthirsty tyrant from Westfield, seethes for vengeance after Adrian fends off attack after attack to take ALPA and everything he's worked so hard for. If they can't get at Adrian, how long will it be before they go after the ones near him? Who can Adrian trust when everyone is out for themselves? Now, at Midnight the darkest revelation of all comes: why. Why have the dead returned? Why are they killing the living? Why do the living only dream of the dead? What has humanity done to deserve such a fate, and what role does Adrian play in this great game?

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The train wreck that we saw start in book 2 has ex

I was difficult for me to think of anything other that listening to this audiobook after finishing book 2. Philbrook has created a magic of sorts that resonated deep within me. I do have to say that it is starting to bug the crap out of me how dreadfully unprepared, not only with skill but the mental fortitude, I would be if I were in Adrian’s position.

Tipping the scales at almost twice as long as the first two books in the series and by far the longest in the series. I thought to myself that Philbrook must have a lot of ground to cover, boy was I right. There is a ton of stuff happening all around Adrian and his crew. Punctuated with side stories and point of view changes that added so much to the dramatic happenings. This also added a whole new dimension to the story as it would take you back through events where you think you know what has happened. You had no idea what the other side was thinking and doing and planning until now.

Adrian is quite the dynamic character, ex-military, college janitor or something (sorry I don’t remember), now leader of the healthiest encampment of survivors he can find. Who happens to have a heart of gold and is extremely emotionally charged in most of his actions and decisions. All of the characters are interesting, well evolved and not one dimensional. We get to know what is in that head of Adrian’s perhaps more than we wanted, but it adds so much intensity.

The train wreck that we saw start in book 2 has exploded. Lots and I mean lots of death and destruction, but there is also some growth and rebuilding. Here is the long and short of it all: enemies are made, defense is justified, traitors are among us, friends are made, friends are lost, more friends are made, revenge is sweet and dreams of the dead. Don’t worry if this doesn’t make any sense, it will once you listen.

It is all the little nuances that James Foster adds to what isn’t written that makes him so successful as Adrian. Whether it be the sighs of exasperation while listing of the ammo count, or the subtle and not so subtle humorous remarks, that could be taken differently, in the journal entries. He is also one of a few narrators that is able to deliver the story at a solid speed that is neither too fast or too slow. With his familiar and soothing voice he will keep you on the edge of your seat while bringing Philbrook’s vision to life.

James Foster is Adrian Ring just as much as Ray Porter is Joe Ledger. I cannot get enough of either of these guys.

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good continuation, unexpected development

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

it's one of those types of endings where you either can't wait for the next book or you can't believe the story went in that direction.


Any additional comments?


as the story opens, adrian, gilbert, abby, and her family are setting up their defenses after being attacked by members of the group from the high school that followed abby and her family to the campus.

throughout the main storyline, adrian and his group have skirmishes with the group from the high school until he and gilbert decide something definite needs to be done to end the hostilities. overall, i was satisfied with how the situation was ultimately resolved.

between skirmishes, adrian makes contact with the group at stig, the solar technologies innovative group, where some of the police took refuge.

there are 4 vignettes interspersed throughout the story.

midnight takes place in africa. michele and mike are researchers. they catalog ancient african burial rituals. they are invited to watch a ritual when something goes wrong. the recently deceased person is not accepted, and a spirit warns michele and mike that they are to bare witness to man's trial. after the pronouncement, the recently dead man comes back to life and starts attacking the living.

i almost stopped listening b/c this was such an unexpected departure from adrian's story, but as a glutton for punishment, i almost never give up on a story. plus, i wanted to find out how adrian's current predicament resolved itself.

the second vignette revolves around kevin whitten, one of adrian's friends. kevin and his team safely got the senator to his plane in the last book, and now they're headed to London, in hopes of eventually getting the senator back to the u.s.

guilt is told by abby's parents' perspectives. patty, chuck, and abby's brother decide to move to stig b/c they don't feel safe at the campus b/c of the fighting. what they find at stig is not what they expect.

tyrant is a vignette about sean, the leader of the high school group fighting adrian. we see how his group is surviving and dealing with the skirmishes with adrian.

overall, i enjoyed this story; however, i was not expecting the supernatural twist. yeah, it was kind of a downer, but i will listen to the next installment when it comes out, and then i will determine if i will continue further with the series.

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- Mike Naka "Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2014
  • Publisher: Chris Philbrook