13 Ways to Midnight

  • by Rue Volley
  • Narrated by Sarah Puckett
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You'll never miss the sunlight until it's gone.
Sixteen-year-old Echo Navarri, daughter of world-famous archaeologists Alice and Peter Navarri, had spent her life traveling from one expedition to the next as her parents unearthed lost civilizations.
On their 13th dig, Midnight, Echo's twin sister, disappears without a trace. This prompts a year-long search that leaves the family nearly broken.
In an attempt to find some closure, they reluctantly host a mock funeral for Midnight without ever recovering her remains.
Nearing the one year anniversary of Midnight's assumed death, Echo is sent to live with her eccentric Aunt Luna who is the caretaker of the centuries old Navarri Estate in Port Royal, Maine.
Echo attempts to settle into her new life in Port Royal, but soon finds that she's destined for adventure as the mystery of her family's history, the sunless town, and it's oddly intriguing people teeter on the supernatural.


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Not for me.

After reading a lot of positive reviews for this, I was excited to start!! But I'm baffled as to how bored I was with it!! I expected a fast paced, engaging read and what I got was a book that basically focused on a teen romance with a vampire. It had echoes of Twilight as well.

So the book focuses on Echo Navarri, daughter of famous archaeologists Alice and Peter Navarri. On a dig with them, her twin, Midnight, goes missing without a trace and Echo is devastated. After a fruitless search, Echo's parents send her home to her aunt. There Echo meets Thorn Vega, a mysterious boy who she feels drawn to. As she dig deeper into who he is, she is drawn into a world she never knew existed.

I didn't particularly like Echo. She was so..... boring maybe. I don't know!! I wanted her to be more proactive and less like she was. I have to say that I hated the insta love/connection she felt for Thorn. It was just so... ugh and overdone. I didn't care whether they got together or not.

While reading, I felt like maybe I dozed off or something, because a lot of the time I was confused as to what was happening and had no clue what was going on, so I pressed back on the audio only to realise that I hadn't missed anything. It was just written like that! It felt very disjointed at times and honestly, at that point I didn't care for the story or the characters to go back and try to immerse myself again. Maybe it was just me, but I found it to be boring and predictable and not something I would read again.

Sarah Puckett read it well. She was clear and easy to listen to and had a few tones and voices for the characters.

I was voluntarily provided this free copy by the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife


What made the experience of listening to 13 Ways to Midnight the most enjoyable?

The best part about this book wasn't just the story, but the voice over reader. I have listened to audio books before with readers who have literally put me to sleep. This was NOT one of those. Mrs. Puckett read it masterfully and was engaged in the story, making the listen enjoyable for me.

What did you like best about this story?

The story itself was excellent. Rue Volley, besides having a really cool name, is obviously an excellent author. But the best part was the audio reading. Mrs. Puckett read this professionally and excellently, and she kept me engaged in the story the entire time. P.S. The accents were very good!

Have you listened to any of Sarah Puckett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance I have heard so far, but it will not be the last. I plan on purchasing everything else she has done in the past, and in the future! The performance was five stars!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had a very emotional reaction to this book. The emotional journey for the listener is up to the performer, and Sarah Puckett delivered in a big way. She kept me engaged in the book, and elicited a wide array of emotional reactions!

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this audio book. The story and the audio performer are a perfect combination, creating an amazing experience for the listener. Five Stars. Actually, scratch that...TEN STARS!!!

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- Seth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2017
  • Publisher: Rue Volley