Audiobook Review

The Midnight Library

By
Matt Haig
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Mesmerising Story, Powerfully Delivered by Carey Mulligan and with a Kate Atkinson Feel

THE BIRDICT

💛 Highly, highly recommend this. Nora’s story is beautiful and thought provoking. Oh, and it’s performed by Carey Mulligan.

💜 In a multiverse of infinite lives, is there a perfect one you could be living? That’s the question posed. The idea that you could try different lives, repair regrets, is utterly tantalising. In fact the concept has now burrowed into my head where it lives rent-free.

💚 So, I loved this. As a sci-fi concept. But there is an ideological bent throughout, of which I wasn’t a fan. There is dissonance between allowing a fictional character to experience a multitude of realities and extrapolating a philosophy therefrom.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 This sucked me in and spat me out. Finished it in a day. Carey Mulligan already had my heart after I Never Let You Go. But this performance is masterful. Flawless. She strikes a balance between being understated and powerful that I found hypnotic.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

Not strictly a spoiler, but Carey Mulligan counting down at the end gave me chills.
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The Midnight Library

THE BLURB

Between life and death there is a library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.

The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.

Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?