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Abarat: Absolute Midnight

Clive Barker

"I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour," Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. "The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal." And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems. Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way. The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight.

"I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour," Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. "The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal." And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems. Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way. The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight.
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"I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour," Mater Motley said, using that voice that, though it was barely conversational in volume, was somehow heard everywhere. "The waiting is over. Tomorrow there will be no dawn. Only midnight, absolute and eternal." And so begins a new chapter in the epic story of sixteen-year-old Candy Quackenbush and her journeys through the world of the Abarat, where every hour is an island in one eternal day, and nothing is as it seems. Candy travels through the Abarat from island to island and across the sea with an unlikely band of friends: the escaped prisoner Malingo the Geshrat, the quarrelsome John Brothers, who all share the same body but never the same opinion, and the many other colorful characters they meet along the way. The problem is that trouble finds Candy wherever she goes. And soon she discovers a secret plot, masterminded by the diabolical Mater Motley, who is obsessed with becoming Empress of the Islands. Her method is simple. She will darken the skies, putting out the suns, moons, and stars. She will bring absolute midnight.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Ferrone

Length:

15h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

19:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

04:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

21:46


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:45


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:29


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:29


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:27


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:20


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:12


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

14:03


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

11:17


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

14:38


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

08:23


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:34


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

08:26


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

09:01


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

09:37


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

13:58


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

08:46


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

20:57


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

03:00


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

17:20


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

11:11


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

18:49


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

12:04


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

11:28


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

16:21


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

11:21


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

07:42


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

09:07


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

06:45


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

11:43


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

14:31


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

13:39


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

14:43


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

23:26


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

19:15


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

17:52


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

19:13


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

13:57


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

07:30


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

19:52


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

06:41


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

05:20


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

13:18


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

11:44


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

07:49


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

12:29


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

07:13


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

06:00


Part 5, Chapter 50
Part 5, Chapter 50

16:42


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

11:36


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

11:33


Part 6, Chapter 53
Part 6, Chapter 53

10:49


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

10:38


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

06:19


Part 6, Chapter 56
Part 6, Chapter 56

07:07


Part 6, Chapter 57
Part 6, Chapter 57

07:17


Part 6, Chapter 58
Part 6, Chapter 58

12:04


Part 6, Chapter 59
Part 6, Chapter 59

13:55


Part 6, Chapter 60
Part 6, Chapter 60

12:48


Part 7, Chapter 61
Part 7, Chapter 61

12:04


Part 7, Chapter 62
Part 7, Chapter 62

10:50


Part 7, Chapter 63
Part 7, Chapter 63

14:00


Part 7, Chapter 64
Part 7, Chapter 64

15:50


Part 7, Chapter 65
Part 7, Chapter 65

19:00


Part 7, Chapter 66
Part 7, Chapter 66

12:16


Part 7, Chapter 67
Part 7, Chapter 67

11:05


Part 7, Chapter 68
Part 7, Chapter 68

07:17


Part 7, Chapter 69
Part 7, Chapter 69

09:25


Part 7, Chapter 70
Part 7, Chapter 70

03:49


Part 7, Chapter 71
Part 7, Chapter 71

13:07


Part 7, Chapter 72
Part 7, Chapter 72

10:50


Part 7, Chapter 73
Part 7, Chapter 73

13:14


Part 7, Chapter 74
Part 7, Chapter 74

16:39


Part 7, Chapter 75
Part 7, Chapter 75

09:59


Part 7, Chapter 76
Part 7, Chapter 76

08:03


Part 7, Chapter 77
Part 7, Chapter 77

01:12