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The Midnight Library: A Novel

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Carey Mulligan

8 Hours 50 Minutes

Penguin Audio

September 2020

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A New York Times bestseller | Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!

'Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?' 

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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  • Diana H.

    Great listen! Loved the story, the pacing and how beautifully it unfolds. Great for all of us, but a gift to late bloomers or anyone living with sadness or regret.

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  • Cristina S.

    Creative to say the least. I loved everything about this book. It's impossible not to relate to the story.

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  • Jack B.

    A knock off of a old Jewish proverb. Protagonist came off a whinny until her aha moment.

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  • Maureen W.

    I loved this book and I think the narrator contributed to my love!

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  • Bianca1976

    This was a lovely book and an interesting take on death and appreciating life and making the best of the one you're living.

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  • Anonymous

    It was a fun read, I really liked the concept of the book and was able to get into the story but I found it very cheesy and predictable. I would have liked a more creative ending. Also not a big fan of the narrator’s voice

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  • Anonymous

    The Midnight Library was such a refreshingly, unique book. I couldn't stop listening to it and hated for it to end!

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  • Sdouglas

    Interesting idea for a book! It got a little slow in parts, but overall was worth the listen.

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  • Mark S.

    This book helped give me a new perspective on everything . It was a kind slap in the face. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Eric C.

    much better than expected

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