Midnight Son

Midnight Son Review

In the vast Alaskan Arctic, legend has it there once lived a mythic tribe - Iñukuns. But now Inukuns only exist in rumors and whispers. Until an actor-turned-fugitive named Teddy Kyle Smith had an encounter that brought Iñukuns from myth to reality. Smith was an aspiring actor with a promising career, but it all came crashing down one night in September with a gunshot, followed by a manhunt, bloodshed, and then stranger things.

This story has long haunted James Dommek Jr., the great-grandson of the last of the Inupiaq storytellers. Midnight Son is his journey to who Teddy Kyle Smith was, what he did, and what he really saw.

It’s a true story that takes listeners from the Alaskan wilderness to Hollywood and to the courtroom. A story that pits Inupiaq folklore against American justice in a battle over the nature of reality and the soul of the real Alaska.

Title:Midnight Son
Edition Language:English

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    Midnight Son Reviews

  • Maaya

    An interesting enough story, but the framing rubbed me the wrong way at times with its overly sympathetic view on Teddy. The ending also tried really hard to go for "profound" but ended up feeling rea...

  • Mariah Roze

    I finished this book in half a day. It was extremely interesting and intriguing! I had never heard of this case before. I enjoyed James' writing. My only complaint is that the story jumps around a lot...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Midnight Son by James Dommek Jr and also narrated by the author. This story is about a guy named Teddy Smith that went a bit nuts and was very dangerous. He was a veteran, sharp shooter, actor, but al...

  • Latasha

    Wow, this was really good and interesting! I had 0 knowledge about the native people of Alaska before listening to this, no idea who Teddy was, nothing. I picked it because i thought my mom would like...

  • ALet

    ★★ /5Production of this audiobook is really great but sadly the story itself wasn't that interesting or captivating...

  • Cora

    I would score this "book" zero stars if I could. This was a free download from Audible, but not a book or even a documentary, in any sense of the word. While the summary states that James Dommek Jr. "...

  • Erin

    Audible Original Selction for November 2019 A podcast that examines the story of Teddy Kyle Smith, a well-known Alaska Native actor convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison....

  • BoB Lever

    This wasn’t really an audiobook, it was more of an extended podcast. What’s the difference? I’m not sure but you know it when you hear it! The story is interesting enough but a little underwhelm...

  • Henry

    This Audible original is very well performed, but the story is simply not good. I gave it two stars (instead of one) because it did provide insight into Native Alaskan culture and life in Alaska in ge...

  • Natasha Niezgoda

    Okay, sooooo... it wasn't bad. It just didn't stick to the plot half the time. You see, there was a lot of sidetracking in this story. And it could quite possibly be because so much backstory was need...