Nightingale's Lament : Nightside

  • by Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Nightside
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Taylor is the name. John Taylor...My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul. Assignment: Find out why the local diva called the Nightingale has cut herself off from her family and friends. I'm also wondering why her suicide-prone fans think she has a voice to die for. Literally...

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What the Critics Say

"With dark humor and psychological horror (Green) rivals urban horror writers such as Jim Butcher and Christopher Golden; Laurell Hamilton fans should enjoy this series as well." (Romantic Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Weakest of the Nightside books so far.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who doesn't mind poor writing, weak characterisations and has a short attention span.


What was most disappointing about Simon R. Green’s story?

The plot. Predictable and at some points boring.


What didn’t you like about Marc Vietor’s performance?

At this point Marc Vietor hasn't nailed down the voices of characters other than the main protagonist. Vietor does get better in the later novels but at this stage he was working with shallow depictions of the characters.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

As always with Green's books there are some interesting and redeeming qualities, just not enough in this book to make me keep it. If you want an interesting and engaging listen then skip this (I wish I had) and go to the later Nightside novels.


Any additional comments?

By all means give it a go but I can't recommend it as either a good listen or interesting enough to spend a credit on it. When you look at other urban fiction out there, this particular book is low quality.

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- Hathor "Fortis et liber"

good read

a good book, well written, with interesting characters.

well read by Marc vietor, who does the voices of the characters well.

overall a good listen although a little short at just under 7 hours.

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- mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-11-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios