Paths Not Taken : Nightside

  • by Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Nightside
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I'm John Taylor. I was born in the Nightside, that square mile in the hidden center of London where it is always the hour of the wolf, where gods and monsters walk side by side and where every dark question ever asked can be answered - for a price. I left for a while, but I did come back, to make my living doing what I do better than anyone else: Finding things - lost or stolen, real or imaginary. Recently, I found the most dangerous thing of all: the true identity of my long-gone mother. Turns out she's a being who's been around since beore the dawn of history. Then, she created the Nightside - and now, for her own warped reasons, she intends to destroy it. To stop her before she even gets started, I've got to do some hard traveling - back in Time, through endless eons, into the very distant - and probably deadly - past...

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What the Critics Say

"A great entrée into the series for new readers" - Romantic Times"Highly recommended" (SF Revu)
"I was really, really impressed at how well the narrator, Marc Vietor, does in creating a believable cast of characters who each have their own distinctive voice." (Green Man Review)

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Customer Reviews

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The fun continues

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely.


Any additional comments?

Mark Vietor continues to do a great job bringing to life the Nightside books.

However, he is starting to have problems with the English accent. His main 'voice' is great Another reviewer thought that his accent in the first Nightside book was a problem, but I did not agree at that point. However, when he tries to do the accent of someone a little "foppish", (case in point: Tommy Oblivion) he's not getting it right. It's neither the upper-class accent of today nor the upper-class accent as it was spoken in the days of the black and white movies.

However, I found that it did not interfere with my enjoyment. Possibly because of the artificial nature of the Nightside itself I was more accepting of one character who had a very phoney accent, Or maybe it was just that I found Mark Vietor did such a good job of the rest of it that I did not really mind.

I find the middle trilogy to be the weakest of the Nightside books (there is a lot of padding, and I just wanted the Lilith plot to be over already). Nevertheless, they're still a great way to pass the time for a few hours.

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- Miss

Great series of books

Any additional comments?

This is a great book, with lots of fun action, clever banter and dry wit. I found myself laughing out loud often, or shaking my head at how cleverly the writer had twisted the plot. The main characters are interesting and really likable and I found myself missing them when one book was finished. I have all 12 in the series and cant' wait to listen to the next one.

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- Chantal

Book Details

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