Nightfall : Jack Nightingale

  • by Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by Paul Thornley
  • Series: Jack Nightingale
  • 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

“You’re going to hell, Jack Nightingale”: They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack’s a struggling private detective – and the chilling words come back to haunt him.
Nightingale’s life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale’s soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday – just three weeks away.
Jack doesn’t believe in Hell, but when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn’t find a way out, he’ll be damned in hell for eternity.

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Kept my attention

I had no idea what to expect with this novel or this author. I wasn't amazing, or even unique, but it also wasn't predictable. Cop-turned-detective is such an old, played-out concept, and I usually have zero patience for it. The fact that I listened long enough to get into this one is something in itself.

And then the direction it takes is unusual and interesting. Not as dark and scary as I wanted it to be, but maybe it wasn't meant to be that kind of novel. I would recommend this book without reservation.
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- Uber Femme

Consistantly Creepy - Excellent Narration

Part detective novel, part paranormal thriller, Nightfall took the best from both genres and kept me interested from beginning to end. The book is paced well and pulled me into the plot immediately. The subject matter is dark but not overly gruesome. There were a few points when I felt Jack's dialog with secondary characters became a little too repetitive. While the story is unique, many of Jack's "creepy" experiences are things I've seen in horror movies many times over. Regardless, the book was a lot of fun and I'd recommend it. Definitely don't judge the book by the name. "Nightfall" had virtually nothing to do with the story at all. I can think of a dozen better titles.

The narration is excellent and easy to listen to. Within minutes you understand exactly what Jack is all about. Even the female voices are well done and never seem strange or out of place coming from this narrator.
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- Christie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2010
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books