Hex and the City : Nightside

  • by Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Nightside
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"John Taylor's the name. I work the Nightside. Only in that dark heart of London where it's always three a.m., where human and inhuman can feed their darkest desires, do I feel at home. Probably because I was born here. What I do is find things - people, objects - and in this case, the truth about the origins of the Nightside. That's what Lady Luck has hired me to investigate. But the more I dig, the more I discover, not about the Nightside but about the great question in my life: exactly who - and what - was my long-vanished mother."Paying jobs are one thing. Personal quests are another. And I've been warned that uncovering the facts about dear old mum could be a very bad thing, not just for the Nightside but for all of existence. Still I can't stop...I'm John Taylor. Finding things is who I am. It's what I do. Whatever the consequences...."

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What the Critics Say

"Fans of Harry Dresden would find John Taylor a terrific read... but, then again, so would any fan of good, dark urban fantasy" (SF Revu)
"I can now say unequivocally that listening to this story was an immeasurably better experience for me than I had reading (and re-reading) any of the other Nightside novels, as the incredible work done by everyone at Audible makes the story come truly alive." (Green Man Review)

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Green Man Review's Review

I can now say unequivocally that listening to this story was an immeasurably better experience for me than I had reading (and re-reading) any of the other Nightside novels, as the incredible work done by everyone at Audible makes the story come truly alive. Until I started using an iPod to listen to audiobooks while taking a long morning walk around the downtown area of the city I live in, I had never really appreciated the experience of a well-crafted audiobook, as I simply can't listen to them when I'm doing anything else. All of the Nightside novels are told in the first person singular, as narrated by John Taylor himself. Think Philip Marlowe or perhaps Lew Archer. Yes, he's hard bitten. Cynical. And Marc Vietor's voice work which clearly indicates that he's seen everything life can possibly throw at him. Indeed Vietor truly makes Taylor, his world, and all of the other characters come alive for me in a way that they don't quite do on the page. At best, I can just say the voice work is perfect. And Marc Vietor does all of the Nightside novels! So I envy the hours upon hours of great fiction awaiting you when you listen to all of the Nightside novels!

Cat Eldridge / Green Man Review
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- Kindle Customer

Ending Too Long

As usual for this author, the book contains great imagery. But, the last third of this book could have been reduced by half. Much of the latter dialog interferes with the flow. It could have been 5-star.
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- Palo Alto Resident

Book Details

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