Nightfall : Jack Nightingale

  • by Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by Ralph Lister
  • Series: Jack Nightingale
  • 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Uttered by the abusive father of a nine-year-old girl, that phrase ended Jack’s career as a police negotiator and has been haunting him ever since. Now that he is a struggling private detective, those words return with a vengeance when he inherits a mansion - and some terrifying information. Apparently Jack’s soul was sold at birth, and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday just weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow, given that Jack doesn’t believe in hell (heaven, either). But when people close to him start to die, he is forced to consider that real evil may be at work, and if he doesn’t find a way out, he’ll be damned to hell for eternity.Brooding intensity, unrelenting suspense, and surprising wit fill the pages of Nightfall, the first installment of Stephen Leather’s mesmerizing trilogy.


What the Critics Say

“Authentic...tersely written...exciting stuff with plenty of heart-palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue...." (Daily Mail)
“Leather is in the top rank of thriller writers.” (Jack Higgins, New York Times best-selling author)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Decent narrator, crap story.

What a chunk of crap. Badly overwritten with thin characters and such a generic occult mythology that I wonder if the author did any research at all. In a world where Harry Dresden and Feilx Castor do the "guy in a coat that solves supernatural crimes" so much better than the lamely named "Jack Nightingale"--it makes you wonder what this publisher was thinking. You might enjoy this book if the phrase "devil worshipper" doesn't make you roll your eyes or snort. Someone, please, please get Stepehn Leather an editor. I have no need to hear coffee made and a car referenced by brand as many times as this guy does. The fact that his antagonist is a to the letter clone of Gaiman's character Death, and speaks as if she came right out of a fundamentalist Christian pamphlet on the dangers of role playing games. I'm listening to the last chapter as I type this and dear God, I want to puncture my eardrum. This narrator should never, ever try to do an American accent--it was so bad it was offensive. This is utter crap.
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- Steve

I really like this character

Just starting and feel like I want to know everything about Jack NIghengale. Look forward to reading and audio. Also audio done very well. Check it out. I'm loving it.
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- alfred

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio