Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth : Nightside

  • by Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Nightside
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The name's John Taylor. I'm a PI for hire in the Nightside, the dark and corrupt city within the city of London. Where the sun never shines and where pleasure and horror are always on sale - for the right price. Not a nice place to visit or a nice place to live. So you wouldn't think I would care that it was about to be destroyed, but none other than my very own long-missing, not-quite-human mind."But I do. I was born here, I live here, and I got friends here. They might not be acceptable in polite company, but they're my friends nonetheless. I know that I'm the only one who can stop her. The trick is, how to do it without fulfilling this prophecy that says whatever action I take, not only is the Nightside doomed, but the rest of the world will soon follow...."


What the Critics Say

"This is Green's tour-de-force culmination of the Nightside books. Anyone who's enjoyed the series to date absolutely must read this installment." (Romantic Times)
"It's packed with action and dark humor." (SF Revu)


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Customer Reviews

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Love this series

I love the characters in this series and it is always love listening to Simon R Green's books. They are fun and exciting and always a great listen. I love the narrator as well, he really brings the characters alive.
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- Angie

Green Man Review's Review

Like the previous two Audible unabridged audiobooks I reviewed in the Nightside series, Hex and the City and Paths Not Taken (which form the first two parts of the Lilith story line in Green's ongoing series), it turns out that I had not read Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth before listening to it this past fortnight. I have absolutely no idea how I managed to miss reading this entire trilogy of novels but the end result was that I approached Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth not knowing anything at all as to how Green would resolve the Lilith story. Yes, I knew both Taylor and Nightside survived -- with a fair amount of damage to both I'll admit -- Lilith and her crusade to remake the Nightside in Her Image, but not how. What I noticed this time is how good Green is at creating an alternative version of present-day London in a much stranger reality than ours. For example, well into the story here, there's an extended scene involving enslaved fairies working in a sweatshop that's straight out of the absolute worse excesses of Victoria's Empire. Again, I must note that listening to these stories is certainly the best way to get the full feel of what Green's depicting. The Lilith War trilogy of books represents the longest single work in the Nightside series so far with Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth wrapping up this story quite well. As an audio experience, the Lilith War trilogy is very close to twenty-five hours of Really Fantastic Entertainment for any lover of fantasy. Cat Eldridge / Green Man Review
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

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