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Brandon

North Huntingdon, PA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • A Hard Day’s Knight: Nightside, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (240)

    John Taylor is a P.I. with a special talent for finding lost things in the dark and secret center of London known as the Nightside. He's also the reluctant owner of a very special-and dangerous-weapon. Excalibur, the legendary sword. To find out why he was chosen to wield it, John must consult the Last Defenders of Camelot, a group of knights who dwell in a place that some find more frightening than the Nightside. London Proper. It's been years since John's been back-and there are good reasons for that.

    Doc says: "A Dark Green"
    "Worth it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Dark and well written story, with just the right amount of implausible twists you expect (but don't see coming) in a Nightside book.

    It kept me engaged and managed to surprise me quite a few times.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride Wore Black Leather: Nightside, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Simon R. Green
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (278)

    In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual itch that needs to be scratched. But enter at your own risk. The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their appetites....

    Bonnie says: "I've been waiting for more NIGHTSIDE!"
    "Great beginning, OK middle, but rushed ending"
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    Worth the time and money for the first half of the book. Very intriguing and imaginative.

    The reading by Mac Vietor is the best I have heard yet.

    Unfortunately, the main "bad guy" was kind of iffy. Never really understood why everyone was supposed to be intimidated by him. We were told the the bad guy was powerful, but that power or sense of impending doom never really managed to come through the story.

    This story was getting predicable too. The many repeated "typical for the Nightside" statements become a meme. References to other Simon R. Green Books seemed out of place and more like advertisements than contributions to the plot.

    The middle felt like padding without a purpose. After the first half of the book, you can skip right to the last half-hour. A bunch of plot points and side quests (though entertaining) go nowhere and contribute nothing to the story as a whole.

    The ending was disappointing. It seemed rushed and out of place for a book that (likely) ends the Nightside series. Seemed more like the ending of an episode of a TV show than an entire book series. (And I do mean the end of an episode)

    All-in-all, I think it was worth the read for the first half alone. Based on the ending, I think the author is done with this series (or at least with John Taylor).

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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