Jack Nightingale found it hard enough to save lives when he was a cop. Now he needs to save a soul – his sister's. But to save her he has to find her and they’ve been separated since birth. When everyone Jack talks to about his sister dies horribly, he realises that someone, or something, is determined to keep them apart. If he's going to save his sister, he's going to have to do what he does best - negotiate. But any negotiation with the forces of darkness comes at a terrible price. And first Jack must ask himself the question: is every soul worth saving?
©2010 Stephen Leather (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd
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"Had hoped ..."
Had hoped the author would have done something about the repetitive "said (pause) nightingale" but alas no. Story good but more repetitive and predictable than the first.
Didn't keep me quite as gripped as the first in the series but still thoroughly enjoyed this. Well narrated once again. You really need to have read the first to appreciate this though. I will certainly be buying the rest in the series.
Oh defiantly, I have got the whole series and would listen to them all again, I like that they all flow, but at the same time if (like me) I started in the middle but that didn't matter because the story takes you in different directions every time.
I couldn't, it is on its own. I have not read or listened to a book like this before.
I wouldn't say it's a scene, but I enjoyed the relationship Jack and Jenny have, it like they bounce off each other which you can relate to in real life.
O it made me laugh on a number of occasions, normal Jack's attitude towards everyone. I found it sad that even though Jack is very busy he is also lonely.
Just it's great.
"Read with full. Stops in all the. Wrong places."
I enjoyed the story but the listening experience was marred by weird placing of verbal full stops, especially after speech.
"Why didn't Leather just extend the first book?"
Paul Thornley's performance is probably the most redeeming aspect of this audiobook. The book just feels like the author wanted to leave the previous book on a cliffhanger to ensure that readers would be demanding the next book in the series but he didn't really have another storyline and instead just regurgitated the first book again, changing a few details here and there
I found this book very frustrating anyway, the fact that you can almost predict what is going to happen because its just a rehash of the first, but one of the most annoying facts is that regardless what happens none of the characters actually learn anything, instead keep having the same debates, falling for same tricks and and it leaves you just banging your head in frustration, and as for Nightingales complete incomprehension of the UK smoking laws, if I was reading the book one more "Can I smoke in here?" and I would have probably thrown it!
Without Thornley's strong voice acting and captive narration I probably wouldn't have stuck with the book, the story has bored me but at least the voice acting is captivating
A great shame, I will probably leave the series here but I had a lot of hope for it when listening to the first book, having seen a couple of reviews for the third that say that it is more of the same I will probably just call it a day after Midnight
"This is part 2 of a duo"
This book really doesnt stand on its own. You need to first read Nightfall: A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller if you want to make much sense of the plot. Its an OK story that bowls along, but there are some plot lines that lead nowhere like the 'spell' Jack goes though to prevent himself losing his driving licence. A romp, but I think Stephen Leather has written better books.
"Excellent second Jack Nightingale book"
As an avid reader who has fairly recebtly turned to Audible, I'm loving the Jack Nightingale series (already downloaded the next 3).
After book 1, I wondered where he could go from there, and initially though book 2 would just be a re-write of book 1 - i was so wrong.
Leather's writing flows naturally with no 'forced' dialogue, and excessive over-done scene or character explanations, with believable characters. and worryingly believable not-so-human characters. You grow to love them all. I'm curious about the continuing relationship between Jack & Jenny; there's more than meets the eye with Jenny - I'm curiously waiting!
As always, excellent narration from Paul Thornley. He doesn't dissapoint; his narration flows smoothly & naturally as if it could be Jack himself talking - I know I shall always associate the two together now.
I'm always on the look out for a good series and have found a great new one.
Stephen Leather is up there with two of my other favourites, Jim Butcher & John Connolly.
I cannot praise or recommend these books enough. Six stars if allowed!
"It seems I've found a new series to listen to!"
Great story with well written characters. The author has a real insight into how people "tick"
Brilliantly read by the narrator
A little repetitive from the first book. The narrator is very talented with his multiple dialects but the "said" [pause] is annoying. It put emphasis where there shouldn't be. I did enjoy the book.
"2nd book in the series and I'm hooked."
More interesting storylines, suspense and likeable characters, combined with Paul Thornley's superb narration. It's a winner for me and I'm looking forward to the next one.
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