What goes around comes around. Jack Nightingale learned that as a cop and discovered that it was just as true in the world of the supernatural.
His life changed forever on the day he failed to stop a young girl throwing herself to her death. Ever since, he’s been haunted by thoughts that he could have done more to save her. Now her cries for help are louder than ever. Is she trapped in eternal torment? Or are the forces of darkness torturing and deceiving him in order to regain the ultimate prize - his soul?
Nightingale will have to face down the powers of the police, south London gangs, and Hell itself to find out. And evil is closer than he thinks…
©2012 Stephen Leather (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd
Loved this series. Have read all 3 books and eagerly awaiting the next. Paul Thornley narrates brilliantly bringing the characters to life.
"Top Notch Listen"
Another great story in the Nightingale series, with as usual excellent narration by Paul Thornley; who as others have commented really has a knack of bringing the "players" to life with his excellent characterisation. The story has some really gut wrenching twists and I was pleased to see that this was not the last in the series; however I disagree with the author's website view that this story tied up all the loose ends, as I think it undid a couple which Nightingale must now address, and I look forward to hearing how he does it.
The third of the jack nightingale books i have listened to and
Is as gripping as the other two. suspense and twists keep
Your attention throughout . Excellently narrated by paul thornley who
Seems to narrate lots of good stories in the steven leather booksand
Andy mcnab series .
A highly recommended original story ! A enthralling story
Of occult and detective action .
This is a fantastic read. The characters are believable, well described, without labouring in the minute detail and the story is pacey without skipping the detail that draws the picture for the reader. The story is just the right mixture between contemporary and fantasy that remains believable and the ending keeps you on the edge of your seat. I loved the book and couldnt stop listening from beginning to end. The narration was good, well read and the different voices were spot on, which added to the magic.
"Jack Nightingale trilogy"
"Nightmare" is the third part to this excellent trilogy by Stephen Leather. I listened to all three and I felt sorry when I finished this last book and look forward very much to "Nightshade" his next Supernatural thriller. The occult thread which runs through the series adds excitement to a thrilling and fast paced story and I will look forward to meeting Proserpine in the authors next book. The narrator, Paul Thornley, has read all the Jack Nightingale stories and also some of the other author's books and adds an authentic quality. You will not be disappointed if you use your credits on this series.
I have been totally addicted to this series of books and I was hooked from the 1st chapter of the first book. I have found after reading various trilogies that the third book usually is not a patch on the previous two but with this book it seriously isn’t the case. The narrator is fantastic and one of the best I have listened to, he gives all the characters their own voice.
This book has you laughing and crying and virtually screaming at the characters “Don’t look behind you!”
I would totally recommend this book to anyone, and if I could give it more than five stars I would.
"Saved by a decent ending."
Book1 excellent Book 2 good but a bit a bit repetitive Book3 very repetitive and at times tedious but definitely saved by the decent ending.
I wish someone would do something about the "said (pause) nightingale" which definitely lets the books down.
"A bit of a laugh"
I'm going to read the next one. Something keeps me coming back, but it's not the authors literary prowess.
There's a fair criticism that Stephen Leather repeats himself a lot with the main character's smoking habit and that the two main characters are under developed. However this is totally secondary to the nail biting tension he builds and the thrilling contrast of the ordinary life expectations of the characters with the extraordinary situations they endure. I'll be listening to all 5 books.
Decent characters or a new story line rather than a tired rehash of the first two books in the series.
The lead character smokes and is a bit of a dick and after 3 books that's all there is to him. Neither him or Jenny are likeable or even particularly interesting. There's almost no development of the central characters and only a few weak supporting charters to help the story limp along.
I enjoyed the first book and stuck with the second book but 3/4 of the way through and I'm heartily bored of this one.
The author mentions that Jack smokes so often I wonder if he was being sponsored by Marlboro. The repetitive descriptions of how much he likes / wants to have a cigarette are tedious. Smoking seems to be a crutch for the author in the absence of decent dialog or strong characters. The first book wasn't well written but had a good story which kept me hooked.
It's a real shame as the story and characters could have been interesting. I'd recommend London Falling by Paul Cornell for a somewhat better written example of the genre and the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch for a superbly written but slightly lighter series.
The American satanist.
The performance given by Paul Thornley is very good. I doubt I'd have made it to the third book if I'd been reading instead of listening as his skilful delivery made the best of the weak material . He delivers men, women, children and demons without any of them becoming pantomime or distracting.
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