Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having - dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him - not disgust, not horror, but excitement?
As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence 'Pookie' Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy - a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie's superiors - from the mayor on down - seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth.
Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he's stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century - a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco's unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed.
And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger…and that he may be the only man gifted - or cursed - with the power to do battle with the nocturnals.
Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld - long with some of the most incredible action scenes ever put to paper, and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won't soon forget, Nocturnal is the most spectacular outing to date from one of the genre's brightest stars.
©2012 Scott Sigler (P)2013 Empty Set Entertainment
Yes. Great mix of Sci-Fi and police investigative story. Fun Characters that feel real. Amazing narration done by Phil Gigante, just some solid work with a nice variety of voices.
If you like Scott Sigler, this is a must. If you don't know who Scott Sigler is, find EarthCore on audio form.
All The Eyes. All The Teeth.
This is a fantastic audio book and very easy to listen to. Gigante did a fantastic job and is a great addition to the siglerverse.
I actually listened to Nocturnal a few years back when it was a free podcast. I then discovered it on audible and added it because its that awesome.
Never a dull moment.
Back when the author read the book in podcast I imagined the characters a little different. Phil's take on the characters is refreshing but he kinda lacks that over the top performance by the author. Great nonetheless.
I like a good "end of the world if we don't stop this thing" book and this is among the best. it is being made into a tv show right now because of the depth of the charachters and the whole subculture that is created here. sigler is my new favorite.
Hi my name is Marty, Im book worm from Portland Oregon. I work graveyard shifts and listen to books while I work and read comics in the day
Sigler is an amazing writer and this book is perhaps one of my favorites that he has written.
Pros: Damn near every thing.The narator was extremely talented, The characters were well written and you WILL fall in love with them ( Go pookie! ). the books has a sharp wit to it that is both mature and complex with out taking its self to serious.
Cons: The book is very close to Scott Siglers other novels, not so much a bad thing but it is very obvious. With many of the characters seeming like Re-writes/name changes of older characters and relationships from his Infected series. To be honest tho, I didnt much mind it since the re writting characters are better in my opinion than the ones from his other novels.
If you like a Mix of Sifi and horror with really dark humor get this book, get your freinds this book, or if you have any brooding teenagers have them read this book.
In fact even if you dont like horror or sifi normaly, Buy this book!
You will thank me later.
Hurry up with the sequel, Sigler! I was bummed at first you didn't do the performance yourself, but Gigante's talent is undeniable. I enjoyed every second. I love the changes you made since the earlier draft as well. Well done! More Nocturnals please!
In your face.
I liked that Sigler doesn't treat apparently beloved characters as treasures to keep on a shelf. He's not afraid to kill a loved character, nor is he afraid to put the hero into a darker place, reflecting what might really happen to a guy on the edge of sanity when everything he knows and believes is torn out from under him.
I haven't yet, but I really, really liked Phil's performance. I like his voices, I like his delivery and I like that he brings the characters to life without having to over-do it.
When I finished this book I was in a bit of a conflicted mood... not only did I need to take a moment and catch my breath, but I didn't want it to end. It was like that first roller coaster ride at a new park. I want a sequel... I want more Chang & Klauser. I want more, more, more.
To be fair, I'd first listened to this book's earlier version on the podcast, and this rewrite smacked me in the head and made me love it all over again. I never felt like I was trudging through a retelling. It's new... it's kick ass... it's hard hitting. It's really quite good. I'm an unapologetic super-fan of Sigler's work, and I keep waiting for that jump-the-shark moment. He keeps not letting me down, and delivering top-notch stuff.
I'm a fan of mystery, science-fiction, and the unusual.
It's pretty bad. I listened to the first two hours, and I'm not sure how I got that far. It's sophomoric humor mixed with life the way a 14 year old boy might imagine it. It's just horrible.
The characters, are just a little worse than the plot.
I don't know who to blame for this bad production. I think the director more than the voice talent.
I need to pay attention to who's reviews I give any weight to. Clearly I don't identify with the people who recommend this book.
I thought there was a button to return a bad book and get my credit back. I'm looking for it.
The story was very intriguing - pulls you into it. The characters and story lines are unique. The reader is excellent -
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