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"Taylor is the name. John Taylor....My card says I'm a detective, but what I really am is an expert on finding things. It's part of the Gift I was born with as a child of the Nightside - the hidden heart of London where it's always three a.m., where inhuman creatures and otherworldly gods walk side-by-side in the endless darkness of the soul.

"Assignment: Locate the Unholy Grail, the cup Judas drank from at the Last Supper. It corrupts all who touch it, but it also grants enormous power. So I've got some competition - from angels, devils, sinners and saints - in the search for the dark goblet."

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©2003 Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

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Good Plot. Great Narrator!!

This is the second book that I have read in the series and I am really enjoying the series. The storyline has enough plot and ghastly happenings, there is action and dry humour and the narrator is really one of the best I have come across. I have already downloaded the next 2 books and am looking forward to spending some quiet time enjoying them!!!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I just can't decide

Parts of these stories are so well told it can bring a tear to your eye and part of it feels repetitive and part of it bugs me to no end. You'll have to find the good bits on your own. I'm not going to spoil it.

The repetitive, is the instance that anything out of this world is possible in the Nightside. That's fine, I got it the first time but it's repeated often and gets tiresome.

As for what bugs me, well there don't seem to be any rules in the Nightside and while that is all well and good it affords the writer to pull stuff directly from his.....collective....mind for convenience. Some times it just feels contrived and some time's it all comes together beautifully. That's irritating. I'm sure I'll listen to the next one if for no other reason than to see if I can decide whether I like this type of storytelling or not.

Then there is the narrator, he's the one thing I'd never change and I'll look for his work and try things just to listen to him. He's wonderful.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Search For the Unholy Grail, IN THE NIGHTSIDE

IN THE NIGHTSIDE, if you go to Strange Fellows, you will meet several characters. You will only meet these characters IN THE NIGHTSIDE. You might meet Suzie shooter or Shotgun Suzie or Suzie, Oh Shit it's you IN THE NIGHTSIDE. You could meet Alex, ALEX COULD GLOOM FOR THE OLYMPICS. IN THE NIGHTSIDE, you get great descriptions, especially of women. One woman was EXCEDINGLY BLONDE. Another was SUPERNATURALY SLENDER and there was the woman with IMPOSSIBLY SLENDER LEGS. Only IN THE NIGHTSIDE.

If you have read book one and liked it you should like this one just as well. YOU ALWAYS WHERE A FRUSTRATED DRAMA QUEEN.

It don't matter which order you read these in. YOU PROBABLY WOULDN'T NOW WHAT TO DO WITH A NEWT'S EYE.

13 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Green does not disappoint

I very much enjoyed this performance. Marc Vietor does a wonderful job of bringing the characters and story to life. While you know that Taylor will win in the end (and learn a little bit more about his mother) the way he goes about solving his various cases is what the story is all about.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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good second book!

the book was a good addition to the series. solid story and well performed, but a little short. the next couple of books look longer, but thks one was only 5 hours. it got a little horrific at a point, but I'm sure some of you are looking for that in a story. over all an amazing read!

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Another amazing book in the night side series

If you have read the previous book, read this one as well. The story of Johns life continues with tantalizing pieces of who he truly is and what his future may lead to.

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amazing

I will likely say this about every book in this series but I give this a 10/10 Will read and listen to again

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Over the top dark humor

This book is a fun mash-up between Men in Black and classic horror films from the 50s and 60s. Some of it is cliche and there are some gaps in logic. However it is easy to ignore this and just have fun with the story especially since the author does a decent job of world-crafting and establishing his own logic. Overall, not bad.

The worst part was the Angels' voices. They sounded ridiculous but speak very little.

Best part in my opinion was Bella. A very original villain in my opinion.

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Better than the start

If you could sum up Agents of Light and Darkness in three words, what would they be?

Less repetitive.

What did you like best about this story?

It had some genuinely clever and funny moments in it. Also the author cut back on using the phrase "in the Nightside" by a significant amount and kept it more to incidents where it would be appropriate to actually say that.

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

John Taylor is supposed to come off as kind of the hard boiled detective, and Vietor does that well. Actually he handles the voice range for the story rather effectively the only ones I really felt could have been better were the two angel groups.Even then they're described as being choirs of voices individually, so it's hardly like they were an easy pair of voices to do.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nah I could listen to it for decent lengths, but there comes a point where you just need a break.

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  • Heather
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 08-19-13

heaven and hell are in the nightside

I love this series. Short but action packed. John is on the hunt for the unholy grail and the Nightside might not make it through. Cool twist at the end.

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  • Nick
  • 02-16-16

Nightside

does he really have to say nightside every 2 minutes? nightside this, nightside that. Got really annoying... the story, though, was good

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  • T
  • 01-28-14

Great for a quick fix of Angels and Demons...

I've always loved the way Simon R Green can keep a fast pace going in everything I've read from him. This book was a little short but great for fun without too much front lobing. The narrator was perfect you can almost feel the disgust in his voice.If you liked this series then trust me your'll also like the Dresden FIles .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful