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Nocturnal: A Novel Audiobook

Nocturnal: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    C. S. 01-22-15
    C. S. 01-22-15 Member Since 2012

    a humble, seeking, loudmouth, Jesus lover, and sometimes heretic explores his questions, concerns, and varied interests through books.

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    "Good Book!"

    I bought this book a long time ago and forgot about it so I had a pleasant surprise when I discovered it many screens down in my library waiting to be heard. I enjoyed the reader. He did a good job narrating the various characters. My favorite character was, of course, Brian Claiser. Is joyed his character development and internal struggles as he navigated life as a cop and then (spoiler) a zed. The only thing I would change is to remove a few of the more graphic and disgusting sex details. Though this book is overall not too dirty.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Satsarbat 12-05-14
    Satsarbat 12-05-14
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    "HE PRESSED THE TWO WAY BUTTON!!!!!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Removing the only sound effect "the two way button" would be a good start. Beeping is not a pleasant ant sound effect and seems an odd choice as the only effect to be induced, I stopped listening to this book after getting annoyed with this effect;


    What could Scott Sigler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make the writing a bit less like we are all hanging in the club house. Too many cute nicknames etc.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Phil Gigante?

    Removing the only sound effect "the two way button" would be a good start. Beeping is not a pleasant ant sound effect and seems an odd choice as the only effect to be induced, I stopped listening to this book after getting annoyed with this effect;


    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    John Sedro-Woolley, WA, United States 03-18-14
    John Sedro-Woolley, WA, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2002

    I'm a fan of mystery, science-fiction, and the unusual.

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    "Cliché After Cliché"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Scott Sigler’s story?

    The characters, are just a little worse than the plot.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Phil Gigante’s performances?

    I don't know who to blame for this bad production. I think the director more than the voice talent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought there was a button to return a bad book and get my credit back. I'm looking for it.

    16 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Shane Lowe 09-09-17
    Shane Lowe 09-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "100% Win"

    A definite must! Awesome story backed by an excellent performance! Only part that sucks is that it ends.

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    paula 08-18-17
    paula 08-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I tried to like it..."

    After enjoying the first few chapters, I had high hopes for this one. The storyline was captivating, and there were at least a couple compelling characters. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for it to bog down under the weight of far too much information (where's an editor when you need one?), and once the storyline did FINALLY get moving again, it went completely off the rails. By the end, it felt like a twisted children's story reimagined as a horror gore-fest. An entirely too long twisted children's horror-gore fest, at that.

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    James 08-17-17
    James 08-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "In a league of it's own"

    This book is a guaranteed rollercoaster of mystery and action. The most addicting audio book experience I've ever had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. S. Griffith 07-29-17
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    "Good story, crude language throughout"

    This would be a great book except for the language and the constant references to men's privates. Iv

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    Eric 07-24-17
    Eric 07-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Though the book is over 20 hours long, it will keep engaged the entire time. No dull points, no fluff, just pure entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rosella 07-12-17
    rosella 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "yes I am one who can suspend disbelief."

    as a 1st time listener, I found both the writer & narrator that put real horror back in "horror ganera ".It is scary, but safe. I like a prequel to these monsters.
    it is a fast pace roller-coaster, with complex personality.
    with a narrator who convey these charters with dry whit throughout the story.
    S.King & D . Koontz (my favorites) there is an author not to be ignored.
    rj

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    baby boomer 06-23-17
    baby boomer 06-23-17
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    "Two authors????"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Everything was fine until the second part. It seems like the author switched to a 14 year old obsessed with his penis.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Sigler again?

    Nope.


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    Over the top at times with the multiple voices, but I think he did what he could with the material he had to work with.


    What character would you cut from Nocturnal: A Novel?

    I listened to the unabridged, the abridged is probably better. Too much on the "monsters" and with the exception of the two main characters , the rest of the characters are cardboard cutouts.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems like a different author took over in the second part (second download). Shocking change in characters and relentless tawdry dwelling on 'Mommie' and her minions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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