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Night Fall

A Secret Histories Novel
Narrated by: Gideon Emery
Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)
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The Droods are all about control, making people do what they're told for the greater good. The Nightside is all about choice: good and bad and everything in between. The Droods want to make the world behave. The Nightside wants to party. They were never going to get along. 

For centuries, ancient Pacts have kept the Droods out of the Nightside, but now the Droods see the Nightside as a threat to the whole world. They march into the long night, in their armour, to put it under their control. All too soon, the two sides are at war. It's Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf against John Taylor and Shotgun Suzie. The Drood Sarjeant-at-Arms and their Armourer against Dead Boy and Razor Eddie. More groups join in: the London Knights, the Ghost Finders, the Spawn of Frankenstein, Shadows Fall, and the Soulhunters. Science and magic are running wild, there's blood running in the gutters, and the bodies are piling up. 

Is anyone going to get out of this alive?

©2018 Simon R. Green (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Jyn
  • ASHLAND CITY, TN, US
  • 08-12-18

An emotional ride

The Nightside has expanded, killing everyone in the Wolfshead, and no one knows why. The Droods decide the Nightside must be conquered, to save Humanity, pitting Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalfe against John Taylor and Shotgun Susie.

It's no secret that Night Fall was the end of the Nightside and Secret Histories series. I was reluctant to buy it for that reason. I have missed John Taylor over the past few years, as well as Razor Eddie and the others. I thoroughly enjoyed Secret Histories as well. But for Night Fall...

For me, it was an emotional ride. I spent a good portion of my listening time angry. Angry at the characters, angry because I expected better of the Droods, the Authorities, everyone...Does that sound strange? I suppose it would, but I had a true emotional, visceral reaction to much of the story, which doesn't happen that often. The ending is a surprise and I often thought I knew who was behind it all, but was wrong. It does wrap up some story lines though, sometimes not in the way you would expect or even want. Characters die, and some of them are characters you know well.

Gideon Emery is a great narrator, but I wish there had been a way to bring in Marc Viator for the voices of the Nightside. I didn't hear John Taylor, or Shotgun Susie in their own 'voice', which somewhat diminished the performance for me, especially since I was saying goodbye.

In the end, I was sad to say goodbye, but it was a great book. It pulls you into the gritty, shocking, violent confrontation of the Droods vs the Nightside, and doesn't let you go until the end.

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Nerdgasm!!!!!!

What a wonderful finale! So much crossover with almost all of his other works. Yes!

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Sad to see the end...

I absolutely love both the Nightside and Secret History series, and hate to see them end. However, I still enjoyed seeing all of my favorites in one story, even though not all survived. Guess it's time to start from the beginning!

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Still crying into my pillow!

Let me start by saying the night side series is in my all time top 5. I like the secret histories but I would not have jump on listening to it without John Taylor. It's a great book! We have to say good-bye to some beloved characters. The epilogue could have added more details. But maybe there will be some short stories in the future. Also you get to find out what is in Agatha's egg. Hope you placed your bets!

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Mixed emotions...

Simon R Green is one of my all time favorite storytellers. If you are a fan, it is a must read. I feel many emotions about this book but can’t give a specific review without spoilers.

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Sad that a great series is ending

Overall this is a great story although I don't really understand how the ending of the story will work with the leadership switch (I won't put too much detail as it would spoil the story). Although Gideon Emery has been a great reader for The Secret Histories, his Nightside character voices were very far off of Marc Vietor's great Nightside characterizations so it was jarring change. I hope Simon R. Green brings these series back along with the Ghost Hunters and if he does, I'll certainly buy them.

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Enjoyed the story

I enjoyed the story but strange matter bullets don’t hurt strange matter armor. I understand everything else being different because it’s the night side but that I had an issue with

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And the Curtain Falls

The last of the Secret and did not disappoint. Adding to it a close to the Nightside series in one fell swoop really brought the series home. Getting to see Eddie Droid and Jon Taylor together is not to be missed. Bringing in old Heroes and Foes alike the world unfolded leaving us guessing until the last page. Nice wrap op and still left room for Simon R Green to revisit if he feels the need for more. Gideon Emery breathed life into all the players and only added to the experience.

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Wow

All I can say about this book is literally "Wow". I love the series and I had a lot of different feelings while listening to this one and was seriously surprised at the end and I am definitely wondering about what a next book would be like. Definitely an interesting read.

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Hmmmm..<br /><br />

This story felt like it was written quickly and then scaled back. It felt rushed... if that makes any sense to you.