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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Paranormal, 2013

"In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual itch that needs to be scratched. But enter at your own risk. The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their appetites.... "My name is John Taylor. The Nightside is my home. I didn't plan it that way. In fact, I once tried to get away. But I came back. And now it seems I'm settling down, with a full-time job (in addition to my work as a very private eye) as Walker-the new Voice of the Authorities in the Nightside-and a wedding in the offing.I'm marrying the love of my life, Suzie Shooter, the Nightside's most fearsome bounty-hunter. But nothing comes easy here. Not life. Not death. And for certain, not happily-ever-after. Before I can say 'I do,' I have one more case to solve as a private eye-and my first assignment as Walker. "Both jobs would be a lot easier to accomplish if I weren't on the run, from friends and enemies alike. And if my bride-to-be weren't out to collect the bounty on my head...."

We've got more in Simon R. Green's Nightside series.
©2012 Simon R. Green (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A hugely satisfying windup for one of fantasy's most memorable constructs." (Kirkus Reviews)
“Mark Vietor, the undisputed voice of the Nightside, is in top form delivering Green's final Nightside book.” (AudioFile)
"Green’s superlative twelfth Nightside novel ratchets up the stakes for series protagonist John Taylor in an intricate and action-filled plot that seamlessly blends crime and the supernatural…The pace never flags and the sardonic Chandleresque narration is perfectly suited to the Nightside’s fantastical mean streets." (Publisher’s Weekly)

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  • Bonnie
  • Bellmore, NY, United States
  • 01-08-12

I've been waiting for more NIGHTSIDE!

Marc Vietor is the voice of the Nightside, he's great at narrating this series. I've read everything Audible has by Simon Green. The Edwin Drood series, " Man with the Golden Tork" etc. In this story you will see how both these series touch upon each other at some points. I really can't wait for the next in the Edwin Drood series to see how things progress. Simon Green really knows how to spin a tale to the most bizarre, and mind bending images. You really have to start with the first book in the series to understand what has happened and who is whom. I also recommend "the Edwin Drood" Series. Not every one likes both, however I found them both suspenseful, humorous, and enjoyable. Time always flew by when listen to any of Simon R. Green's stories. I put Green on the same level as Jim Butcher, they both spin a great story and still have a sense of humor. (I've read all Jim Butcher's books as well) If your following this series then I don't have to sell you, if you've never had experience with the "Nightside" I suggest you start with the first book in the series "Something from the Nightside". Can't wait for next books from Mr. Green

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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The Bride Wore Black Leather: Nightside, Book 12

If this is your first time in a Nightside book, go back to the 1st and hear them all. They are an escape from anything serious but this one works best when following the other 11. There is a big cast of characters you get to know through the series of books and I think of them as old friends now no matter how creepy they are. John Taylor magical detective is back in all his glory using his packets of salt and pepper to his "gift" to save the world. Marc Vietor who is the top narrator at Audible can bring out the personality of every character and if the character happens to have multiple personalities he can define each one of those too. Amazing I can hardly believe it's just one person narrating. Listen to this if not just to hear him go. It's great.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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GOOD BYE "NIGHTSIDE" FOREVER ;-(

A befitting ending to the most extraordinary series ever!!!!!

PS
The new series "GhostFinders " by Simon R. Green , in someway you can call it a spin off, But it doesn't have the same finesse ;-(

Good bye!!!!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Don't think I can do it anymore...

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

When I first found Simon R. Green and the Nightside, I thought I had found a fun unique universe. Dark and unusual characters. That was 7 years ago. But there is no growth to the characters. Book after book it the same thing. Lord of this. Brother of that. Hungry Gods and outsiders. It just feels mailed in. All of his books are these vignette of John Taylor threatening people with his gift or black pepper. Maybe I need a break from his worlds and can come back to theme later.. much later. Listening to this book I felt like I was cheated.

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  • David
  • Tampa, FL
  • 11-13-17

A farewell, but not as fond as I would have liked

Let me sum it up simply: this is not John Taylor at his best.

This is the story of Johns wedding, or the lead up to it. John wants to do one last investigation before becoming Walker full time and finally wedding Susie. Of course its not that simple. Somehow nearly every character in the Nightside shows up at one point or another in the story. Even when it does not make any sense.

Worse, the overall story (not the wedding) is the weakest Nightside story yet. Its the typical super-uber bad guy going to destroy the world, but starting with the Nightside. I really felt like this bad guy had no real depth. It was a shallow caricature of a bad guy. I will go so far to say that Green lessened some characters to fit this story. Razor Eddie, Julian Advent, King of Skin, all became 'lesser' through this story.

The story came across as Green being tired of the Nightside, needed to wrap it up, and wanted to include nearly everyone (I am surprised Lilith didnt say goodbye also). In the end, I would read more Nightside books, but this story is very 'meh'.

Of course, the performance is a whole other matter. It is very good, as usual.

AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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One of the absolute best series to read

From the first book, to the last, the characters are amazing, kick-ass, funny, sarcastic, and even a touch endearing. I first read this series over 10 years ago, and found I still enjoy it, even more so in this audible format. The voice actor is consistent, and I truly enjoyed his personification of the characters. I will always LOVE this series.

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Ended on a low note.

Really struggled to finish this one, felt like scraping the bottom of the barrel and felt forced. Almost like they were like, well we need to wrap this up so lets just throw something together and call it good. Until this book i really enjoyed the series but this one unfortunately left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Loved this series

I absolutely loved Simon R. Green's series! This was my first time with Audiobook and I was quickly hooked on the writing but most importantly, Marc Vietor as a narrator. 😁

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Sad it's over.

Loved the series, sad to see the most unlikely characters part ways. That's the only reason it's a 4 out of 5.

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Fantastic end to a fantastic series!

This has been a great ride of a series and it ended in a bang and a few surprises.

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  • D. Deeks
  • 02-10-15

Not a good send off

After a bumpy start, this series quickly got up to speed and chugged along nicely. This final / concluding book is a poor end with little spark and even less creativeness. A shame.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Karlene in Nz
  • 08-06-17

More please!

When is the Drood series to be continued? Some agonising spoilers are in this book.