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Publisher's Summary

Things were going so well for P.I. John Taylor, that it was only a matter of time before everything hit the fan. Walker, the powerful, ever-present, never to-be-trusted agent who runs the Nightside on behalf of The Authorities, is dying. And he wants John to be his successor-a job that comes with more baggage, and more enemies, than anyone can possibly imagine.
©2010 Simon R. Green; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

The gripping, suspenseful, and wry 10th tale in the Nightside supernatural detective series proves every but the equal of Jim Butcher's better-known Harry Dresden books. Longtime fans and first timers alike will applaud Green's blend of fantasy, mystery, and humor. (Publishers Weekly)

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Please Sir....

May I have some more? Marc Vietor Rocks this series!
This is not the book to start with, though each in the series can stand alone, they really are better read in order... Dark, funny, excellent world building!
Can't wait to see what's in store for John Taylor now that "Walker" is gone... or is he?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Story begins to tie up story arc loose ends.

Feels like a novel and then a short story. Really confusing when listening. One story concludes then something else starts. Shoot the editor.

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My favorite Simon R Green !

So much of Walker ! I loved it ! And the twists ! I was riveted ! Thank you for this Nightside ! Dialog was so real it was like I was standing right there ! Marc Vietor should play Walker in the movie ! The performance is outstanding ! Thank you Marc ! Thank you Again Simon R Green !

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  • Heather
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 01-09-14

Walker out, Excalibur in

Not gonna lie, I will miss Walker. Still dealing with the aftermath of the Lillith War, and Walker wanting him to step into his shoes, John has time to search for an old friend.

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  • Angie
  • Kansas City, MO, United States
  • 10-28-12

Always good to check in with John Taylor

I really enjoy this series. John Taylor, His teenage secretary, Suzy Shooter, Walker and the rest of the gang are always up to shenanigans. These books are very light and fun. They are fast moving and they are a great distraction from real life. This is another great book.

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  • Merle
  • Midrand, South Africa
  • 06-25-12

a coming of age story

fantastic characters and descriptive passages, very entertaining and funny. A great read for a teenager, as the hero is so unwilling to conform and accept responsibilities forced onto him, even within his strange unconformist world.

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Mickey Spillane + Scfi genre

What disappointed you about The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny?

I do not enjoy Mickey Spillane genre novels

What was most disappointing about Simon R. Green’s story?

I didn't make it through the first chapter

Which character – as performed by Marc Vietor – was your favorite?

Marc Vietor narration is very good.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If you like this genre, I expect you will enjoy it

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Great storyline

Would you consider the audio edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny to be better than the print version?

Yes, It is better because the narrator acts out the different roles and makes the tory more interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny?

When Jhon kills Walker.

What does Marc Vietor bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

He uses different voices for different characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The verry last sceene when Walker confesses to John.<br/>

Any additional comments?

Great overall book and I love the way they leave you hanging, so you will read the next one in the series.

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  • Cj
  • Wakita, OK, United States
  • 12-12-11

I love Simon R. Green

What made the experience of listening to The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny the most enjoyable?

This book is a good balance of great character portrayal by the narrator and Simon Green's amazing writing. My husband started me on his books and they just get better and better. I have to pace myself with the Nightside series so I don't run out before the next one's out! Now if they would just do his Fisher & Hawke series, too!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Being the boss isn't all it's cracked up to be where you never live the same night twice.

Any additional comments?

Smart, funny, quirky, action-packed...who could want more?

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  • Katherine
  • St. Johns, FL, United States
  • 02-27-14

This series has lost it

Originally posted at FanLit.

I just don't even want to spend the effort to write a real review of this book. The NIGHTSIDE series, which started out so well, has become a joke. With each recent installment, Green repeats the same formula used before. Even the same words! For details, please see my reviews of the previous two novels, The Unnatural Inquirer and Just Another Judgement Day. Honestly, I wouldn't have even picked up The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny if I hadn't already purchased it (and the rest of the novels) when it was on sale at Audible. That'll teach me. The audio production and narration by Marc Vietor is excellent, though.

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  • Gary
  • 04-11-10

Uncanny, all good, nothing bad

Really enjoyed this one as I did the other novels. Just what you expect from the author providing an imaginative and funny take on this unusual private eye.
Particularly liked the ending.