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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (662 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Leather Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Nightingale Series Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781455868230
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“You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale.”

These are the words that ended Jack Nightingale's career as a police negotiator. Now a struggling private detective, the chilling words return with a vengeance when Jack inherits a mansion with a priceless library—and a terrifying warning from a man who claims to be his father.

Nightingale quickly learns his soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday, which is just three short weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow. He doesn't believe in Hell and probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And if he doesn't find a way out, he'll be damned for eternity.

Dripping with brooding intensity, unrelenting suspense, and surprising wit, United Kingdom thriller master Stephen Leather’s first book in the Nightingale series is a riveting, heart-stopping mystery with extraordinary range and power.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrell Brown | 2/11/2014

    " There was more killing in it than I'd originally thought but overall I enjoyed it and look forward to the next book in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 2/8/2014

    " Leather has brisk pacing, and each chapter is only as long as it needs to be. Jack Nightingale is not atypical of many other troubled and devil-may-care PIs in the genre, but he is not without charm, and an easy character to follow in his crime-solving ventures. Nightfall is the first in a series of books featuring Jack Nightingale, so though some key questions are answered, others remain to unfold in other books in the series. Nightfall is a quick and enjoyable read for those who like their mystery with a side of the supernatural. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Tillman | 1/19/2014

    " I Purchased this book after reading an email recommendation for new books. I think the main reason I bought it was because of the price (cheap), and it caught me with its catch phrase " you're going to Hell, Jack Nightengale". Had to see what that was about. I was surprised that I liked the book very much... Loved Jack... A perfect private investigator, complemented nicely by his secretary. With the prospect of Hell possibly awaiting him on his next birthday, and his friends and family dropping like flies, . Jack held up remarkably well. I believe this is the 1st book in a series; I'll definitely get the next one when it's published . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theweebarrell | 1/18/2014

    " another good Stephen Leather book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/14/2014

    " It was a good book but a little unusual and took some getting use to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 12/26/2013

    " A good fast read. I was hoping for a bit more in the supernatural department, but I'm assuming things will ramp up in book two. But it definitely made me want to read the next one. So here we go! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Howie Dodds | 11/28/2013

    " Very easy to read, some quite obvious things happen which he sets you up for, but there are some surprising bits too. You do need to extend your views on reality, but nevertheless highly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharblynn | 10/22/2013

    " Good, but a bit slow moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tash Prentice | 7/27/2013

    " good enough to interest me in the rest of the series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gerwyn | 5/14/2013

    " I was hoping for a good Stephen Leather... what I got was a bad James Herbert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily S. | 3/20/2013

    " Spooky, dark and well-written. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 2/10/2013

    " I got this for $1.99 on Kindle. Quick read. Fun, pulpy feeling but took took too long to get there. Hope the remaining 2 books move a little quicker now that all the setup is out of the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Psionmark | 1/19/2013

    " Just plain good fun, as is all the series :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Walker | 12/12/2012

    " One that my dad gave me and has been nagging me to read for ages. I enjoyed it when you had the suspense factor and then when you are shown what is happening that spoilt it for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 11/30/2012

    " LOVED THIS! A great, creepy page-turner of a book. The first in a series of 3, and I can't wait for the rest! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 9/28/2012

    " Enjoyed it. Nothing special. On the fence about reading the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 6/22/2012

    " Good mystery novel with elements of supernatural gore. Very much liked the Jack Nightingale character too, enough to seek out the other books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 4/6/2012

    " Quick read. Entertaining enough but a little predictable. Still I want to read the next in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Leather

Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail, and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shoveled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a gas station attendant, a bartender, and held a position with the Inland Revenue. He began writing full-time in 1992 and his bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock, and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series. 

About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice talent, and winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespearean and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and 13 Going On 30.