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Night Film Audiobook

Night Film

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Publisher's Summary

Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn't been seen in public since 1971. When his daughter Ashley is found dead in a believed suicide, journalist Scott McGrath is not convinced. For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world which begins to threaten his grip on reality.

©2013 Marisha Pessl (P)2013 Random House Inc

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    James Chester, United Kingdom 02/09/2013
    James Chester, United Kingdom 02/09/2013 Member Since 2016

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    "Completely gripping"

    Completely gripping. Whatever faults her first novel had - so overwritten one couldn't forget someone had written it - are not on show here. The pace is immensely fast for such a big novel and the tone as fleet as it is dark. Jake Weber needs to read more audiobooks. I would now listen to another just for him alone. A low, expressive voice, perfectly paced. If you read this novel as well as listen to it, download the free app from itunes - like a series of dvd extras of music and audio, it extends what is already an epically good read. This is a real treat. Has - impossible to imagine, I know - Danielewski's House of Leaves made it to Audible. This is a near-cousin to it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    fiona Ireland 15/09/2013
    fiona Ireland 15/09/2013 Member Since 2014

    librarian, bibliophile

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    "enthralling"

    Perfect story. This is a detective -investigative piece. intriguing throughout, the main three characters provide a wonderful balance of hard boiled detective, streetwise kid and iNgenue. The story brings us on a tour of New yorks underbelly . Nothing is certain. Every encounter is fascinating. I could not reccomend this more

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jo 03/11/2016
    Jo 03/11/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Gripping "noir" with a supernatural twist"

    A Marlow-esque detective story that transforms into a psychological thriller, great narrator, all the characters have fascinating back stories.

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    Sam 21/06/2016
    Sam 21/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Addictive"

    I could not stop listening to this book. Unfortunately I have now reached the end. I will probably listen to it all over again.
    The narrator is brilliant.

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    Haitch LONDON, United Kingdom 22/11/2013
    Haitch LONDON, United Kingdom 22/11/2013 Member Since 2016

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    "Should have been half the length, poor naratation."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration should have been more Mickey Spillane really.The plot does not justify the length,it was a relief to get to the end.


    If you’ve listened to books by Marisha Pessl before, how does this one compare?

    I believe this her first book, its a promising start.There were parts that were excellent.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think the narration let it done somewhat,maybe i have been spoilt just finished listening to 8 Jo Nesbo books read by Sean Barrett.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    If the actors were exceptionally


    Any additional comments?

    It didn't leave me with feeling of wanting more,or trying to find more from the writer.As i mentioned just finished a Jo Nesbo run and prior to that Steig Larrson, somayhave been a little spoiled

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maggs Port Talbot 25/06/2014
    Maggs Port Talbot 25/06/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Night Film - not bad but not great either"
    Would you try another book written by Marisha Pessl or narrated by Jake Weber?

    Might do


    What could Marisha Pessl have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    storyline went on to long & some parts were just daft


    Did Jake Weber do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Narration was good would given up if it wasn't for jake


    What character would you cut from Night Film?

    Not sure but main characters were ok


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Janie
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    "literary masterpiece mystery"
    What did you love best about Night Film?

    It wasn't until the book was finished that I truly appreciated it for what it was: a literary masterpiece. The prose was sublime, never overblown with self importance, but succinct and perfect in it's short descriptive phrases. It was not a thriller or a suspense novel but it was a true mystery which in itself was really never resolved except in it's telling, so beautifully by the author and brilliantly told by Jake Weber.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character was Cordova who changed in the telling from horrific murderer, to loving father and back again and was always a mystery, remaining so.


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

    I was transformed by this book, rather than moved, much like the main character, McGrath, who the story was narrated through, and everybody who came in contact with Cordova. The story hooked me, more and more, as I listened until the end, which, although unresolved was nevertheless complete.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys really good writing and an intelligent mystery. Not your everyday paperback thriller !!

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