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A Man of Shadows

By: Jeff Noon
Narrated by: Toby Longworth
Series: John Nyquist, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Summary

The brilliant, mind-bending return to science fiction by one of its most acclaimed visionaries.

Below the neon skies of Dayzone, where the lights never go out and night has been banished, lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case.

His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna. As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city's fate. In the end there's only one place left to search: the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.

©2017 Jeff Noon (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Slow but hugely absorbing

This was a fascinating listen. A really absorbing story although very a very slow burn. The world in which the story is set is, quite frankly, ridiculous if you consider it in the harsh light (geddit?) of day but within the story it completely comes to life and both the setting and characters are totally believable and sympathetic.

I like Toby Longworth and he's does another good job on this book.

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Trys to hard. Poorly realised world.

Didn't like this at all. World makes no sense. No sort of explanation or believability. There's willing suspension of disbelief and then there's a half baked world of timelines that make no sense as a plot device. Writing style seems like its trying too hard and childish. I really wanted to like this. I really did. I'm a fan of the genre and like cliches. But sadly not good.

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convoluted but little story

I bought this because it had some rave revues but it was not for me. The 'story' went on and on but nothing really seamed to happen. A rather depressing journey to nowhere.

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