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Nightingale: A Short Story Collection

Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Detective Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows, in the grey areas where demons and monsters seek their prey. In this collection of nine short stories, Nightingale matches wits against demons from Hell, monsters created by humans, and Satanists who have done their own private deals with the devil.

The stories are:

  • "Still Bleeding"
  • "Cursed"
  • "Blood Bath"
  • "I Know Who Did It"
  • "My Name Is Lydia"
  • "The Creeper"
  • "Children of the Dark"
  • "Tracks"
  • "The Undead"

©2017 Stephen Leather (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Bite size Nightingale!

I loved this! Although I might be biased as I'm a big fan of the Nightingale series and Paul Thornley as the narrator. I hoped this format of short stories wouldn't disappoint and it didn't. The stories work so well in shorter format, the length of each one was just right (approx 1.5 hours per story). Each one was long enough to capture everything the full books do. Familiar characters return too, which is very nice.
It might be better to have listened to another book in the series before, however it's not crucial. If this is your first, I have a feeling it will just wet your appetite for more of Nightingale's demonic adventures. I would recommend this book either way. I'll definitely be listening to it again very soon.

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Another brilliant "Jack Nightingale" Book

Just when i thought there would be no more Jack Nightingale books this one has come out.
I was a bit doubtfull at first, i like long books being retired, & short stories, not sure.......
But i was wrong, could not put it down, Stories very good & Paul Thornley with his different voices & emphasis is excellent, i just hope we get more from them.
Would recommend the whole series, Wife enjoys them too.

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Great stuff

I prefer the long, one story books of the Nightingale series but that’s only because I get invested in the characters. Obviously most of the main characters pop up in these short stories too but only for moments.
Love Stephen Leathers writing and love Paul Thornley narrating this series!

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Great collection.

Really enjoyed this collection of short stories. similar theme but good variety of stories, settings & characters.

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good afternoon entertainment

the story is engaging and the reader brings it all to life.
well worth a listen

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Wonderfully Leather

Great little collection of short stories.
Leaves you just wanting more.

Anyone who follows Jack Nightingale will love these! Plenty of Devils



So Mr Leather more please

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Really enjoyed the stories will ,had to keep listening until end of stories . The narration was also excellent

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Fantastic!

I have listened to all the Jack Nightingale books and have loved them all. I only hope there are more to come, soon!

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A truly excellent collection of Jack Nightingale

A must for all die hard Nightingale fans. I had definitely listened to one of the stories previously but the others were new and it was a great collection.
Paul Thornley is a master of voices and no one could ever be more Jack than he is. Highly recommended

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Average.

Easy listening, ideal while doing something else. Not gripping. Simple predictable plots. Felt voice needed more depth