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    Description

    John Taylor is a P.I. with a special talent for finding lost things in the dark and secret center of London known as the Nightside. He's also the reluctant owner of a very special-and dangerous-weapon. Excalibur, the legendary sword. To find out why he was chosen to wield it, John must consult the Last Defenders of Camelot, a group of knights who dwell in a place that some find more frightening than the Nightside. London Proper. It's been years since John's been back-and there are good reasons for that.

    ©2011 Simon R. Green (P)2010 Audible, Inc

    Commentaires

    “The best novel to date in the series, bar none.” (Green Man Review)
    “By now, Marc Vietor knows this series inside and out, and he uses his warm, rich baritone to good effect in bringing the cheeky characters to life…Vietor has fun with the text, growling his way through Taylor’s lines, giving listeners over-the-top villains and a fittingly dramatic King Arthur. His narration makes for a fun trip through this urban fantasy world.” (AudioFile)

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    • Global
      3 out of 5 stars
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    • Doc
    • 16/02/2011

    A Dark Green

    My first Nightside book. I read it because of the Excalibur angle.
    I wasn't bored. The book is fairly fast-paced and almost off-handedly violent--but it's fun in a sort of distopian, over-the-top way.

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      4 out of 5 stars
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    • Brandon
    • 17/01/2012

    Worth it

    Dark and well written story, with just the right amount of implausible twists you expect (but don't see coming) in a Nightside book.

    It kept me engaged and managed to surprise me quite a few times.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 18/11/2020

    King Arthur?

    I can't believe we finally met the one and only King Arthur. This book was filled with action from all sides.......knights, elves, Merlin, alternate Earths, impending civil war, and so much. Now it's on to bigger things for John Taylor and his lady love.

    • Global
      2 out of 5 stars
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      4 out of 5 stars
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    • Rob Gregory
    • 15/11/2016

    Dark, mindless entertainment

    The Nightside books are inventive, but the heroes always win and are never in danger of losing so there isn't much suspense. Dead people come back to solve unsolvable problems, heroes discover new capabilities just when they need them. The tone of the main characters is disdainful confidence while breezing their way through difficulty while maintaining their sort of witty dialog.
    It is actually exactly like the author's Drood books in tone, but with more gratuitous gore since everything is set in the Nightside, a mythical underside of London.
    The reader is good given the material.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • William C. Lisse Jr.
    • 29/03/2015

    Another great Nightside book

    What did you love best about A Hard Day’s Knight?

    Consistent story and characters. John Taylor is such a sarcastic...

    What other book might you compare A Hard Day’s Knight to and why?

    Jim Butcher Dresden Files and Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus. Definitely, independent characters that swim upstream.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    The trip to the future Nightside.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    John's usual wisecracking wit.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Heather
    • 23/01/2014

    King Arthur, Excalibur & John

    I have to say that this is my favorite Nightside tale of all. The title says it all!

    • Global
      2 out of 5 stars
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      3 out of 5 stars
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      2 out of 5 stars
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    • Yasmin
    • 20/06/2013

    Didn't finish, Couldn't Get Into it

    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone loking more for comedy than thriller

    Would you ever listen to anything by Simon R. Green again?

    Yes, maybe

    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Pretty good

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Hard Day’s Knight?

    I din't finish, but in all the fact that it started off about excaliber and didn't get much better, I was done before Chapter 1 ended.

    Any additional comments?

    When I listen at work I need something high intensity and fast-paced. This may be better reading in print...it starts really slow

    • Global
      2 out of 5 stars
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      4 out of 5 stars
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      2 out of 5 stars
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    • Pie
    • 20/03/2013

    Cheese to the Xth factor...

    Very very cheesy and corny dialog. Think of every old fashioned PI story or movie you've ever seen and THIS incorporates ALL of the cliche lines, etc. ...gathered into one tall tale. You're being TOLD a story by a PI (who KNOWS everything and could NOT be surprised by anything 'cause he's seen it all...). You are not invited into the story, you are sat firmly on the sidelines...outside the story but in reach of the supposed witticisms. Sorry. Don't mean to be a smart a** about it, but the main character tends to bring that sort of thing out. LOL. I laughed all the way through part one (it was THAT cheesy) and when part two started...I realized that I could NOT finish this one. It was just too much. Ugh. Anyway. If you like the TRADITIONAL sort of private eye story (think Barretta, etc.)...you will probably appreciate this one. I didn't even make it back into the nightside (the second half of the story) so I missed out on all of the magical stuff. The irony is that I am a HUGE King Arthur buff, so it is shocking that I just couldn't get through to the end. I guess my tolerance for really corny, cliched dialog did me in. The narration was excellent. Go figure.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Rufus
    • 16/02/2013

    It's Got King Author and Excalibur

    Where does A Hard Day’s Knight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The entire Nightside series is well worth the listen especially if you like the Dresden Files. But a Hard Day's Knight is a fun trip for the series into the absurd and the weird. John Taylor stretches his legs as the new Walker and King Author gets to stretch his legs from the dead - it's pleasurable read for fans of the world of Camelot.

    What other book might you compare A Hard Day’s Knight to and why?

    Dresden Files

    What does Marc Vietor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Marc Vietor is John Taylor. He does a fantastic job and when I imagine the character it's Marc's voice.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and smiled my way through the whole book. Its worth it if you don't take yourself too seriously.

    Any additional comments?

    It's a great read.

    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • :J
    • 01/01/2013

    nightside book 11

    If you could sum up A Hard Day’s Knight in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome great listen

    What other book might you compare A Hard Day’s Knight to and why?

    Others in the series

    What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

    He is great to listen to. I prefer his voice to many others that Simon green uses.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not a laugh or cry type of book.

    Any additional comments?

    Marc is a wonderful narrator. :J