Enjoying one good listen after the next!
Listening to Gerard Doyle read McKinty's prose is like listening to great poetry. This is a brutal story of a young man's experience in the underworld, but one that I enjoyed very much. I suppose some might compare it to watching a train wreck or such. . . one knows that there are likely no happy endings, but one can't stop listening anyway.
This is an amazing narrative that will engage you completely. While beatings, murder, double cross and more are the norm, there is a tenderness in the story that will have you relating to Michael in every way. The twists and turns in Michael's relationship with Bridgette are enthralling.
This is a great story, although told with very coarse language all along the way. A geat listen. . . I recommend it highly.
There wasn't much to grab my attention in the first quarter of the book, but the story developed into quite a nail-biter. Very good overall.
The story takes surprising twists and turns and the protagonist will delight you with his intelligence and wit. I can't wait to read/listen to the next book in the series!
Yes, both a great story and great narrator. Somewhat violent, somewhat profane, but with an intelligent and likable main character nonetheless.
Both the author and reader are terrific. Make sure you read all three of the series books in order. As good as this one is, they just keep getting better from here.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
Great book even better narrator, The Irish accent is enchanting. I can't wait to listen to the next one.
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My third book by Adrian McKinty. Sometimes I feel like McKinty is the best writer no one has heard of but he gets quite a few reviews written on his books so some know about him. I jsut really like his writing style. In this book, the protaganist is 19 years old, kicked out of the British army, goes home to Northern Ireland, gets into trouble and needs to leave for awhile so goes to America and New York City. There he can't find a normal job so goes to workk for an Irish crime boss and then his situation goes from bad to worse. In the end the Irish maxim, "Don't get mad, get even", come into play and becomes the dominant theme of the book.
In my experience, crime and suspense dramas are rarely done well. We get the stock characters dancing a maypole around a Mary Sue hero, guns, awesomeness, lady parts, more awesomeness and stay tuned for the next chapter because it's nothing but series these days!
Adrian McKinty follows the same formula, but his books are genuinely well written. Dead I May Well Be is a great book about crime and revenge set in 1992 New York that takes us on an honest to God adventure, complete with a stint in a Mexican prison.
Super fun book as always!
great story, characters and plot
all of Adrian McKinty's books are well done and Gerard Doyle performs them beautifully. I have just gone back and re-listened to the Michael Forythe trilogy and every bit as good the second time