This is my second McKinty book and I have no idea how I missed him until now. But that error is now corrected. This is a great story, tight writing and a great performance - Bravo - S
I must admit that that this great book caught me totally by surprise. I am a died-in-the-wool Michael Conelly fan who has been repreatedly disappointed in my efforts to find another crime-mystery novelist who is the equal. Well my wait is onver. Adrian McKinty is the real thing He is a captivating author and the narration is over the top spell-binding. If I could have rated this a "10" instad of a "5", I would have done so. I am now going to listen the other two books in this trilogy!!
As soon as I was done with this book I downloaded everything I could from Adrian McKinty. The action was fast the use of language was fantastic, the characters were believeable, the suspense was taut. This was one of the best finds I have stumbled accross in quite a while. Hit 'add to cart' and you will not be sorry with this download.
I am sometimes a bit concerned that I have stopped reading books. I have not been able to get through one in text format for almost a year. Can audible books truly function as a full-bodied substitute?
Sometime they provide much more. There is no way that my inner voice could duplicate this reading! I have no doubt that experiencing this book in text format would also be a very rich experience. The author has a magical way with words even when describing horrific events.
However, as others have commented, this combination of author and reader may be one of the best to ever come together. Be certain to do the books in sequence by listening to "Dead I Well May Be" before "The Dead Yard."
This is my first McKinty novel and the guy does write well, and the reading definitely enhances the story . . . but I was so overwhelmed by the gore that I lost the ability to get past it into the story itself.
I must have read 20 murder mysteries or espionage novels through audible, and this book easily has the most horrific killing out of any of them. If he had described someone killing and eating a puppy, it would have been easier. And if you think that statement is over the top and ruined your appetite, don't read the book. Me, I'm going to try a find lighter fare . . . like a nice novel about a serial killer or something.
Avid Audible "reader" of historical & contemporary fiction, detective and crime novels.
This is the second of three books McKinty has published featuring Michael Forsythe. It is, like the first (Dead I May Well Be) a real thriller. It is overflowing with Michael's exploits that result in horrific blood and gore, but the characters, the settings and of course, Michael's narration makes it like listening to poetry. Believe me, once you are into these novels, you'll want to read all three!
I listen to a lot of books while driving my semi. In my opinion....A good audio book is one that chews up concrete and makes me not want to stop driving even when the log book says I have to.
Yes...He's the real deal when it comes to Irish characters
As far as I know this is a three book series. I listened to the last first, then when I discovered this was the second I had started I decided just to go with it. Each book stands alone and you get enough information to know what came before. Each book is only connected, but not crucial to enjoy whatever book you're on.
Adrian Mckinty is becoming one of my favorite authors. His stories has many different layers to them and really create a theatre of the mind while going down the road. I'm not too sure they'd be quite as exciting without Gerard Doyal performing the books, but between the two these are fun to listen to....Chews up a lot of highway for this old trucker...
We are RV'ers and roam around the USA. Lots of time on the road to listen to Books. I enjoy Mystery and Thrillers mostly but will throw in a chick flick every now and then.
I can't wait to start the 3rd Book in this series. I'm hooked on Gerard Doyle's narration. I could listen to him all day. Somehow I can't listen to an English accent, but his English and mainly the Irish accent is wonderful and fun to listen too.
Adrian McKinty can write a story like no other. The characters in this series are so full of personality both good and bad. I love Michael, the main character. Following him and all the trouble he gets into is such a great ride. Can't recommend this one highly enough.
Yes - I love the main character and Gerard Doyle does a wonderful job narrating.
The story, sense of place
Yes and no. Yes it's so enthralling and no, because it can be intense and I needed time to think about it