Sadly, although I am a big fan of this writer, I was disappointed in the climax. I was not able to suspend my disbelief.
Just love his inflection and his command of a broad range of voices and dialects.
Although I had some difficulties accepting the story line, I will continue reading McKinty's novels. They are quite entertaining.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
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!
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...
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
I'd guess it's difficult to follow up in a series but keep things original. I felt there a bit of repetition here, and the things that went different were a bit over the top. Michael is a bit too lucky for a guy who just bumbles from place to place. I do like the dialog and the narrator does it justice, i just found the story a bit off.
Main characters actions in adverse conditions
Someone is always trying to kill the main character
Gerard has a perfect voice for this story
Smile and laugh
The Dead yard is another great thriller by Adrian McGinty. Good plot, interesting characters, a funny, erudite, and resourceful, if brutal, hero
Say something about yourself!
This book was relentless and exciting. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the last book in the series. This book was the 2nd of 3 in the series. The first book in the series was, frankly, much too much internal dialog and I panned it. This one was like it was written by a different author. It was interesting and came to a logical, if bloody, end. I am thinking the author was "getting his feet wet" in the first installment. Something like that. My recommendation is to skip the 1st book and start the 3 book series here with the 2nd one. You do not need the 1st book to understand this one, so why bother with it? I wish that I had done just that.
A word to others. The violent parts--and there are several--are very bloody. If this sort of explicit description turns you off, you had better avoid this author.
I look forward to reading more McKinty and I never thought I would say such a thing after reading the first novel in this series, Dead I Well May Be.