Wow! Completely original and unexpected. These characters will stay with me for a long time. Outstanding narrator. Kudos all around.
The whole premise of the story is ridiculous. Show me one heroin addict who can hold themselves together for 2 days much less long enough to travel to a foreign country and investigate a murder (when that addict was never a detective or had detective training) and also go extended periods without their heroin fix.
It was OK. I feel his voice is more suited for lighter fare though.
I really enjoyed the Michael Forsythe series, and Gerard Doyle is a great narrator, but this book was boring and slow. Waste of a credit
Let me start by saying that yet again Gerard Doyle did a masterful job narrating this book. I can't imagine a better narrator for McKinty's characters.
The story was excellent is places, however as a whole the story left me cold, the ending was particularly annoying. It seemed like the author did not have a good plan and was spending a lot of time building some excellent characters, like the native Indian detective only to just give him a very trivial role toward the end.
I don't regret buying this recording, however I think this book could have been so much more.
Mc Kinty is an excellent author and I would urge anyone to start with the Cold Cold Ground or The Falling Glass series.
I didn't like the story, some of the content is irresponsible and unnecessary. Wow, the lead is superman, can't be killed even when he is being fired at by 3 men with assault rifles. So farfetched it was not entertaining. The narrator is easy to listen to, but the story is junk.
If you are a McKinty fan you will likely enjoy this book. It's got the same fast paced excitement as most of his other books and is of course filled with colorful characters and snappy dialogue. However, it wasn't as good as his other books. I'm not sure if it's because I found the main character rather slow (in terms of recognizing what was happening right in front of him) or if because I found his particular blind spots so predictable. Either way, I don't think it's in the same league as the Michael Forsythe books, but it's still fairly good.
As always, the narration by Gerard Doyle is excellent.
The story follows a mans journey from a limited blue collar ( and criminal) background through a very dark experience in the United States with a little light at the end. I found the story was slow, took on too many social issues and in the end was just not that satisfying. Love much of the other work McKinty has done, this one was not as satisfying. Very good job by the narrator.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
I really liked the three books in the series about the RUC cop in Carrickfergus. In part because it made me feel really glad my ancestors had the sense to leave northern Ireland in the 1870's. But, seriously, it gave a real feel for what it was like to live through all the troubles just trying to do your job. And the character was pretty likeable.
I didn't really feel that kinship with the main character in this one. I read it because someone else said it was their favorite by this author. They must have seen something I didn't.
Don"t write it!
I like most of Mr. McKinty's books,but not this one. I don't like junkies.I thought maybe I could.
stand this ,but I just could not! Sorry. KD