What a gritty, harsh journey into the mind set of an Irishman. As I work my way through the McKinty collection I find myself quite sucked into the way of Eire. I also like the educational journey it as he explains how and why things are in the hero's world.
Once again Adrian McKinty has written a compelling yarn and as always Gerard Doyle brings the story to life with such authenticity that you feel your listening to some ones biography rather than a fictional tale. The story is full of twists and turns. The story is original and though it covers Ierland and america, like so many of his story's do.It remains fresh and original. Hope you enjoy listening to it as I did.
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.
Hidden River is in the top 10%
McKinty is a good storyteller, incredibly literate and funny. Gerard Boyle is one of the best narrators I have ever heard.
Great writing and very entertaining. Very violent. Adrian McKinty is a very accomplished writer. I have listened to all of his books and loved them all. This was my least favorite McKinty book however I still enjoyed very much.
McKinty always writes beautifully and the narrator is excellent as usual. This book is darker than is typical; which makes it pretty darn dark .The protagonist is unsympathetic and the story is a bit predictable. If you want to read McKinty I'd recommend The Cold Cold Ground or Falling Glass.
sensational -- the depth of the characters and the ability to describe the altered state of mind is mindboggling. can't wait to read more by this author and hear more from this performer
I felt guilty that I cared about a drug addict loser. But the story compelled me and I didn't see the end coming.
Took me awhile before I could really follow and understand the Irish accent. Once I got used to it I almost didn't notice it. American characters suffered a bit, but not enough to warrant a bad review.
I was born in Denver and familiar with the city and surrounding areas. Most of the action there was accurate and believable. I love to be