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.
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
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
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.
The whole story was just bogus. I don't know how much was autobiographical since I think this may have been his first or one of the first books. I just could not believe the protagonist. His friend John who was also a cop did the most stupid thing at the dumbest time. The hero is supposed to be investigating a murder, but spends most of his time partying with his friend, who should not of been there in the first place unless he was a literary vehicle as a planned killing.Alex is supposed to be genius smart, but does the bonehead play every time. Didn't seem all that bright to me. Now the addiction part. I am just tired of these idiots writing about overcoming addiction. Enough already. He was so smart that he went on smack to get around the corrupt Ulster cops killing him? Really? He would have been dead a minute after they discovered he was a junkie. I figured out the plot 1/2 way through the first section. The rest is just filling. Leaving the 45 at the graveyard. Touching the bloody knife in John. Finally, the ultimate unbelievability, trying to commit suicide by swallowing water to drown in the Ganges River which leads to an epiphany about Amber's murder gun.PPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Le Carre Hounorable Schoolboy
Yes enjoyed the previous performances on other McKinty books.
Love the Michael Forsythe books and even the Killian book. I must be fair and suggest this book wouldn't get published probably until the Forsythe books were published. Looks like a young Author cutting his teeth.
can't think of any.
I have listened to his other books and found them more interesting.this one barely has anything going on.
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.