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I like Adrian McKinty, I read his other books but was put off of this one because the reviews were not so good for this one but I LIKED IT. I enjoyed the flawed hero that redeams himself. I was very interested in his descriptions of life under 'catch'. Gerard Doyle made this story even more enjoyable with his accents, I loved the black cab driver.
Adrian McKinty's follow-up to "Dead I May Well Be" is another wonderful read, literary and yet hard-boiled. Gerard Doyle, who did such a great job narrating McKinty's "Dead" trilogy does another bang-up job here. It's hard to imagine reading this one without his voice.
Same author and same narrator as the Michael Forsythe series, which is one of my favorites. The main character in this book, Alex, is not as likable, and the story is not as believable. OK overall read, not great. Narrator is wonderful. Love the accents.
I am a big fan of the Dead trilogy by the same author and also a big fan of the reader of this book. I liked the stories of the Dead series more than the narrator, for this novel, it is the opposite. Alex isn't as interesting or entertaining character as Michael.
This was a good listen after the style of other McGinty books I have listened to. The narrator is very good once again and paces the story well, is clear and understandable even with the Irish lilt. The different characters are clearly identified by the narrators voice and accent changes.
The main character does not get as sympathetic a review as Michael does in Dead I well May Be and The Dead Yard both of which were better books in my view. This audio book was nonetheless enjoyable.
10 Years on Audible with very few sorry choices.
We had a bit of a brogue at by the end, but the narration and writing were both outstanding. This is a clever, sharp writer and this book caused us to listen to his other two on Aubible. We will watch for more from this team of Adrian McKinty & Gerald Doyle. Well worth your time investment.
Not your everyday who done it. The main character is very different from any I have ever read before. I didn't know whether to like him or slap him. But it all falls together very well in the end.
Though I enjoy most of the audio books that I buy, I generally feel that they would be better read than listened to. Not this one. written in the first person from the Irish protagonist the very clear Irish accent really adds to the story. Though the details of the 'who dun it' may be more obvious to the listener than to our hero the story has a wonderful rhythm that make the actual murder mystery more of a sideline
I expected to like this far more than I did. The characterizations were great, as noted, the narration was great, as noted, and I found the tale of an honest junkie quite compelling. What I did not buy was the mystery. I was quick to figure it out and I found the playing out of my theory to be flat - not chilling, just a kind of plodding along while I waited for the confirmation. Maybe I was supposed to be sitting in the background yelling at our hero to get 'it' too - but I just didn't get the hook that I want when I read this genre.