Beautifully written DARK GRITTY mystery/thriller, fabulously narrated and ultimately satisfying. A bit less beauty/noir would have moved the story along faster, but whether that would have made it better or not is a fine line only individual taste can determine (I'm less a fan of literature than one of great stories and have consequently graded on that preference). I would think this book has enough of both to satisfy most. A first read (listen) for me by either the author or the narrator, I'll be looking for more audio books featuring them both.
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.
The writing was great, so was the narration. The subject just wasn't there. I can't put my finger on it?
I like crafts, gardening, reading and camping.
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.
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.