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.
Yes, the protagonist is a likeable low-key heroin addict trying to convince himself he can keep it all under control while doing white-knuckle heroics. It is a deeper, more reflective book than the usual thriller, but delivers on that front as well.
He is great for all of McKinty's books
Character's reflections on addiction and his rising above it
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.
I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.
People more into organized crime novels
I couldn't get past the accents.
I may at some point in the future come back and try to re listen to this but, I just couldn't get into it.
Hero with less interest in being stoned.
Not sure, he had a story he wanted to tell. I just couldn't get into it.
Someone that didn't make all the accents sing song.
The writing was great, so was the narration. The subject just wasn't there. I can't put my finger on it?
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.