This book isn't what I was expecting, having read the Sean Duffy and Michael Forsythe novels, but once I got into the meat of the story it did not disappoint. I realized how much the heroin was affecting this obviously brilliant ex-detective. You wanted to just scream at him because he was so blinded about the truth of situation. Its a good read and Gerald Doyle just sends it over the top. That man could read a garbage collection manual and make it enjoyable. Adrian McKinty is hands down one of my favorite authors.
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.