I could listen to Gerard Doyle read a book on Macroeconomics and be entertained. McKinty can make you like the bad guy even though you know you really shouldn't. Another book I found myself listening to in the car even though I was at my destination.
This was my first McKinty book and maybe I should have read an earlier one first. It took a quarter of the story for me to get use to the slow style and understand the characters. I ended up enjoying the book but had to go back several times to follow the characters. I will try another.
The characters in this were all surface, even the main character wasn't well thought out or explained and that made the story always seem a beat off center. I found it easily forgettable.
I loved the Michael Forsythe books and was so excited to find Falling Glass! The combination of McKinty's beautiful writing and Gerard Doyle's expressive narration kept me awake a day and a night until I had finished listening to the entire story. In Killian, McKinty has created a multi-dimensional hero - a thinker, a "doer, and a dangerous but honourable tinker. From Boston to Macau to Belfast and Ballymena - the water and the stars - the dancing and the dying - this book is a must listen.
No one does Irish noir like Adrian McKinty (though Stuart Neville is a very close second). McKinty's Michael Forsythe trilogy (Dead I Well May Be, The Dead Yard, The Bloomsday Dead) cannot be beat for gripping story-telling. Though Forsythe plays only a small role in Falling Glass, McKinty proves once again his mastery of the genre, this time with a protagonist who considers Forsythe his mentor. Falling Glass is not quite as thrilling or satisfying as the Forsythe trilogy, but it's still a great read. And Gerard Doyle, who also narrated the Forsythe trilogy and both of Stuart Neville's books, is born to read Irish noir. His brogue is pitch perfect and adds enormous value to the listening experience.
As always the dialog in a McKinty novel is beyond excellent, this is no exception and the narrator read this book perfectly. I admire where McKinty is able to take his storyline, he takes you into a place and time and you really feel like a witness more than a reader. Excellent action, narration. One of the best purchases you will make.
Yes! Compelling characters, good pace, interesting component of Tinkers in this story.
The main character, Killian, is a fascinating person whose intelligence, courage, sense of honor and wit make him one of the best characters to date from Adrian McKinty.
Yes. The story has unexpected twists which keep you interested.
Yes. Outstanding narration.
Love this author's work---all of it! He's at the top of my favorite authors list.
I wish I could understand my love for this author. I think it must be the fact that his characters are so well written...or maybe I'm just partial to the Irish. The only problem I had with this story was the improbability of a drug addict changing her stripes. Other than that, the plot was great.
Amazing author narrator
Wonderful narrator -- like listening to music.
This is one of the best audio books that I have listened to. The performance is award winning. The writing is amazing! I am hooked on this duo.
I really enjoyed the beginning of the book and just could not stop listening.
I was disappointed and felt that the ending could have been expanded.
All of them, great performance.
Absolutely - need to know what eventually happens and will buy more of these books