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.
Sorry, I was not able to hear the entire book. The story did not catch me at the beginning, and was too slow.
After 6 chapters, I was not in the story.... I have abandon.
It is a different style of what I'm use too, The accent is strong.
The book was suggested to me, ... I have try, and yes I have to say .. disappointment.
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.
I am a big fan of Adrian McKinty's books and of Irish crime fiction in general. His Dead trilogy produced one of my all-time favorite characters, Michael Forsythe. In Falling Glass McKinty has introduced another cool character, Killian. Killian is a reluctant Irish gangster, like Forsythe. But where Forsythe is all action, Killian is a talker. His best weapon is persuasion. There is still pleanty of action, and the ending is a very cool scene. It was also cool to see a little more of Forsythe, who makes an extended cameo. I read that McKinty isn't going to write anymore about either character, which I think is a shame. But this stand alone novel, as well as the whole Dead trilogy, are great reads. Gerard Doyle does a fantastic job narrating.
As an aside, I never new much about Irish Travellers, or Pavee, but I have read at least 3 or 4 Irish crime novels in which they figure prominently. Very interesting stuff.
As always, McKinty's gritty story of Northern Irish mobsters gets the ideal voice in Gerard Doyle. I've both read and listened to McKinty's books, and there is no question that it is a richer experience when you get to hear it in Doyle's lilting Irish brogue. The story has lots of twists and turns and the main character is a worthy successor to Michael Forsythe of the earlier trilogy, who makes a couple of cameo appearances. Really fun to listen to.
I needed a lot of mental effort and constant reminders to ignore the narration and continue listening to the story
Just under ten hours of listening, narrated by Gerard Doyle.
This is a novel narrated with an Irish accent, and unless/until you get used to the cadence, some listeners might find it annoying. Most sentences end with a raised inflection, like a question. Suggest that you listen to the Audible sample before making the investment. If I had, I probably would not have purchased this book, the reading was ’not my cup ‘o tea' … but, it is a good mystery.
Falling Glass is a tale surrounding the escape of a woman and her children from her husband, a wealthy businessman. The woman learns, accidentally, that the man has a dangerous past … no spoilers, but that past is revealed about mid-way through the story. The man hires a tinker-turned-investigaor to hunt her down, and he ultimately becomes her protector.
Falling Glass is a good mystery, albeit not a page-turning thriller. You know who-done-it right out of the chute, the journey to a satisfying conclusion is a curl-up-on-the-sofa Agatha Christie-type story. Recommended with a ‘listen to the sample first’ warning.
First off, the narration is perfect - I've enjoyed Doyle narrating other McKinty stories, and he's terrific for the language and the pacing. As for the story - well, there's nothing much new in the story of a young woman fleeing a powerful and rich ex-husband with her children to keep them from his well-hidden past indiscretions. What makes this different is the cultural situation of Ulster trying to get over it's past troubles in the war zone that was Northern Ireland in the 70s and 80s, and the protagonist's link to his roots as a Traveler (a "tinker" or pavee), and that unique culture.