Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Set in today's Northern Ireland Gerard Doyle's lilt snaps you into the place. Adrain McKinty's one of my new favorite authors. This is the third of his I've heard each narrated by Doyle. They project the feel of Elmore Leonard gone to the old sod. And like Leonard's plot engines, McKinty has the bad guys picking on definitely the wrong guy. The dialogue crackles, the story line's gritty and loaded with McGuffins, strong characters and this time a trip into Tinker/Traveller/Olde-Ones culture. Lookit the stars I've given... it's good stuff.
BTW, again like Leonard, this book's not based on a series character so there's no need to travel back along a chronology to earlier books before enjoying "Falling Glass".
Maybe in a couple of years. I have too many others to listen to at this time.
the escape from the island
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I learned something new from this boo, about the Irish Travelers, the Pavee. never had heard of them before. Adrian McKinty has a nice writing style, he brings the Irish characters to life and I feel like he gives me a good feeling for what life in Northern Ireland must be like even though these are crime novels. This story wasn't the greatest story ever written but it was entertaining, kept my interest and I moved through it fairly quickly. I bought this on a 2 for 1 audible book sale. I felt like the purchase was worth it.
This is my first listen to this author, and its most likely to be the last. It seems like the story is firmly aimed at the US market and its description of Ireland seem direct from some tourist board brochure. The story romanticises the traveller lifestyle. The protagonist freely admits to doing this in the story itself.
The characters are all "hard men" but in reality are "lovely" "family men".
The prose drifts in to the poetic and lyrical at the oddest moments.
Couldn't finish it and would advise to steer well clear.
Adrian McKinty writes beautifully about terrible things. Gerard Doyle's performances on all of McKinty's novels are perfect. It's a great pleasure to listen to McKiinty's beautiful prose. Audible is a great way to enjoy all of his novels. His novels are dramatic and extremely violent with complex characters. I highly reccomend Falling Glass and all of Adrian McKinty's books on Audible.
Definitely. This is a really fun book with great pace and lots of action and adventure. There is a wonderful contrast between the desperation of various scenes versus the cool and aplomb of the main characters. There is lots of urban cynicism interspersed with genuine enthusiasm and optimism. Makes for a great read with lots of funny little moments.
Terrific. Great job of portraying the various characters.
Doyle is a great companion to Mckinty's storytelling, together they make a terrific team. They have taken audio books to a new venue of entertainment.
This is another page turner, where you just can't stop listening. I really enjoyed following Killian on his quest. Great job, again. Get it.
I enjoyed the way the author Adrian McKinty described the characters and the landscapes. He used humor where it was very welcome, yet there are some descriptions that are very graphic, but needed to portray the scene and people involved. I liked the story. Gerard Doyle, the reader, did an exceptionally good job with various accents. I recommend this book to those who like thriller/mysteries.
This book transported me to Ireland and painted pictures in my mind that were so vivid and realistic. From start to finish it was beautifully written and completely engrossing. I only wish we could view the ending as a mere cliff hanger.
The fight scene on the beach was awesome. My knuckles went white on the stearing wheel and I found myself talking out loud asking why no one was coming to help!
Amazingly realistic accents. He portrayed each character beautifully. I especially loved when he read lines for little Susie.
Awesome book. I highly recommend it.
I enjoy McKinty's writing this did get a little dark at times but a great read. A good mystery with some unexpected plots and outcomes.