Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
I love the Sean Duffy books McKinty wrote, but I could not get all the way through this one. I just did not care about the plot or the characters. May have been the mood I was in, but not entirely. Not enough here to keep me interested.
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I ran across this because I had recently listened to Stuart Neville's The Ghosts of Belfast (highly recommended), which Gerard Doyle narrated. He's a marvelous narrator; a little understated, with a unique tension which keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is my first Adrian McKinty, and I really enjoyed it. I love mysteries and thrillers but can't take the violence, which imposes serious limits on what I can read. There were just a couple of seriously violent scenes here, and I could see them coming and skipped past. This didn't detract from my understanding of the book. The characters are interesting, the writing is very good, the whole thing is engaging. A great listen.
I found this author with the first of the Sean Duffy trilogy. I bought this one on sale. This character, Killian was just as good. I like how McKinty tis in the Irish lore. This book is a stand alone. Worth the read.
The author could have been a little more creative with the McGuffin. Truly great ending. Hope to see the protagonist again.
Really enjoyed the story and reader. I'm planning to listen to more by this author. A lot of Irish terminology that I wasn't familiar with but it wasn't hard to follow.
Gerard Doyle delivers a first class performance of a first class story. Adrian McKinty reaches into the dust of creation, shaping with poetic abandon themes of life and death. The Falling in the title drags the ugly perpetrators down from the Glass houses they have inhabited for forty years. And the ending of this story is like a man-comet wheeling across the stage of the heavens performing perhaps its final show. I was totally captivated by the language and the reading.
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Having slogged through two mediocre (I'm being kind) and one okay book recently, it was a breath of pristine autumn air to be in McKinty's lush and highly competent storytelling again. I had listened to the three Sean McDuffy books in a row, and was so thoroughly delighted that I was attempting to ration his other books. I'm over that - I'll be enjoying a McKinty marathon for the next couple weeks, and then I'll be coming back for reruns.
Excellent story, excellent writing, and Gerard Doyle is a superb narrator. My only puzzle is how Dermott McCann had dinner with President Obama in this book after being pretty thoroughly deaded at the hand of Sean McDuffy in the 80s. However, my suspicion is that's a McKinty wink and nod to see if we're paying attention, or just to mess with us. He is good enough for me to be absolutely certain it's fully intentional.
Can't recommend the four McKinty's I've read highly enough. Off to "Dead I Well May Be"...