“Falling Glass” was excellent. I liked the character Killian, and was very invested in his fate. I liked all of the action and all of the places that Killian visited in the novel. I especially enjoyed learning about the Pavee which is a gypsy-like group in Ireland that Killian was from.
Gerard Doyle’s narration was right on target.
This is a great crime fiction, and if you are already an Adrian McKinty fan, you will enjoy this story too.
I went back and listened to portions again.
Did not know all the different nuances of being Irish. Felt like I visited the Irish countryside.
No. I had to restart the book a couple of times to get used to his accents. But once I got used to it, I even started distinguish between his different dialects and really appreciated the performance.
First I did not like the narrator and the Irish accent he used. It was hard to understand him in some parts of the book. It took a while to get into the book. I almost quit listening after the first 30 minutes because it was not going anywhere but stuck it out. Turned out to be a fairly good story. It is not an award winning book but okay to fill the time.
yes, I loved the main character, his personal struggles and growth.
The ending is a cliffhanger - makes me anxious for a sequel.
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney
Absolutely. It was excellently paced. It was a fun, interesting listen.
The suspense. It kept me interested from beginning to end.
The accent... oh my goodness... the accent... gotta love it! I LOVED the narrator, he can come over and read to me anytime he wants.
I reserve a full 5 stars for "the best book ever" kinda reads, so don't let the four stars dissuade you. This book is without flaw. It isn't one of those makes you think and contemplate life kinda journeys, but it will keep you interested and is very entertaining.
I didn't know that the F--- word could be used so many times in one sentence. The story could have been really good and much shorter if the F--- word was removed. Do all Irishmen use such language or just McKinty?
Being a fan of previous McKinty books I was excited to read this. It was a bit of a slow start and a bit confusing-going back and forth to different locations. BUT the story picks up and become involved in the characters. You wind up really rooting in the end. Glad I read it. And of course Gerald Doyle is the best, really has the characters down pat.
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.