yes I would, it has a good storyline, as well as some mystery, some surprises, and will keep interest up.
meeting a couple of the "travelers, and tinkerers" of old Ireland, and how, at least in this story, some of them are still keeping the traditional ways
Killian, because even though he seems tough and hard through and through and he makes mistakes--making him more human, but also because he is a good, honorable man inside.
I'm not Irish, and have never been to Ireland, so as far as I know, he did the different dialogues very well. I appreciate a narrator who has definite character voice changes, and whose voice is never too low to catch what is being said.
This story is very good, but beware that there is some graphic descriptions in the story, and at first that's all I thought it was going to be, and I almost quit reading it, but am very glad I didn't because the gore did end, and there was even some romance and tenderness in it between the two leading characters.
Different narrator and more cohesive storyline.
No. His accent was fine but the tone of his voice was an issue.
Not based on this book.
Nothing at all.
I got what I paid for. Purchased via deal of the day for $3.95. Wish it was refundable so I could get my money back.
It must say something about an author when you start to see the bad guys as heros. To be able to place you on the other side of the fence and see the world through the eyes of very bad people is quite an experience. There is some very graphic violence in this novel and I must admit that I had to fast forward so I did not hear it - the bits i heard were very graphic although correctly in context - there is enough violence of a tolerable level for me to get the idea. I loved the detail Adrian went into describing the 'tinkers' and their beliefs and history - made me do a bit of research on the side to see if Adrian was accurate - he was! Gerard Doyle is amazing, changing his voice and accents for so many people. Some books should never change their narrator and thank goodness Gerard appears to narrate all of Adrian's books.
The story sounded intriguing. Plots do begin to boil down to elements, if not handled properly. A well written book is one that contains these elements, but the story is told with such talent and grace that one doesn't notice and doesn't care. It's the TELLING that makes the difference. This isn't one of those. Like music, where there are only so many notes, but look what the talented can do with them! This is not one of those.
Unfortunately the narrator was part of the problem. The lilt of an Irish accent can only enthrall for a page of two, then you've got to read for the STORY. This one only rose to the occasion a few times. Perhaps it's inexperience. If you have nothing in the story and the narrator can't add anything to it, it gets worse!
By the end of the book, I didn't care. When it was over, my comment was "whatever." Mostly I was glad it was OVER.
To be honest, I'd listen to Gerard Doyle read the phone directory, so to get to listen to him read something interesting is merely a happy bonus. (Yeah... I have a serious voice-crush!)
As for the book... fantastic, engaging story. I love books that keep me guessing. If I've figured out the entire plot and ending by page ten, I get bored. I was not bored at all the whole book. Just when I thought I had it figured out, some new bit of intrigue was tossed in the mix. I love being surprised and Adrian McKinty does a great job crafting the story with surprises and mystery to keep the reader engaged.
I have purchased over 400 books. I have high standards for writing and content, but indulge in "travel trash" or fairly good entertainment.
I have a difficult time with the level of violence and dark, destructive life styles. However,
McKinty's skill is so superlative, his writing so gorgeous, the narration so brilliant, I persevere. He reminds me of James Lee Burke in his skill level. And I don't make it through all of his books either.
I have read four books. I am anxious for the next Sean Duffy novel. Michael in New York is more difficult for me. If you can handle the violence these are fabulous stories!!!!! For me MIchael Connelly, James Patterson, and the longish list of formulaic production writers pale. I have not enjoyed stories this much since Stieg Larrson. ------P. S. I am a sucker for the Irish accent.
Not at this point.
The story began so dismally I did not want to read it in its entirety.
“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.