Overall very good! Started slow for me, but I was pulled in quickly. Loved the backdrop of "the troubles" in Northern Ireland. The reader gave a great performance and it was fun to hear all the accents.
I have not read the print version.
He brings the Belfast atmosphere to the story.
I was repulsed. In a good way.
Great story read by a great narrator.
That's not the Sean Duffy I know... Shock value is overrated. I don't think "Duff" would be caught dead with a guy; he at least would've been smart enough to dispose of the evidence instead of sweeping it "out of the closet!"
A depressing story about a depressing time in a depressing part od Ireland. I have been there and didn't care for Belfast even in relative peaceful times. Other parts of Ireland are splendid to visit.
I knew little about the IRA conflict, struggles when I acquired this audiobook, but the characters of this little town, drag us through the conflict from their own murder investigation -- and you realize that not only is the book an amazing investigative story, but it's also a history lesson.... bravo.
"And I fixed myself a vodka gimlet".
I don't recall how I came across Adrian McKinty in my searches through the Audible dB; but it was a truly exciting find.The book started out making me think it was going to be your average adventure story full of mistrust and internecine rage, but rapidly proved to be far more intriguing and ... well, delightful !The plot and characterisation are not like you've read before - they're better.The narrator is superb. No other word for it.I instantly bought the second and devoured that, too.In the process of obtaining the third and the fourth.'Nuff said.
Sean Duffy himself.
I did; and it did. But my reaction was neither of those. More like absolute delight.
I hope McKinty never stops writing.
These Irish murder mysteries are quite interesting and I've found myself more surprised each time I finish one. The story has a mix of fiction, history, culture and mystery all mixed into one.