Adrian McKinty tells a wonderful story, and Gerard Doyle is a great narrator. I get bored when the climactic chase scene is dragged out and every detail of the car bumping over the road is spelled out. Mr. McKinty does not do that, and the climactic scenes are not one long chase scene around streets, but twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat.
I also like Mr. McKinty's understanding of how sociopaths think, and how he weaves that into the story in a very subtle way. His blog is really good, too. He posts frequently, and it's kind of fun to feel like you can interact with him through the comments.
Adrian McKinty has taken us back to Ireland in the early 80's and fills our senses with sights and sounds of the place and era. Sometimes the main character seems a little immature given his position education and background, but none of that detracted from a good story and a better yet view of life in Ireland during a decidedly hard time. I keep wondering: so where is our hero now, in 2013?
This is a bueatifuly assembled piece, the story skips along perfectly transporting the reader back to Ireland in the eighties. just when you feel comfortable installed within the qwaint life and cold days of Irish life, your suddenly jolted into the electrifying fear and brutality of their previous reality
I was expecting something overly political, but I was desperate to read another Adrian McKinty book because I consider him a master story teller, and I'd listen to anything narrated by Gerard Doyle. The book wasn't focused on politics and turned out to be a really good solid story, with compelling characters. After Michael this one is my favourite.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
This was an okay book. The narrator took a bit of getting used to. There were some good twists and turns which kept you interested. By part 2 it kept you hooked in. It's a pretty good listen
Sean Duffy. He's a very well rounded character, very real character.
The protagonist, Sean Duffy is such a real character. In volatile Northern Ireland with bombings, hunger strikes and what looks like a serial killer, Duffy is driven to solve the murders and distracted by a beautiful doctor. There are so many layers to this book and protagonist. As soon as I finished the book, I looked up the author to see if the second in the series was out.
Great writing and very entertaining. Very violent. Adrian McKinty is a very accomplished writer. I have listened to all of his books and loved them all.
What can I say - an Adrian McKinty book read by Gerard Doyle. A match made in heaven.
I thought I would like this book better. The mystery was good, but I just really didn't care about the characters. There are more books by this author, but I wasn't impressed enough to download any more books by him or about this character.