This is a predictable crime / espionage pot boiler made almost unbearable by a narrator who must be getting paid by the hour.
I downloaded it to my ipod and listened to it at double speed. Like this, it sounded normal.
David Ignatious's other books, particularly Blood Money is a much better experience
This is the fourth of the Jack Irish thrillers. Set in Melbourne, Peter Temple paints a picture of the city and it's characters. The dialogue is carefully rationed, with no unnecessary padding or self serving descriptive white noise.
This is a carefully thought out thriller and a fantastic listen. Highly recommended.
This was potentially an excellent read. The story is interesting, the author has form. Unfortunately, the book has been abridged so far that it reads like a screenplay and jumps all over the place.
More than just a crime novel, this work is a literary classic. Beleivable characters, supurb plot but best of all, the most creative use of dialogue you could imagine. Temple says as much in a few words as others do in a chapter. Having driven for nearly 4 hours, I parked my car around the corner of my house and sat there listening to the last two hours of this book. Absolutely brilliant
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