I really enjoyed this book. The story was compelling and the narration was first-rate. It can get a little slow at times but overall is well worth the listen. It helps you understand why people would undertake such a voyage.
I have to make a confession first. I enjoy McKinty's writing and Doyle's narration. So the combination of the two is always something I will listen to.
This one is another of the "Duffy" series. Each book of the series works as a standalone but the central character of Sean Duffy is an engaging one and this carries through the series. I'm not going to give away the plot but "Gun Street Girl" is well worth a listen. It's a combination police/detective novel set in Northern Ireland but done with a fair amount of irony and humour. Almost a black comic mystery.
Adrian McKinty really hits his stride with Sean Duffy in the final book of this trilogy. Let's hope that McKinty continues with this character in the future, and also continues with Gerard Doyle as a narrator.
I do not wish to purchase any more books where Scott Brick is the narrator. It's possible that he gets hired in an attempt to drum up some drama in an otherwise vacuous novel but it just doesn't work. It's not just true with this novel but trends with every novel he narrates. I can't listen to them anymore.
The Cold,Cold Ground is Adrian McKinty's latest novel and I have to say that the way he writes his central characters keeps getting better. We find ourselves both interested and and liking the young detective in this Irish police novel set during "the troubles" in Northern Ireland. A fine read by Gerard Doyle. I've read somewhere that this begins a trilogy and I certainly hope this is the case as I really liked it.
I've always enjoyed Adrian McKinty's novels and this one is no exception. In this one, you are drawn into the world of Killian - a retired bodyguard/enforcer who has been forced out of retirement with the crash of the "Celtic Tiger". McKinty crafts a believable and engaging character in Killian and gives him a fast moving plot full of twists and turns.
Well read, too!
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the narration was totally believable (she speaks like a Cuban) and the story was compelling.
I'm waiting for McKinty to write more as I've finished all his books.
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