Chelmsford, MA, United States | Member Since 2013
It is near the top and the best of Delaney's books. There is a mystery slowly unfolding on many levels and the author brings us along the twisting river of love, danger, history, politics, religion, psychology, war, and murder. From Boston to Limerick
Frank Delaney and the varied and interesting characters we encounter.
He is at the top of his game! I could listen to him read the phone book!
Laughed and Cried a number times
Alphie did not tell much of a story or reveal much about himself. It is not Frank McCourt, so don't bother with this one.
The class room banter is beautiful!
It is the continuation of Angela;s Ashes
"Ach I", his father is very interesting and the Hotel scene in Dublin with his mother and the Kerry man trying to charm her is priceless!
I have listened to this story twice already and will probably listen again. Frank McCourt's voice and phrasing makes his words sing. This book must be listened to if you want to understand what he is trying to communicate. His Irish brogue is simply beautiful to hear.
His class room banter as young child and in his later books are magical!
I could listen to Frank McCourt read a phone book and enjoy it. He is fantastic.
Doyle brings the tones of Irish speech and phrasing that would be lost on a "Yank" reading the words on paper. He is fantastic
Not quite one sitting, but I did spend a lot of time sitting in my driveway...
Listen to the Dead Series too!
The previous book in the series barely mentions Jack, but he needs information from that book to help him out. It was a great way to make this book not over dependent on knowing the past story but does not completely give away the first book.
The main Pimp's driver
Gerard Doyle is AWESOME, AGAIN!
I predict a third novel...
I wish he could lighten it a lit and add some humor.
I love the characters, setting and stories, but they are so over the top violent and dark. It becomes difficult to continue to listen.
He is fast becoming my favorite narrator
It could be a great movie, but has so much blood and murder it would come across like Scarface.
Overall I enjoyed the story but it was not as good as the previous 2 in this series.
The characters were rich and scary. I felt their "madness"
Gerry was a good and evil in a confused mind.
He is AWESOME
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