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  • Gun Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Warren Ellis
    • Narrated By Reg E. Cathey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (236)

    After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for 20 years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose. Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he's walked into a veritable deal with the devil.

    JunkyardMessiah says: "Perfect marriage between writer and narrator"
    "Gun Machine good could have been better."
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    What made the experience of listening to Gun Machine the most enjoyable?

    The performance of the reader was the highlight of the book.


    Would you recommend Gun Machine to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to some of my friends who are fans of the detective story but don't get caught up in the "thats not how things are really done." mind set.


    What does Reg E. Cathey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr, Cathey performance was great. His voice was able to bring a gritty feeling that am not sure was actually on the page but fit the book well.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall the book is good. The themes and imagery are fantastic. Weaving in the history of NYC was really cool. Being rather familiar with guns, police procedure and the language of law enforcement. I found some of the elements and language a little odd the characters often refer to them selves or others as "a police" instead of saying cop for example " he was an old school police". Just to nit pick a little some of the gun stuff is just plane wrong at one point a character extracted black powder from 9mm cases, modern firearms use smokeless powder, black powder is used in old school guns like flintlocks and old west era firearms, its not the kind of gun powder you will find in the rounds fired from a pistol made after the 1920's. To be fair most authors don't get gun stuff right either. Overall I enjoyed the book the story was decent but in the end it was a little too familiar and it was not as satisfying as I was hoping for.

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