We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel - The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2 | [Adrian McKinty]

I Hear the Sirens in the Street: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel - The Troubles Trilogy, Book 2

A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim. The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles?
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim.

The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles? The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twentysomething widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads - enough to keep even the savviest detective busy. Duffy’s growing senseof self-doubt isn’t helping. But as a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn’t let that stop him from pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.

©2013 Adrian McKinty (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (987 )
5 star
 (519)
4 star
 (368)
3 star
 (75)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.4 (880 )
5 star
 (456)
4 star
 (333)
3 star
 (72)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.7 (884 )
5 star
 (639)
4 star
 (202)
3 star
 (33)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 03-02-14
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 03-02-14 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    846
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    512
    214
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    184
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "McKinty's Novels Get Better and Better!"

    This was an exceptionally good listen! The combination of Gerard Doyle's masterful performance and McKinty's masterful prose can't be beat. The performance takes you there to the streets of Northern Ireland where unemployed men and the political and religious factions create chaos and trauma. Sean Duffy isn't a superman, just a dedicated detective who somehow finds a way to the truth, even when it isn't a pretty truth.

    This entire series (I read them out of order) is very good. I expect to relisten to them all some time in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    William Prescott, AZ, United States 02-23-14
    William Prescott, AZ, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2002

    Takes me a year to read a paper book, three pages a night before I crash. Audible has increased my reading by an unknowable percentage.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent book"
    Any additional comments?

    Oh, Aye. Very good. I'm from Arizona and I now find myself speaking with an Irish accent now and again. The only argument about McKinty is his cant towards classical music and rock and roll. And then in the last book he mentions Miles Davis. Good save, there.

    Narrator is excellent and I'm on board to buy the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 02-07-14
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    342
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    333
    142
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    34
    15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another Gritty Triumph For McKinty"

    Sean Duffy can't seem to catch a break. Though clever,well-read,witty and possessed of a certain broken charm, Duffy is a man constantly asking for--and receiving trouble. A catholic cop who lives in a protestant world, Duffy has never yet been able to bring a killer to justice, and all he has to show for his efforts are a lot of scars.

    "Sirens" brings us to a Belfast which has been given a sliver of hope in the form of the DeLorean Motor Company. As McKinty seems to do so well, he seamlessly weaves his fictional world around the sometimes stranger-than-life events of actual history.

    I can't speak highly enough of the narrator, Gerard Doyle, who hops effortlessly between accents and dialects.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    murph rochester ny 05-25-13
    murph rochester ny 05-25-13 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    389
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Characters, plot, historical references excellent"

    This was a terrific read. The dialogue was quick and witty. The author brought Northern Ireland setting and time period to life. All of his characters were fleshed out and distinct. Excellent!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-27-13
    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-27-13 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1457
    256
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    237
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "RIVETING DETECTIVE MYSTERY"
    Would you consider the audio edition of I Hear the Sirens in the Street to be better than the print version?

    I can't compare since I didn't read the print version nor am I likely to do so.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really. It was a good murder mystery but hardly "edge of the seat".


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    DCI Sean McDuffy. Gerald Doyle is a great narrator with his perfect Irish brogue.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't see this book making a good film. The Irish political issues just aren't as relevant as they were in the 1980s. Everything about Ireland was depressing and dangerous. Even the characters in the book hated living there.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kevin Austin, TX 08-22-15
    Kevin Austin, TX 08-22-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    107
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Book, Greater Narrator"

    Sean Duffy character is a gem. These books are very well-written and Gerard Doyle is the perfect narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Calliope 08-07-15
    Calliope 08-07-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    288
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    214
    209
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great atmosphere, great narration, good plot"

    The continuation of the noir mysteries starring Detective Sean Duffy, picking up several months after The Cold Cold Ground ended......Still taking place during the Troubles in Ulster, this time involving(eventually) DeLorean and his auto company. There's some Irish/Anglo politics, some internal RUC politics, some money, some drugs, and some angst. I thought the plot was a little too convoluted, but the atmosphere is terrific and the convolutions didn't matter that much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Teresa 07-12-15
    Teresa 07-12-15 Listener Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent book"

    I'm so very impressed. The story holds water, and it takes me to a world I had no idea was there. The interaction between characters is true for the period. What else can I say? It's a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David APO, AE, United States 05-31-15
    David APO, AE, United States 05-31-15 Member Since 2010

    Clarkplus

    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    39
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sean Get's Screwed"

    What is it they say, "No good deed will go unpunished." The author has developed a character that really wants to do good but has to climb so many fences to get there. He really seems to be the wrong person at the wrong place but seems to get the job done.

    Northern Ireland seems to be a land so full of contradictions that characters like Sean Duffy do not seem to fit at all, yet they do.

    Good book and I recommend it to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Miles Reading, PA, United States 05-27-15
    Miles Reading, PA, United States 05-27-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A good story"

    A nice addition to the Sean Duffy saga. Gerard Doyle is the perfect reader for these stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.