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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?
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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

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    Nick Bloomington, WI, United States 03-22-14
    Nick Bloomington, WI, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2007

    Retired Marine combat officer now enjoying life in Southwestern Wisconsin. With my wife, Crystal, we own and operate a portrait studio, True Lives Studio, in Bloomington, WI

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    "Predictible. Adrian has written better."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was at best, okay. Kind of trite and predictable. I like his style but this kind of fell flat.


    What was most disappointing about Adrian McKinty’s story?

    Characters. Not evolved or intriguing.


    Have you listened to any of Gerard Doyle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Everything I can. He's the reason I keep downloading McKinty's novels.


    Did I Hear the Sirens in the Street inspire you to do anything?

    Question why I used a credit for it.


    Any additional comments?

    Kind of disappointed in this effort. Great narration but story....not so much.

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    sandra 03-21-14
    sandra 03-21-14
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Little plot, little detecting for the detective.


    What could Adrian McKinty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written a better story


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful Irish accent. But dreadful American accent.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


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    Brian Chelmsford, MA, United States 03-04-14
    Brian Chelmsford, MA, United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2013

    New England born want-to-be Irishman. I love stories set in Boston and Ireland.

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    "McGinty is the BEST!"
    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Doyle brings the tones of Irish speech and phrasing that would be lost on a "Yank" reading the words on paper. He is fantastic


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not quite one sitting, but I did spend a lot of time sitting in my driveway...


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the Dead Series too!

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    Andrew Colorado Springs, CO, United States 02-22-14
    Andrew Colorado Springs, CO, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2004

    Long time Audible member (8 years, 500+ books). Avid flyfisherman, hunter, bicycler.

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    "Good, but not great."

    I loved the Michael Forsythe trilogy by Adrian McKinty.. This series isn't as good. It's a bit slow, but it still holds together well, hence the 4 star overall rating. I LOVE listening to Gerard Doyle - hence the 5 star performance rating.

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    Adrienne Camp Connell, CA, United States 01-29-14
    Adrienne Camp Connell, CA, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Another Grand Slam for Adrian McKinty"

    I am a big fan of this author but sometimes the stories overdose on violence, that is not the case with this book. It is the second one in the series and even better than the first. The story has the author's usual dry wit which I enjoy very much. The mystery is good and I really like the background of Belfast during "The Troubles." The reader is excellent so I gave the book 5 stars all the way around!

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    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 01-16-14
    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "As good as it gets!"

    This series is beyond wonderful for detective/mystery lovers. The writing here is crisp and fast paced and the character development is just enough to get the point across. McGinty is a true word master and wastes nothing. The subtle humor is sheer genius at times and the stories intricately woven against a background of real events and real people. The literary references are perfect. What can I say? I am hooked. I want more. I also have to mention the masterful narration by Mr. Doyle. PLEASE get the third of this series on audiobooks as fast as you can!

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    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 12-07-13
    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2006
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    Kept me interested the whole way through. I would love another book in this series ASAP. Reader is wonderful!

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    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 12-03-13
    Kindle Customer ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2009
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    I am a huge fan of this author and reader. I've listened to all of Mr. McKinty's books and Gerard Doyle is the perfect reader. I'm never disappointed and always happily pleased by the language and the reading. These books are so special and not to be missed.

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    L. Petralis Rochester, NY 09-12-13
    L. Petralis Rochester, NY 09-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "a good listen"
    What made the experience of listening to I Hear the Sirens in the Street the most enjoyable?

    The narrator read the work with appropriate accented english


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Hear the Sirens in the Street?

    The end


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    The vocal illustration of characters


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

    for mystery lovers'


    Any additional comments?

    I listened twice and heard a better story the 2nd time around.

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    Dr 08-05-13
    Dr 08-05-13
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    Where does I Hear the Sirens in the Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best. I like the fact that it's a crime novel, but the crime is almost incidental to the story, which really brings to life the day-to-day issues for people working in N Ireland during the Troubles.Also like the wry sense of humour, and the way he weaves the story around real-life events.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Hear the Sirens in the Street?

    The part where they in an armoured vehicle being shot at -- very graphic description.


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Doyle is easy to listen to, and he does a great job of bringing out the character of the narrator.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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