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I Hear the Sirens in the Street Audiobook

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

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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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    SV Cor Palm Desert CA 01-24-15
    SV Cor Palm Desert CA 01-24-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Factional and Intriguing"

    Quite a way to go back into real history. If you like truly Good authors, you will enjoy this factional accounting.

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    Think about this 09-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Sean Duffy, where will you go from here?"

    Start with "A Cold Cold Ground" that introduces us to Sean Duffy, a good companion cast of characters, and background on The Troubles in the 1980's. This book resumes where that one left off. A non-stop police thriller starting with a torso in a suitcase. Duffy dives right in, with one small clue blending in to another murder. They seem to be connected, but logically they are not, or are they? Duffy digs in, getting himself targeted by various groups, cops and robbers alike. His love life is suffering, his body ends up suffering, and perhaps his future is suffering. An interesting story, along with the absolute perfect narrator pulling us back to 1980's Ireland.

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    John NJ, United States 09-25-14
    John NJ, United States 09-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Just an Average installment"

    I've enjoyed this author, sometimes more than others. I think this was worth a listen, but really only average.

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    MARYANNE EDEN, UT, United States 09-22-14
    MARYANNE EDEN, UT, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great Addition to the Duffy Character Study"

    I love this author and this series. Sean Duffy is a very interesting character. He floats along in his life wondering if he should wish or want for more. He amicably attends confession before heading off on a an unsanctioned excursion, casually confessing to murder, lust and adultery. At the same time his sense of those who "do wrong" seems very much intact, even if he himself is excluded. Ireland comes alive and so do the characters. A great listen!

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 09-16-14
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Sean Duffy Is Always Great"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm really into anything that Andrew Mckinty writes that's read by Gerard Doyle. Between the two of them you really feel the actual Irland around the times of the big troubles with the IRA and such. Gerard Doyle sounds 100% old country Irish, and McKinty really knows Irland and the culture. Listening really gives mer a sense that I actually have been to the "Emerald Island."

    McKinty is a great author who can really spin a yarn that keeps you guessing to the end, and really feeling a kinship with the primary characters. My sugesstion is to get the whole series because they're all winners

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-02-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as good as first book, but still a good read."

    I really enjoyed the first book in the Adrian McKinty’s crime fiction Troubles Trilogy “The Cold Cold Ground” (2012).

    The second book “I Hear the Sirens in the Street” a Detective Sean Duffy novel, was not as good as the first, but does move the story along. It definitely kept me interested. I liked the way that McKinty set up the atmosphere where Duffy and the other characters lived in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.

    I also liked the little addition of the DeLorean subplot of the sports car plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland and DeLorean’s troubles with drug dealings.

    Overall, it was a good mystery and I am looking forward to the final book in the series, “And in the Morning I'll be Gone”, which I see is currently available from Audible.

    The narrator, Gerard Doyle, was EXCELLENT.

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    Carol D. Florida 04-12-14
    Carol D. Florida 04-12-14 Member Since 2012

    Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

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    "Another gem from Adrian McKinty"

    Funny,sad,exciting,loving,it's got it all. I'm hooked on the series. Wonderfully narrated by Gerard Doyle. I could "see" all the characters and places I've never been to, thanks to Doyle and McKinty. Can't wait to read the next one.

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    Nick Bloomington, WI, United States 03-22-14
    Nick Bloomington, WI, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2014

    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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    "Disappointing"
    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

    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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