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The Bloomsday Dead Audiobook

The Bloomsday Dead

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Publisher's Summary

In this concluding book of Adrian McKinty's highly praised Dead series, Michael Forsythe confronts his former lover and archrival, Bridget, a New York Irish Mob boss.

Michael has survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston, and now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there that he is contacted by Bridget, whose fiancé he killed.

Bridget, calling from Dublin, says that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael's choice is to fly to Dublin and help her find the girl, or be executed at the hands of Bridget's goons, who are holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing, but is soon on the way to Dublin, leaving the first two of many dead bodies in his wake.

Don't miss these other noir thrillers in the Michael Forsythe series: Dead I Well May Be (Unabridged) and The Dead Yard (Unabridged).

©2007 Adrian McKinty; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[H]is most visceral, satisfying effort yet....McKinty writes masterful action scenes, and he whips up a frenzy as the bullets begin to fly." (Publishers Weekly)
"[O]utpaces its immediate predecessor, The Dead Yard...with [McKinty's] trademark dark lyricism, one great red herring, and a masterful plot twist that brings Forsythe's character full circle in a lightning flash." (Booklist)

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    Suzanne Canton, OH, United States 08-31-10
    Suzanne Canton, OH, United States 08-31-10
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    "Fantastic!"

    The story was spellbinding and the reader was perfect. I haven't enjoyed an audio book this much for a long time. I'm going to buy others by this author and hope it's with the same reader.

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    D. Landau Toronto, Canada 08-03-10
    D. Landau Toronto, Canada 08-03-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story and language"

    It's violent, but the main character is charming, the plot moves, and the well-crafted Irish language is conveyed adeptly by the narrator.

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    "Bloomsday Dead"

    It was long and I had to fight myself to finish this book. The beginning was good but it took a downward turn quickly and never came up.

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    scott 10-29-07
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    "Truly outstanding."

    I can't recommend this book (and the entire trilogy) highly enough. It was literate, exciting, humorous, dark, gripping. The narration was oustanding as well.

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    Greg Richmond, IN, USA 06-13-07
    Greg Richmond, IN, USA 06-13-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Bloomsday Dead"

    This was a great book, it was even better than they first two in the series. I listed to a lot of books about espionage and assasins and sometimes the characters become to unbeleivable with everything they do. Michael Forsythe is one of my favorite charactars in any book I have read. I am sad that the book is over and will read more by the author.

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    Kunal Chicago, IL, USA 05-14-07
    Kunal Chicago, IL, USA 05-14-07 Member Since 2011
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    "thriller"

    never a dull moment. hard to stop listening to this book. I wish it was not the last in the series.

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    Shannon lake geneva, WI, USA 05-07-07
    Shannon lake geneva, WI, USA 05-07-07 Member Since 2015
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    "great listen"

    if you like irish authors, this one is great..the main character has a very dry sense of humor and is easy to like..this is the 3rd in series about the his life...best to start with the first to follow his life..some scenes of violence can get rather graphic

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    Audiophile Baltimore, MD USA 04-28-07
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    "Not much about James Joyce here"

    This is a well-narrated book. It is in the form of a detective novel -- the hero step-by-step unraveling the mystery of the kidnapped girl. The twist is that the hero is a gangster who treads a path of violence to rescue the kidnapped child and win the girl of his dreams. The twists at the end of the novel are rather predictable but not very plausible. The narration is in Irish brogue which was Americanized enough to be understandable, and was well-paced. Overall, the book is entertaining, but not one that will be remembered for a long time.

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    Lonn weatherly, PA, USA 04-05-07
    Lonn weatherly, PA, USA 04-05-07
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    "entertaining"

    the narrator was excellent it was an easy and enjoyable listen

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    Robert North Hollywood, CA, USA 03-17-07
    Robert North Hollywood, CA, USA 03-17-07
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    "In the shoes of the master"

    The Yeats of cruelty, the Greene of plotline, the Dylan Thomas of diction, the Merchant Ivory of atmosphere, the Dashiel Hammett of characterization... in short, another Joyce in his expert literary thievery and another Molly in his the ultimate 'Yes'

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful

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