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  • 1

    Christine Falls: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
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    (258)
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    (252)

    It's not the dead that seem strange to Quirke. It's the living. One night, after a few drinks at an office party, Quirke shuffles down into the morgue where he works and finds his brother-in-law, Malachy, altering a file he has no business even reading. Odd enough in itself to find Malachy there, but the next morning, when the haze has lifted, it looks an awful lot like his brother-in-law, the esteemed doctor, was in fact tampering with a corpse, and concealing the cause of death.

    Vivienne says: "Engaging debut."
    Engaging debut.

    This is an engrossing read, with deep character development and a great plot line. The first half of the book keeps you riveted to the story. Unfort..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2007 by Vivienne (Jacksonville, FL, USA)
  • 2

    The Silver Swan: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    Two years have passed since the events of the best-selling Christine Falls, and much has changed for Quirke, the irascible, formerly hard-drinking Dublin pathologist. His beloved Sarah is dead, the judge lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke, and Phoebe, Quirke's long-denied daughter, has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated.

    David says: "A great sequel!"
    A great sequel!

    Two points regarding "Christine Falls" and "The Silver Swan":

    1) Benjamin Black is a fabulous writer who knows too well the weakness of..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2008 by David (High River, Alberta, Canada)
  • 3

    Elegy for April: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
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    (58)
    Story
    (55)

    April Lavery has vanished. A junior doctor at a local hospital, she is something of a trail-blazer in the deeply conservative and highly patriarchal society of 1950s Dublin. Though her family is one of the most respected in the city, she is known for being independent-minded; her taste in men, for instance, is decidedly unconventional, as evidenced by her current boyfriend, a handsome and charismatic medical student from Nigeria.

    Pat says: "Great Series, Excellent Narration"
    Great Series, Excellent Narration

    This is the third in a trilogy (so far) of Quirke mysteries. The stories are compelling, the characters very real and Timothy Dalton's eloquent narrat..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 10 2010 by Pat (NY)
  • 4

    A Death in Summer: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
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    (41)
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    One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end— and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet. On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell—known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick—is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite.

    Aun Aprendiendo says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    Bought and enjoyed the previous Dr. Quirk books, esp. Christine Falls, but having a hard time with this due to the change in narrator. The cadence ge..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2011 by Aun Aprendiendo (El Paso, TX USA)
  • 5

    Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
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    (35)
    Story
    (38)

    It's a fine day for a sail, and Victor Delahaye, one of Ireland's most successful businessmen, takes his boat far out to sea. With him is his partner's son - who becomes the sole witness when Delahaye produces a pistol, points it at his own chest, and fires. This mysterious death immediately engages the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett, who in turn calls upon the services of his sometime partner Quirke, consultant pathologist at the Hospital of the Holy Family. The stakes are high: Delahaye's prominence in business circles means that Hackett and Quirke must proceed very carefully....

    Linda says: "Not his best"
    Not his best

    The line below comes from another reviewer for another book, however, I thought it was so true about Vengeance
    'This book goes on and on with smal..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2013 by Linda (Colebrook, NH, United States)
  • 6

    Holy Orders: Quirke, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (21)
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    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    In 1950s Ireland the Catholic Church controls the lives of nearly everyone. But when Quirke’s daughter, Phoebe, loses her close friend Jimmy Minor to murder, Quirke can no longer play by the Church’s rules. Along with Inspector Hackett, his sometime partner, Quirke investigates Jimmy’s death and learns just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.

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