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Poke Rafferty
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
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  • 1

    A Nail Through The Heart: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    Poke Rafferty was writing offbeat travel guides for the young and terminally bored when Bangkok stole his heart. Now the American expat is assembling a new family with Rose, the former go-go dancer he wants to marry, and Miaow, the tiny, streetwise urchin he wants to adopt. But trouble in the guise of good intentions comes calling just when everything is beginning to work out.

    Joanne says: "Great character, great narrator"
    Great character, great narrator

    Thank you, Audible, for bringing Timothy Hallinan's Poke Rafferty to a new reader. Poke, Rose, Miaou and Boo come to life in the streets of Bangkok t..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 04 2011 by Joanne (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
  • 2

    The Fourth Watcher: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    The author of the Looking for Trouble travel book series, Poke Rafferty is ready to settle down in Bangkok with his fiance, Rose, and his newly adopted daughter, Miaow. But trouble isn't ready to let him go; it's back in Poke's life with a vengeance, in the guise of his long-estranged father, Frank, the last person he ever wanted to see again. And Frank hasn't come empty-handed, arriving with a box of rubies, a wad of fraudulent identity papers, and one of the most dangerous gangsters in China in hot pursuit.

    David says: "Immersive"
    Immersive

    Timothy Hallinan is as good as any mystery/thriller writer I know at immersing the reader in the world and situation of his characters. He uses wonde..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 03 2014 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 3

    Breathing Water: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    A late-night poker game in Bangkok nets American ex-pat writer Poke Rafferty the "opportunity" to write the biography of Khun Pan, a flamboyant, vulgar, self-made billionaire with a criminal past and far-reaching political ambitions. Within hours, Rafferty, his wife, Rose, their adopted daughter, Miaow, and Poke's best friend, honest Bangkok cop Arthit, have become disposable pawns in a brutal power struggle among some of Thailand's richest, most ruthless citizens.

    Bob says: "Thai mystery will take your breath away"
    Thai mystery will take your breath away

    I recently discovered the Poke Rafferty series and have now listened to them all. Excellent and enjoyable series.

    These books have a lot goi..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2011 by Bob (Walnut Creek, CA, United States)
  • 4

    The Queen of Patpong: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (120)

    American travel writer Poke Rafferty has seen - and survived - some of the worst Bangkok has to offer. But now, finally married to his longtime love, Rose, and raising the young daughter, Miaow, they adopted from the streets, Poke believes his life is stable at last. Then a nightmare figure from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their world, threatening their peace, their love, their home, their lives.

    David says: "The best thriller writer you have never heard of."
    The best thriller writer you have never heard of.

    I have to thank the pair of reviewers who took the time to recommend this book. The Publisher's Summary sounded banal and the leading character's nam..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2012 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 5

    The Fear Artist: A Poke Rafferty Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy Hallinan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: "Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne." Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. That night, Rafferty is interrogated by Thai secret agents who demand to know what the dead man said, but Rafferty can't remember. When he's finally released, Rafferty arrives home to find that his apartment has been ransacked. He realizes he's under surveillance.

    richard says: "Hallinan is a writer at the very peak of his power"
    Hallinan is a writer at the very peak of his power

    This is the fifth novel in the Poke Rafferty series. Frankly, I didn't think he could top the Queen of Patpong, Wisely, he hasn't tried to do that. Qu..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2012 by richard (San Anselmo, CA, United States)