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  • Dead I Well May Be

  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,999
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,370

Young Michael, an illegal immigrant escaping the troubles in Northern Ireland is strong and fearless and clever, just the fellow to be tapped by Darkey, a crime boss, to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city, squatters live furtively in ruined buildings, and hundreds are murdered each month.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing book

  • By Starbuck on 03-11-06

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-15

Would you try another book from Adrian McKinty and/or Gerard Doyle?

Have read most of McKinty's books but found this to be very disappointing - improbable, with a poor narrative storyline - lacked realism of his other books which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was ok given the subject matter

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Second half was a distinct improvement on the first half where the story did not really flow