Ken Bruen
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Ken Bruen

KEN BRUEN was born in Galway, Ireland in 1951. The award-winning author of sixteen novels, he is the editor of Dublin Noir, and spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, Southeast Asia and South America. He now lives in Galway City.

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Best Sellers

    • The Guards

    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    Still stinging from his ouster from the Garda Siochana, and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is literature, not just crime fiction

    • By John on 08-09-13

    Regular price: $16.01

    • In the Galway Silence

    • A Jack Taylor Novel
    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Once again, trouble comes to Jack Taylor - this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double-murder of his twin sons....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The noirest of all Ken Bruen's books

    • By Mathilde Ben Jacob on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Killing of the Tinkers

    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Jack Taylor, a disgraced ex-cop in Galway, has slid further down the slope of despair. After a year in London he returns to his home town of Galway with a leather coat and a coke habit.....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What a waste

    • By Lynda Rands on 10-06-14

    Regular price: $16.96

    • The Ghosts of Galway

    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OH!! So Good

    • By paul on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Magdalen Martyrs

    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Jack Taylor, traumatised, bitter and hurting from his last case, has resolved to give up the finding business. However, he owes the local hard man a debt of honour....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bruen does it again

    • By Cameron on 04-18-12

    Regular price: $16.54

    • Purgatory

    • Jack Taylor, Book 10
    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Jack Taylor thinks he has a chance at last to rest and heal from the myriad mental and physical traumas that beset him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great read from Ken Bruin

    • By Alex on 11-13-13

    Regular price: $18.86

    • The Dramatist

    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The impossible has happened: Jack Taylor is living clean and dating a mature woman. Rumour suggests he is even attending mass....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Standard Bruen fare full of J and Guards

    • By G.R. on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $15.80

    • Headstone

    • A Jack Taylor Novel of Terror
    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Acclaimed Irish crime writer Ken Bruen has won numerous awards for his hard-charging, dark thrillers, which have been translated into ten languages.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bruen at his best..

    • By A. Koren on 10-28-11

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Green Hell

    • A Jack Taylor Novel
    • By: Ken Bruen
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Jack Taylor has hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to alcohol and pills; and he's been fired from the Irish national police....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Bust

    • The Max and Angela Series, Book 1
    • By: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When you hire someone to kill your wife, don't hire a psychopath....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another Plan Gone Awry

    • By Jim N on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $24.47

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