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A Man with One of Those Faces

Narrated by: Morgan C. Jones
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)
Regular price: $24.95
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Publisher's Summary

The first time somebody tried to kill him was an accident. 

The second time was deliberate. 

Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history.

Or else they’ll be history. 

A Man with One of Those Faces is the first book in Caimh McDonnell's critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy series, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit.

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Critic Reviews

"One of the funniest crime books you'll ever read." (The Express)

"A brilliant comedic thriller" (The Irish Post)

"It's just crying out to be made into a movie. The writing is whip-smart and funny." (Books Ireland Magazine)

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Not easily pleased

I could write a thousand words about how great this book is. Let it suffice to say, after reading it, I couldn't wait to slap down whatever it cost to hear this book read to me! I'm old, crotchety, poor, and no longer easily amused, but really wanted this story to last a LOT longer. I enjoyed the company of the characters, the character of the setting, and truly wanted to be a part of the action. But I settled for enjoying the plot vicariously.
You will NOT be wasting your money or time while enjoying the Heck out of this book!!!!
Look for more by Caimh!

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Loved It!

Caimh McDonnell's writing is clever, witty and engaging. Loved this story and was thrilled to see it come out on Audible. Morgan C. Jones does a great job of voicing the characters. This is the first book of the "Dublin Trilogy" and I can't wait for the next books to be available as Audiobooks!

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Irish Mayhem

I originally got this as a Kindle First Read or maybe it was on Prime, but at any rate the combination of the title and the low price appealed. I'm not sure whether the adjective gormless is an Irish term - but in any event it applies to the chronically confused and set upon MWOoTF, who only needs the redoubtable Briget to bring focus to his life.

I was so glad to find it on Audible, and now it's sequel, which finds The Man no less confused and the situations just as funny. Yes, funny in a ha ha sense. I don't laugh aloud at books very often, but this one had me from the start, with a very good crime/mystery as well.

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  • DocHawk
  • Long Beach, Ca USA
  • 11-02-18

Charming Characters and Excellent Writing

Characters I loved and a plot that was compelling. There were moments that made me laugh out loud, and the writing in this book reminds of how important the art of writing truly is in making a book a great read.

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  • candy
  • North Carolina
  • 01-09-19

Read Angels in the Moonlight First.

I had already read Angels in the Moonlight, A Man With One of Those Faces, and part of The Day That Never Comes (on Kindle) when I discovered Audible was making these available. I was so excited!! I recommend reading Angels in the Moonlight first, which I did, and it turns out to be the prequel, though it is book 3 in the trilogy of 4. Confusing? Yes. As of this writing, Angels is not yet available on Audible so go get it on Kindle. You won't be sorry. It is the one that gives you a much better understanding of the Bunny character and enables you to read the others with more enjoyment. It is also the best one. Mr. McDonnell has a talent for spinning a good tale with great descriptions but also mixes wonderful wit with murder and mayhem. His one-liners will make you wish you could remember them to use yourself. I have mixed feelings about the performance. The reader has an excellent voice and does the characters well, but I was disappointed in Bunny. I wanted him to have a stronger, more growly voice. This is probably because I had already created an image of Bunny when I read the books in print. Overall, I greatly enjoy everything I have read so far from Caimh McDonnell. More, please.

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Great Listen!

It could be a little long in some parts but overall a good Irish adventure. You have all of the necessary elements, including great humor.

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I May Die.

I may die from delight. Though I have loved many books I have listened to over the years, I have never before written a review. For me not to share a glowing review of Caimh McDonnell's books (narrated by: Morgan C. Jones) would be unacceptable. His characters are delightful, funny, and vivid. His plots are entertaining and thrilling but not morbid or grisly. It was about a fourth of the way through book 1 when I began to realize I had stumbled upon something truly wonderful. I am now in the middle of the third and I am freaking out about not having another to listen to. I will miss the characters so much that I will probably listen to them all again and again! For me, being unfamiliar with Irish accents, listening brought these books to life beautifully. Thank you Caimh McDonnell and Morgan C. Jones!!!

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A few giggles, just couldn’t get into this one

Not sure why, but I had to restart this several times. Confusing. Just my opinion.

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  • Moz
  • 09-14-18

Outstanding

First of all..I am a huge fan of the books. Genuinely funny but also plausible characters and situations, not something you always see in humorous stories. I loved the characters and so wanted the audio version to be as good.
Well..the choice of narrator, Mr Morgan C Jones is inspired. Clearly a man of a thousand voices, he brings each of the characters to life and of course the Irish accents serve to make the whole thing even more enjoyable.
In particular, Bunny is a real tour de force. Its consistently funny. but some scenes are downright hilarious...particularly the scene where the Solicitor gets a visit from a henchman.
Its crying out for Amazon or Netflix to make a TV series...can I suggest Brendan Gleeson for the part of Bunny McGarry.
Dont hesitate , buy this book...and the really good news.....the others books are coming to a set of ears near you soon.

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  • Sophie Tomms
  • 08-31-18

My favourite book of last year

I haven’t yet listened to the audio version of this book but I bought it as soon as I’d heard it was released on Audible because it was my absolute favourite read of last year.
It manages to be a tense thriller and a very funny book. There are so many well observed characters met along the way and, although the book’s heroes have an extraordinary adventure, the way the plot is set up it seems believable.
I loved it and am so looking forward to listening to it now.

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  • lisasarcy
  • 08-30-18

A Joy to listen to

I found myself not giving a damn about the plot, I just wanted more and more from these characters.

Lovely writing, funny and well paced. The narration was spot on.

I hope the other books in the series will be available on Audible soon.

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  • Granny Gardener
  • 10-08-18

Delightful book & brilliant narrator

I really enjoyed this audio book. The characters were unusual, the plot was good & there was plenty of excitement mixed with humour. I hope there are more books to follow.

The narrator was the best I have ever listened to. I shall also search for any other books he has narrated.

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  • Freckles
  • 02-09-19

Humorous thriller

The mix of characters was a bit confusing and the humour a bit forced at times , but overall it was entertaining and a clever story line.

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  • Adrian Marsh
  • 01-05-19

Very good

Well written, amusing and thoroughly enjoyable! Read this on holiday and made me smile and laugh out loud!

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  • dn
  • 11-24-18

Everything you need from a book

Took a while to get in to Felt a bit homely ..and then it's got you hooked. Gripping.....complicated. .. .action packed....and a down to earth sense of humour. Problem......I read this first and there are 3 others preceding it

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  • Villordsutch
  • 11-19-18

Enjoyed it and it's not my poison of choice

I don't normally go for murder mysteries, with a touch of thillers and a sprinkling of who dunnit's asking the way, but I was told that this book had a nice vein of humour running through it and I can honestly say it was an enjoyable listen.

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  • Tracey Marsh
  • 11-13-18

Brilliant

Loved this.. got this as a recommendation and seen the good reviews.. funny story.. well written... good humour.. what's not to love

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 11-06-18

Hilarious!

This is one of the very few books I would call a "double dipper"! That rare breed of book that's so good, I'll read it and I'll listen to it on Audible. Caimh McDonnell is a fabulous writer and his creations; Bunny, Jimmy, Paul, Bridget and the rest are all just adorable. I love them so much, and their escapades never fail to make me roar with laughter. This is the first book in the series, and sets the tone for ever increasing bizarre and dastardly deeds. Luckily, or not, depending on your point of view, when you throw police officers like Bunny into the mix, and upright citizens like Bridget in with him, chaos generally ensues. Definitely one of the funniest books I've listened to in a very long time, with the criminal element thrilling enough to keep any reader/listener on the edge of their seat. (Word of warning; find a low seat because if you're sitting right on the edge when a funny bit comes on, you may cause yourself a nasty injury!). Fabulous writing and a marvellous start to a superb series.

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  • Pam
  • 09-07-18

Very funny

It starts a little slow but the story build into a very funny, brilliantly written situation comedy.