• Dead Men Whistling

  • Kate Maguire, Book 9
  • By: Graham Masterton
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kieran O'Regan was responsible for hunting down killers. Now he's become one of the dead: his decapitated body has been found in a graveyard, a tin whistle stuffed into his throat. 

O'Regan was due to give evidence at a trial for police corruption. His gruesome murder sends a clear message to whistleblowers: only silence is safe. DCI Katie Maguire is determined to uncover the truth. But corruption in the Garda stretches back decades. As more officers are horrifically silenced, Katie must decide whom she can trust.... 

©2018 Graham Masterton (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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I liked this book

Yes, this got me started on Graham Masterton's Katie Maguire series (although the other 2 I got didn't measure up as well). The narrator is good; it's nice to hear the Irish accents,; the story was interesting, and the Katie Maguire figure very likeable.

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Very gruesome

The story would have been ok but the author seemed obsessed with gory details. One beheading graphic description would have been enough. The narration was good.

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  • Ann D
  • 09-11-19

Great Story with Flaws!

This is a compelling read/listen. The characters are well develop, the crimes are gripping if gory and it is hard to put down. Why only 3 stars then? Well, the author included far to much detailed sex. I am not offended by such things, and it was well written, but most of it added nothing to the story and so was rather gratuitous! Perhaps the author just likes writing about it. In addition, there was a bit of an unnecessary preoccupation with people’s body size, so I guess he is a bit fat phobic too.

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  • Adrienne
  • 12-15-20

Much better

Yes the gory bits. Are pretty gruesome but thank the gods the overly desperate sex scenes involving Katie and whoever takes her fancy have been mutes. Shame you had to go on about the criminal woman's weight and body shape all the time... Not all of your readers are thin, mr masterton and this did creep into the offensive, there. Are other ways of describing a woman other than beautiful with big knockers or she's fat and ugly .. But you're getting there slowly. A good storyline,

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-10-22

Maybe slightly addictef

Excellent Narration
Overall series is gripping, too graphic in parts, obligatory sex scenes are cringeworthy..and sometimes I want to shake Katie for her lack of insight..but still I listen..

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  • Stephanie
  • 07-09-22

Welcome back Aoife McMahon!!!

The range of your voice is amazing and the absolute consistency of your characters are wonderful, drawing one into the book..

The content was at least twice too long with so much repetition and over description. Sad as the plot was good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-26-22

Brilliant read.

Storylines get better with each book in the series. Grabs you from the first chapter

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  • Stephanie
  • 04-09-22

Excellent narrator

The story is great but what really makes it an enthralling listen is the talent of the narrator. Not only does she achieve a captivating flow, but the range of voices and accents is extraordinary making it easy to distinguish characters and their affect.

Now seeking more Audiobooks brought to life by this actress.

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  • Fee
  • 03-29-21

Still listening

Not much to say, I’m still listening but I think it’s for the narration (by a favourite of mine) and the fact it’s almost over!

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  • Martyn
  • 07-28-20

No longer wish to read

Much too much unnecessary violence and horror. Having read the series to date I am afraid I can no longer enjoy reading this kind of story line

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  • EMMA
  • 12-03-19

outstanding!

as always excellent story, plot and perefect narration. adored it , Graham Masteron always delivers!

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  • Louise Fullarton
  • 10-13-19

Another great Katie McGuire story

I’ve loved every one of the Katie McGuire series. This book was fantastic and had me gripped.
I also love the narrator, very easy to listen to. Looking forward to the next book now.

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  • Lyndel
  • 09-01-19

So depressed after reading this.

WTF has happened here?
This is a good writer, I’ve loved his books.
I’m okay with gore and carnage if it’s meaningful to the story.
But what was the actual story?
I believe the entire thing was simply the gratuitous violence.
The poor bloody narrator, her most descriptive lines were describing glistening sinews being cut viscously with a chain saw and vertebrae crunching, heads falling on the blood covered floor. After every thing was lopped off many people there were complaints from the murderer that he was messy again. Yawn.
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There is nothing here
No thrills
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Depressing pointless words.
That’s not all, it gets worse
MY VERY FAVOURITE NARRATOR wasn’t the person to take on so many male voices. It would’ve been much better to just read with that lovely voice rather than to act them.
That pretty Irish lilt isn’t meant to make rough male guttural sounds, that made me shudder. I do hope she doesn’t do this again because her voice is gorgeous, infectious and delightful.
No more acting disgusting male criminals ever again making awful grunts and shite. Please just read the words instead.
So, over all. I’ve listened to worse, its miserable pickings for a good book this year.
I thing 2018 was bad year for mystery thriller writers because 2019’s novels are awful. Perhaps they need a break?
They can’t all be like Stephen King or Michael Robotham who never a bad year.