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Editorial Reviews

Alby Murdoch wishes he was "parked on a cane chair" in Bali, surveying beauty with a gin-and-tonic in his hand. Listeners will be glad he’s not. During a breezy, action-packed, comic thriller that comes in at just under six hours, performer Peter Hosking treats listeners to a crisp, smiling Australian accent and a spy novel that scintillates with images ready for the movies.

In D-E-D Dead, Murdoch’s partner is gunned down, Murdoch is tripped up by razor wires and buried mines, and finally presented with a formidable challenge by the U.S. military itself. On top of it all, an irresistible femme fatale named Grace Goodluck promises anything but good luck.

Publisher's Summary

From the moment Alby drops his gun on a St Kilda tram he knows he's in for a bad day. Then his partner Harry is gunned down in a Double Bay coffee shop. By lunchtime Alby realizes someone wants him dead - and they want him dead now. All Alby wants is some pasta, a good bottle of wine and to know more about the mysterious Grace Goodluck: long dark hair, legs up to there, and piercing slate-grey eyes. But he also has to figure out who shot Harry and who wants him dead, and why. Unfortunately for Alby, the answer lies over the razor wire and past the anti-personnel mines protecting Bitter Springs, a top-secret US military facility deep in the central Australian desert. Now that can really ruin your day.
©2005 Geoffrey McGeachin; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"McGeachin dishes up a wonderfully entertaining tale, rich with humor, an abundance of thrills and a pace that never flags." (Sunday Tasmanian)

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  • Sue
  • Washington State
  • 07-19-15

A solid delivery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is funny, consistent, and keeps the characters moving.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The pacing was solid and as always, provided a good balance to the humor.

Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

As always, aour new age spy.

If you could take any character from D-E-D Dead! out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would rather go to a group picnic, they all were so good.

Any additional comments?

Only that the author has developed a world that it is worth my time to visit.<br/>

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  • Tracey
  • craigmore, Australia
  • 04-01-14

world pix

What made the experience of listening to D-E-D Dead! the most enjoyable?

the book is well read the charactors are great these are a good book peter hosking always make them interresting with his style of reading

What was one of the most memorable moments of D-E-D Dead!?

the boat pirate peice

What about Peter Hosking’s performance did you like?

he seems to bring the charactors to life

If you could take any character from D-E-D Dead! out to dinner, who would it be and why?

alby when he gets grace goodluck

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  • David
  • Berkeley Vale, Australia
  • 03-18-13

Fun spy thriller

What made the experience of listening to D-E-D Dead! the most enjoyable?

Deep it isn't, but there's a lightness of touch and an almost ironic sense of bemusement that plays around the edges of absurdity, that makes the listening experience always amusing.

Any additional comments?

If you like your books playful and not requiring a huge intellectual investment DED Dead is a good way to pass a few hours.

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At last! A fictional truth about 'Bitter Springs'

Geoffrey McGeachin won the 2011 Ned Kelly, which is the Australian Crime writers award, for another of his stories recently released on Audible.
At under 6 hours listening time this is a delightful race through the underbelly of spying in Australia. While the name of the organisation may be as fictional as The Springs, the joint US/Australian facility in Central Australia, there may well be a dark room on the 13th floor of an office block in Sydney.
Alby's thesis for his Masters Degree is on WMD to his boss's delight until the Boss finally reads the abstract. And just how accidental is it that Grace Goodluck looks just like a Balinese goddess? Even the obsession with culinary delights has not escaped McGeachin's humour. Who knows? Alby may be right about that US/Australian facility in Central Australia!

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Not that interesting

The naration was not that good and the story was weak. Not going to recommend to anyone.

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