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Flynn

By: Gregory Mcdonald
Narrated by: Donald Corren
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Infusing elements of dark reality into this richly detailed, comical series, Mcdonald's first volume, Flynn, delves deeper into the curious character first introduced in the best-selling Fletch series - Francis Xavier Flynn.

Early one morning as Boston's only investigator is returning home from solving another peculiar case, he has the displeasure of witnessing a spectacularly horrible show outside his front door: a massive aircraft, carrying over one hundred souls, exploding in midair over the harbor. Almost immediately, the Human Surplus League takes credit for the heinous act of terrorism. But "Reluctant Flynn" isn't so easily convinced, unlike his partner and governmental counterparts.

Now finding himself at the whim of the tedious and ill-mannered FBI agents as they follow bunk leads and question all the wrong suspects, he decides to do his own digging, employing family and encountering new friends and old acquaintances along the way. As the truth begins to trickle forth, Flynn finds himself staring down a much bigger - and much deadlier - problem.

©2003 Gregory Mcdonald (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Fletch and Flynn delight

Have loved the Fletch books from years ago when first published and then again as Books on Tape audio rentals. Finally finding the Flynn series here on Audible is wonderful! The two series are delightfully different while still holding tight to the same humor and style.

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not bad

book kind of slow.. loved his quirkyness of the main character.... not a great deal of action.. actually none but still a good book to pass the time away as one walks or drives

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Loved it.

I'm so glad I decided to listen to this series after I finished McDonald's Fletch series. I love the way that McDonald writes characters. He's smart, and witty.

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Loved it A humble Irishmen yeah

Loved the Irish smarts, working in of a loving family man with a wonderful sense of humor and the twists within the story. Quite a few laugh out loud moments- what a treat.

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In Like Flynn

Introduced in the second Fletch novel, Flynn comes into his own with this novel bearing his name. As the only inspector on the Boston Police force, Flynn definitely has his on style for investigating crime. When a passenger plane crashes in the Boston Harbor, Flynn joins up with the FBI to determine what happened. Being Mr. unorthodox, it does not take long for Flynn to inject his own style of investigating including using family members.

This first entry in the Flynn series is a different sort of mystery genre with a touch of dark humor thrown in. Donald Corren does a first class job with the narration and keeps the pace flowing. As a Plus Catalogue entry, it hard to find fault with this interesting listen. I am sure to add the next in the series to my library.

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Enjoyable Read

Fun book with a lot of enjoyable twists, but I thought the story is a little too convoluted.

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Worth the listen.

Listening to novels written when you had to find a phone both & look things up , is relaxing as you can get. I found myself laughing out loud to this out!

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Love this author!

Delivery was a little wooden; not at all what I imagined when I read the book the first time. But the series has always been a favorite. Quick wit and deft storytelling has always been the author's forte. Definitely worth the time.

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