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Publisher's Summary

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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Wow!

A fantastic narration of a great book. Even if you have had the entire Flynn series in paperback for years and reread them until you know the stories by heart, Donald Corren's narration makes getting the audible versions worth it. Super enjoyable portrayal of Flynn.

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What a fun listen!!

I had no idea what I was getting into when I stumbled upon this listen but what a wonderful story!!!

Flynn is fascinating, like seriously, just an incredible character. He's a detective, of sorts, and is easily the smartest person in the room. He witnesses a plane crash and the fun ensues. (I know that's a weird sentence but that's exactly what happened.)

I loved the narrator. There is a twinkle in the eye of the Flynn character and the narrator delivered on that. The next book should be something special.

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Flynn

There is too much blasphemy to enjoy the book. I will not be reading anymore of his books because of the blasphemy.

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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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Pay close attention.

I really enjoyed this book. The story was interesting but you have to pay close attention. I wasn't and had to go back and listen to the last couple of chapters again. I loved the humor and the characters. Flynn is a great character.

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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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Hil.arious!

I absolutely loved this book! The banter was witty, the narration WONDERFUL, the characters diverse and entertaining. A little dated - being from the 1970’s - a lot of things read like from a time machine which made it fun and mildly sad that I actually remember a time when baggage at airlines didn’t need to be x-rayed and you could literally check in to a flight with any name you chose to be that day! God! I miss those days of anonymity before Facebook and google made you give up every phone number you ever owned, your last 5 addresses, and your mother’s maiden name. But I digress.
Gregory McDonald wrote a wizard of a book and Donald Corren, if he isn’t Irish, deserves to be given honorary citizenship. Totally believable and immensely lovable.

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The story didn't age well.

After 40 plus years, one needed to be alive in the 1970's to appreciate where the farce is in this tale.

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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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Laughed a LOT!

I really enjoyed this story. And Flynn's calling the FBI people "Fibbies" made me laugh every time it was said by the narrator. A good mystery with quite a few twists. A really fun listening experience! I am looking forward to the next book in the Flynn series.