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I Hear the Sirens in the Street Audiobook

I Hear the Sirens in the Street: Detective Sean Duffy, Book 2

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A torso in a suitcase looks like an impossible case, but Sean Duffy isn’t easily deterred, especially when his floundering love life leaves him in need of a distraction. So with detective constables McCrabban and McBride, he goes to work identifying the victim.

The torso turns out to be all that’s left of an American tourist who once served in the U.S. military. What was he doing in Northern Ireland in the midst of the 1982 Troubles? The trail leads to the doorstep of a beautiful, flame-haired, twentysomething widow, whose husband died at the hands of an IRA assassination team just a few months before. Suddenly Duffy is caught between his romantic instincts, gross professional misconduct, and powerful men he should know better than to mess with. These include British intelligence, the FBI, and local paramilitary death squads - enough to keep even the savviest detective busy. Duffy’s growing senseof self-doubt isn’t helping. But as a legendarily stubborn man, he doesn’t let that stop him from pursuing the case to its explosive conclusion.

©2013 Adrian McKinty (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 02-07-14
    Flavius Morro Bay, CA, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Another Gritty Triumph For McKinty"

    Sean Duffy can't seem to catch a break. Though clever,well-read,witty and possessed of a certain broken charm, Duffy is a man constantly asking for--and receiving trouble. A catholic cop who lives in a protestant world, Duffy has never yet been able to bring a killer to justice, and all he has to show for his efforts are a lot of scars.

    "Sirens" brings us to a Belfast which has been given a sliver of hope in the form of the DeLorean Motor Company. As McKinty seems to do so well, he seamlessly weaves his fictional world around the sometimes stranger-than-life events of actual history.

    I can't speak highly enough of the narrator, Gerard Doyle, who hops effortlessly between accents and dialects.

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    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 12-07-13
    Linda Colebrook, NH, United States 12-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    Kept me interested the whole way through. I would love another book in this series ASAP. Reader is wonderful!

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    murph rochester ny 05-25-13
    murph rochester ny 05-25-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Characters, plot, historical references excellent"

    This was a terrific read. The dialogue was quick and witty. The author brought Northern Ireland setting and time period to life. All of his characters were fleshed out and distinct. Excellent!

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    Paul New York, NY, United States 07-10-13
    Paul New York, NY, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2007

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    Recent books left me annoyed or bored towards the end, not this. A really great character that doesn't make me depressed ((Jo nesbo) and leaves me wanting more. I love the interplay of news events and the accurate feel.

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    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-27-13
    Linda Lou Cave Creek, AZ USA 12-27-13 Member Since 2014

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    Would you consider the audio edition of I Hear the Sirens in the Street to be better than the print version?

    I can't compare since I didn't read the print version nor am I likely to do so.


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

    Not really. It was a good murder mystery but hardly "edge of the seat".


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    DCI Sean McDuffy. Gerald Doyle is a great narrator with his perfect Irish brogue.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't see this book making a good film. The Irish political issues just aren't as relevant as they were in the 1980s. Everything about Ireland was depressing and dangerous. Even the characters in the book hated living there.


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    Diane M. Weinman 06-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    Adrian McKinty isn't an ordinary writer. His descriptions and humor put him a rank above other writers in my book. His storylines are never boring. Try to listen to every word or you'll miss the best parts. And his love of good music is obvious.

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    Barbara 05-05-17
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    "Could do without so many f bombs"

    Great historical detective novel. Had some the American culture references wrong, but easy to understand considering the author perhaps didn't have a American editor.

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    K R D 04-18-17
    K R D 04-18-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great listen, interwoven against an historical backdrop"

    This series has been an amazing discovery...
    Like the first book, it was another great story, interwoven against an historical backdrop. The narration is fundamental to its awesomeness!

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    Robert H. Mclaughlin Coral springs, Florida 04-18-17
    Robert H. Mclaughlin Coral springs, Florida 04-18-17

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    "great read"

    another great Sean Duffy mystery. Thoroughly enjoyed it. would recommend this book to anyone. looking forward to my next Sean Duffy mystery.

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    Jan Neff-Sinclair Carlsbad 03-12-17
    Jan Neff-Sinclair Carlsbad 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    The detective story itself, while being pretty decent, is almost secondary to the background and the times. You feel like you too are living through the "the troubles" at the same time that you see how hopeless and bleak it is in Northern Island.

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