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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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    Sævar Ari Finnbogason 02-22-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story and performance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of I Hear the Sirens in the Street to be better than the print version?

    YES!
    Gerald Doyle is Irishness itselfe


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Hear the Sirens in the Street?

    No spoilers :)


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No particular moment of so many


    Any additional comments?

    This is book all you would expect from the author. A real pleasure.

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    David 01-13-17
    David 01-13-17 Member Since 2017

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    "More Totally 80s! Ireland"

    The second book in “The Troubles” series. one of the wave of “Belfast Noir” series I became interested in after reading Stuart Neville.

    While Neville’s stories are set in modern Ireland, Adrian McKinty is writing about Northern Ireland in the 80s, at the height of sectarian violence. In this second book about Detective-Inspector Sean Duffy, an Irish-Catholic who’s joined the police (and thus become an enemy of pretty much everyone), McKinty inserts a murder mystery into as many 80s pop culture references as he can shove into a book about Northern Ireland. Duffy is a music and movie aficionado so we can be frequently reminded of what bands were “cool” in the 80s, but the big time capsule here is Back to the Future (the movie is actually name-checked in the book) and the Delorean Motor Company.

    Delorean really did set up a manufacturing facility for its cars in Northern Ireland in the 80s. It was meant to provide jobs and economic stability to the region, giving the British government hope for a means of quelling the violence. Unfortunately, it all fell apart a few years later, with John Delorean charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs.

    In I Hear The Sirens in the Street, DI Duffy is thrust right into this historical plot, when the chopped-up body of a retired American tourist is found and somehow becomes connected to the Delorean facility. This gives Duffy an excuse to meet John Delorean himself and become peripherally involved in the FBI’s sting operation. Of course in this fictional version of events, everyone on both the American and the British side is corrupt and in cahoots, Duffy gets caught in the middle trying to actually solve a crime, and he ends the book being thoroughly screwed over, as honest men always are in books like this.

    In the background of all this are also references to the Falklands War, which was also an event at the time but even more unrelated to a police inspector in Northern Ireland.

    I like McKinty’s writing well enough, but rather than developing his characters (in this book, Duffy flirts with/screws several women, and there’s no hint of the bisexuality that randomly popped up in the first book, and otherwise just bangs his head against walls and muses about music and poetry like in the last book), he mostly seems to like writing books about Totally 80s! Ireland.

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    Kelly watley 11-20-16 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..

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    "Incredibly Exciting Listen!!"

    Great listen....I could not put it down..I listen mostly while driving ...but could not wait to see what happen next so..I listened till I finished it..The only negative thing I have to say....I can't wait for the next book .

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    Erica Manfred West Hurley, New York USA 11-12-16
    Erica Manfred West Hurley, New York USA 11-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Love McKinty. Have read all his books."

    Gerard Doyle is the best. I'm in love. I think I've listened to all McKinty's books

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    "Dark and difficult to follow"

    I suspect reading it would be easier to follow, but listening to it a few minutes at a times makes it difficult to remember names and various subplots. The writing is spectacular - but given the time and setting, it's a definitely not a cheerful mods picker-upper. Through a glass darkly indeed.

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    EA Barton 11-09-16
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    "Gerard Doyle is the perfect narrator"
    Any additional comments?

    Gerard Doyle is the perfect narrator for Adrian McKinty's detective Sean Duffy novels.

    McKinty paints with words in the colors of emotions and imagination. The many layered plot keeps it interesting.

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    Maine Knitter 10-28-16
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    "This series is so good"

    Gripping. Can't put down. Interesting history.

    I love this series so far. Sean is quite a character and in this book he's called upon to work on two separate murders. Or are they separate? He ticks off his bosses and other "friendly organizations" in his efforts to solve these cases. Good stuff!

    And, again, Gerard Doyle's narration is spot on!

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    Would you listen to I Hear the Sirens in the Street again? Why?

    Yes. I liked it.


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

    No. I guessed who did it pretty early on but I was invested in the journey.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    His performance was so good..... I am not sure if the book is actually is on par with the narration. No matter the case, he made the story better.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book hated the ending. Too manipulative.

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    itzKat El Paso, TX, United States 10-08-16
    itzKat El Paso, TX, United States 10-08-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Really a GREAT read"

    Adrian has a wit in his stories that I truly enjoy . Gerard Doyle is perfect for the narration, he pulls you into the story wanting more. Both books I've read so far, the first chapter, has to be listened to twice, so I can get into the rhythm of the accent, but totally worth the second listen.

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    flyfishr 08-30-16
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    Great reading of a twist and turn novel. All around Excellent! Let's see more of Inspector Duffy and more narration by Mr. Doyle. I'm hooked.

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