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The Bloomsday Dead Audiobook

The Bloomsday Dead

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Publisher's Summary

In this concluding book of Adrian McKinty's highly praised Dead series, Michael Forsythe confronts his former lover and archrival, Bridget, a New York Irish Mob boss.

Michael has survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston, and now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there that he is contacted by Bridget, whose fiancé he killed.

Bridget, calling from Dublin, says that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael's choice is to fly to Dublin and help her find the girl, or be executed at the hands of Bridget's goons, who are holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing, but is soon on the way to Dublin, leaving the first two of many dead bodies in his wake.

Don't miss these other noir thrillers in the Michael Forsythe series: Dead I Well May Be (Unabridged) and The Dead Yard (Unabridged).

©2007 Adrian McKinty; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[H]is most visceral, satisfying effort yet....McKinty writes masterful action scenes, and he whips up a frenzy as the bullets begin to fly." (Publishers Weekly)
"[O]utpaces its immediate predecessor, The Dead Yard...with [McKinty's] trademark dark lyricism, one great red herring, and a masterful plot twist that brings Forsythe's character full circle in a lightning flash." (Booklist)

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    Lisa Martin Ohio 01-07-13
    Lisa Martin Ohio 01-07-13
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    "best of the trilogy"

    LISTEN TO THIS BOOK- you wont be disappointed. More Michael Forsythe please!!!
    When will the movies be made???

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    Pamela Visalia, CA, United States 11-20-12
    Pamela Visalia, CA, United States 11-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Non stop excitement"
    Where does The Bloomsday Dead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I couldn't put it down. I was actually starting with the last of the series. I enjoyed it so much, I went back and bought the other two. The narrator is the best I have ever heard in ten years with audible.


    What other book might you compare The Bloomsday Dead to and why?

    I've never read anything line this. It was so fast paced. It reminded me of Gone Girl in that you couldn't stop listening because every chapter had new adventures


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very end with Bridget.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The way his relationship with Scottie turned out


    Any additional comments?

    Read all three.

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    Liam Nashville, TN, United States 09-03-12
    Liam Nashville, TN, United States 09-03-12
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    "Check out the "Dead" series!"
    What did you love best about The Bloomsday Dead?

    Just good stories with great characters told very well. An effortless listen, but far from formulaic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The pace of the story and the clear development of Forsythe as a character.


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Doyle and McKinty have the kind of author/narrator chemistry one looks for in a classic audiobook!


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

    Trouble will find him. He will be waiting.


    Any additional comments?

    Forsythe is a warrior poet who denies his conscience, but we all know he has one.

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    Kristin Galvin-Burwick N. Chili, New York United States 07-20-12
    Kristin Galvin-Burwick N. Chili, New York United States 07-20-12 Member Since 2006
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    "First Rate Narration Elevates This Novel"
    If you could sum up The Bloomsday Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Irish Crime Story.


    What other book might you compare The Bloomsday Dead to and why?

    Other Adrian McKinty titles, especially the prequels.


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's masterly when it comes to portraying different characters in the story with changes in his voice, accent and inflection. I believe I care for or dislike the characters the more for this. He's among the very best narrators I have ever heard.


    Any additional comments?

    Good for those who like crime stories and who aren't going to be turned off by a morally ambiguous protagonist. The narration is first class. And who doesn't love to listen to an Irish brogue?

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    00doc 07-07-11
    00doc 07-07-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "Classic Micheal Forsythe"

    The third installment of the tale is another good book along the same lines as the previous two. I liked it and am glad to have listened to it but I don't think I would be up for a 4th book as it is getting a "been there/ done that" feel to it. As usual, the narration was excellent.

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    Suzanne 04-19-11
    Suzanne 04-19-11
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    "So sorry it's over"

    I'm always looking for a new author and series and settled on the 3 books about Michael, ending with this one. I was hooked from the beginning, and although I planned to leave a gap between each novel to read other things, I couldn't. I was completely taken in by wonderful language, intelligence, plot and characters. My husband asked me, "What is it about this series?" as he began the first book, but soon he was hooked as well. I highly recommend this "Dead" series, and I will next try different Adrian McKinty titles hoping to be drawn in equally. These were an excellent find.

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    Dave Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada 03-23-11
    Dave Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada 03-23-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Mesmerizing"

    I just finished this Michael Forsythe trilogy and am now into "Falling Glass". This is my first experience with Adrian McKinty and I have to say he has become one of my favorite authors. These books are incredibly fast-paced with enthralling story lines and well-developed characters. I am a big fan of James Lee Burke and although an entirely different writer than McKinty, the novels contain many similarities - the evil of humankind, the prevalence of shocking sectarian violence, and heroes who possess great strengths as well as great faults, who struggle with personal demons as well as societal demons. One other point about the narration which is critical in audio books; Gerard Doyle is to Adrian McKinty as Will Patton is to James Lee Burke. Splendid combinations.

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    Tanner Houston, TX, United States 03-08-11
    Tanner Houston, TX, United States 03-08-11
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    "Probably the best crime series I've ever read"

    I've been blown away with Irish writers lately. From Declan Hughes, Stuart Neville, Ken Bruen, and now Adrian McKinty. After reading "The Ghost of Belfast", I tried to find anything and everything that resembled Irish crime fiction. The Dead series really set the bar for me. Adrian McKinty is a fantastic writer. His hero Michael Forsythe is indeed memorable. Very different from your usual protagonist. The way McKinty tells the stories that engulf Forsythe is amazing. Add Gerard Doyle's narration and you have 3 perfect listens. I highly recommend all of these books. Start from the beginning "Dead I May Well Be" and work your way to the end "Bloomsday Dead". Fantastic!

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    Kat Coz 09-13-10
    Kat Coz 09-13-10 Member Since 2017
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    "My first McKinty and I'm hooked"

    I held my breath so often listening to Bloomsday, I'm surprised I didn't turn blue. I had just returned from visiting Dublin and Belfast and wished I had listened to this before going. The narrator was wonderful and really brought the character to life for me. I am anxious now to listen to the first two in the series.

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    D. Greble usa 09-11-10
    D. Greble usa 09-11-10 Member Since 2016
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    "the best book I listened to since The Help"

    I stumbled upon this action packed book with a fabulous narrator. I'm downloading his other books now. It's really fun and passes the time quickly. And it doesn't put you to sleep in the car!!!!!!!!

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