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Publisher's Summary

Ex-journalist Dan Starkey is stuck in a grimy Belfast bedsit. His life is a disaster, and his only solace is the pub round the corner. He really, really needs something to get his teeth into. Fellow ex-journalist Mark Corkery provides that something. Corkery, an Internet horseracing gossip, wants him to investigate Geordie McClean, the man behind Irish American Racing.

Simple enough for a man with Dan's experience, surely? But Trouble is Dan's middle name. And trouble is what he finds.

©2002 Colin Bateman (P)2003 W F Howes Ltd

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Fun crime caper

Humour mixed with bits of sadness, or at least less funny parts. A crime story revolving around a alcoholic press man, divorced, lost his son, and down on his luck. Some sharp wit, with , in the end, a feel good, and fun after taste.
Like the Irish accent, makes a refreshing change too, might take a bit of time for someone not familiar with the Irish twang

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  • terry
  • 05-13-14

Bateman brought to audio life

Would you listen to The Horse with My Name again? Why?

Generally a great book from Colin, very funny throughout, a little bizarre in sections but all add to the unique style he has. Well read by the narrator, however would have expected somewhat deeper Belfast accent than what seemed like a well versed Cultra accent ;)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Valerie Anne Casson
  • 04-13-13

Luck of the Irish!

At first I thought I would not like the narration, but it's so well done I was away with the horses, and loved all the twists and turns of the story............

Valerie

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  • Lee
  • 07-28-13

Appalling

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book was awful. I gave up in the first chapter after a graphic description of a toilet being unblocked by hand, the blockage being rancid chicken. I do not need to be depressed and made ill by a book.

Has The Horse with My Name put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Gerard Ban-Lavery?

He was fine

What character would you cut from The Horse with My Name?

All of them

Any additional comments?

Awful, awful, awful

1 of 3 people found this review helpful