ugh! I almost quit in the middle, but was hoping from some redeeming turn at the end. NOT! I have to guess that the Irish brogue of the reader was either fake or he was extremely bored too.
I had to make myself finish this book -- it was the most tedious book I have listened to in a long time -- can't tell you how many times I skipped tracks -- only to still be in the long long explanations, thoughts, ramblings of this poor, unfortunate character. While he was a likeable criminal, the writer just made me want to see him die or move, or grow a brain. Had the other books in my rental listing, but removed them for now. And, I hear there might be a movie -- oh no!
This is a great book. I really enjoyed it. I wish Adrian McKinty continues along the same lines. I immediately ordered all of his books available on Simply audiobooks
I really like the Michael Forsythe series. I am now listening to the last one and can't wait to see what kind of trouble he gets into next.
This is a truly great trilogy. McKinty has a real uniqueness about his style and subject.
Good writer, lots of action and the story is interesting. Also enjoyed the Irish accent of the reader.
I thoroughly enjoyed this varied and violent story. I really liked that the narrator had an Irish accent. It added alot to the narrative.
What a great book. Now, it's not for everyone, that's for sure. But if you like a humorous and at times horrifying story, a sad-sack good bad-guy main character and a terrific reading in an Irish accent, you'll like this. The main character, Michael Forsythe, is a relunctant hood, not a bad man, exactly, but when pushed, not someone you'd want to cross. The story is shocking and shockingly funny. It's not for the faint of heart, but definitely made me want to listen to the sequel...
Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, when terrorism in Ulster was at its height. Educated at Oxford University, he then immigrated to New York City, where he lived in Harlem for five years, working in bars and on construction crews, as well as a stint as a bookseller. He is the author of "Hidden River" and "Dead I Well May Be", which was short-listed for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. He lives in Denver, Colorado.