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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (377 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian McKinty Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dead Trilogy Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781483010328
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In this concluding book of Adrian McKinty’s highly praised Dead series, Michael Forsythe confronts his former lover and now archrival, Bridget.

Michael Forsythe has just survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston. Now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there he is contacted by his former lover, Bridget, whose husband he killed. Bridget, calling from Dublin, says her fourteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael’s choice is to fly to Dublin and help her or to be executed at the hands of the goons holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing and soon is on the way to Dublin, the first two of many dead bodies left in his wake.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His most visceral, satisfying effort yet…McKinty writes masterful action scenes, and he whips up a frenzy as the bullets begin to fly.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Outpaces 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 (starred review)

  • “As always, Gerard Doyle provides a lively, often unexpectedly comic performance. No one could possibly interpret McKinty’s continually exciting and surprising fiction as well. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Doyle brings a clean, well-articulated Irish lilt to his reading that works especially well with the book’s multiple characters, each of whom he renders with distinct individual voices…Doyle’s skillful narration draws the listener deep into this dark side of the emerald isle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A near-perfect marriage of fiction and performance, The Bloomsday Dead is a must-listen…Forsythe is portrayed by Doyle in an intimate virtuoso performance that intensifies the taut, gritty writing. Every nuance of the protagonist’s soul lives in the read…There is never a lack of distinct personality in this soaring, tragic story.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johari | 2/7/2014

    " I think I missed the second book but I find the series incredibly readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/28/2014

    " Awesome book. Didn't think the series could get better, but it did "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rap | 1/20/2014

    " My favorite of the Michael Forsythe novels as it combined suspense, intelligence and depth to the lead character. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pegeen | 1/16/2014

    " uses at its frame James Joyce's "Ulysses" somewhat in homage and somewhat as a satire --- every Irishman is presumed to have read and committed Ulysses to heart, correct? Once in a while a bit over the top in the physical damage Michael emerges still ticking from, but other than that , I loved it. Listened to the Audible version read by Gerald Doyle -- outstanding narration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmi | 1/12/2014

    " When I picked it up I didn't realize that I had already read the first book in the series with Michael Forsythe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cora Judd | 1/11/2014

    " Bloody but a good yarn and good writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 1/9/2014

    " Michael Forsythe in Peru "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 12/28/2013

    " The final book in the Michael Forsythe trilogy and just as good as the previous two. Totally engrossing from the first with excellent action/violence and a well described Belfast setting. Listened to the audio version narrated by Gerard Doyle who really brings Michael to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Piranha | 12/22/2013

    " A very nice conclusion to an excellent series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 12/1/2013

    " Well done. Violent. Good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martinxo | 11/17/2013

    " Good quality thriller, knock-about, action stuff set in Ireland in the space of 24 hours. Not the kind of book I'd usually bother with but was in fact hugely enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seana | 10/30/2013

    " Though this is the last in the Michael Forsythe trilogy, it's where I started. I was drawn in by the Bloomsday angle, and the book, though it ranges far from Dublin, actually is plotted very closely around Joyce's famous day in the life of strategy. A pleasure, on many levels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markyb | 1/10/2013

    " second best of the trilogy (after book1) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 12/2/2012

    " Capstone to a superb trilogy. McKinty writes them, Gerard Doyle purrs them out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jcg | 7/5/2012

    " I didn't finish this book - I couldn't get into it - the author seems to substitute violent action for plot - every time the hero turns around someone else is trying to kill him and he has to fight his way out of the situation - it got repetative and boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/22/2012

    " Ok so this one was much better. Not so much gratuitous violence or sex. It's the last in the trilogy so kinda glad about that. All three books were just interesting enough to keep going. Plus, I liked the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/13/2011

    " A fitting finale, full of blood, guts, guns, politics, religion, more blood, more blood, more blood (you get the idea) and revenge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 7/4/2011

    " Third in Trilogy. Mostly set in Northern Ireland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 4/30/2011

    " part of a trilogy, very good, very violent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 10/6/2010

    " Ok so this one was much better. Not so much gratuitous violence or sex. It's the last in the trilogy so kinda glad about that. All three books were just interesting enough to keep going. Plus, I liked the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cora | 9/21/2010

    " Bloody but a good yarn and good writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johari | 9/19/2010

    " I think I missed the second book but I find the series incredibly readable.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/16/2009

    " A fitting finale, full of blood, guts, guns, politics, religion, more blood, more blood, more blood (you get the idea) and revenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martinxo | 9/14/2009

    " Good quality thriller, knock-about, action stuff set in Ireland in the space of 24 hours. Not the kind of book I'd usually bother with but was in fact hugely enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 6/24/2009

    " a poorly written thriller with some loose connection to Joyce's Ulysses which is basically an insult

    The fact this has a 3.99 average on GoodReads undermines any authority GR may have and is a sham of a mockery of two shams of a travesty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markyb | 5/31/2009

    " second best of the trilogy (after book1) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seana | 2/20/2009

    " Though this is the last in the Michael Forsythe trilogy, it's where I started. I was drawn in by the Bloomsday angle, and the book, though it ranges far from Dublin, actually is plotted very closely around Joyce's famous day in the life of strategy. A pleasure, on many levels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 1/2/2009

    " Excellent! Organized like Ulysses but with murder and excitement. A good ending too. "I'll foockin kill ya!" "Aye!" "

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About the Author

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and studied at Oxford University. He is the author of several series of mystery, detective, and crime fiction as well as young adult novels. His works have been short-listed for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Theakston Award, the Young Hoosier Award and been selected for Publishers Weekly’s Best Novel of the Year list. In 2014 In the Morning I’ll Be Gone won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. The Dead Yard was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. The final novel in the Dead trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead, was long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award. In 2011 Falling Glass was an Audible.com Best Thriller.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, award-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.