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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (540 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Bruen Narrator: Gerry O'Brien Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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The impossible has happened: Jack Taylor is living clean and dating a mature woman. Rumour suggests he is even attending mass.

The accidental deaths of two students appear random, tragic events, except that in each case a copy of a book by John Millington Synge is found beneath the body. Jack begins to believe that The Dramatist, a calculating killer, is out there, enticing him to play. As the case twists and turns, Jack's refuge, the city of Galway, now demands he sacrifice the only love he's maintained, and while Iraq burns, he seems a step away from the abyss.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra West | 1/21/2014

    " Great book but not one to read if you are needing a lift or want to feel better about life. A wee bit dark. Don't give it to your manic-depressive friends if you ever want to see them again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/18/2013

    " Jack Taylor, or perhaps Irish noir in general, is growing on me. The Dramatist is a wee bit more hopeful than the other Bruen books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julesp | 12/9/2013

    " dark (with light relief), main characters always very human,would recommend anything by Ken Bruen "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 11/12/2013

    " Classic Bruen. Because I've read the Jack Taylor series out of order I already knew of some of the events that happen in this book. Knowing still didn't prepare myself for them. Mr. Bruen has a wonderful way of telling a story and I can't wait to read more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/21/2013

    " Beautifully written but very dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 9/29/2013

    " A heartbreaking book. In its tragic way, the best of the Jack Taylor novels so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 7/19/2013

    " Not as good as "The Priest", but maybe because it came before that was written so I already knew some of what was going to happen. Still, it was a pretty good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 7/15/2013

    " Jack Taylor is simply the most tragic character I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 6/22/2013

    " The crimes/ deaths in Bruen's books are almost always secondary to the plot. The day to day struggles thatex cop Jack Taylor has face. Every Bruen book has tons of good books mentioned in them. I always find a new author to read after every Bruen book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/5/2013

    " Enjoyed it. Read the others in the series first though if you're just starting out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany Pitts | 9/27/2012

    " Link to my original review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/18/2012

    " 4th book in Bruen's Jack Taylor series. If you value plot above all else, the Taylor books aren't going to do it for you. If you value well-drawn characters and a protagonist who's colossally messed up but utterly fascinating, welcome to your new obsession. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 4/9/2012

    " Mind-numblingly dumb. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ciarán | 10/13/2011

    " Without a doubt the worst book I have ever read, and that is taking into account its one redeeming feature, that I am from Galway and enjoyed recognising names and places. Awful, just awful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 9/7/2011

    " The last two pages floored me. Brilliant, but terribly bleak at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 7/3/2011

    " Atmospheric mystery book set in Ireland - Galway. Good writing but so very depressing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 6/17/2011

    " This book started with a lot of promise, including an introduction to a new genre for me: Irish noir. But none of the plot lines ever really gelled and were pretty weak. It did spark enough interest in me to try another book by this writer in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 1/31/2011

    " It was a short read. The story was ok, but I had to finish it to see "who'd done it"! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donald | 9/5/2010

    " Just when you think things can't get any blacker for the series protagonist, Galway native Jack Taylor, they get much, much blacker. Bruen writes the saddest and most violent tales but manages to keep both heroes and villains human. Love this series.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 2/16/2010

    " Jack Taylor is simply the most tragic character I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 12/27/2009

    " Wow, has the impact of a smack in the face with a Hurley.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 9/22/2009

    " I'm always amazed at how some writers can open up worlds with so few worlds. This is a dark one, but with humor, and the ending knocks the wind out of you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julesp | 7/16/2009

    " dark (with light relief), main characters always very human,would recommend anything by Ken Bruen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 7/1/2009

    " A heartbreaking book. In its tragic way, the best of the Jack Taylor novels so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 4/17/2009

    " Classic Bruen. Because I've read the Jack Taylor series out of order I already knew of some of the events that happen in this book. Knowing still didn't prepare myself for them. Mr. Bruen has a wonderful way of telling a story and I can't wait to read more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/19/2009

    " Jack Taylor, or perhaps Irish noir in general, is growing on me. The Dramatist is a wee bit more hopeful than the other Bruen books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 9/30/2008

    " Ken Bruen is one of my favorite authors. His clipped language is strange at first, but soon becomes a total pleasure. His Jack Taylor series is not so much about the mystery, but a character study of the flawed man. He can be so despicable, but you can't help but love him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 8/28/2008

    " Atmospheric mystery book set in Ireland - Galway. Good writing but so very depressing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 6/26/2008

    " The crimes/ deaths in Bruen's books are almost always secondary to the plot. The day to day struggles thatex cop Jack Taylor has face. Every Bruen book has tons of good books mentioned in them. I always find a new author to read after every Bruen book. "

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