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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeremy Massey Narrator: Tim Reynolds Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780698402263
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A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob.

Paddy Buckley is a grieving widower who has worked for years for Gallagher’s, a long-established—some say the best—funeral home in Dublin. One night driving home after an unexpected encounter with a client, Paddy hits a pedestrian crossing the street. He pulls over and gets out of his car, intending to do the right thing. As he bends over to help the man, he recognizes him. It’s Donal Cullen, brother of one of the most notorious mobsters in Dublin. And he’s dead.

Shocked and scared, Paddy jumps back in his car and drives away before anyone notices what’s happened.

The next morning, the Cullen family calls Gallagher’s to oversee the funeral arrangements. Paddy, to his dismay, is given the task of meeting with the grieving Vincent Cullen, Dublin’s crime boss, and Cullen’s entourage. When events go awry, Paddy is plunged into an unexpected eddy of intrigue, deceit, and treachery.

By turns a thriller, a love story, and a black comedy of ill manners, The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is a surprising, compulsively readable debut novel.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “Massey has created a complex, fascinating, and hilarious Irishman in Paddy Buckley, the delightful center of a novel brimming with passion, humor, poetry and wisdom.”

    Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author

  • Jeremy Massey puts a fresh and intriguing spin on the Irish crime novel with the tale of an ordinary man drawn into a deadly conflict with a Dublin mob boss.  The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley is both a cleverly constructed thriller and an unforgettable story of friendship, love, and loyalty.  It’s sharply written, darkly comic, and full of heart. Harry Dolan, author of the New York Times bestseller Bad Things Happen
  • “Puts a fresh and intriguing spin on the Irish crime novel… sharply written, darkly comic, and full of heart.”

    Harry Dolan, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Massey has an eye for black humor and the details of a life fully inhabited…He’s got the natural voice of a storyteller.”

    NPR

  • “Intelligent and suspenseful…A hilarious funeral-home scam and a quirky dead body mix-up add to this exciting, morbid tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Massey’s] dark and zany humor is anchored by some serious reflection.”

    Library Journal

  • “Highly readable and entertaining…the novel benefits especially from Massey’s mostly restrained, deadpan Irish sense of humor.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Tim Gerard Reynolds does a great job with this audiobook. His gently lilting Irish brogue brings atmosphere and authenticity, and he also employs his voice to create tension and subtle characters. He uses emotion to keep the story moving, at times showing righteous anger and at other times, sadness and sympathy. He’s especially effective at nailing the funny parts. The result is an engaging, quirky experience.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

Jeremy Massey is a third-generation undertaker who worked with his father for many years at the family firm in Dublin. A screenwriter by training, Massey has lived in London and Los Angeles. He currently lives with his wife and three children in Australia.

About the Narrator

Tim Reynolds trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut. Tim has become an established audiobook narrator. Titles include The Legend of Broken by Caleb Carr, The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín, The Infernals by John Connolly, the latter half of Hugh Howey’s epic Sci-Fi series Wool, and Michael J. Sullivan’s bestselling Riyria Revelations. In 2010, he received an Audiofile Earphone award for the thriller Faithful Place by Tana French. In 2013, he was nominated for an Audie Award for work in the Fantasy genre.