Divorcing Jack

  • by Colin Bateman
  • Narrated by Glen Murrant
  • 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dan Starkey is a journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, an appetite for drinking and dancing. Dan meets Margaret, and things begin to get out of hand - terrifyingly, she is murdered. Before long, Dan is a target himself, racing as fast as he can against time to crack the mystery.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Boozy Belfast journalist Dan Starkey gives in to his lustier impulses and cheats on his wife, but what starts as a spontaneous fling ends up having outrageous consequences. One day Dan finds his mistress dead and his wife missing. It seems Dan's crush had important family connections, and Dan suddenly finds himself a wanted murderer, chased by several Northern Ireland Political factions and the IRA. Performer Glen Murrant is at once gregarious and sardonic, capturing the wry Irish humor and mordant wit with which Starkey greets his insane predicament. With its eccentric plot and endearing anti-hero, Colin Bateman's Divorcing Jack makes for an unlikely guide to Belfast.

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Awful narration ruins fine tale

What would have made Divorcing Jack better?

The narrator's fine turn as Willy Loman in High Prairie, Alberta does not, unfortunately, equate with the ability to bring to life Colin Bateman's Dan Starkey or his Belfast milieu. Rather than give life to Bateman's writing, Mr Murrant's milquetoast performance eventually just gives listeners a headache. Skip and get the version with Adam Moore.


Would you recommend Divorcing Jack to your friends? Why or why not?

Nope. Because I like my friends.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Glen Murrant?

Adam Moore.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Divorcing Jack?

The ones where Glen Murrant read the text.


Any additional comments?

I'm sure he's a nice man...he sounds like a nice man...but he's not a very good narrator.

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- Matthew.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios