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This was one of the few books that I have just given up on. The action is so over the top and exaggerated as to be comedic, yet the descriptions of the sex and violence are so disturbingly graphic as to ruin any mote of comedy. The charterers are deplorable and, at least over the first hour or two, feel very two dimensional and predictable. The book feels like it was assembled from a grab bag of tropes. The reader was fine, but I wouldn't recommend this book based solely on his performance.
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Shaun Hutson's 1993 political thriller is finally given the audiobook treatment and listening to this is akin to going back twenty years to a dark time in Ireland's history.
Counter terrorist officer Sean Doyle is on the tale of IRA members following the massacre's at Stormont & Windsor Park with the help of fellow officer Georgie Willis. The story is typical Hutson (plenty of violence, high body count & a couple of sex scenes) and flows nicely, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is excellent accent wise and does a good job with the characters (especially Doyle).
All in all a very good political thriller from an author more well known for his horror stories...
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I read this book when it first came out and loved it. As I did a lot of Shaun Hutson books. So thought I’d give it a go on here.
I’m sorry to say this but the narrator absolutely kills this book ! Makes the hole story flat. I wouldn’t be able to listen to another book with this guy reading it.