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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I think you would need to be a truly hard-core Mulligan fan to enjoy this, and, even then, you have to admit that the book is the least of the three. It may be fiction, but it has the feel of reporting with really good Providence accents. The only gags that make you chuckle are from the first two books, like Attila the Nun, the mayor of Providence. Otherwise, it reads like straight reporting with an attempt to be funny, which fails more often than it succeeds.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I don't think I will listen to another Mulligan book. I think this brief series has run its course. You can find way better books about modern-day urban corruption, and you can find more appealing protagonists than Liam Mulligan. You also can find more suspenseful writing. Almost anything by Dennis Lehane beats this stuff with a stick.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Woodman?
I don't think that would matter. It's the material, by and large, that keeps you reading. Joe Barrett might be able to make this sound better.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
As I said, a few chuckles. A few insights into corrupt local politics. A car with an unfunny name: Secretariat, for a beat-up forty year old clunker. Very few qualities that would make me spend my money on this kind of thing again.
Any additional comments?
Nope. Save yer sawbucks.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I blew through the first three books of the series and gave each one a rave review. So I am confused at why I found this book more juvenile and trite. It coud be the book, but It suspect it is my demeaner. Alot has happened to me since I finished the last novel.
So if you are a fan of The Providence Rag series, take this review with a grain of salt. However, if you havent read any of the novels in the series, start with Providence Rag and stay far away from this one.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful