Bad Debts : Jack Irish

  • by Peter Temple
  • Narrated by Marco Chiappi
  • Series: Jack Irish
  • 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Jack Irish: criminal lawyer, debt collector, football lover, turf watcher, trainee cabinetmaker, and the best Australian crime character we've seen in years.
When Jack receives a puzzling message from a jailed ex-client, he's too deep in misery over Fitzroy's latest loss to take much notice. Next thing Jack knows, the ex-client's dead and he's been drawn into a life-threatening investigation involving high-level corruption, dark sexual secrets, shonky property deals, and murder.
With hitmen after him, shady ex-policemen at every turn, and the body count rising, Jack needs to find out what's going on - and fast.


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Customer Reviews

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What did you love best about Bad Debts?

Jack Irish is a great character and great to read a book set in Australia

What other book might you compare Bad Debts to and why?

It is like an Australian version of the Prey series by John Sandford.

Have you listened to any of Marco Chiappi’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time for Chiappi, really enjoyed his performance. Easy to follow characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Book built nicely without any silly or over the top twists

Any additional comments?

Peter Temple is a great author - check out the Broken Shore, one of my all time favourites

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- Don

The narrator made me love listening

What did you love best about Bad Debts?

The characters and the narrator's timing, timbre and accent.

What could Peter Temple have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

more complex, less obvious plot; the reviewers that say it was disjointed confuse me -- yes it moved from different settings and characters but it was too obvious for me. Redeemed again by the read aloud and the characters.

Which character – as performed by Marco Chiappi – was your favorite?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Horses, houses and debts.

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- Pegeen "reading is pure joy"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd