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Used to the characters and the language used and enjoy being thrust into an age before we all became too Politically Correct. (The Australian ABC films do a grand job of bringing the stories to life.)
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I've really enjoyed other Peter Temple books, especially Jack Irish thrillers, so I was very much looking forward to this one. If it had been my first, I think I might have enjoyed it more but this outing felt a bit formulaic to me. The situations all seemed familiar (horse-racing, cabinet-making, the pub, a mystery, some violence, a pretty woman) and I must admit to wanting a new angle somewhere. However, the story was interesting and competently told, and Jack Irish is a character that it's easy to like and root for. The narration is superb and Marco Chiappi clearly relishes 'being' Jack Irish - I can't imagine anyone else doing justice to it! To summarise: good but not mind-blowing, and if this is your first Jack Irish you'll probably have great fun.
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great reading of classic Melbourne crime novel where helping redress elder abuse leads to uncovering international crime syndicate, many trips to the races, morticing, plenty of beer & red wine, and the footy. Go the Saints.
Loved this book. Was distracted by the narrator's performance but the story and writing made up for it.
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