Dead Point : Jack Irish

  • by Peter Temple
  • Narrated by Michael Carmen
  • Series: Jack Irish
  • 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"He was closing in on me. I could hear his running foot-steps over the sound of my heart, of the blood in my ears, of my panting...."
Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler, and people-finder - is hunting down the villains who hijacked the winnings from his latest betting coup when he is hired by a mystery client to find missing barman Robbie Colbourne. But Robbie turns up dead of a drug overdose.


Audible Editor Reviews

Crime noir in the land down under, Dead Point is the third installment of Peter Temple's compelling and gritty Jack Irish series, now a series of Australian television movies starring Guy Pierce in the title role. In this episode Irish, a person-finder with penchant for gambling, is drawn from his pursuit of gambling debts to look for a missing barman who subsequently turns up dead. Michael Carmen performs the terse style of Temple's thriller with a blend of rugged Aussie machismo and contemplative sophistication, giving unique voices to each of the audiobook's myriad sordid characters. The setting of Melbourne is beautifully evoked, emphasizing the city's seedy underbelly.


What the Critics Say

"With its array of characters and subplots, the book is an excellent vehicle for narrator Michael Carman, whose effective use of tone permits listeners to keep track of all the characters without losing sight of the story." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Peter Temple is winning awards from the Dagger, through Ned Kelly to Miles Franklin. Dead Point is Australian based and Melbourne centered. where it almost always rains unless it just drizzels wet air. This story is fiction but if you know anything about Australia, then police corruption with strong political links and very naughty boys are no invented props to spin a very good yarn.
Our hero, Jack Irish's family is not from the Emerald Isle but got their last name because Aussies could not pronounce their real surname.
Jack is a suburban solicitor who likes learning how to make quality furniture and has a few mates who like the horses and footy. From Judges, Kings of the Racetrack, to his Dad's old supporters in the local pub, to associates from the Vietnam War and the local cafe cook as well as to well known restaurants he is found and known to help resolve a few problems.
When things are quiet he sometimes collects debts, sometimes he finds people others want found. He has a sister and a daughter. He lives alone in a very trendy converted boot factory.
This is a good story and very well read.

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- Sandy "Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach."

Excellent plot and character establishment

Thoroughly enjoyed the book and expert use of language. Superbly read.
Can perhaps appreciate how some of the idiom might be be hard for some cultures ––however no worse than many of the "americanisms" with which we have to come to terms.
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- Don

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd