The Dead Pass

  • by Colin Bateman
  • Narrated by Adam Moore
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hired to find the missing son of retired political activist Moira Doherty, Dan Starkey knows his new case is going to be challenging. Billy 'the Bear' Doherty, a criminal with a nasty drug habit, isn't an easy man to find - his mum is convinced he's been murdered. But when Moira herself is killed, Dan finds himself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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What the Critics Say

"He just seems to get better and better" (Ian Rankin)
"Sometimes brutal, often blackly humorous and always terrific." (Observer)

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Customer Reviews

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Good lines in a bit of an outrageous plot

The one liners make this a good read, but the storyline gets a bit far fetched....narrator makes characters come to life
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- joan

Dan Starkey - Lovable Witty Irish Folk Hero

If you could sum up The Dead Pass in three words, what would they be?

This is the latest in the Dan Starkey series which continues the hilarious, dark and religious adventures of an independent journalist/detective loser hero who gets into trouble with his witty worldview confronting a dangerous world. With ill considered courage and wise cracks, Dan Starkey survives to live another day.


What did you like best about this story?

In a world that has been feminized by political correctness beyond recognition, it is refreshing to listen to a novel full of dark masculine comedy. If Romance novels cater to women, Dan Starkey novels are a gift to men. I recommend starting with the first novel. "Divorcing Jack". There is a formula to the books that are similar to an AC/DC song, but for the same reason I come back for more. .


What about Adam Moore’s performance did you like?

Adam Moore verbalizes Dan Starkey perfectly.


Any additional comments?

Part of this episode deals with a unique brand of online porn.

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- Canon John 3 "Fr John"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks