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'Unethical Conduct' was a great listen, but I AM a sucker for British cop stories told by Jake Urry (I could listen to him talk about 'coppers' all day!). This story was quite a doozy, though. It's always especially horrifying to hear about corruption in a police force and this one was particularly brutal. The former cop that DI Terry McGuire is investigating is accused of crimes of the thievery variety all the way up to violent, brutal rape and murder. The characters in this tale are interesting and fleshed out; I intend to continue on with the series! As I mentioned, Jake Urry always gives a wonderful performance. I would recommend this book to any friends who enjoy a good thriller!
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As the title suggests, this story sends Inspector Terry McGuire from Wales to Ireland and back when he discovers a decade-old cover-up by his fellow police officers. Three different cases (murder, the discovery of a body, and a flasher) arise and intersect throughout the story.
The chapters alternate between McGuire 1st person and 3rd person. (I think this works well because understanding Terry's thought process adds depth and dimension to the story.) While McGuire is an experienced Inspector, he is not your stereotypical "hard-boiled" detective. He relates well to his colleagues - especially the younger ones and respects his wife. He has a clear moral compass that is shown as he wants the bad guys to come to justice while being compassionate with the victims/survivors. I love the humor and lighter touches the authors sprinkled throughout the story.
The narration is excellent! The narrator captures the spirit and tone of a police investigator working through the challenges of a case. He also handles a variety of accents with alacrity.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I read this book on its release and enjoyed it, but hearing it has brought an entirely deeper appreciation of the writing. This book is far better as an audio book than it is in print. I found Terry's strength of character easier to understand when it felt as if he were talking to me. The book didn't feel as rushed as it had when reading and you could feel the evil arrogance of the corrupt police officers in the narrator's voice. Jake Urry has turned an enjoyable book into a masterpiece. Fabulous!
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Jake Urry has one of those voices that hold your attention to the point where I think he could read out his shopping list and I would find it interesting. The book did have more to offer than a list of provisions. I haven't read anything by either author before but there was a definite feel of authenticity to the police characters and their language and it's no surprise that both authors are former police officers. This was fairly short with the narration lasting under 4 hours. DI Terry McGuire was a great character and I will probably read more of the series. My usual problem here with swearing as while it felt totally in character I just don't like to hear it narrated.
My thanks to Jake Urry for this audible copy of Unethical Conduct
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