The Bloomsday Dead

Adrian McKinty

Gerard Doyle (Narrator)

01-01-06

10hrs 58min

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01-01-06

10hrs 58min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“A near-perfect marriage of fiction and performance, The Bloomsday Dead is a must-listen…Forsythe is portrayed by Doyle in an intimate virtuoso performance that intensifies the taut, gritty writing…in this soaring, tragic story…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In this concluding book of Adrian McKinty’s highly praised Dead series, Michael Forsythe confronts his former lover and now archrival, Bridget.

Michael Forsythe has just survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston. Now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there he is contacted by his former lover, Bridget, whose husband he killed. Bridget, calling from Dublin, says her fourteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael’s choice is to fly to Dublin and help her or to be executed at the hands of the goons holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing and soon is on the way to Dublin, the first two of many dead bodies left in his wake.

Praise

“A near-perfect marriage of fiction and performance, The Bloomsday Dead is a must-listen…Forsythe is portrayed by Doyle in an intimate virtuoso performance that intensifies the taut, gritty writing…in this soaring, tragic story…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“His most visceral, satisfying effort yet…McKinty writes masterful action scenes, and he whips up a frenzy as the bullets begin to fly.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Outpaces its immediate predecessor, The Dead Yard…with [McKinty’s] trademark dark lyricism, one great red herring, and a masterful plot twist that brings Forsythe’s character full circle in a lightning flash.” Booklist (starred review)

“As always, Gerard Doyle provides a lively, often unexpectedly comic performance. No one could possibly interpret McKinty’s continually exciting and surprising fiction as well. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)

“[With] a clean, well-articulated Irish lilt…Doyle’s skillful narration draws the listener deep into this dark side of the emerald isle.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2005
Release Date January 1, 2006
Number in Series 3
Series Display String The Dead Trilogy
Release Date Machine 1136073600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Hard-Boiled
Author Bio
Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Troubles. His father was a welder in Harland and Wolff—the shipyard where they built the Titanic; his mother was a school lunch lady and secretary. Adrian went to Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. 

Emigrating first to America and then Australia he found work as a door-to-door salesman, a driver, a bookstore clerk, a barman, a high school English teacher, and a semipro rugby player. 

His debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the 2004 Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. He is the author of more than a dozen crime novels that have been translated into over forty languages. He has won the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and is a three-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award.  

His 2020 novel The Chain was a New York Times bestseller and appeared on twenty-five best-of-the-year lists. His 2022 novel The Island was an instant New York Times bestseller and made five best-of-the-year lists including those of the London Times and the New York Times

Adrian is a member of the Linnean Society and the National Audubon Society. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.  

Narrator Bio
Gerard Doyle

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In this concluding book of Adrian McKinty’s highly praised Dead series, Michael Forsythe confronts his former lover and now archrival, Bridget.

Michael Forsythe has just survived his infiltration of an IRA splinter cell in Boston. Now, his many near fatal wounds healed, he begins his next adventure as manager of hotel security in Lima, Peru. It is there he is contacted by his former lover, Bridget, whose husband he killed. Bridget, calling from Dublin, says her fourteen-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. Michael’s choice is to fly to Dublin and help her or to be executed at the hands of the goons holding him at gunpoint. He agrees to nothing and soon is on the way to Dublin, the first two of many dead bodies left in his wake.