Library Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2008
CS ISBN 978-0-7531-2943-2 $69.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7531-2944-9 $89.95 Ten CDs
The third installment in the series about Dublin investigator Ed Loy has the complexity and depth to stand on its own. Rough and street savvy, Loy is hired by a priest to find Patrick Hutton, a jockey who disappeared amid questionable circumstances ten years earlier. Narrator Stanley Townsend adds to Loy's dark disposition with a natural delivery of raw language and Loy's patchy awareness of alcohol-fueled fights. The various Irish and English voices are easily distinguishable, thanks to Townsend's deft reading. Townsend's skill is well employed for the extended first-person points of view of several characters, especially in the closing scene in which the shocking secrets of a powerful family are revealed. N.M.C. 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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