The Dead Yard

Version: Unabridged
Author: Adrian McKinty
Narrator: Gerard Doyle
Genres: Thriller, Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2006
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

In this exciting sequel to the acclaimed Dead I Well May Be, the mercenary Michael Forsythe is forced to infiltrate an Irish terrorist cell, confronting murder, mayhem, and the prospect of his own execution.

Michael is on holiday in Spain when a soccer riot between the Paddies and the Brits escalates out of control and he winds up in a Spanish prison. Enter Samantha, a beautiful British intelligence agent. She makes Michael an offer he can't refuse: instead of extradition to Mexico to serve time for a prison break, he can infiltrate an IRA sleeper cell in the United States. Thrust into the nightmare world of men known for their distinctive brands of torture and revenge, Michael crosses and double-crosses key players, narrowly escapes his own lies, loses his only ally, and falls for the daughter of his enemy.

Reviews (6)

Dead Yard

Written by Anonymous on August 10th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found the Irish accent difficult to listen to in the evening. It took some of the enjoyment away from the book.

Dead is Good

Written by HoopRef95 from Chelmsford, MA on April 17th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It was outstanding. I could not wait for the rental to show. I'm glad I did. They are spellbinding and completely unpredictable. The narrator is Excellent! I could listen to him read the phone book.

Dead Yard

Written by Anonymous on March 28th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Captivating story -- a real page turner. It gets a little rough near the end, but the final ending was satisfying to me. Adrian McKinty is a great writer.

The Dead Yard

Written by Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on March 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

If you enjoyed "Dead I Well May Be", as I did, you will probably also enjoy this book. I really like the narrator's Irish accent. The violent action can be a bit unrealistic, but I still couldn't wait to get into my car so I could hear more of the story.

Enthralling

Written by Laurie R on June 5th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The second book in the Michael Forsythe trilogy is just as funny, insightful, gory and terrifying as the first. I so much appreciate Gerald Doyle's reading and thank the production company for retaining him for all of McKinty's books. Wouldn't be the same without Doyle. Forsythe once again finds himself the reluctant thug, this time a "good guy" working for the FBI. Absolutely riveting. I hear Doyle's voice now all the time!

Interesting

Written by Ed Jacques on April 6th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I took a chance on this book since and I was not disappointed. Well maybe a little. Overall this was an interesting story. The author did a good job developing the characters with just enough detail. The pace was a bit slow at times building to a crescendo finish – that, unfortunately, never happened. That’s too bad since I enjoyed the book and looked forward to listening to it on my way to and from work very day. That might have been due more to the narrator though. He did an excellent job with this book. I was thrown off at first with the Irish accent. But I got drawn in and had no problem understanding him in a short time. In the end the author missed the mark. When I knew the end of the book was coming I started to wonder how he was going to wrap things up with so little time left. Well the answer was…he didn’t. So I was left wanting and wishing he had spent a little more time to create a more interesting ending. Not a must read but a decent book, with good narration.

Author Details

Author Details

McKinty, Adrian

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, when terrorism in Ulster was at its height. Educated at Oxford University, he then immigrated to New York City, where he lived in Harlem for five years, working in bars and on construction crews, as well as a stint as a bookseller. He is the author of "Hidden River" and "Dead I Well May Be", which was short-listed for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award. He lives in Denver, Colorado.