The Ghosts of Galway by Ken Bruen audiobook

The Ghosts of Galway

By Ken Bruen
Read by Gerry O’Brien

Dreamscape

The Jack Taylor Series: Book 13

4.65 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money—and with former cop on his resume—Jack has been hired as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work. He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, which is currently in the possession of a rogue priest who is hiding out in Galway after fleeing the Vatican. Despite Jack’s distaste for priests of any stripe, the money is too good to turn down. When Em, the many-faced woman who has had a vise on Jack’s heart and mind for the past two years, reappears and turns out to be entangled with the story of The Red Book, too, Jack is led down ever more mysterious and lethal pathways.

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Summary

Summary

An Irish Times Book of the Year selection

As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt. In need of money—and with former cop on his resume—Jack has been hired as a night-shift security guard. But his Ukrainian boss has Jack in mind for a bit of off-the-books work.

He wants Jack to find what some claim to be the first true book of heresy, The Red Book, which is currently in the possession of a rogue priest who is hiding out in Galway after fleeing the Vatican. Despite Jack’s distaste for priests of any stripe, the money is too good to turn down.

When Em, the many-faced woman who has had a vise on Jack’s heart and mind for the past two years, reappears and turns out to be entangled with the story of The Red Book, too, Jack is led down ever more mysterious and lethal pathways.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

‘“Bruen is in top form, and, although everything Taylor touches seems to turn to ash, he embodies such humanity that readers will be unable to resist rooting for him.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[Bruen] writes short, rat-a-tat sentences that suggest a meeting of Samuel Beckett and Ogden Nash…For all of Taylor’s affectations, his confessions of guilt and regret can be downright lyrical.” Chicago Tribune
“Bruen’s spare prose perfectly suits this bleakly mesmerizing tale.” Irish Independent (Dublin)

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Author

Author Bio: Ken Bruen

Author Bio: Ken Bruen

Ken Bruen received a doctorate in metaphysics, taught English in South Africa, and then became a crime novelist. The critically acclaimed author of the Jack Taylor series and The White Trilogy, he is the recipient of two Barry Awards and two Shamus Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Edgar Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Irish Books, Arts, and Music (iBAM) Literature Award. Two of his novels have also been made into feature films, and the Jack Taylor series has been adapted for a television series.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English