Alby Murdoch wishes he was "parked on a cane chair" in Bali, surveying beauty with a gin-and-tonic in his hand. Listeners will be glad he's not. During a breezy, action-packed, comic thriller that comes in at just under six hours, performer Peter Hosking treats listeners to a crisp, smiling Australian accent and a spy novel that scintillates with images ready for the movies.
In D-E-D Dead, Murdoch's partner is gunned down, Murdoch is tripped up by razor wires and buried mines, and finally presented with a formidable challenge by the U.S. military itself. On top of it all, an irresistible femme fatale named Grace Goodluck promises anything but good luck.
©2005 Geoffrey McGeachin; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"McGeachin dishes up a wonderfully entertaining tale, rich with humor, an abundance of thrills and a pace that never flags." (Sunday Tasmanian)
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"A solid delivery"
Yes, it is funny, consistent, and keeps the characters moving.
The pacing was solid and as always, provided a good balance to the humor.
As always, aour new age spy.
I would rather go to a group picnic, they all were so good.
Only that the author has developed a world that it is worth my time to visit.
the book is well read the charactors are great these are a good book peter hosking always make them interresting with his style of reading
the boat pirate peice
he seems to bring the charactors to life
alby when he gets grace goodluck
"Fun spy thriller"
Deep it isn't, but there's a lightness of touch and an almost ironic sense of bemusement that plays around the edges of absurdity, that makes the listening experience always amusing.
If you like your books playful and not requiring a huge intellectual investment DED Dead is a good way to pass a few hours.
"At last! A fictional truth about 'Bitter Springs'"
Geoffrey McGeachin won the 2011 Ned Kelly, which is the Australian Crime writers award, for another of his stories recently released on Audible.
At under 6 hours listening time this is a delightful race through the underbelly of spying in Australia. While the name of the organisation may be as fictional as The Springs, the joint US/Australian facility in Central Australia, there may well be a dark room on the 13th floor of an office block in Sydney.
Alby's thesis for his Masters Degree is on WMD to his boss's delight until the Boss finally reads the abstract. And just how accidental is it that Grace Goodluck looks just like a Balinese goddess? Even the obsession with culinary delights has not escaped McGeachin's humour. Who knows? Alby may be right about that US/Australian facility in Central Australia!
"Not that interesting"
The naration was not that good and the story was weak. Not going to recommend to anyone.
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