We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
In the Morning I'll Be Gone Audiobook

In the Morning I'll Be Gone: Troubles Trilogy, Book 3 (Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3)

Regular Price:£15.59
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award and a 2015 Audie Award nominee for best mystery

A Catholic cop tracks an IRA master bomber amidst the sectarian violence of the conflict in Northern Ireland

It's the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In the course of his investigations Sean discovers a woman who may hold the key to Dermot's whereabouts; she herself wants justice for her daughter who died in mysterious circumstances in a pub locked from the inside. Sean knows that if he can crack the "locked-room mystery", the bigger mystery of Dermot's whereabouts might be revealed to him as a reward. Meanwhile the clock is ticking down to the Conservative Party conference in Brighton in 1984, where Mrs. Thatcher is due to give a keynote speech.

©2014 Adrian McKinty (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (50 )
5 star
 (31)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (44 )
5 star
 (27)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (43 )
5 star
 (31)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    imcl 11/08/2015
    imcl 11/08/2015 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One word"

    As an Ulsterman the content of this book are frighteningly true to life. The political comments at the end have the situation wrapped up. Excellent read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda 12/05/2014
    Linda 12/05/2014 Member Since 2013

    A grown woman with strong opinions.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    126
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This has been a delightful experience."
    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    He reads with confidence and a captivating voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely and I actually did :)


    Any additional comments?

    All three books about Detective Sean Duffy is strongly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • John
    Portland, Oregon, United States
    21/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Dangerous Gamble"
    What made the experience of listening to In the Morning I'll Be Gone the most enjoyable?

    This one is the best of this series by far. I loved the voice, the humor and the constant questioning character of Sean Duffy.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, this one kept me going like a fast-moving roller coaster. I started listening to this yesterday and I'm sorry to say it is over.


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    Sean was my favorite character, but Doyle is brilliant at voices. Maybe not with Kate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i would have gladly listened to it straight through.


    Any additional comments?

    Up until now, I've been more taken with Mckinty's other series than the Sean Duffy books, but this one is first rate. Third time around, Duffy steps up to the plate and captivates us with a fast moving, intellectually challenging story that keeps us guessing and keeps us worried as well. The Catholic cop in Northern Island takes us places we would rather not be, but we know he has the bravery and brains to see it through. The only real question, Is it worth it? Mckinty's "peeler" is a fine creation, a smart, courageous dachshund of a cop, thrown into a world where every policeman is a target simply for being alive. Duffy's a target for being too smart. Listen to this one!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie Arnold
    United States
    14/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "McKinty And Doyle Deliver Again!"
    If you could sum up In the Morning I'll Be Gone in three words, what would they be?

    Intense engaging fast-paced


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sean Duffy of course.
    I like the fact that he is neither a corrupt cop nor is he a perfect cop.
    He is a relatable average guy.
    Although, going through quite difficult situations due to the time and setting of the book


    Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

    Again Sean Duffy


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but all McKinty's books are like that to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I kind of wish that we would have found out a little more about Kate.
    I don't know if she will appear in any future books, but I would like to know more about her.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Susie
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    12/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely the best yet"

    I have waited so long for this finale to the "Troubles Trilogy" that when I met a woman in a local bar with a early release UK copy of the paperback, I practically wrestled her to the floor. Now, I have both Kindle and audio in my greedy hands, and it's as gratifying as one could hope for. The appearances by 'Joe Kennedy," "Gerry Adams," and "Margaret Thatcher" --- I can't even decide who packs the most punch! Gerard Doyle, hats off, and Adrian, you have made a historical contribution to Great Irish antiheroes, locked box mysteries, and the sexiest fatalistic detective ever.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Mcafee
    Texas USA
    11/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of my Favorites"

    McKinty is and has been one of my Top 10 favorite Authors, so I anxiously await each book. This one did not disappoint.

    While the "Dead" series is my favorite among McKinty's repeating character serials, I have grown fond of the Sean Duffy series, this being the 3rd so far.

    Duffy is a very thoughtful and interesting character who is always trying to gain a perspective of life, the good, bad and evil, and his place in the whole soupy mess. McKinty's character development reminds me a lot of another of my all time favorites, James Lee Burke, in the way he develops characters and describes the environment around him - all of which keeps your mind moving - very rarely letting a story drag along in tedium. McKinty does so in mostly Ireland, Scotland and England based stories and Burke does so in Americana based stories, but they are both among the best.

    Gerard Doyle is likewise a great narrator and is the perfect choice for McKinty books.

    I highly recommend this book and as equally important, McKinty books in general. I do like the Sean Duffy character as well and I expect more in the series based upon how this story develops and ends. Stay tuned...

    Highly Recommended!!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • B.J.
    Minneapolis, MN, United States
    06/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great conclusion to a terrific trilogy."

    The Sean Duffy "Troubles Trilogy" books have been incredibly engaging listens - this one exceptionally so. All three books share some elements that make this series unique:

    First, the backdrop of Northern Ireland at the height of its conflicts is so different. I don't think I've ever encountered any writing that makes day-to-day life during that time any clearer. As with any good read, you come out of it knowing more than you did when you started. I'll never be an expert, but at least I have a little more understanding now.

    Second, Sean Duffy is SO flawed and SO likable. Flawed characters are nothing new. But when an author can create one that you actually admire, it's really an accomplishment.

    Third, these are never scripted books with conclusions all wrapped up like a present. The pacing is unexpected. Sometimes McKinty takes you down a path you had no idea would ever enter into the mix. And even when Sean Duffy succeeds, it's not a cinematic win. It's messy. Justice may be served, but it's not tidy.

    Fourth, Gerard Doyle makes this work. If I had read these books in print, I never would have heard the voices quite the same way. He really puts you there and gives life to every character.

    When you add all that together with the cultural references to the early 80s - music, Princess Di, Thatcher, strikers, politics, et al - the result is a lively, thoughtful series that's unusual and very well done.

    25 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Garrard Hayes
    NY United States
    18/07/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "BOOK OF THE YEAR!!!"
    What did you love best about In the Morning I'll Be Gone?

    I'm not a fan of detective novels, but when McKinty creates a good cop that's pissed off and backed into a corner I'm coming along for the ride. This novel was everything I had hoped it would be, gritty, action-packed and full of nasty surprises.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Morning I'll Be Gone?

    No spoilers from me. A good cop, feed up with a gangster attitude. He’s willing and able to give bottom feeders their own medicine. The plot rockets along at a frantic pace, I just couldn’t get enough. The trilogy was simply brilliant with a gripping ending that left me stunned. What a gift, thank you Mr. McKinty.


    What about Gerard Doyle’s performance did you like?

    Gerard Doyle brought every character to life, putting on an amazing performance that felt like theater and not an audio book.


    Any additional comments?

    Irish crime fiction at its best.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • LMcL
    SAN DIEGO, CA USA
    18/07/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best detective fiction series out there!"
    Would you listen to In the Morning I'll Be Gone again? Why?

    The poetry, the passion expressed, the musings....so real, so rarely recorded anymore. The connections between people are gripping. The drama is great but the surroundings and customs are foreign which gives it all an edge.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Morning I'll Be Gone?

    Just comparing what the characters were doing to the 80s music with what I was doing......going back in time.....reflecting.......nice break from reality. I love the way the author is very realistic.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • John
    tallevast, FL, United States
    29/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's hard to give a five star review"

    I can't justify a five - But I'm tempted to give 41/2. This is probably my favorite Sean Duffy novel yet. I normally steer away from mysteries and books that occur outside the current decade - But Adrian and Gerard have kept me on the hook with the Sean Duffy series. I give equal credit to both - Because without a good narrator - I wouldn't have continued series after book one. This one has the better mystery out of them all in my opinion. I'm 4th generation Irish - Just wish I had that darned accent =0)

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Ted
    Lancaster, PA, United States
    31/03/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Different From Before… Still Rocks!"

    WARNING! This is the third book in what was billed as a three parter. Read the first two books first… They are each terrific.

    McKinty's introduced a mystery-murder into this addition to the series: It's fun. I have never written the word "fun" in the same sentence as the name McKinty. Since the puzzle eats a big hole into the novel, there's less character growth as a reaction to the dystopian world of 1980s' Ulster. I'm guessing that McKinty's not going to end the Sean Duffy novels with this book as originally planned. GREAT!

    As always Gerard Doyle is the author's partner in creating an experience for us that's got to be greater than reading the work. Doyle speaks in Irish and I don't.So I'd not imagine the richness of the lilt which Doyle adds to my enjoyment.

    Okay, the mystery-puzzle does elbow out some of McKinty's darkness and a tad of the social and cultural complexities of 1980s Ulster. But.. the striking denouement in Cliff Castle at books' end makes up for all of that.

    Adrian McKinty is to Ireland as James Lee Burke is to the American South. And Gerard Doyle is as important in unlocking the door to Sean Duffy's mind for me as Mark Hammer was in opening a passage into Dave Robicheaux's many dimensions.

    While different from the first two parts of this trio of books… and perhaps a shade less complex. It's terrific

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    Portage Lake, Maine, United States
    13/05/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Much Much More than a Detective Story or series"

    This review is for all 3 novels .. The Sean Duffy series is very well written. The backdrop of the Troubles in the 1980s and the references to contemporary events add a special sense of time and place – along with melancholy because the times were so dark in Northern Ireland. The sense of the time, the feel for the place along with the excellent writing make this a detective series well worth the reading or listening too. It is history, a detective story and so very well written and well read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.