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The Dread Line Audiobook

The Dread Line

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Publisher's Summary

The Dread Line: the latest Liam Mulligan novel from award-winning author Bruce DeSilva.

Since he got fired in spectacular fashion from his newspaper job last year, former investigative reporter Liam Mulligan has been piecing together a new life - one that straddles both sides of the law. He's getting some part-time work with his friend McCracken's detective agency. He's picking up beer money by freelancing for a local news website. And he's looking after his semi-retired mobster friend's bookmaking business.

But Mulligan still manages to find trouble. He's feuding with a cat that keeps leaving its kills on his porch. He's obsessed with a baffling jewelry heist. And he's enraged that someone in town is torturing animals. All this keeps distracting him from a big case that needs his full attention. The New England Patriots, shaken by a series of murder charges against a star player, have hired Mulligan and McCracken to investigate the background of a college athlete they're thinking of drafting. At first, the job seems routine, but as soon as they begin asking questions, they get push-back. The player, it seems, has something to hide - and someone is willing to kill to make sure it remains secret.

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©2016 Bruce DeSilva (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Susan
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    07/04/17
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    "Missing Jeff Woodman"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dread Line to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    What three words best describe Jim Frangione’s performance?

    Just okay. There was nothing wrong per se with the performance and I'm sure it would have been fine if Jim Frangione had narrated the Liam Mulligan books from the beginning, but Jeff Woodman's is the voice I associate with Mulligan and so the narration was missing a certain je ne sai quoi.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fine addition to the Mulligan series, I just hope that Jeff Woodman is available for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan Normandin
    03/07/17
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    "Fantastic story, narrator swap ruins experience"

    I always love the Mulligan stories, but changing the narrator was a horrible idea. The entire setting of story is lost with Jim Frangione narrating. One could change the locations and this would be in entirely different book. Jeff Woodman's performances in the previous novels transported the listener into Rhode Island and the surrounding areas. Only because I enjoy Bruce DeSilva and Liam Mulligan did I push through the horridness that was the performance of Jim Frangione as Liam Mulligan. Please bring back Jeff Woodman for the next Liam Mulligan adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iain
    Scoresby, Australia
    20/05/17
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    "A great series continues"

    The new narrator was pretty good but I would have preferred they continue with Jeff Woodman. It was probably just the change that threw me a bit and if it had been Jim Frangione from the start of the series I would have thought he was great.

    Good plot as usual and I hope there are more to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    waban, MA, United States
    28/01/17
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    "Jumped shark"

    I'm afraid this series has now run its course. The plot depends on too many unlikely devices such as the local police chief who can be bribed to disclose information In exchange for a Cuban cigar, accommodating Mafiosi, and the ridiculous premise that the protagonist newspaper man has become a bookie and crusading private investigator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    Putnam CT
    31/12/16
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    "Another great book in the Mulligan series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dread Line to be better than the print version?

    Yes, audio allows the listener to hear what the author's intentions are. Not to mention I don't have to break down and sound out the big words.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story line is a bit different, Mulligan is no longer the starving reporter, and has stepped up in his life, so now his actions are less restrictive. <br/>Also, I like the fact that Bruce DeSilva lived and worked in Providence R.I. and when he writes about the places in the book, they are the actual places. Street names meet up the buildings and cities, working in Providence I pass these spots daily.


    What does Jim Frangione bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was born and raised in the Northeast and I am well aware of the New England accent. He pronounces cities and words as if spoken in their natural dialect, he also throws in a great southern accent and when speaking the female parts you can tell as well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Mulligan has a wise guy attitude and does makes wise cracks through out the book, Bruce has the mind of a street reporter and makes that evident in his main character. I did not cry but found myself laughing.


    Any additional comments?

    As with all of his work in the Mulligan series, you do not have to read the previous book to know what is going on. Each book can be read separately as a stand alone novel. When listening to the Dredge Line, all characters are referred to by who they are in series, however, if you are looking for a great series of books I highly recommend Bruce DeSilva books featuring Liam Mulligan.<br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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