Jack Taylor
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(4.1 based on 52 ratings)
  • 1
    The Guards | Ken Bruen

    The Guards

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
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    Still stinging from his unceremonious ouster from the Garda Siochana, and staring at the world through the smoky bottom of his beer mug, Jack Taylor is stuck in Galway with nothing to look forward to. He is teetering on the brink of his life's sharpest edges, his memories of the past cutting deep into his soul and his prospects for the future non-existent.

    ok

    I chose this book because i was looking for books narrated by Gerry O Brien. Enjoyable but forgettable. Not a patch on others he has narrated.

    Reviewed on 26 August 2012 by Deirdre (Stepaside, Ireland)
  • 2
    The Killing of the Tinkers | Ken Bruen

    The Killing of the Tinkers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (3)
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    (4)

    Jack Taylor, a disgraced ex-cop in Galway, has slid further down the slope of despair. After a year in London he returns to his home town of Galway with a leather coat and a coke habit. Someone is systematically slaughtering young travellers and dumping their bodies in the city centre. Even in the state he's in, Jack Taylor has an uncanny ability to know where to look, what questions to ask, and with the aid of an English policeman, apparently solves the case.

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  • 3
    The Magdalen Martyrs | Ken Bruen

    The Magdalen Martyrs

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    Jack Taylor, traumatised, bitter and hurting from his last case, has resolved to give up the finding business. However, he owes the local hard man a debt of honour and it appears easy enough: find "the Angel of the Magdalen" - a woman who helped the unfortunates incarcerated in the infamous laundry. He is also hired by a whizz kid to prove that his father's death was no accident. Jack treats both cases as relatively simple affairs.

    Hard hitting drama

    3rd in the series of Jack Taylor stories, really good and very well told in a wonderful Irish accept. Lots more to listen to.

    Reviewed on 22 September 2016 by wendy westwood ()
  • 4
    The Dramatist | Ken Bruen

    The Dramatist

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    The accidental deaths of two students appear random, tragic events, except that in each case a copy of a book by John Millington Synge is found beneath the body. Jack begins to believe that "The Dramatist", a calculating killer, is out there, enticing him to play. As the case twists and turns Jack's refuge, the city of Galway, now demands he sacrifice the only love he's maintained, and while Iraq burns, he seems a step away from the abyss.

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  • 5
    Priest | Ken Bruen

    Priest

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (5)
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    Ireland is no longer the land of saints and scholars. Now, in an era of prosperity, the sexual scandals surrounding the church have caused its people to lose faith in the one institution that seemed invulnerable. But the decapitation of Father Joyce in a Galway church brings a gasp to the most hardened cynics. Not to Jack Taylor. Emotionally bruised, battered, and still struggling with the demon drink, he's back in town, trying to get his life on course after the traumatic trauma of personal loss.

    Another Jack Taylor

    Great story again and love Gerry O'Briens voice, he is Jack Taylor. I am really hooked on these stories. Excellent.

    Reviewed on 29 September 2016 by wendy westwood ()
  • 6
    Cross | Ken Bruen

    Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    Jack Taylor brings death and pain to everyone he loves. His only hope of redemption - his surrogate son, Cody - is lying in hospital in a coma. At least he still has Ridge, his old friend from the Guards, though theirs is an unorthodox relationship. When she tells him that a boy has been crucified in Galway city, he agrees to help her search for the killer.

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  • 7
    Sanctuary | Ken Bruen

    Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    Two guards; one nun; one judge. When a letter containing a list of victims arrives in the post, PI Jack Taylor is sickened, but tells himself the list has nothing to do with him. He has enough to do just staying sane. His close friend Ridge is recovering from surgery and alcohol's siren song is calling to him ever more insistently. A guard and then a judge die in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until a child is added to the list that Taylor determines to find the identity of the killer, and stop them at any cost.

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  • 8
    The Devil | Ken Bruen

    The Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
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    (1)

    America - the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: - but not for PI Jack Taylor, who's just been refused entry.Disappointed and bitter, he thinks that an encounter with an over-friendly stranger in an airport bar is the least of his problems. Except that this stranger seems to know rather more than he should about Jack.Jack thinks no more of their meeting and resumes his old life in Galway.

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  • 9
    Headstone | Ken Bruen

    Headstone

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
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    (2)
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    Some people help the less fortunate. Others kill them.

    Evil has many guises. Jack Taylor has encountered most of them but nothing before has ever truly terrified him until a group called Headstone rears its ugly head. An elderly priest is viciously beaten until nearly dead. A special-needs boy is brutally attacked. A series of seemingly random, insane, violent events even has the Guards shaken. This coterie of evil intends to act as a death knell to every aspect of Jack's life as an act of appalling violence alerts him to the horror enveloping Galway.

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  • 10
    Purgatory | Ken Bruen

    Purgatory

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Someone is scraping the scum off the streets of Galway, and they want Jack Taylor to get involved. A drug pusher, a rapist, a loan shark: all targeted in what look like vigilante attacks. And the killer is writing to Jack, signing their name: C-33. Jack has had enough. He doesn't need the money, and doesn't want to get involved. But when his friend Stewart gets drawn in, it seems he isn't been given a choice.

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  • 11
    Green Hell | Ken Bruen

    Green Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ken Bruen
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
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    Jack Taylor has again hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other has stopped speaking to him. But Jack isn't about to embark on a self-improvement plan. Instead he has taken up a vigilante case against a professor of literature who has a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new sidekick.

    Another great Lennox read

    Enjoyed the new instalment of Lennox thought the story was interesting with modern day relevance. Sean Barratt as narrator was immense just love his ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 August 2016 by Nana ()