Quirke
Books in series7
UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 72 ratings)
  • 1
    Christine Falls | Benjamin Black

    Christine Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    The first in the Quirke mysteries - now a major TV series starring Gabriel Byrne. Now a major TV series: Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne and written by Andrew Davies. Quirke's pathology department, set deep beneath the city, is his own gloomy realm: always quiet, always night, and always under his control. Until late one evening after a party he stumbles across a body that should not be there - and his brother-in-law falsifying the corpse's cause of death.

    A Superbly Stylish Novel

    Although recently listed as one of '50 Thriller Writers to Read Before You Die' , this will disappoint any reader looking for the traditional puzzling..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 February 2010 by Steve Flook (Dunsfold, Surrey, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Silver Swan | Benjamin Black

    The Silver Swan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The second novel in the Quirke mysteries, now a major TV series starring Gabriel Byrne. Now a major TV series: Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne and written by Andrew Davies. Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary pathologist first encountered in Christine Falls. It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man whom he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father.

    Impressive

    Very high - I love Timothy Dalton's pacy narration, he captures the noirish genre perfectly and distinguishes each character well.

    Reviewed on 04 June 2014 by Claire ()
  • 3
    Elegy for April: Quirke, Book 3 | Benjamin Black

    Elegy for April: Quirke, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    1950's Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter's request for help. But as Phoebe, Quirke and Inspector Hackett speak with those who knew April, they begin to realise that there may have been more behind the young woman's discretion and secrecy than they could have imagined.

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  • 4
    A Death in Summer | Benjamin Black

    A Death in Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When newspaper magnate Richard Jewell is found dead at his country estate, clutching a shotgun in his lifeless hands, few see his demise as cause for sorrow. But before long Doctor Quirke and Inspector Hackett realise that, rather than the suspected suicide, 'Diamond Dick' has in fact been murdered. Suspicion soon falls on one of Jewell's biggest rivals.

    Poor narration

    A superb story spoiled by dreadful narration

    Reviewed on 05 January 2014 by S. Birkin ()
  • 5
    Vengeance | Benjamin Black

    Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    (3)
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    (2)
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    (1)

    Why would suicide need a witness? On the east coast of Ireland, Victor Delahaye, one of the country's most prominent citizens, takes his business partner's son out sailing. But once at sea, Davy Clancy is horrified to witness Delahaye take out a gun and shoot himself dead. This strange event captures the attention of Detective Inspector Hackett and his friend Pathologist Doctor Quirke.

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  • 6
    Holy Orders: Quirke, Book 6 | Benjamin Black

    Holy Orders: Quirke, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
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    (5)
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    (4)

    1950s Dublin: When a body is found in the canal, pathologist Quirke and his detective friend Inspector Hackett must find the truth behind this brutal murder. But in a world where the police are not trusted and secrets often remain buried there is perhaps little hope of bringing the perpetrator to justice. As spring storms descend on Dublin, Quirke and Hackett's investigation will lead them into the dark heart of the organisation that really runs this troubled city: the church.

    Engaging book spoiled by poor readery

    This reader really ruined the book for me. He was unable to undertake any Irish accent and so resorted to a combination of stage Dublin and a bizarr..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 September 2014 by Jennifer (beara. co.corkIreland)
  • 7
    Even the Dead: A Quirke Mystery, Book 7 | Benjamin Black

    Even the Dead: A Quirke Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
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    (5)

    Down among the dead men... Pathologist Quirke works in the city morgue, watching over Dublin's dead. The latest to join their ghostly ranks is a suicide. But something doesn't add up. The victim has a suspicious head wound, and the only witness has vanished, every trace of her wiped away. On the trail of the missing woman, Quirke finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of Dublin's elite - secret societies, High Church politics and corrupt politicians.

    Life, all its cruelties and yet...

    Excellent with a brilliant narrator and a story that is slow to move into higher gears but goes on an unexpected roller coaster of a ride. Quirk, wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 June 2016 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)