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Skintown Audiobook

Skintown

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Publisher's Summary

'We're in the back of a car belonging to the men our mothers told us to never get in the back of a car of. I close my eyes and wonder how many girls will come to my funeral.'

Vincent Patrick Duffy has already checked out. Trapped between Skintown's narrow horizons, he chops ribs and chickens in a takeaway, dreaming of escape, joint after freshly rolled joint.

A mindless act of kindness leads to the unlikeliest of business opportunities. Where the government has failed, might the second summer of love and a little pill with a dove on it be the broom to sweep away the hatred and replace it with love, so much love?

Skintown is Vinny's drink- and drug-fuelled odyssey through fighting, fishing, rioting, romance, reconciliation and acid house. Bristling with a restless energy and drunk on black humour, this superb debut is a wild ride.

©2017 Ciaran McMenamin (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    Eamon 30/10/2017
    Eamon 30/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A stunning debut"

    One of the most accomplished debuts I've read in recent years. Beautifully written, and as tragic as it is funny, Skintown is a stark account of teenage life in 90's Northern Ireland, buoyed by dark humour and a cast of colourful and memorable characters. The author's narration is fantastic and gives the audiobook that extra bit of authenticity it needs to keep the reader immersed in both the story and the culture.

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    Andrew Chinnor, United Kingdom 24/09/2017
    Andrew Chinnor, United Kingdom 24/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "A well written and well read rollercoaster ride"

    Wow - this book is quite a ride. Set in Northern Ireland - mid to late nineties I guess - it portrays a short but resonant part of the life of one Vincent Duffy. The story is well told - it weaves together the threat of violence, violence, profanity, drugs, affairs of the heart and more - and all with a large dose of humour. Some of it is quite surreal - a lot of it very much in your face. Some great observations and I as mentioned much to laugh at along the way - even if a fair amount of that is dark.

    Ciaran McMenamin is not only an excellent author - he is a brilliant narrator and does a fabulous job of bringing the story and the characters to life.

    Highly recommended - and you've been warned about the language, violence and drugs.

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    MickeyRosa 23/08/2017
    MickeyRosa 23/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Top Class"

    Fantastic from start to finish. Very well voiced by the author himself. Do yourself a favour and listen to it!

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    Roisin McConville 05/07/2017
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    "fear and loathing"

    I would describe as Fear and Loathing in Norn Iron. I enjoyed very much. Narration excellent.

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    Mr. B. A. Murphy tyrone 04/07/2017
    Mr. B. A. Murphy tyrone 04/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Powerful !"

    Headphones on and I was with the lads on the journey that I took myself in the 90s. Mighty!

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    P. Fivey ireland 18/05/2017
    P. Fivey ireland 18/05/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "A smashing listen"

    A fantastic book bubbling with 90's angst right from the start. A Trainspotting ride from Northern Ireland well worth the listen

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    Anonymous 27/04/2017
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    "Superb"

    Fantastic mix of humour and darkness capturing the time , the people and the underlying complicated wee country norn iron is #neds

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    Finn 15/04/2017
    Finn 15/04/2017
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    "Electric"

    Electric from start to finish and with more than just a hint of heartbreak. Worthy of a listen.

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