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Dorothy Graham is dead, which is inconvenient, not least for her. Luckily, she has planned for this eventuality. Now, if any of the truly dreadful people she is related to want to get their hands on her money, they’re going to have to do so via a fiendish difficult and frankly bizarre competition of Dorothy’s devising. After all, just because you’re dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a last laugh at the expense of people who made your life miserable.

Paul Mulchrone, to his unending credit, is neither related to Dorothy or happy that she is dead; What he is however is a contestant in this competition whether he likes it or not, which he definitely doesn’t. He and his off-again on-again girlfriend, the formidable Brigit, are supposed to be running MCM Investigations, a detective agency. Instead, they have to go into battle against Dorothy’s bloodsucking relatives. As if that wasn’t enough, they get hired by the aforementioned dead woman to find out who killed her.

DI Jimmy Stewart is enjoying his retirement - in the sense that he definitely isn’t. He is bored out of his mind. When the offer comes to get back into the crime solving business, it is too good to turn down. But when he finds himself teamed up with the nephew of a man he threw in prison, and a flatulent dog, he starts to think that taking up lawn bowls wouldn't be such a bad idea after all. 

The Final Game is a stand-alone crime novel perfect for listeners new to Caimh McDonnell’s blackly comic take on his hometown, as featured in the international best-selling Dublin Trilogy books. His previous works have been optioned for TV and nominated for awards, which they somehow keep managing not to win.

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Perfect

This combination of story teller and narrator create books that I never want to end.
Funny, heartwarming tales, packed with utterly delightful characters. Just wonderful.
I do hope they are busy with the next installment.

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I laughed and laughed

Caimh McDonnel has a way of setting up scenes full of visual humour. Final Game has it in spades. I won't spoil the book by describing them, but if you like Still Game then this is for you.
His dialogue is excellent and all the funnier for the surprising twists.
Morgan C Jones gives a top flight performance. Well worth listening to just for his breadth of talent.

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Fantastic

I love these books they make me laugh out loud .He can’t write fast enough

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Hugely Entertaining

Great tale. Laugh out loud funny, great well developed characters. The narration is a different class too!

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I mucking love Dorothy Graham

This is the perfect stand alone to the Dublin trilogy. As always with Caimh's books, it is exquisitely written and superbly voiced.

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Loved It

Great story, fabulous characters and wonderful performance. Literally laugh out loud and totally engaging. Recommend.

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Sardonic wicked Irish hilarity.

I came upon this book by chance on the 'books you might like' bit on the app. After the initial plunge into a police raid that left me wondering if I'd bought a sequel by accident I fell in love with the warm dry narrative tone and the excellent tour of Ireland accents-wise and comic with a brilliant moral backbone-I'm now starting the Dublin trilogy!

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good fun

really good clean black comedy fun.I will be looking into more from this Author. thanks

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lough out loud brilliant

amazing vocal performance, imaginative story line and comedic writing of a high order (think Tom Sharpe meets Carl Hiaasen)

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Quite predictable

Quite a predictable plot full fairly basic characters. It was good material to help me sleep.

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  • 20-06-20

Too Clever and Tedious

I made it through only an hour and seven minutes...WAY too clever and cliche. I don't think I made it to the main plot...can't take any more. Narrator is qualified, however not the right choice for this...sounds a bit snarky...and his Korean character, Johnny, sounds just like the Kim Jong Il character in "Team America" (if you've seen that movie), for what that's worth, and all his female characters sound like gay men.

I will be asking audible for an exchange.

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  • Diane
  • 31-05-20

A wildy entertaining and witty read.

The performance of the narrator is fantastic! The story is engaging with just the right amount of twists, turns, and interesting characters. Jimmy and Phil are my favorite this go around! I sincerely hope that it is made into a movie they make absolutely certain they don't ruin it. This whole trilogy has taken the number 1 favorite of all time spot!!! Hurry up...... go read it, you'll love it!

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  • Diana
  • 30-04-20

Great writing, laugh out loud moments, twisty plot

The main characters are lovable, and the twisty situations they get into kept me smiling and laughing. The writing is top-notch and narration is excellent. Listening to this cheered me up and put me in a good mood.

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  • Victoria
  • 15-01-21

A fun book!

An enjoyable book but an author who always delivers. There is life after Bunny and it is a lot of fun. I love every one of these characters and look forward to more.

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  • Robert J. McDonald
  • 30-11-20

A very nice cherry on top, for characters you love

The whodunit is pretty disjointed, without a lot of sleuthing left up to the reader.

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  • JulieC.
  • 31-10-20

Hilarious, so fun to listen to!

I laughed out loud many times! I loved the story and the narration was spot on and added to the story. I highly recommend this story to be listen to!

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  • Gatorgus
  • 12-09-20

Half of story great/half lame.

Jimmy Stewart and Phil’s part of the story was entertaining and fun. The Game itself was lame. Decent twist, but didn’t redeem itself.

Paul and Brigit are borderline insufferable in this book. The Game itself was ridiculous and out of character.

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  • 1st World Problems
  • 14-07-20

Excellent

Excellent, both the story and the reader. this has to be 15 words long, so I'm writing this extra sentence

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-06-20

Too many laughs to count...

I totally enjoyed this book and was laughing most of the time. Dorothy was very wise with a personality to match...

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  • Quirky SF fan
  • 26-05-20

Best installment of all

I love me some Bunny, but this is my favorite story so far. Funny, twisty, and smart. I urge you to listen.