Harry's Game

  • by Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by John O'Mahony
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists. But when it is a race against the clock, mistakes are made and corners cut. For Harry Brown, alone in a city of strangers, where an intruder is the subject of immediate gossip and rumour, one false move is enough to leave him fatally isolated....

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What the Critics Say

"Absorbing from beginning to end... the sort of book that makes you lose track of time" (New York Times)
"Devastatingly good...you can smell the mean streets where the terrorists hide" (Spectator)

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Customer Reviews

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What goes around, comes around

I have been living in the republic of Ireland for 11 years now. It is the most peaceful, gentle place I have ever lived in. My experience of the Irish people is that they are kind, considerate and have a great sense of community. To read about how a bunch of bullies can distort a community and destroy peoples trust in each other was heartbreaking. Reading about Northern Ireland reminded me of Nazi Germany, neighbors informing on each other and people scared to have an opinion. I found this book fascinating, honest and poignant. It was a good read and one that haunts me still. I find myself reflecting back on certain chapters wishing I could re-write them with a happier ending. This one will stay with me.
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- Jacqueline

Authentic and welll written thriller...

Where does Harry's Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not top and not bottom, somewhere in the middle.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Harry's Game?

The scene in the Policeman's House, which I won't spoil for anyone.


Have you listened to any of John O'Mahoney’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I thought his performance was good.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

1970's Belfast, the Provos were becoming more and more audacious...then came Harry Brown.


Any additional comments?

I thought it was a well written book, full of suspense. It captures a time which is thankfully long forgotten from most people's memory and does not portray either of the main protagonists in a good light - a pretty accurate reflection, I imagine. It takes a little while to get going but once the scene is set, moves along at a decent pace. The book is well read by an accomplished actor, who brings the characters to life well. Overall, I would definitely recommend it for people who enjoy thrillers.

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- Jonny D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-09-2013
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton