Editor reviews

Alby Murdoch wishes he was "parked on a cane chair" in Bali, surveying beauty with a gin-and-tonic in his hand. Listeners will be glad he’s not. During a breezy, action-packed, comic thriller that comes in at just under six hours, performer Peter Hosking treats listeners to a crisp, smiling Australian accent and a spy novel that scintillates with images ready for the movies.
In D-E-D Dead, Murdoch’s partner is gunned down, Murdoch is tripped up by razor wires and buried mines, and finally presented with a formidable challenge by the U.S. military itself. On top of it all, an irresistible femme fatale named Grace Goodluck promises anything but good luck.
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From the moment Alby drops his gun on a St Kilda tram he knows he's in for a bad day. Then his partner Harry is gunned down in a Double Bay coffee shop. By lunchtime Alby realizes someone wants him dead - and they want him dead now. All Alby wants is some pasta, a good bottle of wine and to know more about the mysterious Grace Goodluck: long dark hair, legs up to there, and piercing slate-grey eyes. But he also has to figure out who shot Harry and who wants him dead, and why. Unfortunately for Alby, the answer lies over the razor wire and past the anti-personnel mines protecting Bitter Springs, a top-secret US military facility deep in the central Australian desert. Now that can really ruin your day.
©2005 Geoffrey McGeachin (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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Critic reviews

"McGeachin dishes up a wonderfully entertaining tale, rich with humor, an abundance of thrills and a pace that never flags." ( Sunday Tasmanian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By J Carter on 11-01-18

Fun - but not the anti-American Sentiments

Loved loved loved this book. However, not fond of the negative anti-American snide remarks. However our heroine is an American. So, there you go..... I had to slow down the narration a hair as Aussies talk fast, and you need to slow it down to get all the humor. His other books I've listened to are favorites of mine, but a bit post-war dark. So this was so refreshing as to how funny the author really is. You have to be funny in real life in order to write like this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 19-07-15

A solid delivery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is funny, consistent, and keeps the characters moving.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The pacing was solid and as always, provided a good balance to the humor.

Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

As always, aour new age spy.

If you could take any character from D-E-D Dead! out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would rather go to a group picnic, they all were so good.

Any additional comments?

Only that the author has developed a world that it is worth my time to visit.

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