Dead Point : Jack Irish

  • by Peter Temple
  • Narrated by Michael Carmen
  • Series: Jack Irish
  • 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2001 Ned Kelly Award for Australian crime writing.He was closing in on me. I could hear his running footsteps over the sound of my heart, of the blood in my ears, of my panting. The children's playground ahead, beyond that the road gleaming wetly in the streetlight, the school, a light on in the school, a cleaner at work...If I could reach the road. Just reach the road. Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler and people-finder - is hunting down the villains who hijacked the winnings from his latest betting coup when he is hired by a mystery client to find missing barman Robbie Colbourne. But Robbie turns up dead of a drug overdose.


Audible Editor Reviews

Crime noir in the land down under, Dead Point is the third installment of Peter Temple's compelling and gritty Jack Irish series, now a series of Australian television movies starring Guy Pierce in the title role. In this episode Irish, a person-finder with penchant for gambling, is drawn from his pursuit of gambling debts to look for a missing barman who subsequently turns up dead. Michael Carmen performs the terse style of Temple's thriller with a blend of rugged Aussie machismo and contemplative sophistication, giving unique voices to each of the audiobook's myriad sordid characters. The setting of Melbourne is beautifully evoked, emphasizing the city's seedy underbelly.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very enjoyable thriller with a difference

I am always on the lookout for new thriller writers with a difference, so was delighted to come across Peter Temple a couple of years ago. His books are well written,cleverly plotted with a good range of characters; I particularly like his Jack Irish stories, of which 'Dead Point' is the latest and well up to the high standard of his earlier books. The book translates well to audio, and Michael Carmen,the narrator, gives it the authentic Aussie touch, and brings the characters vividly to life.

My only caveat is that I think it is preferable to have read the earlier Jack Irish books, as the author doesn't waste a lot of space backfilling, as it were, for characters introduced in previous stories. Otherwise it might be a little confusing to start with as the various characters make their entrance.

Overall, though easily a five star thriller and strongly recommended.
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- Tom


Visceral and compelling. I really enjoyed it, as with all Temple's books. A very good listen.
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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-10-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd