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Dead Man Walking

The Murky World of Michael Mc Gurk and Ron Medich
Narrated by: Kate McClymont
Length: 14 hrs
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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Publisher's Summary

We all know Sydney is full of corruption and crime, but none of us expected to read about a Sydney businessman being shot in the back of his head, in his driveway, in front of his nine-year-old son, in Cremorne. Nor that the order would come from a Point Piper millionaire. 

Kate McClymont is Australia's best-known investigative journalist. Kate and McGurk received intel that he was going to be 'hit'. Before the two could meet, McGurk was murdered. Kate and her family also received death threats and were moved to a hotel for a few days.

This story involves bumbling criminals, turncoats, snitches, developers, wealthy people brought down, and devastated families. It unpacks the structures of our major cities and asks some big big questions.

Multiple Walkley-winner Kate tells it with pace and character and her insider status.

©2019 Kate McClymont (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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Love Kate Talking.....Dead Man Walking

Great reporting, Kate McClymont has a great style and her narration is easy to listen to.

Congratulations on a great book Kate! The world of Psychopaths, Narcissistic people, who believe that rules don't apply to them and they are SO entitled, and in the end have destroyed themselves. Its unfortunate we live in a world where these people have so much power to manipulate and corrupt.

Great Read!

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Hard to follow and unpleasant subjects

I enjoyed the performance and the first chapter was good, though it's also the first chapter that the crime itself happens and is solved...
The story line was very hard to follow beyond this, as the timeline constantly jumps through time and between characters in a non-coherent manner. The individuals that are the subject matter of this book are also so horrific, without a single redeeming feature, that you just don't want to keep hearing about them.
I don't usually give up on books, but this is one that I will never finish or pick back up.