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The Final Game

Narrated by: Morgan C Jones
Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins

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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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  • Diana
  • 30-04-2020

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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  • Gatorgus
  • 12-09-2020

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
  • 14-07-2020

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
  • 23-06-2020

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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  • RD
  • 20-06-2020

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
  • 31-05-2020

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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  • Quirky SF fan
  • 26-05-2020

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.

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  • Jumpin' Bean
  • 19-04-2020

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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  • Susan M.
  • 18-08-2020

Funny in places, but . . .

Parts of it were quite amusing, but it feels as though there's too many different parts, to the extent that I still think the first five chapters belong in a different book.There is a LOT of not-so-subtle marketing for other books in the series. The narrator was mostly good, but several of the characters seem to speak too slowly and when two of them have a conversation, it really really drags. It wasn't dreadful, but I was glad when it was over so I could listen to something better.

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  • E M Hawkes
  • 23-07-2020

Absolutely the best book for a very long time

I literally couldn't stop and had to take a half day off work, I kid you not. Laugh out loud, clever and amazingly narrated .

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  • Bob
  • 14-07-2020

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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  • Greg_Rigolo
  • 01-07-2020

Brilliant performance!

A thoroughly hilarious, gripping book. Really funny, with great character development throughout and I was actually quite emotional by the end. It's a great story, highly recommended!!

Also - AMAZING narrator. Loved him!

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  • Florrie
  • 27-06-2020

Predictable but Enjoyably Good Read

This book has all those rambling Irish witticisms I loved from the Skulduggery pleasant books

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  • Stephen P
  • 12-06-2020

laugh out loud funny!

I love the characters, I love the story and I love jokes. this book made me laugh out loud and the plot kept me listening to the very last word. just excellent in every way

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  • Julie
  • 24-05-2020

Thank you

Well in these dire days it has been pure joy to listen to another instalment of MCM investigations. There were several proper laugh out load moments. Please please let there be more.

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  • Di
  • 15-05-2020

Laugh out loud!

So good to catch up with Bridget and Paul, Phil and Maggie. Never ever fails to make me laugh out loud. Listening during lockdown and it has been a real tonic. Thank you Caimh and Morgan. Can’t wait to hear more from America. Thanks so much. 👍👍👍