The Roommate: The Cormac Reilly Series, Book 0.7 Audible Audiobook – Original recording
This audio novella is a stand-alone prequel to the Cormac Reilly series.
Twenty-two-year-old Niamh Turley thought she had problems dealing with the obnoxious principal of the school she’s teaching in as well as the anxious parents of her little charges, but when she wakes one morning to a missing roommate and a garda knocking on her door, her life spirals out of control fast....
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 23 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||01 July 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 4,911 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Niamh wakes up one morning to find that there has been a murder in her apartment complex. When the police come knocking, she realises she might just know more about the victim and the killer than she thought.
For its short size, McTiernan manages to include a lot plot-wise. I would have still preferred if the book had been full length novel to allow the inclusion of additional tension. Some scenes also were far too rushed, especially the climax and the ending. (I thought the climactic scene was a great idea but it should have been drawn out a lot more than it was.)
A full length novel would have also given us more chance to read about Cormac Reilly, the lead of McTiernan’s series of books. Although this is advertised as a prequel featuring Reilly, he appears briefly and the story is told completely from Niamh’s point of view instead.
Aoife MacMahon’s narration is a bonus though. It’s the accent. She doesn’t really need to do too much to win me over. LOL
All in all, this is a great read for a short format book. If you do get the chance to listen (or read if it’s ever released in a different format), do so.
4 out of 5
At less than 3 hours of listening it is less engrossing and complex than McTiernan's novels, but pleasant listening to while away a wet afternoon or a long drive. Aoife McMahon's soft Irish accent combined with McTiernan's light touch (even when it comes to murder) are a winning combination.
If you have not read/listened to any of McTiernan's novels before, this is a great introduction.