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Summary

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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I mucking love Dorothy Graham

This is the perfect stand alone to the Dublin trilogy. As always with Caimh's books, it is exquisitely written and superbly voiced.

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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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Cracking good romp.

Knives Out meets The Truman Show.
Very funny, very witty, it has good pace and kept me turning the pages until the end. Most enjoyable.

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Loved It

Great story, fabulous characters and wonderful performance. Literally laugh out loud and totally engaging. Recommend.

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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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  • 10-08-22

Absolutely brilliant

The story is great. The characters, I love them. The narrator is just right. I’ve listen to them all now and can’t wait for more.

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Brilliant

I really enjoy listening to Caimh McDonnell books and love all his stories but this one gave me a good chuckle as well. Brilliant day

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One of the best

What should be a 'nothing filler' is - if you've read the rest of the Bunnyverse - is literally one of the best. It kind of answers the questions. Such fun!

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So mucking funny!

Kept me laughing out loud! Great story, great characters and a great sense of humour all combined to create a book i didnt want to end. Please keep them coming!

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Funny and great narration.

I hope there are more of these books. They are great. IPlenty if good characters but I missed Bunnie Mc Garry.

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  • 06-03-21

Hilarious

Such a delight. I wondered if the cast of Dublin characters could carry a full book without Bunny, and not only did they succeed but I’d love to hear more from this end of McGarry World. Laughed out loud and loved every one of the characters. Sadly I’m out of real estate in my two week Bunny Binge. Hope there will be lots more to come.

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  • 20-06-20

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
  • 31-05-20

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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  • Diana
  • 30-04-20

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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  • Carol
  • 10-07-22

exaggerated character voices

I disliked the initial chapters where so many characters were being introduced. later as the voices had longer narratives the reader settled in to a more comfortable reading.

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  • Mamafiifi
  • 04-07-22

Great funny romp

More adventures from some of my favorite Irish people. I find myself smiling as I listen and root of Paul and Bridget and of course Phil.
Keep them coming!!!!

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  • Ginny Meier
  • 13-03-22

loads of fun and laugh out loud funny

The mystery plays out nicely, but it's the characters that make this book. McDonnell does have a bathroom sense of humor, so be prepared. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-22

Disappointing

If you find profanity hilariously entertaining, you’ll love it. There were parts that would have been quite amusing, but that “style’ of writing isn’t for me.

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  • MJ
  • 04-09-21

This may be my favorite of all!

Loved this book. No Bunny required. Great set of characters & excellent storyline. Hope to see more books with this set

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  • Shari Brown
  • 29-03-21

Voice choices??

Great story and mystery with comedy however some character voices were too high pitched and very annoying.