"BIRDMAN is a grisly thriller not for the faint of heart. Hayder's debut novel, set in London and Greenwich, is filled with raw intensity, keen psychological insights, and forensic detail. Listeners will be convinced by all the characters--from the medical examiner and the diabolical serial killer to Jack Caffery, a wounded homicide detective working to solve one of the most horrifying cases in the department's history. Damien Goodwin delivers unique voices for the myriad characters with perfect timing. His skill with dialogue intensifies the plot's slick twists and turns. With inflection and whispers, Damien creates disturbing images that will haunt listeners. K.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"