• Southpaw

  • Robert Hoon Thrillers, Book 2
  • By: JD Kirk
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (353 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ex-Police Scotland detective Bob Hoon has made himself some powerful enemies.

Following his brutal search for the missing daughter of an old army colleague, Hoon is being hunted by the Loop, a secretive criminal cabal with members in very high places and a tendency to eliminate all those who stand against it.

Unfortunately for them, Hoon has never been one to back down from a fight, and he isn’t about to start now. Instead, he’s going to burn their whole damn organization to the ground.

But first, he’s going to have to get inside.

He may be a foulmouthed, hard-drinking psychopath with a death wish, but Bob Hoon is about to do something he hasn’t done in years.

He’s going undercover.

Hear the second explosive Robert Hoon Thriller from million-selling crime author JD Kirk - perfect for fans of Lee Child, Robert Ludlum, and David Baldacci.

“Jog on, Bond. Hoon is the hero we need!” (Angus King)

©2022 JD Kirk (P)2022 Audible, Inc.

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I fu<k!ng love Bob Hoon!

I thoroughly enjoy every JD Kirk book but the Bob Jun the to Bob Hoon offshoot books are my favorite of all!

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Hoon us the man.

great story and characters. Hoon is a brilliantly funny guy with a creative vocabulary.

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Great entertainment

I don’t usually take the time to write reviews but this book deserves one.This is the second in a new series with Robert Hoon as the protagonist. Kirk has written good Scottish police procedurals and Robert Hoon has shown up as a character in some of them. So we have in fact met him before. His language was colorful but now as the main character the colorful adjectives abound. So if you find this use of language objectionable this is not the book for you. One character said that his language was sponsored by the word f***. Having said all of that I found the story interesting and Hoon’s inability to express himself without the word f*** ,laugh out loud funny. Angus King’s performance was pitch perfect. Great entertainment. Can’t wait to see what Robert Hoon
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JD Kirk is my new favorite

I loved the DCI Logan books and this spin off did not disappoint. Angus King is one of my favorite narrators too so I highly recommend it.

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That Bob Hoon--what an actor!

Love this new series! It's laugh out loud funny and profane, and at the same time delivers a compelling story line that's difficult to put down. Can't wait for the next installment.

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Loved the irreverent and deep passion

If only there were actual Robert Hoons out there! The writer creates a deeply flawed, truly integrous and ridiculously funny character!

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Too many Fu@k bombs!!!!

Ok, I’m far from a prude & let fly some expletives often, but this book & 1st book in series waste lots of time & words on yelling & screaming fu@k excessively. To the point that it was distracting for me. I was hoping for a new enjoyable series, but will not waste money on the third & will return the first 2 if possible.

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Kirk has found his stride with Hoon in this one

Bob Hoon can be almost too much but, when placed in the right mix of wonderfully engaging characters, his energy and one-of-kind bluster strike just the right note of hilarity and danger. I am now a fan. I just want to know how JD Kirk comes up with Hoon’s outrageous profanity. The creativity of his name calling is astounding. Does Kirk hang out with a bawdy uncle? In the midst of a very serious story I am bursting out loud with laughter at his epithets. And, as always, Angus King has got Hoon cold! This is murder mystery at its entertaining best.

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How could you not love Bob!

Bob is as crumugin as they come. His use of the F word is like no other. The insults are brilliantly funny while still hitting their mark. Angus King is hands down the best narrator ever. His personalization of each character makes each one stand alone and shine. I can't wait to see where the next adventure takes me.

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best read EVER!

the combination of jd kirk and angus king is miraculous-the wit and delivery make this a real gem. Even though the story is intense, i found myself laughing out loud at several points in the story. Thoroughly entertaining.

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  • Deberah
  • 03-23-22

Brilliant!!!!!!

I have loved all the J D Kirk books but this is by far the best book I have read or listened to. The Narrator is fantastic and together J D Kirk and Angus King make it like watching a film as you can see the whole thing in your mind. It really should be a film it would put James Bond or Mission Impossible in the shade. I laughed, cried and held my breath and loved the sarcastic humour of Bob Hoon. An absolute must to listen too!

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  • 04-03-22

Another fantastic story

I bloody love Hoon. I bloody love JD Kirk and I bloody loved this

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  • Eamonn MacNeill
  • 04-03-22

Extraordinary

X A fabulous character here, certainly someone you would rather have as a friend than an enemy he. Angus King… Superb narrator

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  • Miss Jaime L. Roberts
  • 04-03-22

Excellent second book for Hoon

I'm running out of novel compliments about Kirk, he's just brilliant. Angus gives another engaging and entertaining narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-22

Just brilliant

This is just brilliant. I loved it from start to finish and hung on to every word. Angus King is incredible as always. More please!

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  • Liz
  • 03-29-22

Can't help but love Hoon

He's as hard as very hard nails and swears like a trooper, but has a heart of gold. He will do anything for his friends, but woe betide his enemies.

The way JD Kirk manages to write such laugh out loud funny and horribly scary stuff is only matched by the way he wheedles the F word into virtually every sentence, sometimes into words, it's amazing!

Can't wait for the next instalment.

Absolutely brilliant!

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  • Mylena Wheaton
  • 03-29-22

Pure dead brilliant

You’ll never ever be disappointed with a JD Kirk book and Southpaw was brilliant. Love Hoon and can’t wait for the next instalment. Hopefully a wee Logan instalment (who I love just as much) should be out soon to keep me going. I’ve laughed, I’ve winced and I’ve even shed a wee tear whilst listening to this. But don’t take my word for it, listen to it as like the title states it’s pure dead brilliant.

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  • Mary Henderson
  • 03-28-22

Best book yet

BEST AUDIOBOOK YET
I have listened to all JD Kirk books and this was by far the best and that's saying something cos they've all been brilliant. Angus King is one of my favourite narrators and it was by searching for books narrated by him I came across the author. I am forever indebted.

The humour has made me laugh out loud and my neighbours must think I'm mad gardening and chuckling to myself.
You won't regret buying this book.

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  • Mary
  • 06-04-22

what a surprise

brilliant self depreciating humour . The accent was monumental and the story line compelling .

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  • celia
  • 04-16-22

Profanity

I am no prude, but I found the amount of profanity in the book detracted from a good book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-22

ridiculously good

the funniest action packed story I can remember. just get it and enjoy the ride.

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 07-12-22

Better than book one

The narrator was excellent and his reading of the story made the best story, better!
Hoon was a hoot. I laughed so much in places, I had to back track to catch up.
Hoon is tough and savvy. He has plenty of sass and can talk his way round in the scariest of situations.
He seems to have been in jeopardy many times and being tied up/down/ round and in between, never seems to phase him.
The F…. word is always part of his vocabulary, so beware if you are sensitive….
I have recommended this book to my Audible friends.

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  • NeilB
  • 06-20-22

Furk Me Bob

Bob Hoon is a character of comedic scale and Glaswegian grimness and the plot is more a brawler cartwheel than Southpaw jab. Ultimately a limited shelf life but would make a great DieHard VIX this Christmas in the cinemas.

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  • Hobbes
  • 06-18-22

Excellent, excellent, excellent

I enjoyed this more than the first one, which was great. The array of characters was really good.

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  • Mimosa
  • 06-13-22

Great story - well produced!

A great story, but don't listen if you don't like swear words!!
Amazed at the narrator's ability to mimic a range of accents.😊
Well done. I

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-22

Great!

This was a great follow up to Northwind. The Narrator is brilliant in the deliverance of the book & it's characters. Great storyline & quite funny in parts too. Highly recommend reading Northwind first to get the full story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-07-22

Bob Hoon comes alive with Angus King!

A thoroughly enjoyable narration of an excellently written story. Although I am pretty sure J D Kirk writes characters with multinational accents just to test Angus out! But he is amazing that's for sure.
In this cracker of a tale, Bob goes 'undercover' for MI5. Yes, you heard correctly. MI5. His new mission introduces him to the mysterious Loop. A story with so many new and unusual characters, some of which you cheer for, others, not so much. Bob is constantly having to think on his feet, finding himself in sticky situations almost constantly, even putting his life on the line in a fight cage. Despite his 'mission' he has his own personal agenda, to find his friend's daughter who has been kidnapped by The Loop. I can't wait for the next Bob Hoon book.

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  • Kayezzz
  • 06-07-22

The BEST writer/ narrator ever!!!

Devastated to have finished the 2nd Bob Hoon book, after listening to the DCI Logan series beforehand...99.9% of other reviews say everything I want to about these totally addictive storylines but even moreover, the characters! I think the record for the f*** word in any other book would be well and truly thrashed by now; if you don't like swearing don't even start on these books lol😈 The books make you feel like you want to personally meet everyone, and the banter, the brilliant one liners and detailed descriptions of hilarious scenarios are a perfect mix...can't rave enough about these books, it's all been said! When's the next one? 🤔

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-29-22

Hoon is fantastic

Love the story. But love the jokes and comedic timing of the narrator. So many laugh out loud moments

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  • Erin Alderton
  • 05-13-22

Bloody awesome!

I didn’t think anything could compete with the DCI Jack Logan books but then this spin off came! I love it. These books are perfection. I snort, I guffaw, grimace, and sometimes shed a tear. It’s gold. JD KIRK…do not stop!! If you do, I’ll set Hoon on you. Feel the fear.