The author writes a good yarn and James Macpherson brings it all alive. I have listened to it twice - getting rid of the biggest pile of ironing and walking to and from work. Nice twists and turns the accent makes it more 'real' but not so broad a poor Brit cant understand.
No but will look for his name again.
Loved the bit where the young lad gets one over on the long time baddie :-)
will keep it on my phone for replaying.
"Lots of Rebus, Fox cameo only"
Great story but I was slightly disappointed by the ending - possibly because for once I saw it coming. I love Rebus and I love Fox, but their head-to-head in this didn't inspire me - it seemed no more than a cameo. Love James McPherson and eagerly await the next Ian Rankin. Please Audible UK can we have the entire backlist.
"Nice to see Rebus back"
Yes - BUT sadly not with James MacPherson narrating. I enjoy MacPherson's acting but he should really stick with that. His staccato delivery leading to interruptions in mid-sentence and even at times in 'mid-word' is infuriating and I found myself finishing his sentences for him.....
I was just about to pre-order the latest Rankin till I saw that MacPherson was in the driving seat again - no thanks!
"Not the best from Ian Rankin"
As a fan of inspector Rebus I love these books by Ian Rankin but this is not the best. Pleasant to listen to if you are a Rebus and Rankin fan but not the best story line this time
"Another great Rebus story"
I really enjoyed this, the characters come to life and feel like real people you'd want to meet (well maybe not all of them). It makes me want to visit the area too which sounds lovely. I was slightly disappointed with the conclusion. It felt a bit brief after the build up, but I'm the sort of person that likes loose ends all tidied away rather that being left wondering about some of the details. This story also brings in Malcolm Fox (Complaints) face to face with Rebus which really highlighted their differences. A good read/listen and hope there. Will be more Rebus to come.
"How does he get away with it?"
I love seeing how Rebus' mind works and how he gets his killer in end. Joining the dots between all the murders and those that aren't truly murders is his speciality. His quirky relationships with friends, for and family are also back in this one, making you physically shake your head with frustration at him at times. A great story with a tender plot that sees Rebus cover a lot of Scottish mileage!
Over the years I have read all of the Ian Rankin books and have enjoyed them greatly. Being a big fan of Rebus I looked forward to his return unfortunately this story doesnt grip like the previous Rebus stories
"Brilliant for walking to"
This was a new one for me, a Rebus talking book, I have read them before but not listened to one. It was excellent, up to Ian Rankin's usual standard and easy to follow. I listen while I go for long walks and I have lost the thread on some things I have tried but this was really good.
"An enthraling listen whilst travelling"
The book held me form start to finish. Ian Rankin is a first rate thriller writer and never fails to please. James Macpherson's reading brought the participants to life and gave he feeling that you were there in the action. I highly recommend this combination of writer and reader.
"Happy Return of Rebus"
I was so happy to see the news that Ian Rankin was going to pull John Rebus out of retirement and now here he is, still politically incorrect, drinking too much and getting up the noses of the establishment. I loved this one, with Rebus using old fashioned coppers intuition and methods, and eventually showing that experience counts for more than you think. Well worth a read