"Gripping, entertaining and just all around an excellent read."
JR's fatalistic attitude to life, his cynicism, sarcasm and general sense of resignation and disillusion give his character a refreshingly honest quality... The characterization generally is good, the plot is strong and consistent, the style is entertaining. Good escapist fiction, and like all good escapist fiction the story points out the dark irony of real life.
"Love the Scottish language 😊"
I enjoy the puzzling choice of Words In Ian Rankins Novel, feel i have watched a Scottish Road movie.
Well read and a great story until the end when I just sat and went really!!!!!
"Standing in Another Man's Grave-another cracker"
Standing in Another Man's Grave-another cracker by Ian
Rebus back doing was he does best annoying the hell out of people @ solving the case with his old sidekick Clarke.
Narration Excellently performed as always
"Iain Rainkin at his best"
Rebusw after retirement
Rebus had retired in Exit Music , Book 17, back in 2007, and Rankin has him popping back up as a civilian working with the cold case squad.
James Macpherson bring the book to life. As much as John Thaw was Morse in the TV dramatizations James Macpherson readings bring Rebus to life.
His on going relationship with Siobhan Clarke.
If you thought Rebus was dead and forgotten he is as alive in retirement as he ever was when he was on the Force.
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.