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The Hanging Garden Audiobook

The Hanging Garden: Inspector Rebus, Book 9

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Drugs. Extortion. Slavery. Organized crime is fighting for a hold on John Rebus's peaceful Scotland. And when Rebus rescues a young Bosnian girl forced into prostitution, he breaks a policeman's golden rule to never get personally involved in a case. Add to that the hunt for an elderly Nazi accused of slaughtering an entire French village, and Rebus wonders just how evil humans can be - until his own daughter is mortally injured as a gangland warning for him to back off. Then even a dedicated cop like Rebus might make a deal with the devil to find the culprit. Not for justice. For revenge.

©1998 Ian Rankin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Julie Jones New Orleans, LA USA 03-13-14
    Julie Jones New Orleans, LA USA 03-13-14 Member Since 2005

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    "John Rebus,what can I say?"

    The writing is good, the narrator's good, Rebus is, well, Rebus--even when he's trying to give up alcohol.

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    Amazon Customer Albuquerque, NM, United States 06-18-14
    Amazon Customer Albuquerque, NM, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Way too Long and Convoluted."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The author attempted too many topics from local gangsters, to ex Nazi criminals to senior citizens importing drugs to east European sex slaves to Japanese Yakusa gangs; too much going on.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Cut it down in subject matter. Rebus has always been enjoyable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Page?

    Most anybody else. The main accent for Rebus was ok, but the narrator trying other characters was grating to the ear.


    Was The Hanging Garden worth the listening time?

    Just barely.


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    Thomas Bata 07-06-15
    Thomas Bata 07-06-15
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    The book was entertaining but nothing more. Nothing I will remember and it will not win any litterature prizes.

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