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The Lewis Man Audiobook

The Lewis Man

An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former Detective Inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to the Blackhouse which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis triology.
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Publisher's Summary

An unidentified corpse is recovered from a peat bog on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. News of the discovery soon reaches Fin Macleod. However, since swapping his life in Edinburgh for a quiet existence on Lewis, such mysteries are no longer a concern for the former Detective Inspector. Or so he thought. The sequel to the Blackhouse which was selected for the WH Smith Richard and Judy Bookclub, and the second book in the Lewis triology.

©2012 Quercus Publishing PLC (P)2012 Quercus Publishing PLC

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  • Mr Alexander Erskine
    7/19/15
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    "Exception crime thriller"

    Follow up to the Black House - just brilliant! More focus on the characters. The description of the outer hebrides and the islanders is breathtaking. The story weaves along beautifully, more realistic and believable than the Black House. Fantastically read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Co. Donegal, Ireland
    7/19/15
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    "A good story"

    I really enjoyed book two in this trilogy. I cannot wait to listen to book three.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cabaspre
    Mallorca
    7/19/15
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    "A beautiful, sensitive and wonderful account"
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    Peter Forbes was superb as the narrator and I loved all his display of accents. I love crimes and thrillers but this was exceptional. The crime was not gratuitous but nevertheless viscious. Somehow the gentleness of the islands, the people, the love affair all took over this tale. The majority of the story is told through the memories of an old man who slips in and out of dementia, causing people to question the truth. I thoroughly recommend this book and am trying to delay devouring the third in the trilogy immediately, by listening to one with very strong antipodean accents!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret Saunders
    7/3/15
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    "Excellent"

    I would recommend this book to all ... The second in the trilogy and cannot wait to listen to The Chessmen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flint
    6/22/15
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    "Very Good"

    I only bought this because it was on offer but I really enjoyed it. The narration was excellent and I enjoyed all the twists and turns of the plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bernadette
    Wealdstone, United Kingdom
    6/17/15
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    "Fascinating insight into the Isles"
    What did you like most about The Lewis Man?

    I really got the feel of the Scottish Isles. The plot was excellent .I liked the way it unfolded.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They were all interesting but Kate was the most memorable


    Have you listened to any of Peter Forbes’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What lies beneath?


    Any additional comments?

    The author conveyed his passion for the isles along with a rattling good story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ROSALIND BUCK
    CONDOM
    6/13/15
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    "Thrilling, original, realistic."
    What did you like most about The Lewis Man?

    Very believable characters and settings.


    What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

    Voices were very natural.


    Any additional comments?

    Listened straight through and it stayed with me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. F. M. Quint
    Rossendale, UK
    5/23/15
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    "Another amazing book"

    Peter May rights amazingly atmospheric books. The story is compelling and the characters are so real. His descriptions of the islands bring it to life. This book is tinged with sadness and regret but May's story telling makes you beg for more. It also makes the reader have a real sense of outer Hebridean life and I for one am desperate to see all the amazing places that he describes. I'm starting the Chessmen right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pigletina's Mum
    5/2/15
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    "Moving, emotional roller coaster"

    Excellently read
    Deeply moving and unexpected insight into dementia too.
    Interesting plot slowly unravels to a thrillingly modern ending for a tale rooted in a lifestyle from now lost times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mywallmum
    United Kingdom
    4/21/15
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    "second in series...."
    Where does The Lewis Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    yep near the top of my list


    What other book might you compare The Lewis Man to, and why?

    this is the first of its kind, as it uses dementia in the story, new issue in a crime series


    What does Peter Forbes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    the charactors were well discribed by the narrator, and there are some gaelic words i would have stumbled over


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    i'm left wanting more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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