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The Lewis Man | [Peter May]

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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  • Linda
    Australia
    8/11/14
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    "A Gripping Read!"
    If you could sum up The Lewis Man in three words, what would they be?

    Had me hooked! I really enjoyed this book, couldn't stop listening.


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

    Probably one of the Michael Connelly; Harry Bosch series. There is always a good mystery and you cannot wait to find out what happens next!


    Which character – as performed by Peter Forbes – was your favourite?

    Marsali's dad.....it was a very real depiction of how Alzheimer's steals your identity and unearths memories long since forgotten/suppressed.


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

    Yes...it's definitely a "long drive" book...one for the road!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to start the Chessmen......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martyn
    LINCOLN, United Kingdom
    7/26/14
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    "What a great Island"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the second of a trilogy. You must read them in sequence as it all fits together,.


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

    The first one of the series- The Black House


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The bridge drama


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Peter May is new to me and a great find of an author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Grant
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    7/7/14
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    "More than just a crime novel"
    Would you listen to The Lewis Man again? Why?

    This is a book that, even when you know the ending is worth another listen to get all the nuances of the characters, lending even more to the enjoyment.


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

    The characters are beautifully drawn, all with a back story. Hard to compare.


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

    I have now listened to other Peter Forbes audio books but this was the first I listened to. They are all excellent but the complexity of the story makes this particularly good. Can easily be listened to as a stand alone.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes but writing it here would give away an essential part of the plot.


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent book from a truly gifted writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MEM
    6/29/14
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    "What You Would Expect From Peter May"

    I enjoyed listening to the Lewis Man, the ending could have been better but still a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue McW
    UK
    6/18/14
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    "The best book I have read in years"
    If you could sum up The Lewis Man in three words, what would they be?

    Moving, intriguing, perfect audio narration


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The character of the old man Tormud is read so beautifully by the narrator - this book is made extra special through being told from many different perspectives


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Any scene told from Tormud's point of view


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Tormud's story line come shining through


    Any additional comments?

    I had not read any books by the author before - what a wonderful surprise. Such a perfect book, combining the intrigue of a crime-novel with strong emotional content in the narrative. The audio reading by Peter Forbes is outstanding in portraying many varied characters so naturally and engagingly. I can't recommend this book highly enough

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glenys
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    4/27/14
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    "loved this book excellent ."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was a delightful story and the author clearly understood the main character .


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

    Listen to three .


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The writers understanding of a person with dementia , it as very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    it was one of the best books I have listen to for a long time and I enjoyed description of the island .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MISS
    OXFORD, United Kingdom
    3/24/14
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    "Five stars all round!"
    What did you like most about The Lewis Man?

    I really do adore this trilogy! I have nothing bad to say about any of the books, this one (second in the series) is just like the others, beautifully narrated, excellent story that has a wistful feel as past and present are told in tandem and the island and story is so beautifully described that I can picture every aspect of it. Absolutely stunning read that I couldn't recommend enough.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    3/21/14
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    "Part of a great trilogy"
    Where does The Lewis Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best - bough as part of the trilogy offer - very enjoyable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lewis Man?

    Peter Forbes wonderful lilting voice with a beautiful Scottish accent.


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

    Love his voice perfect for the trilogy


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oddly relaxing - great story - beautifully read.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the trilogy in order - wonderful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roderic
    Victoria Park, Australia
    1/20/14
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    "Excellent and Atmospheric Thriller"
    Where does The Lewis Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Lewis Man is up in the top rank, most certainly of the thriller genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the setting, and the fact that the book conveys a lot of information about the Isle of Lewis. The plot was very strong.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • john
    Bentham
    11/25/13
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    "Even BETTER than The Blackhouse."

    I did not think it could be, but it it was. Both stories were filled with fine character's and came to a logical and exciting climax, but this story's conclusion, in my opinion seemed to grow from the novel in a more organic way. Hard to sound critical of 'The Blackhouse' mind.... The atmosphere of Lewis society, the weather and sense of tragedy in both novels is wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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