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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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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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  • MANDOLIN
    ENGLAND
    3/2/15
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    "Engrossing"

    The lives of simple folk slowly unravelled to reveal a complex tale of heartache and hardship but not without hope. Simmers intriguingly until the truth finally reveals itself in a sad but satisfying end. Most enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessie
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    3/1/15
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    "Very interesting story, unusual location!"

    Loved it, listening to it while rowing! I will l get the other Peter May books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katia Robertson
    2/24/15
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    Beautifully narrated, I liked the way the author told some of the story through the eyes of someone with dementia, sensitively put but also portrayed so well. Will definitely read more books by Peter May.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda H.
    2/22/15
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    "Atmospheric and compelling read."

    It exceeded my expectations.
    Exceptionally well read , he made each character interesting and made me really care about them.
    Great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Stinson Massey, United Kingdom
    2/20/15
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    "Wonderful book, not to be missed"

    This superb novel is the 2nd in the Lewis Trilogy. The first, The Blackhouse, was an excellent book and is best read first for the background of this book. But this novel is even better than the first and I could hardly bear to leave it. The narration by Peter Forbes is first class. He effortlessly gives every character a distinctive voice. I am now going to start the 3rd book, The Chessmen. Can't wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judi G
    camberley
    2/14/15
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    "wonderful"

    great story with great narration. a really great listen and fantastic Scottish accents. read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MRS
    2/1/15
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    "Captivating!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lewis Man to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but Peter Forbes does an excellent job! Gives you a real feeling of each character, superb book, story I couldn't leave it alone!


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

    I wouldn't want to spoil it! I loved the way it all pieces together through different characters! Superb how some of the story is told through the eyes of a character with dimentia gives you a real incite and understanding of it.


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

    Love Peter Forbes this is his best upto now!


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

    Yes! There a lot of emotions throughout this book. When I had finished it, it felt complete no unanswered questions.


    Any additional comments?

    I was recommended this series by my Father in law and had never read Peter May but I am hooked! to the point I want to visit the locations as the book makes you picture every single one! I have also read Entry Island which was also brilliant, I have found myself looking online at photos of The islands, black houses, the crofts etc...... I've just downloaded The Chessmen and can't wait to start it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    1/6/15
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    "Brilliant, atmospheric, unput-downable !"
    If you could sum up The Lewis Man in three words, what would they be?

    Believable-Brilliant-enthralling


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the old man with alzheimer's
    Listening to his thoughts, spoken so well by the narrator, gave one a feeling of a gentle man with a big heart and a tale untold of survival...


    What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

    One of the best performances of any of the many audio books I have enjoyed.
    The different accents and tones that he managed to convey, without overdoing it was superb.
    I shall look out for any other books that this wonderful reader has performed.


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

    Yes, I found that I was wearing my headphones a lot because I couldn't put it down


    Any additional comments?

    This is the second in a trilogy. I shall get the next one immediately and look for any others by this author and this performer. They are both very talented.
    Together they are the best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    1/5/15
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    "Worth the listening. Compulsive."
    Would you listen to The Lewis Man again? Why?

    Definitely would listen again. Complex in the telling. Mysterious in the outcome, to the last chapter. Keeps you 'hooked' to the very end. The reunion at the end! Heart rending. The wasted years. I can see & have met most of these characters and their prejudices (at some time) whilst in the Western Isles.


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

    By each character switching back & forwards in time & reflecting on each scenario as it arises. Has good historical descriptions.


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

    No real complaints.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    coventry, United Kingdom
    12/1/14
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    "Unusual detictive fiction"
    Where does The Lewis Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Around the middle


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

    Only the first book in the series for the setting and characters. The plot was very different from anything else I have read


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The drunk actress driving with her dog.


    Any additional comments?

    The idea of having one of the main characters have dementia really gave a new dimension as to why the mystery existed in the first place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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