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  • Knots and Crosses

  • Inspector Rebus, Book 1
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 395

Detective John Rebus' city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders…and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. As the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer - he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've Read Mixed Reviews and Can Marry Them

  • By Steve Mac on 02-13-16

Meeting Rebus, Properly

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-15

The first John Rebus book I enjoyed was Saints of the Shadow Bible (#19). I liked it so well I decided to try the series. It was interesting to see Rebus transform from being almost mechanical and disengaged to become a no-nonsense force of authority not to be toyed with. The book seemed a little slow at first, but kept gaining momentum. Now, I'm officially hooked!

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  • Wee William's Woman

  • Clan MacDougall. Book 3
  • By: Suzan Tisdale
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Years ago, after a bonny young lass broke his heart and left his dignity in shreds, he swore never again to put it in such peril. As a testament to his sincerity, he vowed never again to shave his beard. Then he met her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • unforgettable, the best one yet

  • By seelk on 10-08-14

Good narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-15

This was my favorite book of this series. I had read it a few months back and while doing some painting projects around the house and decided I would listen to the story while doing so. Sometimes hearing the book being narrated does nothing for the story, however that was not the case with this book. Wee William is huge, and he is quite the warrior, yet he's also man that understands worthwhile values in life. It's these very values that he wants, and and yet simultaneously he fears responsibility of that endears me to Wee William. To him being a husband and having family is the most important thing a man can do in his life. What's not to love about that? He worries more about what he considers his shortcomings rather than focusing on what it is he has to give someone he loves .... namely Nora. There were times I laughed out loud at the turmoil William had as he came to terms with his feelings. Also, when Duncan's wife goes into labor I found humor in Duncan and William's reactions to the birth. This is by far my favorite book of the series. I enjoyed Williams character in the previous books and he did not disappoint in this book.

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