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All That’s Dead

Logan McRae, Book 12
Narrated by: Steve Worsley
Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
2 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

There’s a darkness in the heart of Scotland. The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from number one Sunday Times best seller Stuart MacBride. 

Scream all you want, no one can hear....

Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case - something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers that be have other ideas.

The high-profile anti-independence campaigner Professor Wilson has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There’s a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it’s all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan’s superiors want results, and they want them now.

Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they’re making it in blood. If Logan can’t stop them, it won’t be just his career that dies.

©2019 Stuart MacBride (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Dark and brilliantly written." (Linwood Barclay)

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Terrible narration

Please, for the sake of everybody’s ears, never, ever attempt to do a Kiwi accent again. That was the most horrific, nerve grating attempt that’s ever been heard. It was some sort mutated cross between Aussie and South African. Never do that again.
It was so unfortunate that the narration destroyed a great story.

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  • Paul
  • 06-13-19

Logan Has Changed

Its a shame, it is a real shame how much Logan seems to have been entrapped into the negative down trodden way of police life. He used to be full of sprite and positivity about policing and helping young recruits through the system and now he seems to have taken on the personality of Det. Steel. This book was genuinely a real let down. I have listened to every single one of this series and this was a real let down. Finished it feeling very negative about life in general. Not a good listen at all.

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  • Lesley Mac
  • 06-07-19

Another Logan McRae winner.

I am a huge fan of Stuart MacBride’s works but his Logan McRae series is by far the best, and the most extensive by far.
Cold Granite, the first Logan McRae novel, was held under my nose by an elderly man in a library many years ago. He asked me if I liked crime novels and when I said yes, he thrust the paperback into my hand and said ‘read this’! How could I refuse?
I consumed that book in less than 24 hours and an addiction was born. At one stage I found audiobooks and was thrilled to see all of the Logan McRae series on audio and I have listened, enthralled and not a little nauseated, to all Logan’s horrifying adventures, narrated mostly by Steve Worsley, but some of the earlier works were narrated by others. If I remember correctly, I think Stuart MacBride narrated one himself.
These books are more than a little gruesome and I constantly shake my head at Stuart’s ability to come up with the horrifying scenarios he presents the reader with.
Logan is a constant bright light throughout but his life is very far from being a bed of roses. Roberta Steele, his crusty, gruff lesbian sidekick, while adding a lot of comic relief, is also an instinctive police officer who all the while manages to break almost every rule in the book and does it to the accompaniment of some of the choicest epithets and sexual innuendo you are ever likely to read (or in the case of the audio versions, hear).
I love Steve Worsley’s narration, but that might have something to do with my Scottish ancestry—I love a good Scottish burr (as well as bagpipes) and Steve does them all really well. I read another review for All That’s Dead and the reviewer awarded only one star and cited—in his/her eyes—that Steve’s efforts at a New Zealander accent were appalling. The character with the New Zealander accent is present for what is probably less than a dozen times throughout the book and to my unNew Zealander appreciation of the accent—from an Australian’s POV but whose son’s partner is a New Zealander—it didn’t sound so very appalling to me. I have heard Steve do Australian accents and have been far from offended, because for me, the story is the all important thing.
Please don’t ignore this book because of that review, because you will not be disappointed (perhaps a little green around the gills with the gruesomeness). If you love Scotland and a good police procedural, then read/listen to this and the whole of the Logan McRae series.