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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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  • common reader
  • 09-29-16

Trapped in this narrow corner of the world

Would you listen to The Lewis Man again? Why?

Certainly. It is beautifully written and beautifully read. The trilogy vividly evokes life in a remote part of the country and presents us with densely real characters. It transcends its genre as crime fiction.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The hero Finn McLeod. A complex and ultimately sympathetic person.

What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

He is a superlative storyteller; adept in the Gaelic language; performing a range of character voices with truth and subtlety; bringing the book to life in the most authentic way.

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

No Man Is an Island.

Any additional comments?

Highest praise to Peter Forbes.

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  • Jonathan Hagger
  • 09-19-16

"The Lewis Man" by Peter May

A great, inventive story, masterfully written prose and a skilled narrator who really brings the characters to life. Audible perfection.

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  • Amanda
  • 09-15-16

A bit different ...

Twists and turns - some expected but most not - engaging book from start to finish.

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  • Steven Reid
  • 09-14-16

Couldn't stop listening.

enjoyed it from start to finish. I just couldn't stop listening. Now on to the third book.

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  • Christina
  • 08-26-16

Amazing!

I loved this book so much! I think it was even better than the Blackhouse. A wonderful story and excellent performance. I can't wait to listen to the chessman!

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  • A Friend
  • 08-24-16

A different and richly described setting

I came to this book knowing absolutely nothing about the Scottish Islands and their culture, for that reason what I enjoyed most here was all the wonderful descriptions of the landscapes and weather etc. The story it mostly great too, although I thought the twists with the identity of the characters and the murder were a little obvious at times.

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  • Sarah
  • 08-23-16

Narrator spot on

Loved this book, very well read by narrator, got the characters down to a T! Really made you think about dementia and how it affects people. Great story line too

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  • Stina
  • 08-21-16

Superb dark mystery

I love how this story starts out as a regular whodunnit, and then unravels bit by bit to a dark and very touching story of foolish things done in youth, of dementia and finding things that might have been lost forever.

The telling is exquisite, being told from two (or more) people's point of view, and the narrator does a super job!

I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a great murder mystery and a great listen!

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  • Alan
  • 08-20-16

superb vocal talent

well delivered story having lived in both the western Isles and Edinburgh I found myself stepping into the places

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  • Nancy
  • 08-19-16

Superb . Engaging and involving for the listener.

I am glad I waited till I had collected all the audio books in this trilogy. Well worth the wait for both the quality of the story and narrator. Real emotional involvement in this one.

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