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The Lewis Man Audiobook

The Lewis Man

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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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  • Helen
    Glasgow, Scotland
    7/29/17
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    "Beautifully written novel"
    If you could sum up The Lewis Man in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful storytelling with great characters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved listening to the story through Tormod's demented memories


    What does Peter Forbes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Peter Forbes is a great narrator, he pitched the characters perfectly. Well done Peter.


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

    The book was totally gripping and was poignant in places


    Any additional comments?

    My first encounter with Peter May. Loved it so much that I'm going to read the trilogy now even although I'm out of sequence. Will also look for more Peter May novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judy Lovelock
    7/18/17
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    "Another excellent story"

    What great stories and narrative, I enjoyed this book very much, a gripping tale with lots of twist and turns and heart breaking moments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alina w.
    7/13/17
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    "The Lewis Man Peter May"

    A thoroughly enjoyable second book of the trilogy. Look forward to completing the set. Very exciting and thought provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • FrannyC
    Oxford, UK
    7/12/17
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    "Dull, dull, dull"

    I am returning this having listened for an hour or two. It's just so monotonous and dour. Not for me at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/10/17
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    "Brilliant! "

    I read the Chessmen first , not realising it was the third in the trilogy. I enjoyed it so much I had to read the rest and this was equally as entertaining , beautifully written and read. On to the second one now !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bam
    7/9/17
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    "An excellent whodunnit, keeps you guessing."
    Would you listen to The Lewis Man again? Why?

    Yes, the excellent description of the slide into dementia and the description of the islands.


    What about Peter Forbes’s performance did you like?

    He was the perfect person to narrate this book. The differences in local accents and tones were good with the general overall narration in beautiful scots.


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

    The present past.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though this is the second book of a trilogy, I have read it as a lone novel and got enough about the first book to make sense, without being irritated by the constant explanation of what has gone on in previous which does happen in some books. It stands up very well as a novel on its own accord.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paraig McGovern
    7/8/17
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    "Suubtle story enhanced by beautiful narration"

    A beautiful subtle story supported by a rich nuanced reading both funny and touching. Part of the beauty is the way social issues are incorporated into the story in a matter of manner . A very enjoyable listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathycrewe
    7/4/17
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    "A really beautiful book"

    A wonderful story, beautifully written and narrated with warmth.
    For anyone who has ever looked after someone with Alzheimer's it has an added dimension which brings tears to your eyes.
    So very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    United Kingdom
    6/27/17
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    "Spellbinding"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lewis Man the most enjoyable?

    The narrator he brought the characters to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The story is seen through a man with dementia truly inspiring


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

    Yes he is perfect for any novel


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

    Not to give it away but when a daughter suddenly realises who her dad really is and now where she comes from shocks her world.


    Any additional comments?

    Read book one first as the trilogy seems to go from there and a greater understanding of the story and characters all come together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barry
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    6/26/17
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    "An immersive experience"

    Please listen to the Blackhouse before this one. Although this is a standalone story you will get so much more from it if you have met the characters already and know their secrets and motivations. Having absolutely loved the Blackhouse and the narration thereof I was initially worried that the change on narrator would be problematical. The narration turned out to be perfection. The characterisation and tempo are masterful. If I could give the narrator more than five stars, I would. I like to think the narrator thanked his lucky stars for the material and arrived to work every day with a smug grin ready to show off his skills.

    I thought the literary device in The Blackhouse was brilliant and May does it again here. Another literary device and narration technique that is, if anything, even better than the Blackhouse. We get to see dementia up close and personal and we practically get an instruction book on how to treat someone with the disease. It is all clever and subtle as the magnificent story telling keeps you pressing your sleep timer for another half hour.

    It is with a sense of confidence that I set off to listen to the third book in the series, The Chessmen. I find myself scanning May’s other titles wondering if he was always this good and why nobody told me about him. The Lewis man is full of empathy, cleverness, wit, descriptive prose that makes you feel you have been on Lewis, ingenious dialogue, such a well judged story that perfectly times the release of facts and insights, this is the kind of immersive experience for which I joined Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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