Ian Rankin’s latest Rebus mystery is stuffed full of multiple plotlines, but James MacPherson’s pacing and various character voices keep the story rolling along with the listener hooked, and never confused. Rebus is once again an Edinburgh cop, thanks to a change in retirement policy, but at the cost of a demotion, which results in his former protégée, Siobhan Clarke, now outranking him. MacPherson’s tones make clear that Rebus is still cranky and mischievously wayward while Clarke, who has less of a Scots brogue, is more controlled. MacPherson’s fine performance includes gruff crooks, powerful businessmen, sleazy lawyers with stretched out syllables, and a slurring ex-police officer weakened by a stroke. A.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2014]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781478981732 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781478979845 $26.98
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781478981701 $84.99 Ten CDs
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