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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,454 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart MacBride Narrator: John Sessions Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best. There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.

When a stash of explicit films turn up, all featuring the victim, it looks as if someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and Logan gets dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops, and S&M. To make matters worse, when they finally arrest the Granite City Rapist, Grampian Police are forced by the courts to let him go: Aberdeen Football Club's star striker has an alibi for every attack.

Could they really have got it so badly wrong? Logan thinks so, but the trick will be getting anyone to listen before the real rapist strikes again. Especially as his girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is convinced the footballer is guilty, and she's hell-bent on a conviction at any cost.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/20/2014

    " My first MacBride, so what did I think about this award-winning writer, well I'm still not sure. The story was gripping and the characters fell into place eventually, it just took me quite a while to get into them. The book was long, but most of the narrative is given over to heavily done descriptions of scenery, which I don't know were really needed - sometimes they lost the drive and speed of the plot. Now I am aware of the characters I'd like to read Flesh House, have another go as it were, and then I can see how I feel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 D R | 2/18/2014

    " Not my cup of tea. Sorry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgina Smith | 2/18/2014

    " Very enjoyable read given the tough subject matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 2/14/2014

    " Good if you wanted to know how to use 'bollocks' in a sentence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 2/6/2014

    " The book was in my opinion quite good. In my taste the author tried to merge to many separate cases in one and at one point in the book it really annoyed me. The environment with which the cases were connected was a little bit disturbing for me, especially that there weren't many stepping stones from that subject. The characters were very original and well constructed. The plot was interesting and I had no problems with going back and reading next chapters. At the end of the book the action accelerates and you find it difficult to stop reading. The dialogs are interesting and there is quite a lot of humor in them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michãel | 2/3/2014

    " I was annoyed by this analogy however: "the sun had turned the car into a microwave oven." What? I can't believe the editor let that through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 1/15/2014

    " could not put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/3/2014

    " was a great read was disappointed the was not more of ds steel though...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 12/31/2013

    " Excellent story by Stuart MacBride, in the Logan McRae series. This one has several stories all going on at once, and feeding off each other, with the flotsam from one case helping to solve other ones. Logan's personal relationships get more complicated too. A good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 12/11/2013

    " A great read. Moving on now to the next book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 12/6/2013

    " I'm a big fan of Stuart MacBride but sadly this book's a bit of a let down. I enjoy the humour, banter and relationships of Logan McRae, Steele et al. but the story line is a bit of a mishmash. I get the impression MacBride either ran out of ideas or was in a rush to get this one out :-( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celeste | 11/26/2013

    " I loooove Stuart MacBride so much. His characters are real and well rounded. 5 Stars everytime "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/28/2013

    " Really good book. Nothing profound or anything but a real page turner. I will definitely read more of Mr MacBride's work. The only thing was the ending was a bit too bizarre. I will stay from the bondage scene in Aberdeen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Moffat | 6/12/2013

    " Another good story in the Logan McRae series filled with crime-fighting and an intriguing storyline focusing mainly on BDSM. I found out a lot more about this than I wanted!! Enjoying the series and looking forward to the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 5/20/2013

    " Good book, liked the author, read him before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 2/20/2013

    " Hurtling and untidy, lurching from one crime to another in semi-chaos and constant bickering. Teetered at times on the edge of parody I thought but nevertheless an unputdownable and thoroughly entertaining read, dialogue and Logan superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Hayward | 12/3/2012

    " More sick deaths and gallows humour - I can't get enough of this author :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 1/12/2012

    " when I started this series I had trouble with the language and the Scottish way of speaking. Now that I have gotten used to that, I am really liking this series. a real page turner with twist and turns and lots of surprises "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hester | 12/31/2011

    " 3.5 not sure if I read his earlier so will go back "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graeme Campbell | 12/24/2011

    " Really enjoyed this, best one of the series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Julie | 11/15/2011

    " Roll on the next book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thousif Raza | 6/9/2011

    " The funniest, sexiest, and grittiest book in the series. Enjoyed reading it :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alfred | 4/19/2011

    " Did not finish. Did not hold my interest and sent to abandoned book graveyard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 3/23/2011

    " More sick deaths and gallows humour - I can't get enough of this author :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soeziegoezie | 2/15/2011

    " I'm on a MacBride-roll!

    Again, his storylines never seem to become predictable or dull. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 1/3/2011

    " could not put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 8/22/2010

    " Another great thriller with Logan McCrae. He's a character you often feel sorry for - always getting a raw deal from his superiors. This book had lots of cases interacting with each other. Always plenty of action. I enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/24/2010

    " Love this series, and this one doesn't let it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/30/2009

    " I have now read a few MacBride books and I can't help be sorely disappointed with his conclusions! You have these great books with great characters and plot but the endings always seem hashed to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 5/10/2009

    " First sentence: "Up ahead the woman stops."

    Scottish and darkly humorous in the vein of Ian Rankin "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mic | 2/16/2009

    " Good yarn that remembers good books are about people, as well as the plot. I want to know aobut the people.

    Also had to laugh at the line: "the sun had turned the car into a microwave oven." Gotcha... "

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