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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,633 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Rankin Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is ordered to attend the Scottish Police College for retraining. In other words, it's his Last Chance Saloon.

At the college, he's put into a group of similar officers, people who have a problem with the institution that houses them. They are given an old unsolved case to work on. The exercise is intended to teach them about teamwork while allowing profession the chance to assess this unholy wild bunch. But there are those in the team that have their own secrets, connected to the very case they've been given, and they'll stop at nothing to protect their interests.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Crime Squad have a favour to ask of Rebus. They've found someone who can deliver information on the notorious gangster, Big Ger Cafferty, but they need a go-between. They've decided on Rebus, whether he likes it or not. And, in Edinburgh, newly-promoted Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke investigates the death of the murdered art dealer, a case which will lead back to Cafferty, and to Rebus. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 2/14/2014

    " A friend gave this book to me for Christmas one year and I loved it. I love the mixture of police story/mystery, character development, and tutorial on all things Scottish. So of course I had to go to the beginning to figur out how our Rebus got to this point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melie Mkd | 2/12/2014

    " I have yet to be disappointed by an inspector Rebus book. The plots are thick, the hints and revelation come bit by bit and there is always a twist or two. I just love the gritty detective stories. And Edinburgh. So, I might be a little biased, but judging from the amount of awards Ian Rankin has gotten and the books'sales, I am certainly not the only one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Herzog | 2/8/2014

    " I can't help comparing this series to Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series and I always feel that the Rebus series doesn't quite match up to the Banks. As the series has progressed Siobhan has definitely developed as a character though I don't believe she's reached the level of Annie Cabot. Rebus is more unorthodox than Banks and this setting exploited that trait. A couple of plots intertwined nicely making for an entertaining reading experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie Wade | 2/6/2014

    " Not the best or the worst of the Rebus books. An enjoyable read though. Again, as with the previous two books, DS Shiobhan plays a large part of the book and her gradual transformation into a female Rebus is almost complete. Ending was a bit of a let down, but overall good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/30/2014

    " This is only my third Inspector Rebus novel (in addition to The Falls and Exit Music), and is easily my favorite. In addition to the superbly dark character of John Rebus, we have a host of other characters (some familiar, some new), and enough plot twists to keep you pretzel like for days. Anyone who has been avoiding Rankin for fear of "just another detective mystery series" should run to the nearest bookstore and stock up: there is so much more to Rankin's lovingly crafted descriptions of his characters and beloved Edinburgh. He brings out the pathos and beauty in unkempt flats, and the simple everyday activities as you try to find your way between professional and personal lives in an unforgiving world of dueling egos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Palmreader | 1/30/2014

    " I re-read this too. It's still my favourite, even though Rebus' anguish is less apparent, his physical anguish is more pronounced. The problems are more intricate, the solution not as easy. Life intrudes on Rebus' gloom. Great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 1/30/2014

    " Rankin is fantastic. I think this is one of my Rankin favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 1/17/2014

    " This is my favorite of all the John Rebus books. As I have occasion to do, I read it twice! A few years apart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 1/17/2014

    " I love Ian Rankin; his inspector, John Rebus, is one of my favorite characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 1/11/2014

    " Ian Rankin is a mystery novelist who explores the tangled lives and confusing paradoxes of a modern policeman. His outlook is dark and his protagonist John Rebus lives up to his puzzling name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 1/8/2014

    " Entertaining read. I thought the titles would through me off but just ignored them and the story read fine. I not sure that I made all the leaps and assumptions to lead to the conclusion but still was fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kuntal | 1/7/2014

    " One of Ian Rankin's best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Secor | 1/3/2014

    " Four star journey - Two star ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 False Millennium | 12/28/2013

    " I still reading my way through Rankin. I wish I had followed my normal pattern, reading an author chronologically. As it turns out, I'll be reading his earliest books last. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this one very much. He always seeks new aspects of Rebus and his work crew in the field of crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 12/13/2013

    " Another great Rebus story. The characters are getting older, wiser (?) and more complex as the years go by. Not as bloody and dark as some of the other Rebus novels I've read, but this one has more shades of grey... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg | 12/9/2013

    " Decent police story, but it never quite grabbed me. The characters never really seemed three dimensional and the dialog was occaissionally a little stilted. It was the first John Rebus book I've read, and I'm not in a hurry to pick up another one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/18/2013

    " Excellent book, my first book read by this author and I really loved it, specially with the musical background BBC chose for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 7/14/2013

    " I love it :) With every book I read I like Rankin's books more and more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberto! | 6/3/2013

    " My first introduction to John Rebus, and it's a decent, but not jaw dropping, first impression. Chief complaint: Rankin seems to go out of his way to paint the "this is a hardened detective ... but he can name drop a Who b-side!" angle. Worth a beach read, though. Beach read. Jesus. I should stop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 4/29/2013

    " My first Ian Rankin book. I wasn't exactly absorbed, but it was a pretty good light read. I would read other Rebus books if they came my way, but they're not so good that the series has shot to the top of my reading list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel | 3/12/2013

    " My first Ian Rankin book. Heard about the author on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations show. Took a bit to get familiar with all the characters, but once it got going, kept me interested. Wraps up well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyra | 2/21/2013

    " Aside from 1 major plot glitch that was never addressed, this book proved to be very disappointing. Well written, great characters, and what happened? I had to force myself to finish, and I was stifling the yawns as I did so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kiersten | 5/20/2012

    " Probably I would have liked this more if I'd read the earlier books in the series and cared more about the main characters. It doesn't stand alone as well as other mystery series, like Elizabeth George, for instance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/6/2012

    " Don't know how I missed this series but am really enjoying finally catching up with it! Great characters in complex situations where the lines between good and bad blur in unexpected ways.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 10/20/2011

    " How many stars should I give a book that I was too bored to finish? I'm not sure why, but I never connected with this one. The only other "Rebus" one I've read (Knots & Crosses) was pretty "meh" too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Conrad | 7/30/2011

    " Excellent, but I was reading it from the library of a cruise-ship and the cruise ended before I finished the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 4/30/2011

    " Ian Rankin is quite good, this novel had twists and turns that I definitely didn't see coming and I really appreciate when an author can pull that off. Also, it's really hard not to love Rebus, stereotypically flawed, rebellious detective that he is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gray | 2/10/2011

    " Loved Bleeding Hearts and a friend recommended this one, so here I am starting the famous Rebus series with ressurection men, the author has rescued this book twice by keeping me interested when I was about to abandon it, we'll see if I make it all the way through....so far page 124... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/8/2011

    " I like the flawed main character, John Rebus. He's an alcoholic, divorced middle aged male who is smart, experienced as a detective and clever. It's a good read. Ian Rankin, author, has many Rebus stories. It's a good one to take on a trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helaine | 1/13/2011

    " Interesting how the TV series had to simplify this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kip | 10/23/2010

    " My first reading of Rankin's Rebus character. As detective stories go, so so. Good characters throughout. Would read more if I came across it, but won't seek it out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alwyn | 10/12/2010

    " Overrated. How this book beat OUT (by Kirino) is a great mystery in itself? The only plausible reason is that OUT is not really a mystery book.

    Read Ian Rankin only if you are really into police books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/7/2010

    " It was very good and Rankin is truly a gifted writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/28/2010

    " Recommended by my friend Bo White, this was a great read filled with some dark comedy and Holmes-ian crime mysteries. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will probably continue making my way through the rest of the Rebus series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/12/2010

    " Oops, Rebus' temper got the better of him and the force got the better of him by sending him off for anger management classes leaving Siobhan handling the art dealer's murder.

    Rankin has got more twists and turns...and he is just not put-downable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darla | 8/31/2010

    " Enjoyed the book, thought the mystery was well plotted. Liked the Inspector Rebus character. My only complaint is that I picked what turns out to be #13 (I think) in the series and would rather have started with #1. My fault. I'll have to find the earlier ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 7/10/2010

    " Good read, slow moving but interesting in developing the Rebus character, although it appears I am reading him in reverse sequence! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/27/2010

    " I took this as a holiday read and I have to admit that I have seen the TV adaptation of this and it's nothing like the book, (but arent they always). But I like the Rebus Character and love reading these books and it didn't take me long to pile through this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 3/7/2010

    " How many stars should I give a book that I was too bored to finish? I'm not sure why, but I never connected with this one. The only other "Rebus" one I've read (Knots & Crosses) was pretty "meh" too. "

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About the Author
Author Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is an award-winning crime writer best known for his Inspector Rebus novels. He is a winner of the Edgar Award and the Crime Writers of America’s Gold Dagger Award, among others, and was the recipient of a Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship. He lives in Edinburgh with his partner and two sons.