The Naming of the Dead

by Ian Rankin

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An audiobook edition of the 16th Rebus novel. Read by James Macpherson.

Audiobook details: Abridged, 6 CDs, 7 hrs.

The Naming of the Dead Synopsis

It's now a crucial time for Rebus. His superiors are getting increasingly impatient with his erratic behaviour and his relationship with Siobhan becomes ever more complicated. And most worryingly of all, as Rebus grows older he is starting to feel closer to the criminals he fights than to the force he works for.

 

Set against the backdrop of the explosive 2005 G8 summit this will be Ian's most hard-hitting novel yet. For amongst the hordes of protesters filling the streets, a serial killer lurks ...

The Naming of the Dead Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Phylippa Smithson - 'If you want to have your inaugural visit into why Ian Rankin, creator of the addictive Rebus novels, is the best of the very best in crime writing – this is the one for you.'
  • Catherine Bryce - 'An excellent thriller guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.'
  • Berwyn Peet - 'Clever, intriguing - a terrific page-turner.'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'Rebus does not take fools gladly...There has been a murder on his patch, but he isn't really bothered, why? The victim was a rapist, so that's one down, loads to go, that's his way of thinking. That is until another body turns up...'
  • Jennifer Moville - 'this had me gripped into the pages. Ian Rankin gets you engrossed in all his novels from the start. He always seems to find a new way of telling the old who killed who saga.'
  • Beverley Davenport - 'Rankin has created such earthy, strong and vulnerable characters, so real and believable that I could picture them and hear their voices in my mind; definitely my new favourite author.
  • Katie Dickinson - 'This was my first Ian Rankin novel...it certainly won't be my last.'    
  • Les Wood - 'It's interesting to see how 2005 compares with our current moderate views and actions. It's a salutary story, quite sombre but all issues both factual and invented interweave to create another winner.'
  • Sue Burton - 'Good read and covers current affairs that is happening throughout the world.'
  • Jillian McFrederick - 'I enjoyed this read as much as most of his others though did feel at times that I lost the thread of some of the plots.'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'With this and the apparent suicide of an MP they both have their work cut out, easy, they are used to working under pressure, but when the crimes could be linked with one of you own, well that’s a whole different ball game...'

The Naming of the Dead Press Reviews

'It makes great, gutsy listening, with James Macpherson in excellent voice, and one fo the best Rebus books ever.' Kati Nicholl, DAILY EXPRESS

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ISBN: 9780752876139
Publication date: 18/10/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Audiobook On Cd

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752876139
Publication date: 18th October 2006
Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Audiobook On Cd
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About Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature.  His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's ...

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