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Dark Blood

Lu par : Stuart MacBride
Durée : 12 h et 26 min
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READ BY THE AUTHOR HIMSELF! Stuart MacBride who read his previous book for HarperAudio ‘Blind Eye’ was a complete success and we have no doubt that this will be another triumph by MacBride. With his ability to set the scene and goings on of Detective Sergeant Logan McRae this is a must have audiobook.

Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he’s seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start.

Or so he says.

Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He’s even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police – the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years – supposedly here to ‘keep an eye on things’.

Only things are about to go very, very wrong.

Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of the development boom Donald Trump’s golf course is bringing to the Granite City, whether local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat likes it or not. Three heavies from Newcastle want a ‘quiet word’ with DSI Danby about a missing mob accountant. And Richard Knox’s dark past isn’t done with him yet…

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  • Global
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  • David
  • 11/05/2011

Great with caveats

Five minutes into this book I was completely captivated. MacBride is a master storyteller, both as a writer and as a narrator. Imagine a dark, Scottish Carl Hiaasen read by Robin Williams with the characters brought to hilarious life in a variety of UK accents. Actually, don't bother imagining. Just get the audiobook....unless.

Unless you are put off by incessantly crude language. Unless it will drive you a little crazy when you can't understand some of what is being said because it is couched in dialects and idiom which is occasionally incomprehensible. Unless you find daunting the prospect of a lesbian detective inspector with a pregnant wife and the sensibilities of a longshoreman. Unless you are offended by laughter coupled with vivid evocations of the grotesque or tragic.

On the other hand, if you really love good writing, you might want to tuck your reservations away somewhere and listen in spite of them. I have seldom encountered such memorable characters or an author who could so consistently bring a moment or place brilliantly to life with a single telling and original image. Or one who could read so incredibly well.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jayne
  • 30/05/2010

Loved it

I love Stuart Macbride's books - gritty and funny with some fabulous characters. But what makes these audiobooks special is Macbride's narration - he's brilliant (and makes me laugh out loud whenever he does DI Steel's voice). A real pleasure to listen to - so much so that I buy the audio versions even though I already own the print edition. I wish he'd go back and record the earlier books done with other narrators!

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  • John
  • 16/10/2011

This series cracks me up

The story lines are good in this series, but the hook is really the funny characters and dialog. I've listened to 4 now and yet to be disappointed. Can be a little gritty at times, so not for those who prefer "clean and proper", but if you don't mind an R rating, definitely good stuff,

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Darlynne
  • 24/03/2011

Perfect Narration

I read the first book in this series and then purchased the audio book of "Dark Blood" on a whim, primarily because the author is his own narrator. What an inspired choice and definitely not my last.

Stuart MacBride is a lunatic in the best possible sense and his cast of characters is immediately likeable and very funny. It is his narration, however, that puts these books into a class above everyone else. To hear real Scots accents is the best part and his characterizations--the insults, curses and frustration--are priceless.

The books, for all that they are wildly funny, are not lighthearted or easy listens. They are real, gritty and dark, but what a great balancing act MacBride pulls off. I've already purchased the previous title, "Blind Eye," and can only hope there will be more read by the author.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08/03/2019

Topic

I have liked Stuarts previous books, and I like Logan's character. But this books topic and the new characters name 'Dildo' was just too much. The language used just became fouler and fouler, it was like every other words were raping old men and Dildo. Just crosses my vulgarity line...
I just don't know if I can listen to the rest of the Logan series if this is what I'm in for.

Those are the reason I rated the book as I did, sorry.

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  • Sharon S. Dorondo
  • 13/01/2019

Stays interesting

Some series get boring, just more of the same. This character has kept me coming back for the next book, and then the next. He changes some with each book, as real people do. Loved this book and the ones before it. Look forward to the others as well.

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  • Heather Byrne
  • 25/10/2018

Good but not great

Stuart MacBride does a good job reading this one - perhaps he’s taken acting lessons. And he still writes my favourite supporting character - DI Roberta Steele. She’s wonderfully awful and always makes me laugh. The story wasn’t that strong and Logan MacCrae remains part genius and part idiot.

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  • GB
  • 26/06/2018

Stuart MacBride

I have enjoyed listening to the books by Stuart MacBride and was surprised that he was narrating his own book. He did a wonderful job and made it a very enjoyable listen.

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  • wbc
  • 29/12/2017

Bad narration

Where does Dark Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It doesn't rank at all

Would you be willing to try another one of Stuart MacBride’s performances?

I did and was quite disappointed. I really like this series however not with Mr. MacBride presenting.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 12/09/2017

Another one in a great series

Oh, Logan, get your act together! LOL I love this series and the characters. But after everything that's happened to DS McRae lately he needs to come to terms with it all and get back to "normal." Whatever normal is. The violence is gory (not as much as in the previous book) and there's a bit of it. There's also a lot of humor and that's one of the things I like about these books.

A great story, well narrated by the author. I didn't care for the dramatic music at the beginning and end though.

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  • KM
  • 21/07/2014

Well read, but too brutal for my taste

Gibt es irgendetwas, das Sie an diesem Hörbuch ändern würden?

This book is really well read by the author himself but too violent for my liking. Lots of swearing going on as well which is admittedly quite realistic (I've lived close to the Scottish border for more than ten years) but it made it difficult for me to listen to it while my kids were around. Anway, it's all a matter of personal preference and I just didn't like it.

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