• Dying Light

  • Logan McRae, Book 2
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: John Sessions
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-02-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (172 ratings)

Summary

Shortlisted for Theaksons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year, 2008. It starts with a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks, in the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan MacRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Only a few short months ago, he was the golden boy of Grampian police. But one botched raid later, he's palmed off on a DI everyone knows is a jinx, waiting for the axe to fall with all the other rejects in the "Screw-up Squad".
Logan's not going to take it lying down. He's determined to escape DI Steel and her unconventional methods, and the best way to do that is to crack the case in double-quick time. But Rosie Williams won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab.
Stuart MacBride's characteristic grittiness, gallows humour and lively characterisation are on full display here, confirming his status as the rising star of crime fiction.
©2006 Stuart MacBride (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK
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Critic reviews

"The story is violent and bloody; some of the crimes are vicious, and MacBride doesn't hold back on the details. But there is plenty of dark humour, and a warmth to the portrayal of the police officers which lightens an otherwise grim tale by this very talented writer." ( Sunday Telegraph)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Val McWilliam on 17-11-14

Dreadful narration

Would you listen to Dying Light again? Why?

love the story but will probably read the book again rather than listen

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Sessions?

Steve Worsley or Stuart himself, narration was terrible

Any additional comments?

would love an unabridged version read by Steve Worsley

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By ChrisH on 22-05-17

2nd book in the series

this is the second book in the series I have listen to and like the first it was a good story well tead

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5 out of 5 stars
By A. J. McConachie on 16-02-07

Stupendous Sequel

The second book in the Logan McRae series is Riviting and Gruesome.Completely unputdownable. Other Crime writers say they are green with envy. You too will agree. Stuart MacBride is the true to life best crime writer to come along in a long time.You really can’t compare him to anyone. He is a stand alone star! What a way with words. Definatly "the seamy side of life"in old Aberdeen. The narrator is so good, you are completely absorb in these books.Sessions with his oh so Scottish accent, puts the frosting on the cake!Why oh why are they not Unabridged?
Can't wait for the third one 'Broken Skin'.Roll on MacBride and Sessions

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 19-07-17

Cover your ears!

I could not listen to this audiobook! The narration was terrible!! Please go back to the original narrator that carried the first book easily along until the last words were spoken!

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