Mortal Causes : Inspector Rebus

  • by Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by James Macpherson
  • Series: Inspector Rebus
  • 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is August in Edinburgh and the Festival is in full swing... A brutally tortured body is discovered in one of the city's ancient subterranean streets and marks on the corpse cause Rebus to suspect the involvement of sectarian activists. The prospect of a terrorist atrocity in a city heaving with tourists is almost unthinkable. When the victim turns out to be the son of a notorious gangster, Rebus realises he is sitting atop a volcano of mayhem - and it's just about to erupt.

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Ian Rankin

What made the experience of listening to Mortal Causes the most enjoyable?

James Patterson is a wonderful narrator and makes the story credible


What was one of the most memorable moments of Mortal Causes?

The pace of the plot is unrelenting although deceptive


Have you listened to any of James Macpherson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes and he is Rebus - no-one else reads Rankin like Macpherson


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It did both - the characterisation in the writing and the strength of the reading - excellent


Any additional comments?

All round good read

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- Rachel

Great as usual

Great Scottish crime fiction. Expertly narrated, with a compelling leading man. Buy it. Buy the whole set.
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- Chris Reviews

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2011
  • Publisher: Orion