Saints of the Shadow Bible : Inspector Rebus

  • by Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by James MacPherson
  • Series: Inspector Rebus
  • 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sunday Times number-one best seller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel. Unabridged edition featuring a bonus interview with Ian Rankin and James MacPherson.
Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus' team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer, are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide?
His colleagues back then called themselves 'the Saints' and swore a bond on something called 'the Shadow Bible'. But times have changed, and the crimes of the past may not stay hidden much longer, especially with a referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner.
Who are the saints and who the sinners? And can the one ever become the other?
Features a bonus interview with Ian Rankin and James MacPherson.
Read by James MacPherson. James MacPherson played DCI Jardine in Taggart for 16 years and has acted on stage in plays as diverse as The Taming of the Shrew and ART by Yasmina Reza. He has presented a regular books programme for Radio Scotland - for which he has interviewed Ian Rankin. He won a Spoken Word Gold Award for his reading of Strip Jack, a Crimefest Audible UK Sounds of Crime Award for Doors Open and has narrated all the Ian Rankin Rebus books. James lives in Glasgow.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Saints of the Shadow Bible, written by Sunday Times number one best-selling author Ian Rankin is Book 19 of the infamous crime thriller audiobook series, Inspector Rebus and is narrated by Taggart star James MacPherson. Hear Inspector Rebus at his best. The morals of good and bad will be tested and police credibility questioned as Inspector Rebus must defend the mistakes of his colleagues' pasts. Find yourself so involved in this plot you will be speculating whether a sinner can ever really become a saint. Available now from Audible.

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Yes, yes, yes, Rankin right back on top of form!

I must admit that 'Standing in another man's grave' was a disappointment to me. It didn't feel like Rankin had found the true voices of his separate characters, Rebus and Fox and I found the mix of them both in the same book an uneasy one. It was good, of course, but I just didn't feel it was the top notch story that us Rebus fans had come to expect. Well, Rankin is back with a vengeance! As I progressed through 'The Saints' the book it just got better and better; great plot and twists and turns, but also the interplay between the main characters was a total pleasure.

James MacPherson is 'the' voice when it comes to Rankin books as far as I am concerned - great job as always. So, for anyone who, like me, began to wonder if Rankin was slipping, you really need to listen to this one - you won't be disappointed!
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- Jill

Great audio book - well narrated

I was looking forward to this book coming out having listed to all of the Ian Rankin series and this latest offering didn't disappoint. Yet again I listened to the audio book last thing at night and whilst getting ready to go to work in the morning. Some books are so enthralling you just want to keep reading and this achieved the audiobook equivalent of just listening to 'one more page'.
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- David Koffler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2013
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group