Skinner's Rules : Bob Skinner

  • by Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by James Bryce
  • Series: Bob Skinner
  • 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As head of Edinburgh's CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all...but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer on the rampage. But when the lawyer's fiancée is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest.
What eventually emerges is an elaborate smokescreen shrouding a deep-rooted and intricate conspiracy. Now, whatever the danger to himself, Skinner is determined that in Edinburgh, at least, folk will abide by his rules.

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Sorry not for me

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A more realistic story, To be fair the story started really well but quite quickly went into the realms of the unbelievable, I could have coped with that but I felt the narration was dreadful and some of the main voices did not ring true.


What will your next listen be?

Probably a Rebus as the storylines are tight and the narrator James MacPherson is excellent.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Greatly I am afraid. The characterisations did not work for me at all,


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- Craig

Started well

I was really enjoying this story, the main character - Skinner was such a nice honorable guy and the murder that happened was being investigated ........ then it slowly degenerated into over hyped political tension and crime. It really became boring, I also found the 'sweetness and light, lovey dovey' relationship he has a bit 'Mills and Boon'.

The narration by James Bryce was OK ish, but some of the voices he used were odd to say the least!

I don't think I will bother with following up on the series.
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- mollyeyre

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2013
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd