The Hangman's Song : Inspector McLean

  • by James Oswald
  • Narrated by Ian Hanmore
  • Series: Inspector McLean
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Hangman's Song, the third in the phenomenally successful Inspector McLean series by James Oswald. Read by the actor Ian Hanmore.
The body of a man is found hanging in an empty house. To the Edinburgh police force this appears to be a simple suicide case. Days later another body is found. The body is hanging from an identical rope and the noose has been tied using the same knot. Then a third body is found. As Inspector McLean digs deeper he descends into a world where the lines of reality are blurred and where the most irrational answers become the only explanations.


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What did you like most about The Hangman's Song?

James Oswald is a very clever writer, leading you through his stories with a natural apptitude for crime solving, some of which are horrendous so be prepared. I would advise that you listen to "Natural Causes" and "The Book of Souls" before you hear this, although it can be a stand alone audiobook. I guarrantee you will like all of them.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hangman's Song?

This is difficult to answer without giving the story away, just trust me enough to know there are plenty of memorable moments.

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

Yes, he is a brilliant narrator. The voices he produces for each character are mind blowing with the ease he slips in and out of them. I hope that Mr Oswald or would that be Penguin manage to procure him for subsequent novels.

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

Although DI McLean does have a sense of humour, his job is not really conducive to make you laugh, although there are incidents that made me smile.Crying on the other hand depends on the readers sensitivity, I cried in places others may not.

Any additional comments?

I put these books on audio as I wasn't getting anything done. Unfortunately it is impossible to do anything that needs your brains attention. If you get distracted you will miss important additions to the story line!

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- Animal lover

Getting better with each book

Another excellent story about DI McLean. This book while probably okay as a stand-alone novel is definitely one you will get the most out of if you have read the previous two books. While the mystery presented does stand by itself the ongoing narrative of McLean's life also holds much interest.

Another detective story with more than a hint of the supernatural superbly narrated by Ian Hanmore who is the perfect partner for Oswald's creations.

Very highly recommended.
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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-02-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd