We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Five Ways to Kill a Man Audiobook

Five Ways to Kill a Man

Regular Price:£19.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

An unpredictable killer is loose on the streets of Glasgow, experimenting with death. Beginning with brute force, the murderer moves on to poison and drowning, greedy for new and better ways to kill. Faced with a string of unconnected victims, DCI Lorimer turns to psychologist and friend Solomon Brightman for his insights.

Lorimer is also assigned to review the case of a fatal house fire. His suspicions are raised by shocking omissions in the original investigation. Some uncomfortable questions have been buried, but Lorimer is the man to ask them. As the serial killer gets closer to Lorimer's family, can the DCI unmask the volatile murderer before the next victim is found too close to home?

©2010 Alex Gray (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The fourth novel by the woman touted as Glasgow's answer to Ian Rankin." (The Herald)
"An efficiently plotted story with the necessary red herrings and an interesting twist." (Sunday Herald)

"An absorbing, vivid police-procedural." (Literary Review)
"Gray artfully intertwines Lorimer's personal and professional lives, balancing action and gore with the kind of emotional depth that keeps the heart thudding and pages turning." (Scottish Daily Record)

"A fast-paced thriller." (Hot Stars)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (80 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (25)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.1 (75 )
5 star
 (33)
4 star
 (27)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.3 (75 )
5 star
 (41)
4 star
 (22)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    P. S. Elliott Cheltenham, UK 17/10/2016
    P. S. Elliott Cheltenham, UK 17/10/2016 Member Since 2012

    Retired lady who loves books, now unable to read them I have found the magic world of audio and love listening to them whenever I can:)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    67
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    271
    45
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "5 ways to kill a man"

    brilliant - I really enjoyed his book - it kept me guessing right to the end. Great imagination, beautifully told and good narrator. I will look out more for his work. Well done

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JPH Hertfordshire 24/02/2017
    JPH Hertfordshire 24/02/2017 Member Since 2013

    Cat Loving avid reader.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    59
    53
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fair story but Poor editing"

    Fairly decent story marred by some poor editing. There were a few paragraphs particularly in chapters 6 & 7 that were repeated, for example one paragraph relating to a fire & the possibility it was due to a chip pan. You found that the story would plod along getting then the narrator woukd repeat the last paragraph again which was very off putting. Also the narration would suddenly stop then start again with the last word or words repeated again. Other than these little niggles it was a an engrossing story if a little far fetched in places.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lindsey 27/04/2017
    Lindsey 27/04/2017 Member Since 2012

    Addicted to Audible!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    87
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    327
    59
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting and entertaining with some editing issues"

    The story itself took a little time to grab me, but then moved at a good pace and was entertaining. Narration was good but the recording is poorly edited; there are some passages that repeat, which is a little irritating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Philip Passmore 07/03/2017 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    65
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lacklustre"

    Whole story seemed to grind to a standstill half an hour before the end. Lacking in any sort of sparkle in those closing stages.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bridget McKeown 01/03/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great listen"

    Engaging story and kept me wanting to listen. Great narration. I'll be looking out for more listens by both the author and narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    mollyeyre 20/02/2017
    mollyeyre 20/02/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    720
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    520
    471
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Incredibly boring"

    Deary me this was so long and drawn out. The narrator told the story as if the listener was an imbecile, slowly pronouncing the words and articulating with such 'care'.. that was irritating, but the story was odd to say the least, only a couple of the characters were likeable, . Most were not at all rounded and felt as if they were cardboard cut outs. Really incredibly boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jules 15/02/2017
    Jules 15/02/2017 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bad recording but good story"

    Terrible recording as there were so many repeated sections. Very unusual to have so many in one recording.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jemimajenni San Salvador 02/02/2017
    Jemimajenni San Salvador 02/02/2017 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "suspense to the end"
    What made the experience of listening to Five Ways to Kill a Man the most enjoyable?

    Well read, and a thrilling storyline


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character Alice Finlay. The description of her in hospital after her stroke is brilliant, and her strength right until the end.


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

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Dorothy Darby
    16/06/17
    Overall
    "Five ways To Kill A Man"

    Great suspense ,the characters ,the book was phenomenal,I am intrigued by DCI Lorimer ,and Professor Sully

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.