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The Gathering Dark Audiobook

The Gathering Dark: Inspector McLean, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Gathering Dark by James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore.

A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating.

DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss - and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.

But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a second crisis develops: the new Chief Superintendent's son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash....

Brilliantly plotted and utterly compelling, this is the gripping new novel in the best-selling Inspector McLean series.

©2017 James Oswald (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Wras 03/02/2018
    Wras 03/02/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Comfortable read but so repetitive. "


    Finally, the supernatural is openly supernatural but for a very short spell, what has not changed is the pandering to the new readers; we are told about the car, his wife and Madam Rose ( A character that contributes very little to the plot but political correctness ) and the cats at noxious.
    This is book eight and the conspiracy theories have not advanced one bit, also the characters are becoming stuck in a groove that seems to just go on repeat.
    I had looked forward to this book but find it disappointing and repetitive, time to develop characters and storyline, time to take a chance, the Alfa Romeo is parked in the garage and readers are very forgiving; no need to fear losing it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Has the patience of Job it seems. 28/01/2018
    Simon Has the patience of Job it seems. 28/01/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "Warmly Supernatural!"

    Another quality episode in a series which delivers a real hard edge of the modern world alongside whispers of the creepy supernatural while somehow wrapping them up in a cuddly blanket. There are true elements of horror here but with devices like Madame Rose and Mrs McCutcheon's cat as well as the warmth invested in his characters Oswald achieves an excellent balance.

    Of course some of that warmth comes from the deliciously smooth tones of Ian Hanmore who will surely always be the voice of Tony McLean and company. His is a voice I could, in fact have, listened to for hours.

    I wouldn't say it is always as intense as some of the earlier books but it's very engaging throughout and the various parts of the ending draw it together very impressively. In fact for anyone who is invested in these characters it doesn't just drift off it delivers a smart punch to the jaw to jolt you out of any complacency and leaves you wanting the next book to come quickly!

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 16/02/2018
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    "another great story"

    different from your everyday crime thriller, can't wait for the next one in the series
    how will Emma cope now....

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    Ross Greenhill 15/02/2018
    Ross Greenhill 15/02/2018 Member Since 2014
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    "brilliant as always"

    another fantastic book from James Oswald brilliantly read by Ian Hanmore. kept me gripped until the last word. fantastic.

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    Vicstervic 09/02/2018
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    "Another great Tony McLean tale"

    James Oswald has this amazing knack of making supernatural events seem almost normal and Tony McLean seems to have an equally good knack of getting involved in these weird events.

    I have read all of this series and they just get better and better. Some of the characters feel like old friends, like Madam Rose and Angus Cadwallader.

    I bought and downloaded this the day it was released and have devoured it, as I have all the others. Very entertaining and if there is an audio version of a page turner, this is it!

    Ian Hanmore is as brilliant as ever, his voice is so lovely to listen to and he reads women very well too, something a lot of male narrators struggle with.

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    jk 06/02/2018
    jk 06/02/2018 Member Since 2014
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    "Brillant !!!
    As always a great story !! "

    I am now sorry I have finished it! Narrator is perfect as always!!
    If you want a treat and you enjoy a good crime book listen to all the Inspector McLean Books from Book 1 ! And enjoy!

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    Martin Gilje Jaatun Bodø, Norway 05/02/2018
    Martin Gilje Jaatun Bodø, Norway 05/02/2018 Member Since 2013
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    "possibly the best yet"

    fast paced, with the supernatural saved till the end. leaving us hanging, so hope for further installments of this great series.

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    "Darkness continues..."

    I think Tony could cut a break at this stage-good story and excellent narration, but a bit of happiness is long overdue....come on Mr Oswald!

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    Alan Hughes 03/02/2018
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    "moving and breathtaking listen"

    an excellent read the takes you through some detailed and elaborate plot twists with grace. Tony is an amazing character with true strength and vulnerability

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    J Chappell 01/02/2018
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    "always a good read"

    A good follow to bk 7 and as always the story is spread widely and pulling all the threads together at the end. The narration is excellent and has a timbre to it that impacts the story to a greater level.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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