• Cold Granite

  • Logan McRae, Book 1
  • By: Stuart MacBride
  • Narrated by: John Sessions
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 02-05-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.1 (152 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch - strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. There's a killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. If that wasn't enough, Logan also has to contend with a new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and thinks everyone's a fool, and his own ex-girlfriend, the beautiful but chilly Isobel MacAlister, who also happens to be the chief pathologist. The only good news is WPC "Ball Breaker" Watson, Logan's new guardian angel. The dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. If Logan isn't careful, he's going to end up joining them.
Set in Aberdeen, where the rainy season lasts all year, criminal gangs vie for supremacy on the streets, and the oil industry brings an influx of wealth and vice, this is a gritty, powerful debut thriller by a writer with a wonderfully observant eye and a characteristically Scottish sense of gallows humour.
©2005 Stuart MacBride; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK
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By A. J. McConachie on 02-12-07

Excellent! Stuart MacBride! Fantastic

Grisly gruesome ghastly kidnappings & murders in The Granite City, of Aberdeen Scotland. Lots of twist and turns. The Narration is superb! You won’t put this one down until the spine tingling end!
More! More! More!
UNABRIDGED PLEASE.

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By John on 07-29-10

gritty, human, great fun

The characters are real people, who make mistakes, but keep trying. And the best part is, they are genuinely funny along the way. This is the first book i've listened to by this author, and have to say i thoroughly enjoyed it. The story is quite good, but it's really the odd cast of characters and their dialog that seemed so refreshing and interesting to me. The narration was excellent as well. Highly recommended.

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By Martin on 07-03-07

Not For The Aberdeen Tourist Authority

Fantastic listen, the narration is excellent, the tale forces you to think but the humour breaks up what could be a very dark and disturbing story. Highly recommended.

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By Barbara on 06-08-16

Gripping

At the stat I thought it would be too gruesome for me as child or animal cruelty is a subject I avoid. But Stuart Mac Brides tale expertly narrated but the smooth voice of John Sessions gently took the listener from one vile, wicked find and quickly showed us where there was a crack in the plot where DC Logan could find hope and move the story forward.
I am looking forward to listening to his other books.

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By Hailey Eadndel on 03-07-17

Wish it was longer

Went with this one as it was the only version available but I wish it was the unabridged one. Lots is story missed out and didn't get the proper character introductions or back story (I've read the book so am aware of the missing bits). Aside from that it's fun (for a police book about dead children that it) and the narrator did a great job. Stuart MacBride writes as Scottish people talk so it was great to hear it as he intended.

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By carol on 11-28-16

Dark but brilliant

The story was gripping - the characters well crafted and the the whole brilliantly narrated. Thoroughly recommend Stuart MacBride.

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