• Prayer for the Dead

  • Inspector McLean, Book 5
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Series: Inspector McLean, Book 5
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Prayer for the Dead, from the best-selling Inspector McLean series by Sunday Times best-selling author James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore.
Are you ready to be reborn? The search for a missing journalist is called off as a body is found at the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the victim has undergone a macabre ritual of purification.
Inspector Tony McLean knew the dead man, and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. The baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But it is not the only thing about this case that McLean will find beyond belief.
Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, he must track down a killer driven by the darkest compulsions, who will answer only to a higher power...
Are you ready for the mysteries to be revealed?
©2015 James Oswald (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lucy on 03-08-15

Another great book in the series

Another excellent book in the series excellently narrated as usual!

I do think they need to be read in order as there are lots of references to previous stories and McLean's background.

Hope there are more and read by Ian Hanmore- he is up there in my top 2 of narrators with Sean Barrett!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 08-28-15

Nearly as good but not quite

I'm a genuine fan of what James Oswald has done with this series and I think that in Ian Hanmore he has paired up with a stylish narrator perfectly suited to the stories. The characters are easy to identify with and "Grumpy Bob" never ceases to put a smile on my face. This story though didn't engage me as much as the previous ones and while still enjoyable I hope for a stronger and more gripping plot next time. Still well worth a read and while I think I can imagine why people found the whispering irritating I think it was a good touch and added the right creepy notes. A matter of taste!

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2 out of 5 stars
By michelle on 07-12-16


I've read the whole series and found the books are getting increasingly repetitive.
I find Mcleans constant belittlement by his inept superiors irritating and his constantly getting put upon and never having a life outside of work as frustrating.
The series started well but I feel it's losing its way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By soo jay on 07-06-18

The best so far.

I've been following DI Tony McLean from the beginning and this one did not dissapoint. Ian Hanmore again delivers a pitch-perfect reading and Oswald has all his characters developing beautifully. Creepy and suspenseful narrative without gratuitous gore. Just enough gore! :)

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