The Impossible Dead

  • by Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by Peter Forbes
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Malcolm Fox and his team are back. They've been sent to Fife to investigate whether fellow cops covered up for a corrupt colleague, Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct with his own uncle, also in the force, having proved to be his nemesis. But what should be a simple job is soon complicated by intimations of conspiracy - and a brutal murder committed with a weapon that should not even exist.
The spiralling investigation takes Fox back to 1985, a year of turmoil in British political life. Terrorists intent on a split between Scotland and the rest of the UK were becoming more ruthless, sending letter-bombs and poisonous spores to government offices, plotting kidnaps and murder, and trying to stay one step ahead of the spies sent to find them. Fox has a duty to get at the truth, while the body count rises, the clock starts ticking, and he fights for his professional and personal life.


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Good Book but not a great narration

What made the experience of listening to The Impossible Dead the most enjoyable?

I loved the story and I enjoyed the characters but found the narration and the false accents hard to digest.

What other book might you compare The Impossible Dead to and why?

Any Ian Rankin book

What three words best describe Peter Forbes’s performance?

Not very good

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


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited