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  • Bleeding Hearts

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Bleeding Hearts

By: Ian Rankin
Narrated by: Steven Pacey
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Summary

The death of a journalist from a single bullet to the heart makes for a dramatic story - but the twist in the tale is that this time, it's the man who fired the gun who's asking all the questions... The assassin, Michael Weston, knows he has carried out his assignment successfully. One mistake was enough, a long time ago, when a young girl had accidentally received the fatal bullet. Her father hired a PI named Hoffer to track him down. Every time Weston completed a job, Hoffer was not far behind. But why had the police been on the scene so quickly? Weston has to find out - even if it means coming face to face with Hoffer...

©2006 Ian Rankin (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Dreadful. Avoid.

Really bad book. Really Really bad book.
Why do I need to enter a certain number of words to say it's a bad book?

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I prefer a good old Rebus

narrator kept us interested. story ok too much info on guns for our taste. very high death rate apart from the good guys. prefer a good rebus!

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engaging enjoyable and with a last minute surprise

pacey can be relied on to deliver a good performance and even though the story has some flaws its goodcentertainment that keeps you engaged. well worth a listed

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Excellent

Great to read something of rankins that’s not rebus,I’ve read every rebus book and absolutely love them,this book is excellent and up to his usual high standard

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one of my favourite books

lobed it. Ian ranking writing as Jack Harvey. Great story. from start to finish I was hooked

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Started really well

The beginning was tight, intelligent, then it slowly became unbelievably boring. A bad sign, when I just skip bits, to find out what on earth the explanation is going to be and it was a huge, and I do mean huge, disappointment. I guess it paid the mortgage though. I always wonder with a collaboration, who wrote which bits, and more to the point, why.

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loved it

listened while driving at work, super story as usual. Always a safe bet with rankin

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Great Tale.

Strong story. Credible characters. Narrator very good. Lots more than Rebus to Ian Rankin. Excellent.

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Another great story

A fast paced gung ho story, complicated plot, lousy climax that left the reader or listener hanging and feeling disappointed, too many loose ends and not what one expects from followers of Rankin. The narration by Steven Pacey was superb.

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  • JH
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Not surprised Ian Rankin wrote this with another name!

Bought this book after searching for Ian Rankin on Audible. Expected a story with some kind of direction or purpose. This book has neither.
The story meanders from one heavily described scene to another, almost as though Rankin was practicing another genre but gets it wrong almost all the time.
The story is not helped by a reader who makes this all extremely boring.
Regret this purchase.