By

Read By

David Tennant

Length

5 hrs and 33 mins

Audiobook Review

Quite Ugly One Morning

Christopher Brookmyre

Overall
Performance

Witty, gritty, dark and entertaining.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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Part satire, part whodunnit, this is witty and dark and entertaining and delightfully dour. Oh, and absolutely filthy both humour- and language-wise. Highly recommend.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

You can in no possible way ever go wrong by choosing David Tennant to narrate your book. I submit that it is an impossibility. I have just spent ten worthwhile minutes trying to think of an audiobook he couldn't elevate with his performance. The closest I got was The Handmaid's Tale. But who am I kidding? He'd slay as Offred. Brilliant choice. Totally paid off.

One issue: The music. Far be it from me to complain about good old 80s tunes, but there is a place and time, It was just a touch too jarring.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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If a cosy mystery got thrown in a blender with the works of David Wong. In Scotland.
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ABOUT

Quite Ugly One Morning

THE BLURB

Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell? A post-Thatcherite nightmare of frightening plausibility, Quite Ugly One Morning is a wickedly entertaining and vivacious thriller, full of acerbic wit, cracking dialogue, and villains both reputed and shell-suited.