Listen to Episode 2 Of Stonemouth

Episode One of Stonemouth by Iain Banks aired on BBC Radio 4 as their Book At Bedtime last night. If you missed it you can listen to an MP3 here.

Synposis of the episode:
Stewart is catching up with old friends and a flashback takes us back to his childhood when he first met Ellie Murston.
Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth. After five years in exile his presence is required at the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life, staying away might be even more dangerous than turning up. An estuary town north of Aberdeen, Stonemouth, with its five mile beach, can be beautiful on a sunny day.
On a bleak one, it can seem to offer little more than seafog, gangsters, cheap drugs and a suspension bridge irresistible to suicides. And although there's supposed to be a temporary truce between Stewart and the town's biggest crime family, it's soon clear that only Stewart is taking this promise of peace seriously. Before long a quick drop into the cold grey Stoun begins to look like the soft option. As he steps back into the minefield of his past to confront his guilt and all that it has lost him, Stu uncovers ever darker stories, and his homecoming takes a more lethal turn than even he had anticipated.
Read by David Tennant
Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Episode three will air tonight at 10.45pm on BBC Radio 4. Read more about it here.