Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in her punk phase she got herself pregnant, and now she's 46. She's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet. Then her son, Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer, is forced to disappear and to part with the secrets of his research. Jane will finally get the adventure she's always wanted but at a price....
©2005 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"Memorably funny lines." (Daily Mail)
"Funny, electric and captivating." (The Times)
James Bond meets River City, a great plot, plenty of tension and some hilarious retribution. Slick to the end.
Felt sorry for Sarah Barron towards the end as she'd evidently contracted a bit of a cold through her narration, though this didn't dent her performance or her fulfilling the enjoyment of my listen
My favourite Brookmeyre book funny well paced story, good characters that make you think I know someone like that.
That the action hero might be your own grannie who like you was young once with similar youthful dreams and gives us the belief that we could be James Bond if asked.
Where on earth did the 5 star reviews come from. I am just about losing the will to live with this one - what a waste of a credit.
I have listened to the couple of hours, OK, maybe that's not enough to get into it - but honestly there is a limit to my patience. So far absolutely nothing has happened apart from a lot of childish banter and a trip in a helecopter!
The characters haven't made any impression on me whatsoever - I shall just cut my losses.
Submarine commander, astronaut and surgeon.....on a weekend. In the week I take it easy, when my regular job, kids and dogs allow :)
Eventually, but there is a few more ahead of it in the list
Chaos Cottage. Gripping.
No. It's not that type of book
I love Christopher Brookmyre. A great storey teller, particularly when introducing humour. This wasn't one of those, but still stands put as a excellent thriller.
Generally listening in the car as I am on the road a lot with work. Will be listening to a variety of genres.
First book of Brookmyre's that I've listened to but have read a number before.
The story moves along at a good pace, has his usual blend of dry wit and brutal parts which both lead to an enjoyable story.
A thoroughly enjoyable tale that gets you on the edge of your seat one minute and laughing out loud the next. Slow to start, but well worth the wait, with great characters and disbelief only suspended slightly.
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