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  • Spook Street

  • Slough House, Book 4
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of no-hopers at Slough House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another scorcher

  • By K on 04-10-17

brilliant as usual

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-18

just love the Sloane House books and characters, Jackson Lamb obnoxious as he is is SO entertaining an a witty I find myself laughing out loud at his totally inappropriate dry wit, more please

  • Dead Lions

  • Slough House, Book 2
  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

London’s Slough House is where disgraced MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their washed-up careers. Now they have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. Slough House’s head honcho, the despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Emma on 31-08-14

brilliant tale, great narration, witty and suspens

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-18

a responsibly, suspenseful and entertaining story, can't wait to hear the next in the series

  • Lennox

  • By: Craig Russell
  • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Glasgow, 1953, is a hard city at a hard time. The war may be over but the battle for the streets is just beginning, and shady investigator Lennox is the man in the middle. The McGahern twins were on the way up until Tam, the brains of the outfit, becomes the victim of a vicious contract killing. Tam's brother Frankie turns to Lennox to find out who killed his twin. Lennox refuses. Later that night, Frankie turns up dead, and Lennox finds himself in the frame for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By mustrumridcully on 29-08-11

totally brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

what a great surprise this book was, really great plot, great narration and with so many dry and funny comments and quips I found myself chuckle g at times. can't wait to get on to the next book in this series

  • Exposure

  • By: Helen Dunmore
  • Narrated by: Emma Fenney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

By the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Lie. Forbidden love, intimate betrayal and the devastating power of exposure drive Helen Dunmore's remarkable new title. London, November 1960: the Cold War is at its height. Spy fever fills the newspapers, and the political establishment knows how and where to bury its secrets. When a highly sensitive file goes missing, Simon Callington is accused of passing information to the Soviets and arrested.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartstopping and addictive

  • By Kindle Customer on 27-03-16

really good listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

after what I thpit a slow start I soon became engrossed on the charachters and the story. really good listening

  • The Blackhouse

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

The Isle of Lewis is the most desolate and harshly beautiful place in Scotland. When a bloody murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. Since Fin himself was raised on the island, the investigation represents not only a journey home but a voyage into his past. Each year twelve island men sail out to a remote and treacherous rock called An Sgeir on a perilous quest to slaughter nesting seabirds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book

  • By Flint on 09-04-16

one of the best stories i have listened to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

not my usual choice for a book but what a revelation. a heartwarming enthralling suspensful book could stop listening to it

  • The Last 10 Seconds

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

THE UNDERCOVER COP. Having worked undercover the last ten years, Sean Egan is used to life on the edge. He’s recently infiltrated one of London’s most dangerous criminal gangs, and they’ve just informed him that they want him for a very special job: the daring abduction from police custody of a serial killer known as The Night Creeper. THE KILLER. Brutally violent yet highly intelligent, The Night Creeper has earned his reputation by torturing five young women to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book defo worth a listen!

  • By James on 08-11-13

Simon Kernick does it again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-17

a really gripping tale another tour de force from Simon Kernick what am In going to domwhen I have listened to them all? great narration as usual

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  • Ultimatum

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

A threat has been made. An ultimatum delivered. Innocent people are in mortal danger. The gripping new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller.8am: an explosion blasts through a cafe in central London. Minutes later a call is made to a local radio station: ‘We’ve just detonated a bomb. Another will explode shortly. The British Government has until 8pm tonight to meet all our demands, or a far greater attack will take place somewhere in the country that will bring fire down on all your heads.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast-moving thriller

  • By Kirstine on 27-06-14

superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-17

a really great story. another win for Simon Kernick can't wait for the next book.

  • The Witness

  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Diana Kent, Jonathan Keeble, Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and The Final Minute. When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unbearable

  • By Allison B. on 11-03-16

another tour dear force from Simon Kernick

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

this is yet another great tale from Simon Kernick. fast paced, believable and riveting. The narration is also really good.

  • The Bone Field

  • The heart-stopping new thriller
  • By: Simon Kernick
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 662

A new twist to a decades old mystery. 1990. A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand. She is never seen again. 2016. Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead. So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By P M Sedgwick on 08-10-17

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-17

another great tale from Simon Kernick really rivetting and good narration
I can really recommend this book

  • Dark Suits and Sad Songs

  • A D.C.I. Daley Thriller, Book 3
  • By: Denzil Meyrick
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It's clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick, DS Scott, wrestling with his own demons, Daley's world is in meltdown.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator

  • By Flint on 18-02-17

superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-16

as usual a really good tale and great narration. can't wait to get in to the next DCI Daley

2 of 3 people found this review helpful