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  • The Westies

  • Inside New York's Irish Mob
  • By: T. J. English
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

It's men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell's Kitchen its name. In the mid-1970s, these two longtime friends take the reins of New York's Irish mob, using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power. Jimmy, a charismatic sociopath, is the leader. Mickey, whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily, is his enforcer. Together they make brutality their trademark, butchering bodies or hurling them out the window.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Bananaman on 01-02-18

riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-18

slow start but then it kicks of with an increditable, well researched , well written and narrated tale of a criminal gang I had never heard of.

  • The Follower

  • A Rick Fuller Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Robert White
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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    5 out of 5 stars 100
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

The teenage son of front-running US presidential candidate Senator JE Blackman is found horribly murdered in a Manchester apartment. Blackman knows that if the intimate details of the crime become public, his political ambitions will be in ruins. There can be no arrests, no trial. The senator is one of the world’s richest men. Wealthy enough to make Washington dance to his tune and demand the CIA solve his problem. Their solution? Find a deniable operative.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly disappointed

  • By Thewilsonman on 14-07-18

can't wait to get the next book in the series

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Reviewed: 11-07-18

brilliant entertaini g riveting just love the characters the plot and the whole feel 9f the tale

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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 528
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    5 out of 5 stars 492
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

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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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 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

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
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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 278
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

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

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 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

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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Reviewed: 10-05-17

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

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  • The Blackhouse

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773

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

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 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

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

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 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

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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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 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best from this author

  • By R. on 19-02-16

another tour dear force from Simon Kernick

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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.