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A Scream in Soho

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Summary

Soho during the blackouts of the Second World War. When a piercing scream rends the air and a bloodied knife is found, Detective Inspector MacCarthy is soon on the scene.

He must move through the dark, seedy Soho underworld - peopled by Italian gangsters, cross-dressing German spies and glamorous Austrian aristocrats - as he attempts to unravel the connection between the mysterious Madame Rohner and the theft of secret antiaircraft defence plans.

©2014 John G. Brandon; introduction: Marftin Edwards (P)2016 Soundings

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extremely good keep s you riveted


very enjoyable couldn't stop listening. I would recommend this audible title ; hope to listening to the next story very shortly


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  • 29-07-16

Moderately shallow characters

A well narrated piece that is gripping if a little shallow in both character and storyline

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Any comparison to Bulldog Drummond is pretty thin

The setting and the people of Soho at the start of WW2 are great and a real treat for those who know and love London. The story is okay, not as exciting as Bulldog Drummond or the Saint by any stretch though. I think the real issue is that while the reader isn't bad, he's remarkably dull. My ears just tune him out so I had to keep going back and relistening to parts I missed. I noticed the same on others in this series of books he's read but thought it was the plots that weren't gripping those cases. This should have been a fun listen, but turned out to be rather tedious

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  • Elizabeth A. Tierney
  • 15-07-16

Excellent story but not a whodunnit

I really enjoyed this book, even though it was more of a thriller than a golden age mystery. Gordon Griffin is, as always, excellent. Recommended.

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  • 01-06-19

Good Story of the golden age.

Great story, a little to much of over thinking the clues, but otherwise a story with lots of twists and action. Read by one of the best on Audible

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