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Real Tigers Audiobook

Real Tigers

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Publisher's Summary

London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned to spend the rest of their spy careers pushing paper.

But when one of these 'slow horses' is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries but also the highest authorities in the Security Service.

After years spent as the lowest on the totem pole, the slow horses suddenly find themselves caught in the midst of a conspiracy that threatens not only the future of Slough House but of MI5 itself....

©2016 Mick Herron (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Earnest 10/03/2016
    Earnest 10/03/2016
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    "Undiluted enjoyment"

    Truly. If you like this genre, even if you don't, listen to this novel. It's my third in the Author's series and it is splendid. It is fascinating to see the ongoing characters sparkle and scintillate through a very nicely plotted yarn. The language is just right. Intelligent, descriptive and very, very amusing. there is enough action to suit everyone's taste and even recognisable villains or "goodies" abound..no matter. Tonnes of recognisable Reality offsets the fiction and makes you pleased that Goodness can still prevail over dangerous Nutcases. Please. Keep going Mr Herron- more Slow Horses please.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. Murdoch 21/06/2016
    S. Murdoch 21/06/2016

    fraggle rock

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    "Great series"

    Really enjoyable. Characters are interesting (I love that they are flawed and that I can judge them on their actions rather than the author telling me how wonderful/bad they are). Lots of twists. And Jackson lamb is glorious.
    Narrator amongst the best.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rogayah 10/11/2016
    Rogayah 10/11/2016

    Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try

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    "Complicated creatures"

    The third book in the Slough House series told by the deep soft purring voice of Sean Barrett. Excellent, gripping and humorous. The team, all stamped by their past bungles as "slow horses" or losers show yet again that despite machinations by the good and the great they can rise to any, even some, almost impossible tasks.

    The series keeps getting better. More would be good as yet again we are left with loose ends!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Bedford, United Kingdom 15/07/2016
    anne Bedford, United Kingdom 15/07/2016 Member Since 2014

    As a recently retired "young" pensioner! I now have more time to read and listen to Audio Books as I renovate my house in Spain.

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    "Entertaining ."

    It took me a while to get used to the style of narration, monotone delivery, no break for new chapters or changes of scene. But once I did I could appreciate that this was a good way to deliver this series of books. Although it's about the British intelligence services, I do hope they bear little or no resemblance to this lot! Amusing, entertaining and full of interesting characters, ...... But not who you want protecting the country!

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    Paul 14/04/2016
    Paul 14/04/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Even better than Slow Horses"

    Cracking read! Fizzes with one liners. Would make a great TV series. Jackson Lamb is a superb character but to be fair all of the cast are really well fleshed out. Bring on the next book in the series....will Boris/P.J be P.M?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    david 16/09/2017
    david 16/09/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "good read"

    it is a good read but at times it did tend to waffle. but worth the read

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    Birdie 18/08/2017
    Birdie 18/08/2017
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    "Marvellous."

    A fine thriller with a full cast of misfits and slithey toves, but the real star is the wonderful acerbic wit and humour. Not to be missed.

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    "Brilliant and very funny"

    Great book, cery nicely read.
    I have previously read Slow Horses, the first in the series, which was good, but this funnier, more thought-provoking and richer in the turns of phrase. Lots of excitement and a cast of characters you care about on all sides.

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    Montees Newcastle 21/05/2017
    Montees Newcastle 21/05/2017 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself yourself!

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    "Slow Horses eat Real Lions"

    Another cracking tale from Slough Houses' finest mess ups. JL as menacing as ever. great book, and even better read by the SB. Great.

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    Phaedo 19/02/2017
    Phaedo 19/02/2017 Member Since 2014
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    What did you like most about Real Tigers?

    Funnily enough I like the Slow Horse characters; the first time I encountered them in 'Sleeping Lions' I thought I would not get on with such an unprepossessing crew but they are great!. Jackson Lamb whilst physically and socially abhorrent is caustically funny and made this reader laugh out loud in the street at several points.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Real Tigers?

    I won't deal in plot-spoilers but I can say that there are many memorable moments for the reader!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    There were convincing scenes of the ruthless dog eat dog nature of the secret world. The political element was represented by a character who was uncannily like a contemporary public figure and seemed to me to accurately portray him in all his repulsiveness! There is plenty of coherent and believable action as well to add a zing to the read!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I would have been happy to do that but I listen to about 30 minutes every day whilst power walking and it is just as enjoyable at that pace. I can't give higher praise than saying that even tramping through mud and rain is an enjoyable prospect with a 'Slow Horses' book to listen to!


    Any additional comments?

    Very high quality performance as always from Sean Barratt - he is one of the very best! The book is brilliantly written with superb characters and superb dialogue - there are brilliant Jackson Lamb 'one-liners' to treasure. The plot 'emerges' realistically from the actions of 'real-life' people not gun toting, karate chopping playstation figures.

    In both the Slough Books books I have read - they have kept me guessing right the way through.

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    "Splendid"

    This is the third of the Slough House trilogy and I was sorry to get to the end. I had grown fond of all the Slough House inhabitants, even the appalling Jackson Lamb, who gets most of the best lines, and the nerdy Roderick Ho. All three books are wildly implausible, but terrific fun and beautifully written. The narrator, Sean Barrett, does all the characters justice. The Slow Horses have all had a good outing, but I hope another trilogy with different characters is in the pipeline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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