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Slow Motion Ghosts

By: Jeff Noon
Narrated by: Dean Williamson
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Slow Motion Ghosts by Jeff Noon, read by Dean Williamson.

A dark and labyrinthine thriller from a bold new voice in crime fiction.

It is 1981. London is bruised by austerity, social unrest and racial tension, and the police are at war. Anger has erupted in the Brixton Riots and is finding expression in protest, anarchy and punk. For Detective Inspector Hobbes, the battle lines are being redrawn within his own ranks as right and wrong are clouded by prejudice.

Into this mess comes a murder. A promising young singer has been maimed and killed, and the artistry of the crime is disturbing. On the hunt for the killer, Hobbes begins an investigation that will lead him deep into a subculture hidden beneath the everyday. A cult of personality that hides from the problems of the city and escapes to a world of its own, a world that is at once seductive and devastating. How far will Hobbes have to go to learn the truth? And how many more must die before he does?

Bringing the trademark imagination of his acclaimed early novels, Jeff Noon has delivered a police procedural with a difference - an intricate, twisting crime novel that pulls you in and doesn’t let go.

Jeff Noon is the author of six acclaimed novels, Vurt, Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Needle in the Groove and Falling Out of Cars, as well as two collections of short fiction, and is also the crime fiction reviewer for The Spectator. He lives in Brighton.

©2019 Jeff Noon (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks
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  • 28-05-19

it is ok but it doesn't feel like classic Jeff

While the story was cohesive and most characters felt well written it was missing some of the mystery and wonder of the classic Noon novels I remember from my youth. Or perhaps I am just getting old.