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A Slough House Novella
Narrated by: Seán Barrett
Series: Slough House, Book 2.5
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (224 ratings)

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Summary

Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account - and there's only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career's worth of spy secrets.

©2015 Mick Herron (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Mick herron and Sean Barrett a marriage made in heaven

A very entertaining short story. I couldn't resist this one and it didn't disappoint. Just look on it as a taster to a brilliant series of 'Spook Books'

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  • Lou
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 16-06-18

Short, but great!

Loved it from start to finish, short, but still had my undivided attention! Thanks Mick!

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Intriguing.

An interesting plot line, excellently developed into an entertaining mouthful. Well narrated, as always by Sean Barrett.

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  • Mark
  • Essex
  • 09-06-18

Spook Street Quickie

This is a lovely little 'amuse bouche' between main courses. John Bachelor is nobody's leading man but this is more than compensated for by the deliciously devious 'Lady Di' who is on top form - as usual. Well worth a credit.

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Mick Heron at his best!!

Mick Heron at his best! just wish it was longer! Roll on 2018 so I can listen to his latest creation!

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Terrific teaser

How affirming to listen to a very well written part of a tale than an interminable hodge podge of mangled plot lines which I have recently endured.
Funny, often lyrical and always requiring full attention, the author has done it again.

Needless to say, the reader can only wish that we could have had "the next part" too. It would be nice to see Ms Taverner trip over.
But by the time this new recruit became a plot line, the team at Slough House would be gone.

Mr Barrett retains the title of the A1 reader of novels.

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Struggled

Not sure if I was just distracted but I understood very little of this story. The others have been gripping from the start, no chance of being distracted by chores while listening. Hope the next is back up to standard, or at least my brain is less likely to wonder off.

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Spooks, spies and scheming

Another excellent piece of work from Mick Heron. His Slough House series is addictive, and as a short story this piece demonstrates why his books are so moorish. Great writing style, humour, intelligence and a twist.

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A tasty morsel

Slough House but as tapas. Great stuff and leaves one wanting the next main course.

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Short story

Bought it under the impression it was a book but it is a short story I felt short changed. Sharp practice will not read another such.

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  • Neville Stern
  • 05-11-17

Narrator Sean Barrett gives perfect measured performance

Particularly of Jackson Lamb. Consistency essential to representing so eccentric a character is managed and maintained with aplomb.