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    • Quite Ugly One Morning

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite brilliant

    • By Allan on 14-08-06

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Country of the Blind

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape. Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Brilliant read

    • By Mick on 15-07-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    We could tell you about the bodies. We could tell you their names, where they were found, the states they were in. We could tell you about the suspects, too, the evidence, the investigators; join a few dots, even throw you a motive. But what would be the point? After all, you know these people. You went to school with them. We all did. So if you really knew them then, you’ll already have all the answers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "F*&%ing Brilliant!!!"

    • By Jacqueline on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Not the End of the World

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The crew of an oceanic research vessel goes missing in the Pacific along with their mini submarine. An evangelical media star holds a rally next door to a cinematic convention in LA. The cops know there's going to be trouble, but what they didn't foresee was the presence of a Glaswegian photographer with an indecipherable accent and a strong dislike of hypocrisy or of a terrorist who seems to have access to plutonium as well as Semtex.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sounds like he's doing a Shrek impression

    • By John Logan on 13-01-16

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Be My Enemy

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    It was a junket, a freebie. A 'team-building' weekend in the highlands for lawyers, advertising execs, businessmen, even the head of a charity. Oh, and a journalist, specially solicited for his renowned and voluble scepticism - Jack Parlabane. Amid the flying paintballs and flowing Shiraz even the most cynical admit the organisers have pulled some surprises - stalkers in the forest, power cuts in the night, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this author's work!

    • By Stephen on 09-12-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Pandaemonium

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer...not to mention booze, drugs, clandestine liaisons and as much partying as they can get away with. Not so far away, the commanders of a top-secret military experiment, long-since spiralled out of control, fear they may have literally unleashed the forces of Hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pandaemonium (Unabridged)

    • By Karen on 27-01-10

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Boiling a Frog

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Jack Parlabane is an investigative journalist who is not averse to breaking the law for a good story. Scottish parliament is in catatonic shock after experiencing its first dose of Westminster sleaze and the Catholic Church of Scotland is taking advantage of the politicians' discomfort. Behind the scenes the truth is obscured. Aware he's missing out on a great story; Parlabane discovers that contacts and a way with words is no defence against people he has helped to put away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • slow start! brilliant finish

    • By Revmama on 12-01-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • A Snowball in Hell

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Simon Darcourt, an inventive killer with a sense of humour, is creating his own celebrity talent show, one that is generating more publicity than its contestants have ever had in their lives. The catch is that those lives won't be very long. The police turn to Angelique de Xavia, a cop who has crossed his path before. However, the police are not the only people who want Darcourt. Now she's faced not only with tracking him down, but also with the task of ensuring she doesn't end up dead once she's served her purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Rogayah on 03-09-09

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Billy Boyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? Aye, right. That was Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter, anyway. But this was before he found himself in the more compromising position of being not only dead himself, but worse: dead with an exclusive still to file.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • only one fly in the ointment

    • By Pimento on 16-10-16

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Jaggy Splinters

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: David Monteath, Christopher Brookmyre, Jonathan Hackett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Everyone's favourite unorthodox journalist Jack Parlabane goes undercover to investigate the mysterious and lucrative world of alternative medicine - in particular, the practice of homeopathy. Are there unexplained forces that can be harnessed to heal us, or is it all a load of sugar?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great bite size stories.. finished in one sitting!

    • By Steven L. on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? “Aye, right…” was journalist Jack Parlabane’s stance on the matter. But this was before he found himself in the compromising position of being not only dead himself but dead with an exclusive still to file. One thing he knows for certain: death is not the end - it’s the ultimate undercover assignment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant brookmyre

    • By Matthew Newell on 10-02-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience’ - every facility any tourist who hates going abroad will ever want will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig. To test the facilities he's hosting a reunion for his old school friends. He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along - a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful awful accents

    • By Kindle Customer on 14-09-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in her punk phase she got herself pregnant, and now she’s 46. She's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet. Then her son, Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer, is forced to disappear and to part with the secrets of his research. Jane will finally get the adventure she’s always wanted but at a price....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, entertaining book

    • By Mrs on 25-04-16

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Die hohe Kunst des Bankraubs

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Sandra Borgmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Fünf maskierte Clowns überfallen eine Glasgower Bank und gehen dabei ebenso unterhaltsam und höflich wie raffiniert vor. Erst im letzten Moment durchschaut Inspector Angelique de Xavia den kunstvollen Plan der Bankräuber. Doch da ist es bereits zu spät. Angespornt von dieser Niederlage und fasziniert vom Kopf der Bande nimmt sie die Ermittlungen auf.

    Regular price: £12.19