Red Riding Quartet

4 books in series
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Nineteen Seventy Four Summary

*Please note this audiobook contains explicit language.

Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. It’s winter, 1974, Yorkshire, Christmas bombs, Lord Lucan on the run, the Bay City Rollers, and Eddie Dunford’s got the job he wanted – crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn’t know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan’s wings stitched into her back. A gypsy camp in a ring of fire. Corruption everywhere you look.

In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings passion and stylistic bravado to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession and greed, and starts a highly acclaimed crime series that has redefined how the genre is approached.

David Peace (born 1967) is an English author. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta in 2003 and won the 2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is also known for his novels GB84 and The Damned United; the latter was made into a feature film starring Michael Sheen.

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  • Book 1

    • Nineteen Seventy Four

    • Red Riding Quartet
    • By: David Peace
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. It’s winter, 1974, Yorkshire, Christmas bombs, Lord Lucan on the run, the Bay City Rollers, and Eddie Dunford’s got the job he wanted – crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn’t know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan’s wings stitched into her back. A gypsy camp in a ring of fire. Corruption everywhere you look.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When?s the next instalment?!

    • By Michael on 02-07-10

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Nineteen Seventy Seven

    • Red Riding Quartet
    • By: David Peace
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    If you thought fiction couldn't get darker then think again. Nineteen Seventy Seven, the second instalment of the Red Riding Quartet, is one long nightmare.Its heroes - the half decent copper Bob Fraser and the burnt-out hack Jack Whitehead - would be considered villains in most people's books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Leopold on 22-12-10

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • Nineteen Eighty

    • Red Riding Quartet
    • By: David Peace
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when the Ripper murders his 13th victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter’s quest becomes personal as he has nothing left to lose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By wendy on 05-01-12

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 4

    • Nineteen Eighty Three: Red Riding Quartet

    • By: David Peace
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The fourth and Final Instalment in the Red Riding Quartet. With Nineteen Eighty Three, David Peace completes the Red Riding Quartet, an astonishing, sustained epic. Three intertwining storylines see the Quartet’s central themes of corruption and the perversion of justice come to a head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting conclusion to a remarkable series

    • By Helen on 07-07-13

    Regular price: £22.99