Slough House
Books in series5
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(4.4 based on 879 ratings)
  • 1
    Slow Horses | Mick Herron

    Slow Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (279)

    Slough House is Jackson Lamb's kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They're the service's poor relations - the slow horses - and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

    Intelligence, wit and great plot

    The idea of intelligence services maintaining influence and their budgets by encouraging a satisfactory threat level is not totally new, but when link..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 November 2010 by Kevin (Tyldesley, Gtr Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Dead Lions | Mick Herron

    Dead Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (190)

    London’s Slough House is where disgraced MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their washed-up careers. Now they have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. Slough House’s head honcho, the despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered.

    Very clever story

    I struggled a little to get all the characters straight in my head to start but as the story unfolds the different roles became clear. Very clever, lo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 May 2015 by VLF (Kent)
  • 2.5
    The List | Mick Herron

    The List

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    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 Book..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 July 2017 by veronica (cheshire)
  • 3
    Real Tigers | Mick Herron

    Real Tigers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (226)

    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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 March 2016 by Earnest ()
  • 4
    Spook Street | Mick Herron

    Spook Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of no-hopers at Slough House.

    Excellent as always

    Love the characters. Slough House is a wonderful invention, and is packed with terrific characters you just want to follow and observe. And I love the..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 July 2017 by Clare (SWANSEAUnited Kingdom)