Angelique De Xavier
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 472 ratings)
  • 1
    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away | Chris Brookmyre

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated By Steve Worsley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (139)

    Back when they were students, Simon and his friend, Ray, had dreams to become rock stars. Fifteen years later their mid-30s are bearing down fast, and they're having to accept a less glamorous life. Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody finds their own way of coping. But for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.

    Superb, sarcastic and full of great characters

    The book itself is excellent - the student politics and characters (especially for someone who went to Glasgow University) are extremely well drawn an..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 January 2016 by Lindsay ()
  • 2
    The Sacred Art of Stealing | Chris Brookmyre

    The Sacred Art of Stealing

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated By Caroline Guthrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (74)

    Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl, and he was the son of a rich industrialist. Er, no, this is a Christopher Brookmyre novel, although the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank robbers, and his eyes were the only part of him she could see behind the mask....

    new narrator please.

    worst American accent ever. Bad pronunciation of names and "allegory". Still Love this book though

    Reviewed on 26 August 2015 by Jennifer Random ()
  • 3
    A Snowball in Hell | Christopher Brookmyre

    A Snowball in Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated By Kenny Blyth
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    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.

    Brilliant!

    This is Brookmyer at his iconoclastic best. An impossible plot is laid down and with the many twist and turns eventually comes to a satisfactory outc..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 September 2009 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)