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  • Slow Horses: Slough House, Book 1 | Mick Herron

    Slow Horses: Slough House, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up cases in any number of ways - by leaving a secret file on a train or blowing a surveillance. River Cartwright, one such "slow horse", is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.

    tek-nique says: "Great Alternative Spyware Story"
  • Spook Street | Mick Herron

    Spook Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    A thrilling fourth installment in the CWA Gold Dagger-winning Slough House series. What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too many secrets but don't remember they're secret? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good? These are the questions River Cartwright must ask when his grandfather, a Cold War-era operative, starts to forget to wear pants and begins to suspect everyone in his life has been sent by the Service to watch him.

    Aaron says: "Great Series"
  • Real Tigers | Mick Herron

    Real Tigers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    The Bond-esque River Cartwight and his group of defunct MI5 spies, headed by the irascible Jackson Lamb, will do anything to get back into the game. When a member of London's Slough House - MI5's stable for disgraced spies, so-called "slow horses" - is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must risk treason and breach Regent's Park to steal intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. But the kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg as they are caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not only of Slough House but of MI5 itself.

    Aaron says: "A taste of Caviar in Slough House"
  • Dead Lions | Mick Herron

    Dead Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    London’s Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “"low horses", as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. But now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade’s circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets.

    Faja4x says: "Mick Herron is a good author...but..."
  • Why We Die | Mick Herron

    Why We Die

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Tim Whitby checks into a hotel, he’s not intending to check out again – but then he meets Katrina Blake, a woman in need of rescue. When Arkle, Baxter and Trent inherit the family business, they’re not planning on making a go of it – there are quicker ways of getting rich. But when Zoë Boehm agrees to track down the masked men who robbed Harold Sweeney’s jewellery shop, she’s just looking for some cash to pay off the taxman. She’s not expecting to wind up in a coffin.

    Aaron says: "Average Investigative Thriller"
  • Dead Lions | Mick Herron

    Dead Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    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.

    M. Alman says: "Absolutely superb"
  • The Last Voice You Hear | Mick Herron

    The Last Voice You Hear

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a woman dies beneath the wheels of a train and her newly acquired love fails to turn up at the funeral, private investigator Zoë Boehm is hired to find him. And in attempting to unlock the secrets of a woman she's never met, in search of a man who might be anyone, Zoë finds only more questions. As her search leads her nearer to two different kinds of criminal, she starts to wonder if the man she is looking for has found her first. And if he has, is that going to make her another victim?

  • Spook Street | Mick Herron

    Spook Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    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.

  • Slow Horses | Mick Herron

    Slow Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    (249)
    Story
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    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.

    Susianna says: "Le Carre's Heir Apparent"
  • Down Cemetery Road | Mick Herron

    Down Cemetery Road

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Sarah Tucker - a young married woman, bored and unhappy with her life - becomes obsessed with trying to find a little girl who disappears after a neighbouring house is destroyed by a massive explosion. She soon discovers that people she thought long dead are still alive and those living are fast joining the dead. What begins in suburban south Oxford ends on a remote and unwelcoming Scottish island as the hunt for the missing child takes Sarah out of her marriage and onto a journey with a troubled ex-soldier.

    John says: "Not bad, but this author has better"
  • Nobody Walks | Mick Herron

    Nobody Walks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The death of Tom Bettany's estranged 26-year-old son brings him back to London. His return sparks the interest of everyone from mobsters to MI5 officers - he may have thought he left his old life as a spy behind, but nobody just walks away. Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets the voicemail from an English woman he doesn't know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead. Liam was smoking dope on his London balcony when he fell....

    Aaron says: "Loved the book, hated the ending"
  • Smoke and Whispers | Mick Herron

    Smoke and Whispers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads North for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zöe Boehm, but putting a name to the corpse only raises further questions. Did Zöe kill herself, or did one of her old cases come looking for her? And what's brought Sarah's former sparring partner Gerard Inchon to the same broken-down hotel?

    Aaron says: "Top of the Class"
  • Real Tigers | Mick Herron

    Real Tigers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    (7)
    Story
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    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.

    Robin says: "Splendid"
  • Reconstruction | Mick Herron

    Reconstruction

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a man with a gun breaks into her school, nursery teacher Louise Kennedy knows there's not likely to be a happy ending...But Jaime isn't there on a homicidal whim, and he's as scared as the hostages he's taken.

    Lloyd says: "Don't judge this book by its title"
  • Nobody Walks | Mick Herron

    Nobody Walks

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead. Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking dope. Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to find out the truth about his son's death. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away.

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