Flip Back

Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
Series: The Vinyl Detective, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It’s all Tinkler’s fault. If it weren’t for his obsession with the 1970s band Black Dog, none of this would have happened. 

The members of Black Dog performed an infamous publicity stunt on Halig Island: they burned a million dollars on an enormous bonfire. But the stunt backfired, splitting the band for good and increasing the value of their final, recalled album tenfold. 

The Vinyl Detective and Nevada accept the challenge to hunt a copy down for Tinkler but soon realize that the search is going to be their most dangerous yet. Narrowly avoiding a killing spree, negotiating deranged fans and being pursued by hack celebrity Stinky Stamner, they discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on Halig Island - and that in the embers of that fire are clues of a motive for murder....

The fourth book in the hilarious and enthralling Vinyl Detective mystery series.

©2019 Andrew Cartmel (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • LH, England
  • 03-09-20

Don't waste a credit

I found this book so boring that after persevering for a while, I have given up on it. It was a very annoying waste of a credit. I found the storyline pointless and the characters so clichéd that it was painful to listen to. I had so little interest in the story that I just gave up. I hope I can get a refund.

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  • Stephen W
  • 04-01-20

The steam is running out of this series

First the good news...the humour of the writing is still there as is the great narration. However, that's about it. The storylines have now become so ridiculous and the escapes of the main characters guaranteed that the drama simply doesn't exist. All exteremely disappointing and I shall not be pre-ordering volume 5.

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  • J Whitfield
  • 07-01-19

Welcome back

Story was occasionaly exciting and fast paced however the book as a whole was unfortunately very average. The characters are good but the story just petered out towards the end. I will still continue with the series but It left me disappointed.

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  • Louise Harper
  • 04-01-20

favourite book series

I have been delaying listening to this book as I was saving it up for a treat. It has not failed to deliver. I love the querky and the nerdiness of it. I'm not a big music fan but I love a different angle on a crime story and this series delivers in spades.

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  • Garth
  • 06-17-19

A charming, fun read with twists aplenty

The next instalment of a really excellent series. The characters are engaging the plot is clever and fun. The series provides a new take on the detective genre (no knowledge of records required). I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-20

Great narration...terrible story.

The narrator was great. He brought light to the characters. The story however was just complete tripe.

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  • Sararara
  • 06-09-19

I love a good baddy

Possibly the best episode so far with a great scene featuring a washing machine, genuinely tense near death experience and brilliantly twisted baddy. Love the island location and sad to discover that it’s not a real place as I think I want to move there.

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  • Nana Chris
  • 07-18-19

Great and original

I am enjoying this series very much. I absolutely love the characters who become more real and padded with each story. Keep up the good work.

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  • Doris Wylie
  • 02-02-20

Reunion with old friends

The story may be a bit thin in places, but it's doesn't matter because the characters are so real - old friends by book 4. I love the detail about vynil (which I can remember) it is engaging to be listening to someone talking about a passion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-18-20

Nice and light weight, likeable heroes

Main charachter was likeable, pleasant romp. Pig stuff was imaginative and nice twist in thr curly tail

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  • B.W
  • 08-18-19

Frustrating

So much false drama that the potential for real drama gets lost. The characters frequently start jumping to the obviously wrong conclusions and then just as suddenly realise the equally obvious truth. When things go wrong for them the foreshadowing has usually been so heavy handed there is no sense of surprise and the complete lack of realistic consequences remove any meaning from the events. Such a shame as the concept of these books have such promising potential.