Joe Country

Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Series: Slough House, Book 6
Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (281 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die.

In Slough House, the London outpost for disgraced spies of MI5, memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process. 

Meanwhile, in Regent's Park, Diana Taverner's tenure as First Desk is running into difficulties. If she's going to make the Service fit for purpose, she might have to make deals with a familiar old devil....

And with winter taking its grip, Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.

©2019 Mick Herron (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Really outstanding series. Perfectly read.

I really don't know what to compare theses to but have flown through them all as soon as they're released. Dark stories. Lamb is terrific. The humor! More fun than LeCarre I think though in that ballpark with him and Deighton. They seem old fashioned. Would love a book or two with Lamb as a young Joe back in the good ole days, as he might say with a snort.

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Kicked it up a notch

But lost his sense of humor Have been following series And each book is more complex and well written But this story is relentless darkness Hope the light breaks through for The next slow horses outing

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Intense

River Cartwright's absentee father shows up, without invitation, to the funeral of his maternal grandfather, as if things weren't bad enough having his mother there. At the same time, a young man, the son of a deceased colleague, goes missing. A newly disgraced MI 5 agent is banished to Slough House. The three stories twine in an ever-tightening sequence culminating in brutal climatic scenes, one of the hallmarks of the series. Yet again, Gerard Doyle delivers a clean performance, giving distinct voices to multiple characters.

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Dark, funny, and decidedly not PC

Gerard Doyle is one of my favorite narrators and Mick Herron's Slow Horses series is one of my guilty pleasures. I can't help but laugh at some things that I'm not really sure I should find funny. While the book stands on its own I'd highly recommend doing them in order and not skipping The List (SH 2.5) and The Catch (SH 6.5), the short SH mid stories.

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Everyday secrete service work in a sarcastic Brexit climate.

Honest spy story, some characters are brilliant. Lem is grandness, the ladies are tough and problematic, Great narrator.

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Herron Carries On

Pretty much typical Slough House material. As always the characters for me are most entertaining. My favorite Lamb doesn't disappoint. Looking forward to the next one in the series. GO AHEAD MICK!

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Love this series

I’m usually making something when listening to books and this is one of the few authors where I tend to pause what I’m doing to close my eyes and enjoy the author’s use of language. Just lovely writing and reminiscent of PD James in this way to me.

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Awesome Listen

The performance is spot on and the story is really good. I loved it. The series has become progressively more sad , but that is to be expected perhaps.

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Characters who are quirky

Really enjoy this series (but it’s also a stand alone story too)...great details throughout and a plot that kept me listening for hours.

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excellent installment

I have listened to all of Mick Herron's books in the series Slough House. When I started the first one, I had no idea how much I would enjoy them. The slow horses are disgraced spies put out to Slough House to work. Each one of the spies is scarred and not are easy not to like. I love that we get to hear different people's perspective. Several story lines meet up in cold and snowy Wales. IF you have not read these books, I recommend them highly. They are different, very much like real life, and very well written. So worth a credit and cannot wait for the next one