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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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Mick Herron and Gerard Doyle. Perfect!

I love Mick Herron. The Slough House series is simply fantastic. Although certainly not simple. The (sometimes black) humor is fantastic. One of the things I really like is the character development that’s been a part of these books from the beginning. The quirkiness of everyone is what makes them all so interesting. There’s tension right from the beginning because we know two joes are going to die. But we don’t know which two. (Not a spoiler; it’s in the prologue.)

This book is no exception. It’s wonderful. The audio narration by the exceptional Gerard Doyle is, again, perfect.

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  • 01-12-20

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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Getting a wee bit repetitive but.....

......It’s still wickedly plotted and funny. Even though a bit far fetched and somewhat repetitive.

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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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I have loved all the previous books in the series, but this one was not very good

I was very disappointed. At least 50% of the book is six people wandering aimlessly through a blizzard in Wales Trying to kill each other with only the most minimal of motivations. Not enough Jackson Lamb or Roddy Ho.

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Great addition to series; not a stand-alone

If you enjoyed the others you’ll enjoy this. Entertaining story, funny characters. I believe there were parts I wouldn’t have appreciated as much had I not read the novella “The Marylebine Drop,” which I read by accident thinking it was a full novel.

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Love it but not as much as others by this author.

I love all of Mick Herron's Slow Horses books, and have read them one after the other. The author's sense of humor is fabulous, and his characters finely drawn. it's a pleasure to read, well, I mean listen to on audiobook.

However this one was a little difficult for me. there were a LOT of different characters, many with Russian names that sounded like other Russian names but weren't. At least two were named Peter, and folks had pseudonyms as well.

I don't regret reading this book at all because the whole thing is good fun. oh, I forgot to say, the ending was a little flat, too. But I don't care much. as I say I enjoy this author's style and his characters' British personalities so much it's all worth it.

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Read this book after the others in the series

This book does not stand alone but for anyone who has followed the series it goes deep into some of the characters in a very satisfying way.

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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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  • 02-16-21

As marvelous as ever.

Every book in this series is a joy. Understated yet plainly spoken. Characters described with painful clarity but also with love. While the plot is top notch, so is every other aspects of this small masterpiece. A Russian Doll, a Fabergé egg, a book that is far too short.
And yes, the narrator too does an excellent job.