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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.

After years spent as the lowest on the totem pole, the slow horses suddenly find themselves caught in the midst of a conspiracy that threatens not only the future of Slough House but of MI5 itself....

©2016 Mick Herron (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Robin
  • Kew, Australia
  • 04-03-16

Splendid

This is the third of the Slough House trilogy and I was sorry to get to the end. I had grown fond of all the Slough House inhabitants, even the appalling Jackson Lamb, who gets most of the best lines, and the nerdy Roderick Ho. All three books are wildly implausible, but terrific fun and beautifully written. The narrator, Sean Barrett, does all the characters justice. The Slow Horses have all had a good outing, but I hope another trilogy with different characters is in the pipeline.

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  • Earnest
  • 03-10-16

Undiluted enjoyment

Truly. If you like this genre, even if you don't, listen to this novel. It's my third in the Author's series and it is splendid. It is fascinating to see the ongoing characters sparkle and scintillate through a very nicely plotted yarn. The language is just right. Intelligent, descriptive and very, very amusing. there is enough action to suit everyone's taste and even recognisable villains or "goodies" abound..no matter. Tonnes of recognisable Reality offsets the fiction and makes you pleased that Goodness can still prevail over dangerous Nutcases. Please. Keep going Mr Herron- more Slow Horses please.

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  • Rogayah
  • 11-10-16

Complicated creatures

The third book in the Slough House series told by the deep soft purring voice of Sean Barrett. Excellent, gripping and humorous. The team, all stamped by their past bungles as "slow horses" or losers show yet again that despite machinations by the good and the great they can rise to any, even some, almost impossible tasks.

The series keeps getting better. More would be good as yet again we are left with loose ends!

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  • S. Murdoch
  • 06-21-16

Great series

Really enjoyable. Characters are interesting (I love that they are flawed and that I can judge them on their actions rather than the author telling me how wonderful/bad they are). Lots of twists. And Jackson lamb is glorious.
Narrator amongst the best.

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  • Paul
  • 04-14-16

Even better than Slow Horses

Cracking read! Fizzes with one liners. Would make a great TV series. Jackson Lamb is a superb character but to be fair all of the cast are really well fleshed out. Bring on the next book in the series....will Boris/P.J be P.M?

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  • anne
  • 07-15-16

Entertaining .

It took me a while to get used to the style of narration, monotone delivery, no break for new chapters or changes of scene. But once I did I could appreciate that this was a good way to deliver this series of books. Although it's about the British intelligence services, I do hope they bear little or no resemblance to this lot! Amusing, entertaining and full of interesting characters, ...... But not who you want protecting the country!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-15-18

Brilliant spy yarn

This was a great story full of colourful characters. The dry humour is superb. The whole book is cleverly constructed and written in a distinctive style. The narration too is excellent.
I loved it.

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  • Mark
  • 05-15-18

Another First Rate 'Slough House' Thriller

Jackson Lamb and his Slow Horses are at it again - that is, at each other with terrific banter and at odds with Politicians, Villains and 'Regents Park' as usual. The result is a superb blend of sardonic wit and thrilling action - perfect!

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  • Mr Rupert Seymour
  • 05-13-18

A Gordian Knot of conspiracies.

A wonderfully seductive story. With ingredients comprising a bullying old curmudgeon in charge of a house full of failed spooks. Verbal cruelty, backbiting sarcasm and a sad kind of loyalty bind the characters, who all loathe each other, into an odd working unit.

Seán Barrett gives a masterly reading.

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  • woodstockwayne
  • 04-25-18

only two left!<br />

I usually can't be bothered to write a review but this series is just so darn good! I have raced through the first three and was going to leave the latest two for a while but I can't stop myself so here goes number four...
fantastic characters, great plots and the usual high quality delivery from Sean Barrett - audio book heaven

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  • Amy
  • 04-14-18

A good book well read.

One of those writers you are glad to have discovered and a narrator up to the task of bringing it alive, relish the prospect of reading the next in the series.

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  • Valerie
  • 02-12-18

Brilliant

I enjoyed this book so much and it was brilliantly read by Sean Barrett. Can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Col Gorman
  • 07-27-17

Fantastic addition to the series

I am really enjoying this series. Well written with another great story line.

The narration was spot on as always.

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  • Sandra
  • 06-16-17

Fantastic

What wonderful entertainment! Eloquently narrated by Sean Barrett, this audiobook will hold you captivated all the way through. A perfect mix of suspense and humour-I can't imagine why it took me so long to discover this author. It would make a fantastic screen adaptation.