The Fireman

Narrated by: Paul Thornley
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Young, talented, in love with life - why should Sally have thrown herself 15 floors to her death? But as suicide is the verdict of the uncompromising Hong Kong authorities, Sally’s brother, a London-based crime reporter, begins his own investigations. As he delves into the details of Sally’s unaccountably opulent lifestyle and her mysterious work as a journalist, he is forced to recognise a very different girl from the fun-loving kid sister he remembers.

He uncovers a trail that leads him through the decadent haunts of Hong Kong ex-pat society, the ruthless wheeler-dealing of international big-business and the violent Chinese mafia underworld – to an ultimate, shocking act of revenge.

©1989 Stephen Leather (P)2011 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Susan
  • 09-09-19

Great

Brilliant as usual !
Paul Thornley brings the story to life , and the story keeps your attention right to the last full stop.

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  • Pamela Causton
  • 06-12-19

Best narrator ever

As an avid Stephen Leather listener I really enjoyed the book and Paul Thornley's narration keeps it all real.

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  • Street
  • 06-03-19

Incredible

Yet another superb story by SL performed well by PT - one of the best I have listened to for a long time

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  • Woodster
  • 12-20-18

Fantastic 😀👍🏼

One of Stephen Leathers best books made even better by the narration of Paul Thornley.
Couldn’t stop listening a must for any Stephen Leather fans.

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  • P.
  • 06-24-18

Another great listen

Love the narrator, he always gets me involved with the
characters. Plenty of twists and turns to make it interesting.

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  • Banhamite
  • 05-31-18

Slow starter

Enjoyed it overall but it was a slow starter and I nearly gave up. Great narration and interesting plot when it finally arrived

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  • Country lass
  • 02-21-18

Great read

I have listened to many Stephen Leather books and this one was just as good definitely recommend it if you are a fan

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  • Gily
  • 10-14-16

excellent

Leather at his best. Paul thornley is the only narrater I can imagine for Stephen Leather. wonderful stuff

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  • Lisa
  • 07-20-13

stephen leather at his best

Where does The Fireman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have fully enjoyed this story. including the detective influence.

What did you like best about this story?

the detective influence

Which scene did you most enjoy?

has to be round the table talking about what going to be the outcome

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the pain in losing his sister

Any additional comments?

great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-12

OK

An interesting look into Hong Kong but not a great story with characters who do not last long in the memory