Victory Disc

The Vinyl Detective, Book 3
Narrated by: Finlay Robertson
Series: The Vinyl Detective, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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When one of his cats accidentally discovers a rare Victory Disc, the Vinyl Detective and his girlfriend, Nevada, are whisked into the world of big band swing music and a mystery that began during the Second World War. 

Hired to track down the rest of the highly sought-after recordings of the Flare Path Orchestra, our hero will discover that the battles of the last world war aren’t over yet. And if all this sounds simple, it’s only because we haven’t mentioned drive-by shootings, murderous neo-Nazis, or that slight case of being buried alive....

©2018 Andrew Cartmel (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • Mr. P.C. Scoble
  • 10-15-19

A Defeat

The storyline is good but the attempt by the narrator to breathe life into the characters is poor and extremely naive. It would appear that 'Tinkler' has had a personality transplant since book one. From a lovable eccentric he has become a loud mouth ignorant moron with over prurient interests; his continual solecisms together with his juvenile gluttony make him a nauseating personality and a character who serves no useful purpose in the plot. He just isn't funny. As for many of the other characters, I'd like to know why the narrator makes them all sound like prototypes of a speak your weight machine dictating telegrams! This is a very disappointing book. The overall production and style has turned 'Victory Disc' into a defeat for the author.

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  • Paul D
  • 01-28-20

A book too far

I quite enjoyed the first book in this series, quirky and quite original. The second was much the same and this one, the third, brings nothing fresh. Juvenile humour and very basic style wears thin and I will not bother with any further offerings. A one trick pony, which when see a second time is not such a good trick and a third time we know exactly how the trick is done

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  • Nana Chris
  • 06-05-18

Fun if a bit of a plod

I enjoy these stories as they are a different take on the usual detective fiction. I like the characters and the fact they come from the real world (mostly). This is a good story, well read but not a great one. However, I enjoyed it and will listen to the next one, although I think they may become a bit samey.

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  • GirlOnThePhone
  • 05-11-18

Excellent!!

love this series. this 3rd book does not disappoint. there's so much to these story's, the characters are so real, I always feel so drawn into the plot and as before await the next book with anticipation.

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  • Peter G.
  • 04-14-20

Don't bother

I've enjoyed the first two books, despite change of narrator, but I gave up on this one. It bears little resemblance to the characteristic, entertaining writing style of its predecessors. It's simply meandering and dull.

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  • Nick B
  • 03-06-20

Someone save the vinyl Detective!

I loved the first book in this series. I loved the crate digging and the little bits of info about searching for and collecting vinyl.
Each subsequent book has become less about that and increasingly dependent on a very average and in my opinion over extended story line. In all honesty I found this tale utterly boring which I am sad about as I had such high hopes after the first one. Will I read any more in the series? No, and I am not sure I will even manage to finish this one despite being 80% through it.

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  • Di
  • 07-24-18

Unusual again!

Really enjoyed the first book. So very pleased the second book held me in the same way. Some good links in the story all woven together in the end. The detective and his unusual assistants on the trail again. 👍

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  • miss j street
  • 04-29-20

Vinyl detective series.

great listen, Am downloading the next in the series. Can't wait to start listening to it

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  • Samuel
  • 04-04-20

Its another wonderful story

Andrew Cartmel's Vinyl Detective stories are some of the best detective fiction around. He goes from "cosy crime" to "really quite sinister" in a moment, and the plots are so wonderfully paced. All the clues are there, but he doesn't let you piece it together until he's ready.

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  • Sam Hall
  • 01-09-20

I really love these books

Not sure why but there’s something really engaging and compelling about them. Great characters in a proper romp!

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  • B.W
  • 10-19-18

The Vinyl Vigilante

I enjoyed this series for the most part but only after I made some mental adjustments to my expectations. First there is a far greater demand on the suspension of disbelief than normally required by a book outside the Fantasy and SciFi genre. In fact if you read these as fantasy books with out the magic or as Doctor Who without the Doctor then it’s easier to just enjoy them for what they are. They also use a lot of TV style false drama to drive story - lots of sitcom misunderstanding and false drama along the way that kind of get in the way of the real mystery and drama. If you get past all the. Then they are enjoyable in the way a quirky TV show might be.