Slough House
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  • 1
    Slow Horses: Slough House, Book 1 | Mick Herron

    Slow Horses: Slough House, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

    Le Carre's Heir Apparent

    You know those books where immediately after you finish it, you think, "I hope this is the beginning of a series!" Yeah, me neither. Except I felt tha..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 31 2013 by Susianna (Wisconsin)
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    Slow Horses: Slough House, Book 1 | Mick Herron

    Slow Horses: Slough House, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up cases in any number of ways - by leaving a secret file on a train or blowing a surveillance. River Cartwright, one such "slow horse", is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.

    Fun premise, Slow start, excellent entertaiinment.

    Terrific narrator. Confusing in the beginning because of the many names and characters but everything eventually snaps into focus. At turns tense and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 07 2017 by dustmouse5 (Hastings on Hudson, NY United States)
  • 2
    Dead Lions | Mick Herron

    Dead Lions

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    London’s Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “"low horses", as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. But now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade’s circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets.

    Top Ten

    A mystery in a day in the life of Slough House.

    MI5 has a cast-off department where screw-ups and castaways go to pasture. Whether it is beca..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2015 by Aaron (United States)
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    Dead Lions: Slough House, Book 2 | Mick Herron

    Dead Lions: Slough House, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    Overall
    (23)
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    London’s Slough House is where disgraced MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their washed-up careers. Now they have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. Slough House’s head honcho, the despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered.

    Absolutely superb

    Brilliant book. Brilliant narration. Buy it. Don't look back, you'll love it if you love intelligent, sharp, original, dark, witty thrillers

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    Reviewed on April 15 2017 by M. Alman ()
  • 2.5
    The List: A Slough House Novella | Mick Herron

    The List: A Slough House Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2)
    Story
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    Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account - and there's only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career's worth of spy secrets.

    Narrator Sean Barrett gives perfect measured performance

    Particularly of Jackson Lamb. Consistency essential to representing so eccentric a character is managed and maintained with aplomb.

    Reviewed on November 05 2017 by Neville Stern (Caulfield North, VIC Australia)
  • 3
    Real Tigers: Slough House, Book 3 | Mick Herron

    Real Tigers: Slough House, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    (13)
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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.

    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 appa..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2016 by Robin (Kew, Australia)
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    Real Tigers | Mick Herron

    Real Tigers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
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    The Bond-esque River Cartwight and his group of defunct MI5 spies, headed by the irascible Jackson Lamb, will do anything to get back into the game. When a member of London's Slough House - MI5's stable for disgraced spies, so-called "slow horses" - is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must risk treason and breach Regent's Park to steal intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. But the kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg as they are caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not only of Slough House but of MI5 itself.

    A taste of Caviar in Slough House

    I like Mick Herron's writing style, characters, and story line a lot, and will continue to read all of the books in the Slough House series (keep 'em ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2016 by Aaron (United States)
  • 4
    Spook Street | Mick Herron

    Spook Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
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    A thrilling fourth installment in the CWA Gold Dagger-winning Slough House series. What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too many secrets but don't remember they're secret? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good? These are the questions River Cartwright must ask when his grandfather, a Cold War-era operative, starts to forget to wear pants and begins to suspect everyone in his life has been sent by the Service to watch him.

    Great Series

    Great writing.

    I appreciate Mr. Herron's writing style - his masterful use of words and tongue-in-cheek humor make listening to his books e..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2017 by Aaron (United States)
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    Spook Street: Slough House, Book 4 | Mick Herron

    Spook Street: Slough House, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of no-hopers at Slough House.

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  • 5
    London Rules: Slough House, Book 5 | Mick Herron

    London Rules: Slough House, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mick Herron
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (3)
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    Story
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    London rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote and now has his sights set on Number 10; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist, who's crucifying Whelan in print; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.

    Brilliant!

    Mick Herron has to be one of the best crime/spy writers on the scene today. Not only is he an intelligent and highly skilled writer who is a joy to re..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 14 2018 by Anna (Carcassonne, France)