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A Slough House Novella
Written by: Mick Herron
Narrated by: Seán Barrett
Series: Slough House
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 Mick Herron (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • Neville Stern
  • 05-11-17

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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-20

Keeping up the tradition....

... Of another great story, from a a superior storyteller, told by the best narrator on the network.

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  • veronica
  • 27-07-17

Mick herron and Sean Barrett a marriage made in heaven

A very entertaining short story. I couldn't resist this one and it didn't disappoint. Just look on it as a taster to a brilliant series of 'Spook Books'

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  • Lou
  • 16-06-18

Short, but great!

Loved it from start to finish, short, but still had my undivided attention! Thanks Mick!

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  • MS P WILSON
  • 11-05-18

Intriguing.

An interesting plot line, excellently developed into an entertaining mouthful. Well narrated, as always by Sean Barrett.

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  • Mark
  • 09-06-18

Spook Street Quickie

This is a lovely little 'amuse bouche' between main courses. John Bachelor is nobody's leading man but this is more than compensated for by the deliciously devious 'Lady Di' who is on top form - as usual. Well worth a credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-17

Mick Heron at his best!!

Mick Heron at his best! just wish it was longer! Roll on 2018 so I can listen to his latest creation!

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  • Earnest
  • 29-08-17

Terrific teaser

How affirming to listen to a very well written part of a tale than an interminable hodge podge of mangled plot lines which I have recently endured.
Funny, often lyrical and always requiring full attention, the author has done it again.

Needless to say, the reader can only wish that we could have had "the next part" too. It would be nice to see Ms Taverner trip over.
But by the time this new recruit became a plot line, the team at Slough House would be gone.

Mr Barrett retains the title of the A1 reader of novels.

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  • Kristian Eskesen
  • 27-02-20

This short story should not cost 1 credit

I was excited to get stuck into the next Slough House book after spending my credit.

I was disappointed to find out that this is a short story and lasted less than 2 hours. Great writing as usual but it shouldn't be costing me the same as a full length book

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  • Kirsty
  • 23-01-20

Disappointing

I normally love the slough house books but this short story was not up to the usual standard. I kept waiting for the story to grab me and then suddenly it was over. Still brilliantly narrated though. Hasn’t put me off the full length novels but won’t bother with any further shorts.

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  • Sararara
  • 09-01-20

Tasty little amuse bouche

I don’t usually bother with novellas but there was 40% off and I LOVE the Slough House series.
Perfectly formed episode that manages to include lots of the key characters, a twisty little plot and some classic Herron descriptions.
And of course being read by Sean Barratt means it was just under two hours of pure pleasure.

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  • E. Matthews
  • 24-10-19

Struggled

Not sure if I was just distracted but I understood very little of this story. The others have been gripping from the start, no chance of being distracted by chores while listening. Hope the next is back up to standard, or at least my brain is less likely to wonder off.

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  • Janette
  • 08-06-18

Excellent

Great little story.
Hope to see more of these in the future

Great narration as always

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-17

Good story - Bad volume setting! Could hardly hear

Narrator was good - volume setting was much too low!
Could hardly hear what was being said