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Author: Mick Herron Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Slough House Series Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781455190461
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Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who’ve screwed up a case 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.

Is the victim who he first appears to be? And what’s the kidnappers’ connection with a disgraced journalist? As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone has his own agenda.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is blackly funny, tense, and worryingly plausible. The most enjoyable British spy novel in years.”

    Mail on Sunday (London), five-star review

  • “A funny, stylish, satirical, gripping story…Memorably seedy characters, sharp dialogue, complex plot. I’m hooked.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Herron avoids the easy cliché of misfits banding together to right a wrong, instead painting his slow horses as complex characters who are just as fallible as their ‘faster’ counterparts.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] crackling good spy thriller-farce…filled with acidic wit and engaging misdirection…A wonderfully funny, farcical, deeply cynical skewering.”

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  • A Nancy Pearl Pick for Best Reads of 2015

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/14/2010

    " Wonderful writing, vivid characters, arresting descriptions! And the PLOT! I've listen to lots of books, but this one was new to me and I loved it.
    Perfect narration, too "

About the Author

Mick Herron is a British novelist and short-story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of the Slough House series and Oxford mysteries, as well as several stand-alone novels Reconstruction, Nobody Walks and This Is What Happened. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, a seasoned audio narrator, he has been awarded dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He was born of Irish parents and raised and educated in England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. He has taught drama at Ross School for the several years.