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Spook Street Audiobook

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Read By: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Slough House Series Release Date: February 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781501946691

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Longest Chapter Length:

59:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

29 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

45:12 minutes

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Publisher Description

What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for aging spies who can no longer remember their secrets are secret? Or are senile spies taken care of in a different, more permanent fashion?

These are the paranoid concerns of David Cartwright, a Cold War–era operative and one-time head of MI5 who is sliding into dementia, and questions his grandson, River, must answer now that the spy who raised him sometimes forgets to wear pants. But River, himself an agent at Slough House, MI5’s outpost for disgraced spies, has other things to worry about. A bomb has detonated in the middle of a busy shopping center and killed forty innocent civilians. The “Slow Horses” of Slough House must figure out who is behind this act of terror before the situation escalates.

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"While mostly keeping up with the standard of the "Real tigers" and "Slow horses" when it comes to the ironic and witty dialogues and a intelligent creations of new dramatis personae, this book's main plot prevented me from suspending the disbelief and simply enjoy the reading. While Herron's works never aspired to the bitter realism of Le Carre, this time it travels in far more fantasy-like areas which does not make it a bad read, but worse in comparison to the predecessing installments."

— Wojciech W. (4 out of 5 stars)


  • “The author’s idiosyncratic writing is unique in his genre: the spycraft of le Carré refracted through the blackly comic vision of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22."

    — Financial Times (London)
  • “Thoroughly gripping espionage, focused on intelligent plotting over action for its own sake—think le Carré, but with a heartier dash of dry humor.”

    — Seattle Times
  • "[Herron] leavens the mood with flashes of mordant humor, while the hilariously repellent Jackson Lamb—the anti-Smiley—is a constant source of politically incorrect one-liners.”

    — Irish Times
  • “Brilliant.”

    — Boston Globe


  • Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
  • Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award
  • Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
  • A London Guardian Best Book of the Year
  • A 2017 Boston Globe Book of the Year selection
  • An Irish Times Best Book of 2017
  • Shortlisted for the British Book Award for Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

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About Mick Herron

Mick Herron, British novelist and short story writer, is the author of the Slough House espionage series, four Oxford mysteries, and three standalone novels. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, the Theakston’s Novel of the Year Award, the Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and the USC Libraries Scripter Award. His works have been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, and Shamus Awards. He was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford.

About Gerard Doyle

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.