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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Martin Narrator: Richard Burnip Publisher: Isis Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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York, 1914. An army enlistment notice is pinned up in the railway police office. Detective Sergeant Jim Stringer recognises that he must do his patriotic duty and join what would become known as the Railway Pals and set sail for France. July 1916, the first day of the Somme. Friendships and enmities have already been born among the Pals. Before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit was murdered. Jim and his comrades operate the trains carrying munitions to the Front by night. Close co-operation and trust are vital. And as a military policeman pursues the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim...

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 7/20/2013

    " Good book differant view on the war and I enjoyed it the more for that "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fraser Cook | 4/7/2013

    " Another cracker in the series. Looking at the Great War through the terrified, amused and unassumingly heroic eyes Jim Stringer is an rewarding way to do so. The portrayal of the war is unflinching but never maudlin. This serious always keeps a sense of humour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 8/10/2012

    " enjoyed the read but felt the ending was rushed though but liked the read about the somme "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Gosden | 7/28/2012

    " A delightful, old-style murder mystery set in 1915. Involving the men of the North eastern railway batallion. Superbly researched and masterfully written, a tale of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author

Andrew Martin is a journalist and novelist. His critically praised ‘Jim Stringer’ series began withThe Necropolis Railway in 2002. The following titles in the series, Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line, were shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award and, in 2008, Andrew Martin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. The Somme Stations won the 2011 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award.

About the Narrator

Richard Burnip is an actor, writer, and historian whose work includes theater, documentaries, audiobooks, and lectures. He has recorded more than seventy audiobooks, including thrillers, histories, biographies, and children’s books. His voice-over work includes documentaries, computer games, multimedia installations, and websites.