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An Honest Man

Charles Holborne, Book 2
Narrated by: Colin Mace
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Criminal barrister Charles Holborne may have just escaped the hangman by proving he was framed for murder, but his life is now in ruins. His wife is dead, his high-flying career has morphed into criminal notoriety, and bankruptcy threatens. When the biggest brief of Charles' career unexpectedly lands on his desk, it looks as if he has been thrown a lifeline. But far from keeping him afloat, it drags him ever deeper into the shadowy underworld of 1960s London. Now, not only is his practice at stake, but his very life. Can Charles extricate himself from a chess game played from the shadows by corrupt police officers and warring gangs without once again turning to crime himself?

Based on real Old Bailey cases and genuine court documents, An Honest Man is the second in the series of Charles Holborne novels by barrister Simon Michael, set in the sleazy London of the 1960s.

©2016 Simon Michael (P)2017 Audible, Ltd.

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Gripping. Would love to see the movie

This is an excellent story. Held my interest through the night, can’t wait to se it as a movie. But Charles Holborne is already in my head with absolute clarity.

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  • mr Chris C
  • 22-02-2020

fantastic narration

This is the very first time I felt the need to write a brief review and if I'm honest these words are more about the narrator than the author who however is pretty damn good and writes a great tale, but a bad or average reader can completely destroy even the most accomplished writing, and I have been an avid audio book listener for many years now both on Audible and previously through my local library...certainly not the case with Colin Mace who reads with consummate skill bringing each character to life with a tremendous performance..... 'voice acting' at it's very highest ...Thank you Mr Mace you are a wonder!

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  • telask
  • 06-12-2019

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  • R. Long
  • 07-10-2018

Really good series

Such a shame the next two are not available on audio but need to go back to reading so I can continue to follow Charles. Loving the series.

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  • Margaret
  • 18-08-2018

A MASTERPIECE OF STORY TELLING AND NARRATION

This most engaging novel of a 1960's barrister, corrupt police, and London gang warfare. Downloaded this immediately after Simon Michael's first novel, The Brief, and this is even better, putting it mildly. I felt I was there, living and breathing the protagonist's life, utterly mesmerising.

A gem among the dross of crime/ thrillers of today. It will also be a crime (ha, ha) not to listen to the superb narrator, Colin Mace, who without a doubt, masters all the characters. You live and breathe the moment. A mature combination of the highest order.

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  • Stephen C Cooper
  • 16-05-2018

Not Historically Accurate but an entertaining read

There appear to be a few anomalies regarding the setting and incorrect references that were not of early sixties life in London (i.e. 1962), however, it’s a really good story and a great performance so these can be overlooked.

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  • avidreader
  • 09-07-2017

Courtroom drama with back story.

Listened to this over two days. Compelling plot, well read. unexpected twist at the end.