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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling and award-winning 'master of the spy thriller' comes a collection of riveting short stories.

When a man's wife leaves him under suspicious circumstances, he sets off in search for her, unprepared for the guilty secrets he's about to drag back into the light.

A man is tempted by a luxury apartment with a top-of-the-range kitchen. But there is a heavy price to pay for this glamorous new life. 

And a couple with their marriage on the rocks go on a hike through the Derbyshire countryside as another way to avoid their real problems. 

Hailed as the master of the modern spy thriller, Mick Herron's skill for tension, humour and memorable twists are captured in his short stories, collected here for the first time.

©2021 Mick Herron (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Spoiled

Narrators (aside from Sean Barrett who is, as always, first class) absolutely ruined this production.

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  • Dr. E. Townsend
  • 16-11-2021

Short stories ruined by "quirky" performances

I have really enjoyed every book written by Mick Herron. Until now. The short stories which comprise Dolphin Junction are probably pretty good. I'm unable to judge, because ( with the notable exception of Sean Barrett) I was totally put off by the exuberant, "aren't I being funny?" narration, especially by the female narrators. It was like an exaggerated Alexander Armstrong gabble and by half-way through "The Other Half" I gave up.

Never thought I would do that with this marvellous writer.

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  • White rose
  • 17-11-2021

Ruined by poor narrators (NOT Sea Barrett)

Mick Herron plus Sean Barrett is a dream combination for me. And there's another stand-alone Jackson Lamb story! There should be so much to enjoy here.

What a pity, therefore, that the rest of the collection should be spoiled by the other very poor narrators: sing-song, mannered little-girl voices, a slow male voice making interesting lines dull.

Narrators, listen and learn from the peerless Sean B!

I can't imagine who at Audble is choosing and allowing these recordings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-11-2021

Didn't hold my attention

I have really, really, enjoyed past Mick Herron works but am sadly underwhelmed by the Dolphin Junction collection. I've read most, though in the present days of isolation I have learnt to enjoy walking whilst listening to audio tapes, including his last couple of books. Maybe this is the problem but for the first time none of his characters nor plots have held my attention. Whether it's the mixed choice of narrators or the the substance of the stories I've found my mind wandering off and having to rewind repeatedly. At the end of practically each story I've wondered what was the point of that? I appreciate these are short stories and as such have a different rhythm and structure to the novel. So this collection is different and, I think, sadly lacks the wit, charm and comfortable thrill of his previous books ..... but then a writer shouldn't be expected to keep to one style..... and I maybe going senile anyway!!

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  • Darren
  • 16-01-2022

Narrator gets in the way

i devour Mick Herron's books, but never before on audible. The narrator, while suffering blocked sinuces, attacks each syllable with relish and Dick Van Dyke level accents. It all gets in the way of the story.

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  • pableonus
  • 28-01-2022

Let down by narrators (Sean Barrett excepted)

I have enjoyed all Mick Herron books to date but am sadly underwhelmed by the Dolphin Junction collection. None of the characters had any real depth and there was no real plots to speak of. And the narration.....Hey ho. Roll on the next Slow Horses novel!

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  • yer Mum
  • 03-01-2022

Fantastic

A wonderful collection of short stories by the master of black humour. The narration is superb with some of my favourite narrators making the characters come to life.

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