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    • Quite Ugly One Morning

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly Hilarious

    • By Pamela Kermode on 25-04-2019

    Non-member price: $14.67

    • Country of the Blind

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape. Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From start to finish.....a great read

    • By Georgina D on 26-03-2019

    Non-member price: $40.74

    • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? “Aye, right…” was journalist Jack Parlabane’s stance on the matter. But this was before he found himself in the compromising position of being not only dead himself but dead with an exclusive still to file. One thing he knows for certain: death is not the end - it’s the ultimate undercover assignment.

    Non-member price: $31.30

    • Boiling a Frog

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Jack Parlabane is an investigative journalist who is not averse to breaking the law for a good story. Scottish parliament is in catatonic shock after experiencing its first dose of Westminster sleaze and the Catholic Church of Scotland is taking advantage of the politicians' discomfort. Behind the scenes the truth is obscured. Aware he's missing out on a great story; Parlabane discovers that contacts and a way with words is no defence against people he has helped to put away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Took a long time...

    • By John McKelvie on 10-06-2017

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • Not the End of the World

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The crew of an oceanic research vessel goes missing in the Pacific along with their mini submarine. An evangelical media star holds a rally next door to a cinematic convention in LA. The cops know there's going to be trouble, but what they didn't foresee was the presence of a Glaswegian photographer with an indecipherable accent and a strong dislike of hypocrisy or of a terrorist who seems to have access to plutonium as well as Semtex.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I want my money bsck

    • By Lyndel on 14-09-2016

    Non-member price: $39.10

    • One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Gavin is creating a unique 'holiday experience’ - every facility any tourist who hates going abroad will ever want will all be available on a converted North Sea oil rig. To test the facilities he's hosting a reunion for his old school friends. He is so busy showing off that he doesn't notice that another group have invited themselves along - a collection of terrorist mercenaries who are occasionally of more danger to themselves than to the public.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific book and brilliant narration

    • By Belinda on 10-02-2017

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • Be My Enemy

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    It was a junket, a freebie. A 'team-building' weekend in the highlands for lawyers, advertising execs, businessmen, even the head of a charity. Oh, and a journalist, specially solicited for his renowned and voluble scepticism - Jack Parlabane. Amid the flying paintballs and flowing Shiraz even the most cynical admit the organisers have pulled some surprises - stalkers in the forest, power cuts in the night, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gutsy

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-07-2018

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Sarah Barron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in her punk phase she got herself pregnant, and now she’s 46. She's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet. Then her son, Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer, is forced to disappear and to part with the secrets of his research. Jane will finally get the adventure she’s always wanted but at a price....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favourite well read.

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-09-2018

    Non-member price: $38.95

    • Pandaemonium

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer...not to mention booze, drugs, clandestine liaisons and as much partying as they can get away with. Not so far away, the commanders of a top-secret military experiment, long-since spiralled out of control, fear they may have literally unleashed the forces of Hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Brookmyre!

    • By Anonymous User on 03-03-2018

    Non-member price: $31.86

    • A Snowball in Hell

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Kenny Blyth
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Simon Darcourt, an inventive killer with a sense of humour, is creating his own celebrity talent show, one that is generating more publicity than its contestants have ever had in their lives. The catch is that those lives won't be very long. The police turn to Angelique de Xavia, a cop who has crossed his path before. However, the police are not the only people who want Darcourt. Now she's faced not only with tracking him down, but also with the task of ensuring she doesn't end up dead once she's served her purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome read

    • By Tracey on 25-06-2018

    Non-member price: $35.20

    • A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Angus King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    We could tell you about the bodies. We could tell you their names, where they were found, the states they were in. We could tell you about the suspects, too, the evidence, the investigators; join a few dots, even throw you a motive. But what would be the point? After all, you know these people. You went to school with them. We all did. So if you really knew them then, you’ll already have all the answers....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I found the storyline boring

    • By Georgina D on 28-08-2018

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Billy Boyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living? Aye, right. That was Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter, anyway. But this was before he found himself in the more compromising position of being not only dead himself, but worse: dead with an exclusive still to file.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing, informative and skeptical

    • By Georgina D on 22-05-2019

    Non-member price: $16.77

    • Jaggy Splinters

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: David Monteath, Christopher Brookmyre, Jonathan Hackett, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Everyone's favourite unorthodox journalist Jack Parlabane goes undercover to investigate the mysterious and lucrative world of alternative medicine - in particular, the practice of homeopathy. Are there unexplained forces that can be harnessed to heal us, or is it all a load of sugar?

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • Die hohe Kunst des Bankraubs

    • By: Christopher Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Sandra Borgmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Fünf maskierte Clowns überfallen eine Glasgower Bank und gehen dabei ebenso unterhaltsam und höflich wie raffiniert vor. Erst im letzten Moment durchschaut Inspector Angelique de Xavia den kunstvollen Plan der Bankräuber. Doch da ist es bereits zu spät. Angespornt von dieser Niederlage und fasziniert vom Kopf der Bande nimmt sie die Ermittlungen auf.

    Non-member price: $18.89