• The Marylebone Drop

  • By: Mick Herron
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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The Marylebone Drop

By: Mick Herron
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
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Publisher's Summary

A drop, in spook parlance, is the passing on of secret information. It's also what happens just before you hit the ground. Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly for MI5, he sets in motion a train of events that will alter lives.

©2018 Mick Herron (P)2019 Recorded Books

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I fell for the short story full credit again!

It was fine but audible is so deceptive with their purchase policies.... unless you really look at the specification it is easy to blow a full credit on an hour and a half short story. What happened to listing the charge amount alternative to using a credit.

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Not the normal quality

Honestly this one was a bit disappointing. In my opinion, Mick's novels take some time to pick up speed and gain character. This one seemed too short to gather momentum so it really didn't have much substance. Gerard was wonderful as usual but the story just didn't do anything for me. I wish i would have passed on this one.

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Not up to Herron’s usual standard

Like a Seinfeld episode. Nothing happens. Boring, gray people going through the motions with nothing at stake.

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Perfect companion to Slough House series

A retired asset insists he saw a drop. No one does drops anymore, he's told. It's too old-fashioned. But his MI5 handler, a semi-retired part-timer, asks a friend in Regent's Park for a favor: look up the name of the spy who the assets identified setting off a firestorm that changes the lives of everyone involved. Classic Mick Herron. Spot-on Gerard Doyle narration, as always.

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Another nice one.

Another little short one to flesh out the other short one, The List. With The Catch to follow
As usually clever satirical funny writing. Nice plot twists. It’s short but satisfying.

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Must read for Lech’s real story!

I’d skipped the .5 novellas between the Slough House series of books, but I am reading them now, having finished Joe Country, and arriving at another 1/2 book in the series. The List and The Marlyebone Drop have provided needed background to several stories in the main series. It is cost effective on Audible to pay for these in cash rather than credits as they are appropriately priced as cheaper than a credit.

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Mick Herron is so clever!

His cup runneth over, truly. This little short story is clean & tidy but still pulls at the seams - it’s not just unpredictable, it also packs a surprising punch in the last five minutes – I can’t put down his stuff… Ask

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Please Mick Herron! Give us Jackson Lamb prequels!

Please Mick Herron! Give us Jackson Lamb prequels! I must know what he got up to before the wall fell!

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Always entertaining

This is another clever story - and surely more enjoyable if you've read the whole series so you know all the players and the context.