• by Colin Bateman
  • Narrated by Stephen Armstrong
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through world wars and civil strife, the Bangor Express has never missed an issue, but now it is losing money, and Rob Cullen has absolutely no idea that he's the man to save it.
It's been a long time since Rob had a real story to get his teeth into...just as well then that he can rely on the Express crew to back him up. They're like a family. A dysfunctional, highly unpopular and poverty-stricken family.


What the Critics Say

"He just seems to get better and better." (Ian Rankin)
"Genuinely hilarious...exciting, exhilarating, a whirlwind of invention. The perfect summer read." (Benedict Cumberbatch on The Mystery Man)
"Comic thrillers that are actually comic and thrilling." ( Daily Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


You didn't really feel like you were listening to a single book, it was almost as if there were lots of ideas merging, not into short stories exactly, but a disjointed tale, if that makes sense.

A new editor joins the Bangor Express, a wee, local paper that doesn't live up to his previous job, the broadsheet The Guardian. He learns to love all the characters and maybe even fancy the young female reporter.
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- sarahmoose2000

Another Bateman classic

As someone who is Bangor "born and bread" this was another excellent Bateman read, close to home. So many twists and turns and the usual humour that makes you nearly feel like apologising for laughing. Loved it!
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- linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2016
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks