Nineteen Seventy Four : Red Riding Quartet

  • by David Peace
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Red Riding Quartet
  • 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. It’s winter, 1974, Yorkshire, Christmas bombs, Lord Lucan on the run, the Bay City Rollers, and Eddie Dunford’s got the job he wanted – crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn’t know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan’s wings stitched into her back. A gypsy camp in a ring of fire. Corruption everywhere you look.
In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings passion and stylistic bravado to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession and greed, and starts a highly acclaimed crime series that has redefined how the genre is approached.
David Peace (born 1967) is an English author. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta in 2003 and won the 2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is also known for his novels GB84 and The Damned United; the latter was made into a feature film starring Michael Sheen.
*Please note this audiobook contains explicit language.


What the Critics Say

"Nineteen Seventy Four is raw and furiously alive, the literary equivalent of a hard right to the jaw. David Peace has delivered the finest crime fiction debut of the year and joined a select group of novelists who are transforming the genre with passion and style." (George Pelecanos)
"Quite simply, this is the future of British crime fiction." (Time Out)
"The pace is relentless, the style staccato-plus and the morality bleak and forlorn....Peace's voice is powerful and unique." (Guardian)


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Vulgarity To The EXTREME

The writer cannot get past 1 minute without using the F word or other vulgarities....I don't consider myself a prude . . . I am a fan of Pulp Fiction! I'm surprised the Audio found a clip for the listener to hear that did not have bad words in it. I tried to get past the "F" word but then his use of Sh*t plus the "C" word involving sex with his lover finally did me in. There may be a story in there somewhere but the obscene language is extremely distracting. A BIG disappointment since Audible has chosen to showcase it this month. I asked for and received my credit back for the first time ever.
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- Vida T. Yancy

On The Button

I am a retired UK police officer, and this novel takes place at a time when I was serving.

When I read policiers, entertaining though they are, the coppers are rarely anything like the smelly, sexist, cussing, fighting fellers I worked with.

The coppers, and the journos in this book, are perfectly drawn. This is exactly what policing was like in those times.

Quite brilliantly written, not a word wasted, and spoken in the vernacular of the time. Chilling, accurate and entertaining.


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- Brendan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-29-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios