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A Sleeping Life Audiobook

A Sleeping Life

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The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. With nothing more to go on than what appeared to be a sardonic gleam in the wide and staring eyes of the victim, It’s time for Wexford and his team to get pro-active. From a seemingly unremarkable death comes an intricate web of lies and deception. A wallet found in the victim’s handbag leads our hero, Inspector Wexford to a Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder.

©1978 Ruth Rendell; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Linda
    Bay Shore, NY, United States
    19/08/10
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    "chapters are repeated"

    This is a good book, but each chapter has been put on twice, 1, 1, 2, 2, etc. This is annoying

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Nicole
    Flemington, Australia
    12/11/12
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    "Another great tale of Inspector Wexford."

    I particularly enjoyed this one, despite quickly uncovering the solution, and having to wait for the Inspector and his team to catch up - but it was a fun ride all the same.

    Other highlights were the descriptions of 1970s London - oh, if only we could visit Hampstead in that day instead of today!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AK
    6/12/16
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    "quirky and cool!"

    as always... Rendell manages to keep you guessing.. Narration pretty good also. a good read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaye Sena
    28/05/15
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    "Twists and turns"

    Inspector Wexford seems to be stumped on this one, with many digressions I certainly didn't expect. Excellent narration. I only wish the book had been longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Maryb
    10/03/16
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    "Excellent plot."
    Would you listen to A Sleeping Life again? Why?

    Not yet but may in the future. It' s a good Rendell as is usual.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have a favourite.


    Have you listened to any of Nigel Anthony’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Nice voice - didn't grate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Ruth Rendell's books vary. Some I have read I didn't enjoy but I enjoyed this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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