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Ripley Under Ground

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Narrated by: Adam Sims
Series: Ripley, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tom Ripley is now the owner of a beautiful estate in France, a wealthy art collector and married to an heiress.

The Buckmaster Gallery is staging an exhibition by the celebrated artist Derwatt, but an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. It is, of course, and he wants to talk to Derwatt - but Derwatt, inconveniently, is dead. Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean, but not everyone's nerves are as steady as his. Especially when it comes to murder.

Ripley Under Ground is an ingenious audiobook of masks and identity, illusion and reality, and is followed by Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water.

©2016 Patricia Highsmith (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

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  • rosemaryk2006
  • 26-03-2020

Murder Most Mundane

I bought this despite having read"you hope it's going to get better but it doesn't" in the reviews. I rarely review books but feel I must make an exception for this tedious stinker! The narrator, however, is competent and blameless!

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  • Heisenberg
  • 15-07-2019

Hooked on Highsmith

Another excellent volume in the Ripley series. Quite a different novel to the first in the series, but again wonderfully enjoyable and very well narrated. I have already downloaded volume three "Ripley's game".

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  • Mr. W. Carter
  • 10-03-2019

Excellent Book and Stunning Narrator

Patricia Highsmith's Ripley books are all excellent and Adam Sims certainly brings this one to life. His accents are very, very good and his pace is simply superb. It's such a shame he is not the narrator for the entire series. Highly recommended

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  • Shaun
  • 23-06-2018

Disappointing sequel...

There is nothing worse than not wanting to finish a book, but I was always hoping this would get better, unfortunately it never did. unbelievable plot and unconvincing characters made this such a disappointment after what was such a fantastic first book in the series.

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  • Caractacus Potts
  • 17-01-2018

Very disappointing

Well narrated. Starts well ... Rambling, disappointing ending. It felt like a waste of time, having listened to it.