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Download Classic Crime Short Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic Crime Short Stories (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Ruth Rendell
2.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 52.87 out of 5 2.87 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Jack Shepherd and Patrick Malahide Publisher: CSA Word Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Discover a world of heroes and villains, suspense and intrigue. This riveting and comprehensive collection brings together some of the best crime writing of all time. Ruth Rendell and Frances Hegarty spearhead the modern genre, moving through the popular and rarely recorded Graham Greene, to Edgar Wallace and G.K. Chesterton and his master detective Father Brown. And that's not all.

You can find the following on this title: Loopy, The Missing Romney, Insufficient Evidence, The Compleat Criminal, The Case for the Defence, Markheim, The Blue Cross, Bluebeard's Bathtub, Nine Point of the Law, Arsene Lupin in Prison.

This collection includes stories from Ruth Rendell, Frances Hegarty, E.W. Hornung, Graham Greene, Margery Allingham, Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton, Maurice Leblanc, Edgar Wallace, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/10/2013

    " A couple of good shorts, quick so worth in all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Any Length | 11/25/2012

    " An enjoyable read of classic crime stories. Scotland yard type, set mainly in old england. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 4/2/2012

    " Some good, some bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 7/17/2011

    " This was fine as the short stories allowed for a fast commute--about a story a trip. Gave me exposure to some other authors without investing in a full-length book. Of course, some stories I enjoyed more than others (least favorite was "Loopy"). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/27/2011

    " I find Ruth Rendell (Wexford) books a bit stilted at times and this was one of those. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 5/2/2011

    " Usually I enjoy Ruth Rendenll's book but this one wasa little on the dry and dull side, it felt like the plot was a continuation of previous book that was written. I liked how the antagonist was portrayed (Eric Targo). It didn't flow right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Silva | 4/8/2011

    " Wexford is introspective as usual in this new offering from Rendell. His long-standing obsession with the villain Targo is reminiscent of a younger Wexford/Rendell, strongly reminding me of A Speaker of Mandarin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 4/5/2011

    " Good book to recap Detective Wexford. Didn't like as much as some of her other books and even her other Wexford stories. However, was great plane read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/25/2011

    " Finally finished Monster in a Box, it took awhile, I read True Grit and A Man Called Horse by Dorothy M Johnson during the time I was reading Monster in a Box. It just seemed a little slow to develop, but I thought it ended well with a twist, although a bit predicable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 1/3/2011

    " It was good. Basically like the rest, yet different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marta | 1/1/2011

    " Not so great - but I'm not really a Ruth Rendell fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 12/28/2010

    " Just finished this book! I love Ruth Rendell and the way she gets into the minds of her criminals and detectives! Great British murder mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/21/2010

    " I hadn't read any Rendell for a long time--now I want to go back and pick up where I left off. The Wexford series is a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitzyl | 12/4/2010

    " My first Inspector Wexford novel. I guess I sort of lucked out on the chronology. Liked the London descriptions. Like the book even more because of the somewhat bathetic ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roberta | 11/22/2010

    " Ruth Rendall is still a good writer but I think this series is running out of steam. No real suspence although the interconnected story about the "missing girl" was interesting, and reflected the complexities about diversity.

    Inspector Wexford seems tired. "

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About the Author
Author Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) wrote more than sixty novels in a career spanning fifty years. She won numerous awards for her writing, including three Edgars—the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America—as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. She was also the winner of the MWA Grand Master Award. A longtime member of the House of Lords, she lived in London.