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Download From Doon with Death: The First Inspector Wexford Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,437 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Terrence Hardiman Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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The first case for DCI Reg Wexford. When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police into his home... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/8/2014

    " Well-written mystery set in 1960s rural England where a young woman goes missing, and it later found murdered, with no major suspects. The plot is somewhat engaging, but lacks depth overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jandblock | 1/18/2014

    " Medium interest crime novel taking place in England--less interesting the other novel I read by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 1/18/2014

    " Great mystery! The first Rendell I've read, which makes me feel silly for not reading her sooner. (Madagascar) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayme | 1/7/2014

    " Not usually my preferred genre, but this was a great detective novel. Will definitely read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mim | 12/30/2013

    " Ruth Rendell's first book. Wow, fun to read and know where she went with the character. Now to reread some of the newer books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/30/2013

    " It's quite exciting to find a good new mystery writer. I enjoyed this somewhat cozy with a punch first book from Ruth Rendell. The time period is the 1960's Britain but this is very early 60's. it has an older feel yet very contemporary to it's time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon Salonen | 12/12/2013

    " First Inspector Wexford novel. Excellent writer. 'Nuff said. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/20/2013

    " A good book, but it feels a lot more dated than Rendell's other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/11/2013

    " Chief Inspector Wexford - British murder mystery. Great book for a long road trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 8/25/2013

    " I like it when I figure them out. A little on the melodramatic side. Not sure being an outsider really makes you crazy as depicted in this novel. This one has more in common with Shakespeare's depiction of Ophelia than reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Read | 7/25/2013

    " The first of the Wexford series. Well worth reading although formulaic it sets the scene for this accomplished writer. Many of the Wexford novels reflect social scenes of the times so can appear somewhat dated although always good reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marian Allen | 5/22/2013

    " It was interesting to read the first Inspector Wexford book. It's a slight book, without the personal material I'm used to from the mature, fully fleshed Wexford and Burden. Even so, it's more than a mere plot-heavy whodunnit. Recommended, especially if you want a short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norma Toby Wilcox | 4/24/2013

    " Fun English mystery... enjoyed the era and the small village living. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferris | 2/11/2013

    " Audiobook.............No great shakes. A pleasant British murder mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 6/28/2012

    " I liked this, although I saw the twist coming - it was probably harder to guess in 1969 when this book was published. I'm planning to read all the Inspector Wexford novels now in order of publication. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/5/2012

    " Gosh the first ever Wexford. a good solid who dun it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lili | 3/5/2012

    " I have yet to read a poor Ruth Rendell mystery. in fact I have enjoyed reading them all. Not all at once but over the years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 5/13/2011

    " I tried and tried to like this book. I really enjoy English mysteries and crime novels. But this just didn't work for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 4/26/2011

    " An Inspector Wexford book.

    As always, with Rendell, well written with a tight storyline that makes sense by the end. If you are looking for a police procedural you just can't go wrong with Inspector Wexford! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/25/2011

    " I love Wexford. He's such a decent man. The many books depict life in a small town in Sussex, but the place is anything but 'cozy.' Great plots in all her detective fiction. I almost never guess the solution. Really, her books are such great novels that the puzzle is not the reason to read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/4/2011

    " Good book. A bit dated but considering it was written in the 60s, that's not surprising. A good opening to the Inspector Wexford series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 12/31/2010

    " This was pretty much what I expected. While I did identify the murderer about 3/4 of the way through I wasn't 100% sure until it was revealed so that is always nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 12/29/2010

    " I like it when I figure them out. A little on the melodramatic side. Not sure being an outsider really makes you crazy as depicted in this novel. This one has more in common with Shakespeare's depiction of Ophelia than reality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 12/23/2010

    " It's mind boggling that Ruth Rendell published this first Inspector Wexford novel in 1964 and she's still going strong today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsti | 12/9/2010

    " Elegant but really dated. I would recommend this for Rendell completists only. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tinytextiles | 10/3/2010

    " I keep going back to mysteries o ease off the "must read"books. I find Ruth Rendell's mysteries very pleasurable. Fun to try to outdo the detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 7/17/2010

    " Finally read this first book of Rendell's. It was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/10/2010

    " This is the first Inspector Wexford mystery. An engrossing, enjoyable, quick read. Felt slightly dated - though I’d need a spoiler alert to tell you why. "

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About the Author
Author Ruth RendellRuth Rendell has been awarded three Edgars for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the Grand Master Award. In England, the Crime Writers’ Association has honoured her with two Gold Dagger Awards for best novel, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.
About the Narrator

Terrence Hardiman has worked extensively in theater. He began at the Old Vic, went on to repertory at Bristol, and then spent five years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has played the title role in BBC TV’s The Demon Headmaster, while other his other television appearances include major parts in Secret Army, Miss Marple, Hannay, and Inspector Morse. Among his film credits are Mask of Murder, Loophole, and Gandhi.