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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (507 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Vine Narrator: Dermot Crowley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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Sandor is a wonderful storyteller, and little Joe is ready to listen. The power of the educated over the simple is horribly clear in this disturbing and unusual relationship. As Sandor's motivation both for rescuing little Joe and then for weaving his spell of words becomes clear, the darkness surrounding him is too much for them both, and for the beautiful ex-model sequestered in her Suffolk mansion by an obsessive husband.

A net of fear, greed, love, and desire closes around them in a landscape that heightens the contrast between man and the natural world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jayne Charles | 12/6/2013

    " Really didn't like this one. It seemed to exist solely to provide a vehicle for the few outlandish character names Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell had not yet employed in one of her novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 11/24/2013

    " This is one of my favorite 'Rendell as Vine' books-creepy, mysterious, and a pageturner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Davis | 10/2/2013

    " Depressing pathetic characters as always with Rendell/Barbara Vine. At the end an interesing twist on the kidnap ransom formula. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaylol | 5/25/2013

    " I expected it to be better but it's quite good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 3/26/2013

    " Not as good as some of her later novels or as gripping. There was something distant and evasive about the characters that prevented me engaging with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 9/29/2012

    " Readable, enjoyable, quite a page turner at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 9/13/2012

    " this is my first introduction to Barbara Vine aka Ruth Rendell ... and I surely intend to read more ... next up is Asta's Book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 8/12/2012

    " Reread. A story of kidnapping and obsession by the always excellent Barbara Vine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Navida | 7/13/2012

    " Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine is such an excellent storyteller. Even though she is classified as a mystery writer, the characters and plot twists and psychological exploration make her IMO an incredible novelist - the unique characters stay with you and haunt you after you finish "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rae | 3/19/2011

    " I usually adore anything by Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine, but this one was just weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 2/1/2011

    " This is one of my favorite 'Rendell as Vine' books-creepy, mysterious, and a pageturner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaylol | 12/9/2010

    " I expected it to be better but it's quite good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 9/18/2009

    " Reread. A story of kidnapping and obsession by the always excellent Barbara Vine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very | 2/19/2009

    " Thoughtful, tightly plotted, cerebral (in the best sense) thriller.

    Beautifully paced, suspense novel.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Navida | 11/24/2008

    " Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine is such an excellent storyteller. Even though she is classified as a mystery writer, the characters and plot twists and psychological exploration make her IMO an incredible novelist - the unique characters stay with you and haunt you after you finish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 12/29/2007

    " this is my first introduction to Barbara Vine aka Ruth Rendell ... and I surely intend to read more ... next up is Asta's Book "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Vine

Barbara Vine is a pseudonym for Ruth Rendell, who has won numerous awards, including three Edgars, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as three Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. A member of the House of Lords, she lives in London.

About the Narrator

Dermot Crowley was born in Cork, Ireland, and began his career with RTE Radio. His theater work includes The Weir in London’s West End and on Broadway as well as seasons at the Royal National Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Hampstead Theatre. On television his work includes Father Ted, The Sculptress, and Falling For A Dancer. His film credits include The Legend of Bagger Vance, Before You Go, and Return of the Jedi. He works extensively for BBC Radio.