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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (913 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth George Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN:
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Hailed by The New York Times as a master of the British Mystery, award-winning author Elizabeth George is cherished by readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first collection of short stories is an extraordinary offering that deftly explores the lengths to which people will go to get what they want most.

In these five original tales, George plumbs the depths of human nature as only she can. From the chilling tale of a marriage built on an appalling set of lies that only death can reveal, to the title story about a penniless schoolteacher whose ambition turns murderous, I, Richard is filled with page-turning drama and unmatched suspense.

Thanks to Inspector Thomas Lynley, a squabbling group of Anglophiles discovers a killer in its midst, but little help is on hand when a picture-perfect town is shattered by an eccentric new resident's horrifying pet project. And when a wealthy husband is haunted by suspicions about his much-younger wife, it becomes clear that a man's imagination can be his own worst enemy. 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 Gjmegjake | 2/17/2014

    " Nifty collection of short stories by E. George. Some of them were pretty good.....others too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Rodgers | 1/25/2014

    " I didn't like all the stories, but I enjoyed the collection. I read it years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Naomi | 1/24/2014

    " Not in the tradition of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries, this was a book of short stories which should have meant I steered clear, but as a lover of EG's work, I ventured in..Mistake!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 1/24/2014

    " I, Richard is not at all what a long time reader of Elizabeth George mysteries has come to expect. It is a book of five short stories - none of them outstanding. George is a much better writer of novels than short stories. One of them is almost a duplicate of the O.J. Simpson murders. One is a story about an elderly lady who breeds and houses rats. And there is not much historical about I, Richard. A disappointment. Luckily, the stories are really short so the pain doesn't last too long! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.R. | 1/17/2014

    " Not used to George in the short-story form but, as always, admirable work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 1/16/2014

    " Read for Mystery Book Club 9/2004 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 1/11/2014

    " A collection of short stories. I couldn't even make it through the second one. Partly due to the narrator - there are many American characters, and he can't do an American accent, so he sounded like a moron in trying. But the stories each have a long-winded, pompous introduction, which made it harder to ignore the pompous writing in the stories themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Hilton | 1/10/2014

    " Elizabeth George is a genius. She writes the most beautiful literary mysteries I have ever read. This book is five short stories -- all good. I recommend her novels to everyone. Read them in the order they were written to see the characters develop before you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sunne | 1/8/2014

    " I never got warm with any short story. I'm sure it's not Elizabeth George's fault. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Robinson | 12/31/2013

    " Good, I don't usually read short stories but it was good. "

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

    " Elizabeth George with wit and irony in a collection of short stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 12/20/2013

    " Short stories pertaining to the Jury mystery series. Fun but not nearly as good as the books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JoAnn Villalobos | 12/8/2013

    " Not her best work. The story intros were filler, and the stories themselves seemed like workshop exercises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Banner | 12/2/2013

    " I'm not a big fan of short stories, but Elizabeth George has some wonderful twists. Definitely a good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jandblock | 11/12/2013

    " Not so interesting--short stories. I like her Inspector Lindley series better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki Tremper | 11/10/2013

    " Didn't enjoy this as much as her novels. Seemed like she was trying too hard to creep out the reader and come up with the least likely possibility. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Greer | 10/21/2013

    " 15/100 The first two stories were just sooo dry. I gave up. I know George is well liked for her novels. I might give one of those a try, but not impressed with the short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 9/18/2013

    " I prefer George's novels but this collection of murder short stories was a fairly good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pearl | 6/30/2013

    " One of my favorite authors. All her books are wonderful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 6/13/2013

    " Not as good as her novels, too o. henry-ish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 3/25/2013

    " I enjoyed Elizabeth George's first compilation of short stories, each one with an interesting twist. She provides a brief introduction to each explaining what prompted her to write it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 3/20/2013

    " Short stories, ranging from ** to *** (I, Richard). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/27/2013

    " Elizabeth George is known for her extreme detail, character development, and length. The short stories were okay, but as always, I wanted more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/13/2013

    " A book of short stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 8/20/2012

    " I love this author but these stories were full of disturbing, vivid images I could have done without. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 9/28/2011

    " First of the book club requirements. 4 short stories. Not bad. I have heard, not her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/18/2011

    " It took me two years to get around to finishing these stories, but the last three were worth it, especially the title story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tina | 8/3/2011

    " I enjoy Elizabeth George but this was a stuggle for me. I listened to it on audio and the narrator did not have a very good voice. I think that was a contributing factor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 5/16/2011

    " Short stories, easy read. Predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/9/2011

    " Elizabeth Geoge is the BEST!!! This was another excellent Inspector Lynley book. The crime plot was very interesting and intriguing, but I especially liked the political animosity, which is so typical of today! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 4/25/2011

    " WOW! A well-written, engaging, gripping detective story. It was like reading a PBS Mystery story, which, apparently it is. I don't usually read crime fiction, but this was well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyn (RaeWhit) | 4/4/2011

    " An excellent murder mystery. I thought I'd figured it out; the ending was shocking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 3/12/2011

    " Great! A lot of background fill but a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 2/25/2011

    " It was too long! The mystery and investigation were satisfying, but it dragged. I hope the next one in the series is quick-paced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/21/2010

    " I'm resuming my reading of this series, which had had stopped many, many years ago. A great read. Well written, the plot didn't disappoint and of, course, I was happy to be back with these characters again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valissa | 11/10/2010

    " this is the first Elizabeth George book I read, and her mastery of story-telling blew me away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 10/8/2010

    " I loved the build-up, but was a bit disappointed by the reveal "

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About the Author

Elizabeth George is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels of psychological suspense, as well as YA novels, nonfiction, and short-story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha Awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany’s prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.

About the Narrator

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him eleven Audiofile Earphones Awards.