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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Tim Curr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction’s reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Now, in Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London’s Notting Hill.

Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction—and his own good intentions—Wren hatches a plan to find the money’s rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners—people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren’s life—and the life of his trusting fiancée—the consequences will change them all.

Portobello is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London’s most intriguing neighborhoods—and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Poppy Hall | 2/19/2014

    " an interesting read purely for how brilliantly rendell potrays characters personalities habits and addiction. not much of a plot but still was entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melyssa | 2/18/2014

    " Since this book had a blurb by Stephen King on the back I really expected it to be a lot creepier. It is really more about coincidence and the ways people's lives intertwine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rosanna | 1/28/2014

    " Rendell continues to write intricate mysteries. The setting for this one is one of my favorites places in London. Didn't realize so much was going on in the neighborhoods surrounding Portobello Road. How she manages to tie up all the clues and disparate characters to bring the book to an end is impressive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daisyaday | 1/25/2014

    " A strange, psychological story about a young man who becomes his imaginary friend- and his family prefer him that way. "

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