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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (188 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Penelope Keith Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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With deceptive economy in these nine short stories, Ruth Rendell indicates hidden depths in ordinary events and creates a sense of profound unease. The stories are: 'A Pair of Yellow Lilies', 'Paperwork', 'Mother's Hel'p, 'Long Live the Queen', 'Dying Happy', 'The Copper Peacock', 'Weeds', 'The Fish-Sitter', and 'An Unwanted Woman'.

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

    " Not her strongest collection, but still solid and a few of them-- A Pair of Yellow Lilies, Paperwork and The Fish-Sitter-- were excellent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/12/2013

    " Short stories, strange, raw, storybookish "

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

    " I enjoyed rereading these. Not as enthralling as her novels, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharonm | 3/17/2013

    " This was short stories, not my favorite, but well executed by Rendell. The stories were each somewhat ironic and I found the twists very interesting. The people in these stories were not terribly sympathetic, but were well drawn given the short story format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/23/2013

    " An excellent collection of short stories read by Donada Peters. I've listened to several read by Ms. Peters and this is, for me, easily her best performance I've so far encountered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Biddy | 2/10/2013

    " great short stories each with a twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/17/2011

    " This is a great collection of suspense short stories from one of my favorite contemporary British authors, Ruth Rendell. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristal Cooper | 9/9/2010

    " The audiobook format failed me on this one. The big twist at the end of each story must have been a little reference back to some detail I missed while I was paying more attention to traffic than the narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanne | 7/8/2010

    " A good collection of short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharonm | 6/6/2010

    " This was short stories, not my favorite, but well executed by Rendell. The stories were each somewhat ironic and I found the twists very interesting. The people in these stories were not terribly sympathetic, but were well drawn given the short story format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 7/22/2009

    " Typically, I didn't love all of the short stories, but I liked them all. I particularly liked Long Live the Queen (an interesting take on the "cat lady") and An Unwanted Woman.

    Audio Review: It was expertly read by actress Penelope Keith. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 7/31/2007

    " Short stories, strange, raw, storybookish "

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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.

About the Narrator

Penelope Keith is a narrator and an award-winning actress who is best known for her roles in To the Manor Born and The Good Life, but she has appeared in many other television programs, including No Job for a Lady and Law and Disorder. Her theater performances include The Norman Conquests, Hay Fever, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. She has received several BAFTA Awards and in 2014 was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.