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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (722 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Simon Russell Beale Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn't know. And this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered.

But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary's life in a way she could never have imagined.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dixie | 2/16/2014

    " two mysteries in one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bea Alden | 2/4/2014

    " Another marvelous murder mystery from the ingenious pen of Ruth Rendell. It's amazing how different each of her books is from one another - no cookie-cutter is she. This weird and wonderful plot involves some pathetic London street people, and the intersection of their lives (and deaths) with the life of an educated, wealthy young woman who donates bone marrow to a leukemia patient. Page-turner! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 2/4/2014

    " This book was okay and you kind of got into the characters, but the plot was kind of boring. Some parts you wanted to get more into, and other parts were way too long. I did finish the book, but it's not one I would re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/13/2014

    " This is my second time reading this book. It is one of my favorites from this author. I confess I was glued to my earphones this morning while I walked the dogs, did chores, worked on a jigsaw puzzle & lifted weights because I just couldn't put it down! The narrator, Simon Russell Beale did a great job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/12/2014

    " The ususal complicated maze that is a Ruth Rendell - the murderer in this one is almost an afterthought. The issue of homelessness is dealt with well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheona | 1/9/2014

    " Was a good book but somehow a little fade. Enjoyed the plot and the concept but felt there was a something missing to make it a five star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 12/26/2013

    " A great British detective story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence Primrose | 12/13/2013

    " My favorite Ruth Rendell book yet. Good novel of suspense but without Chief Inspector Wexford. Two mysteries--Heroine provides transplant with questions and street people are being killed. How are they related? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beryl | 12/10/2013

    " Another great story from Rendell. The thoroughly grasps the complexities of the human psyche. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 11/5/2013

    " Wonderfully readable twisted book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjie | 10/22/2013

    " Fascinating story, deeply interwoven characters, however, I only cared about two of them and read LOTS of descriptive writing about the houses and the local neighborhoud in between. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chiara | 9/20/2013

    " This book was really bad, the story wasn't bringing anywhere and the ending is probably the worst I ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Wright | 3/9/2013

    " OK but nothing special. I found it hard work at first then the characters became interesting but it seemed to drift to an inevitable conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 1/5/2013

    " One of the first Rendell books I read. Very much indicative of her style - very rich portrayals of characters, with the mystery being a side note. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann M | 12/15/2012

    " Not one of her best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 2/9/2012

    " It was full of people and places I know nothing about - London, drug addicts, the homeless, abusers and abused, and , of course, murderers. The writer developed her characters, so that you really cared about what happened to them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mickie | 9/22/2011

    " MInd blowing. I read it four times over the course of 10 years. Really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily Holliday | 8/22/2011

    " One of Rendell's best - very complex in character and story. A young woman becomes a bone marrow donor, later meeting the young who was the recipient. Set in London - good portrait of the city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thekonpiso | 5/12/2011

    " Al principio tedioso pero a medida que se desarrollan las historia te envuelve y te enamora, disfrute del final. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 5/4/2011

    " This is a relly good mystery, well written and intriguing. I'm gonna read more Ruth Rendell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florence | 4/28/2011

    " My favorite Ruth Rendell book yet. Good novel of suspense but without Chief Inspector Wexford. Two mysteries--Heroine provides transplant with questions and street people are being killed. How are they related? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 4/12/2011

    " It was full of people and places I know nothing about - London, drug addicts, the homeless, abusers and abused, and , of course, murderers. The writer developed her characters, so that you really cared about what happened to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 2/27/2011

    " A great British detective story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 9/27/2010

    " One of the first Rendell books I read. Very much indicative of her style - very rich portrayals of characters, with the mystery being a side note. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 9/16/2010

    " Really a true novel-- the mystery, while well done, is incidental to the essence of the book. Beautiful, and with memorable characters.

    Reminds me of "Anna's Book" (published under the pseudonym Barbara Vine) more than any of the other books published under her own name. "

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

    " Great book … more like a Barbara Vine. Street people being killed and a huge hoax being perpetrated. Great characterization. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beryl | 4/4/2010

    " Another great story from Rendell. The thoroughly grasps the complexities of the human psyche. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilyhollidaycomcast.net | 2/20/2010

    " One of Rendell's best - very complex in character and story. A young woman becomes a bone marrow donor, later meeting the young who was the recipient. Set in London - good portrait of the city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mickie | 10/9/2009

    " MInd blowing. I read it four times over the course of 10 years. Really. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 10/8/2009

    " The Keys to the Street was a typical, throw away airport book, engaging enough to get one through a flight, but not a keeper. I had higher expectations because I loved Rendell's A Dark-Adapted Eye. Oh well. This one served its purpose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberlyn | 8/12/2009

    " Murders in Regent's Park of street people requires museum worker Mary Jago to become entangled "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 7/2/2009

    " This is a relly good mystery, well written and intriguing. I'm gonna read more Ruth Rendell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanna | 6/5/2009

    " I learned a lot about the geography of northwest London. I guess I learned something about homeless people and drug addicts. The book told the stories of several different people, and you knew they would all somehow come together and they did. "

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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

Simon Russell Beale is an award-winning stage actor and recipient of numerous accolades, including the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor and the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is an associate of the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre in London and an associate artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company.