We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Cover Her Face | [P. D. James]

Cover Her Face

Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.
Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill. Cover Her Face is P. D. James' electric debut novel, an ingeniously plotted mystery that immediately placed her among the masters of suspense.

©1992 P. D. James; (P)2008 Books on Tape

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (84 )
5 star
 (25)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (19)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.8 (53 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (20)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (4)
Story
3.9 (53 )
5 star
 (18)
4 star
 (24)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    J. Roderick Redmond, WA 05-24-12
    J. Roderick Redmond, WA 05-24-12

    JLR

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    138
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Bit slow"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I understand that this is the debut of Inspector Dalgleish. The plot was a bit slow, and the narrator even more so. I found listening at 1 1/2 speed to be about right. the audio sounded like it had been recorded over a phone, and there was a slight ground loop hum in the background. Overall, I wish I had read this book rather than listened to it. I should have listened more closely to sample. Even so, I plan on reading or listening to more P D James.


    Would you recommend Cover Her Face to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the book, not the recording.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Penelope Dellaporta?

    Katherine Kellgren or Donada Peters


    Do you think Cover Her Face needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I believe it has several.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathy Auberry, CA, United States 02-24-13
    Kathy Auberry, CA, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better Dalgleish stories....but classic PD James"
    What made the experience of listening to Cover Her Face the most enjoyable?

    I am a PD James fan, and have always enjoyed the descriptive dialogue, which for some lends to a slow read. This is not an action story, it really is more a study of a variety of personalities.


    Would you recommend Cover Her Face to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes, but only for those that enjoy what words can do.


    What about Penelope Dellaporta’s performance did you like?

    I felt she let the characters be who the author envisioned them to be. I felt the author was reading the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    daniel conway San Diego 02-20-12
    daniel conway San Diego 02-20-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "No Action"
    Would you try another book from P. D. James and/or Penelope Dellaporta?

    probably not


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm looking for the next book


    What about Penelope Dellaporta’s performance did you like?

    She was Supberb!!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration, there was little or no movement in the plot.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.