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Going Wrong Audiobook
Going Wrong
Written by: 
Ruth Rendell
Narrated by: 
Dermot Crowley
Going Wrong Audiobook

Going Wrong

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In Rendell's evocative portrayal of West London, the slums of Notting Hill Gate and the mews houses of Holland Park may, geographically, only be streets apart but, socially, they are worlds apart. When these two worlds collide, the repercussions are fatal. Guy, from a council flat in Notting Hill Gate and Lenora, a wealthy middle-class young girl were childhood sweethearts, and despite Lenora’s mother’s disapproval, belonged to the same criminal gang. But as they grew older, Lenora became increasingly distant as she grew apart from Guy. Turning his innocent love into a dangerous, psychopathic obsession. When Leonora announces her engagement, Guy knows there must be some mistake - and he is determined to right it, at any cost. As he becomes the victim of his own murderous madness, nobody is safe.

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    "going very wrong"

    This is one long and very tedious rant of a mad man. Nothing happens. Nothing is even curious. I like this author, too. I doggedly waded through the entire thing hoping it would be very clever like other books of hers. Total disappointment, waste of time and money.

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    Joyce 06-26-16
    Joyce 06-26-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Good but not Great."

    Listened with intent. Just wish RR had introduced other voices. There is an interesting cast of characters. Listening to Guy's well written, but ultimately too repetitive ravings, begged for some relief.

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    As well as reading the print edition in the past, I believe that I've also seen a TV adaptation of this novel. Both were entertaining.

    Guy Curran: a successful, wealthy, if not shady, businessman from West London remains obsessed with his teenaged sweetheart, Leonora, whom he still meets for a Saturday lunch, once a week. When Leonora rebuffs his declarations of love and falls for another man, Guy's jealously overwhelms his existence.

    Yes, it's typical psychological Rendell - London location: check; psychopathic central character: check; underworld connections: check. It's good though and having being written in the late 19 80s, really encapsulates the urban zeitgeist.

    The narrator, Dermot Crowley, was flexible and talented. A great listen.

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