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The Black Tower | [P. D. James]

The Black Tower

Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more?
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Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more?

©2008 Louis Bayard; (P)2008 Random House Audio

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    Jack Westminister, CO, USA 03-05-09
    Jack Westminister, CO, USA 03-05-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Ok..but not great"

    I have read other P.D. James novels and I must say that the others were of a better writing quality and kept my attention rivited. But still a good read in the car.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William Ocala, FL, United States 05-06-13
    William Ocala, FL, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2009
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    What made the experience of listening to The Black Tower the most enjoyable?

    The Black Tower is one of my favorite PBS movies and the book does not disappoint.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. It was hard to discern the motive for the killings.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The revelation of the murderer and subsequent battle with Adam


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Art Lover Fairview, Texas, USA 04-06-14
    Art Lover Fairview, Texas, USA 04-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical P D James."
    Where does The Black Tower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A little above average, but I only download good audiobooks.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really. A good portion of the books was telling you about the characters and laying out various red herrings.


    Have you listened to any of Penelope Dellaporta’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Dalgleish sort of stumbles into the solution rather than detecting it. He doesn't have his usual crew of supporters in this tale - he's trying to recover his health and visit an old friend, but of course a murder presents itself and he has to solve it. He ends up in a bit of trouble at the end, but is able to escape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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