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.
©1996 Kingsmarkham Enterprises (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Ruth Rendell yes I remember I read some younger but there are so many good writers.
The way the author handles the abused person and the bully.
pleasant in character
not necessarily, I think the main character has had enough adventure.
Compared to lots of others the sound was bad. As if copied from tape. Somehow muffled.
A great mix of mystery, humor and insight. I also enjoyed the setting -- near London's Hyde Park.
The story involves the setting and makes you live in the park
You know something is wrong but you can not guess what
Return to the park by Mary with dog
Rendell manages to weave current issues into her stories, here organ donation. Keeps her writing current and fresh
"A Perfect Match"
From the very start I was riveted by this reading - Simon Russell Beale makes a wonderful job of an excellent book. No mispronunciations or hesitations, no moments when you suddenly realise that the narrator hasn't actually read the story until this very moment - this is a masterly piece of work. Somehow the voice and story are so well matched that at the end you find it hard to separate them, but I suppose that's what being an actor is all about. This forms a link to the plot in a thoroughly bizarre twist. Thoroughly recommended.
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