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The Talented Mr Ripley | [Patricia Highsmith]

The Talented Mr Ripley

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law when an unexpected acquaintance offers him the chance to start over. Ripley wants money, success, and the good life and he's willing to kill for it. When his newfound happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.
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Publisher's Summary

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law when an unexpected acquaintance offers him the chance to start over.

Ripley wants money, success, and the good life, and he's willing to kill for it. When his newfound happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

©1983 Patricia Highsmith; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Ripley, amoral, hedonistic, and charming, is a genuinely original creation." (Daily Telegraph)
"Precisely plotted, stylishly written, and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind." (Evening Standard)

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    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Fantastic"

    Got to be one of the top 5 books ever - great narration, twisting plot, couldn't turn it off...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Toni
    High Peak, United Kingdom
    11/14/11
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    "Very Entertaining"

    Tom Ripley is a sympathetic villlain who the reader identifies with against his better judgement. Also, the narrator's voice and reading style on this production could not be bettered, in my view

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Movies v Books"

    This is a brief, salient, straight to the point review. I merely wish to say that this listen proves the assumption that the book is always better than the movie. Read the book, watch the movie. You judge.

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