When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy", the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters - including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup."
Some of the notes threaten murder and one of them involves a long Latin quotation, which makes Harriet suspect that the perpetrator is probably a member of the Senior Common Room. But which of the apparently rational, respectable dons could be committing such crazed acts? When a desperate undergraduate, at her wits' end after receiving a series of particularly savage letters, attempts to drown herself, Harriet decides that it is time to ask Lord Peter Wimsey for help. And when the mystery is finally solved, she is faced with an agonising decision: Should she, after five years of rejecting his proposals, finally agree to marry Lord Peter?
©1987 Dorothy L. Sayers (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
No, this version of Gaudy Night is disappointing. If this book were unabridged, the answer would be a resounding yes--but it's abridged, and a very distorted version of the real novel by Dorothy Sayers which is one of my favorites.
Dorothy Sayers always gives enough hints to keep me intrigued and guessing--her style and the revelation of the characters keeps me turning the pages.
Lord Peter of course--but Harriet is a close second
No, but Busman's Holiday is great!
I do not think I will buy any other books by AudioGO Ltd--if I do not trust a company, I do not support it.
This is a performance of the Gaudy Night story, which, while enjoyable, was not what I wanted. Surely you can be more vigilant. I expected a reading of the book as written and was quite disappointed.
I would like to return this. It is advertised as unabridged but is actually heavily abridged.
Only if it is unabridged.
This original adaptation of Gaudy Night is perfectly fine for a person whohas not read the book...but for anyone who has read it and loved it, this version isa sad disappointment. Unabridged versions of good books are ALWAYS a sorry experience...So much of the original story is not there, charactors are missing and their parts have been applied to other charactors. I would think the author would be quite angry.
Too much of the original story is missing in order to make the abridgement..
Probably, but I ususally am disappointed by movies made from books I love.
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