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  • The Aeneid | Robert Fitzgerald (translator), Virgil

    The Aeneid

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Fitzgerald (translator), Virgil
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    Profoundly poetic yet gloriously accessible, this is the best way to experience a work that has remained a centerpiece of Western civilization for 2,000 years. Fitzgerald's rendering speaks directly to the modern listener, inviting us to share the excitement, adventure, and human tears as Aeneas, the warrior hero, escapes from the burning city of Troy, embarks on a long and perilous journey, and eventually, triumphantly establishes a new nation: Rome.

  • Simisola: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 16 | Ruth Rendell

    Simisola: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    Only eighteen black people live in Kingsmarkham. One of them is Wexford's new Doctor, Raymond Akande. When the doctor's daughter, Melanie, goes missing, the Chief Inspector takes more than just a professional interest in the case. Melanie, just down from university but unable to find a job, disappeared somewhere between the Benefit Office and the bus stop. No one liked to voice the suspicion that something might have happened, that Melanie might be dead...

  • Harm Done | Ruth Rendell

    Harm Done

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    Chief Inspector Wexford is charged with solving mysterious disappearances, protecting a pedophile, and catching a killer. But as this gripping mystery unfolds, he learns that when it comes to the inner life of families, justice is rarely as straightforward as the letter of the law.

  • A Guilty Thing Surprised: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 5 | Ruth Rendell

    A Guilty Thing Surprised: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    The Nightingales were always a very happy couple. So why did someone batter Elizabeth Nightingale to death in the woods that dark September night? Can DCI Wexford discover a motive?

  • Harm Done | Ruth Rendell

    Harm Done

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    On the day Lizzie came back from the dead, the police and her family and neighbours had already begun to search for her body. She had been missing for three days. A short while later, another young woman disappears, just as a convicted paedophile is released back into the community.

  • Not in the Flesh | Ruth Rendell

    Not in the Flesh

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    Searching for truffles in a wood, a man and his dog unearth something less savoury - a human hand. The body, as Chief Inspector Wexford is informed later, has lain buried for ten years or so, wrapped in a purple cotton sheet. The post mortem can not reveal the precise cause of death. The only clue is a crack in one of the dead man's ribs.

  • End in Tears | Ruth Rendell

    End in Tears

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge over a relatively unfrequented road kills the wrong person. The driver behind is spared. But only for a while... It is impossible for Chief Inspector Wexford not to wonder how terrible it would be to discover that one of his daughters had been murdered.

  • The Babes in the Wood | Ruth Rendell

    The Babes in the Wood

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    The Subaqua Task Force could find no trace of Giles and Sophie Dade, let alone the woman who was keeping them company, Joanna Troy. But Mrs Dade was still convinced her children were dead. This was an investigation which would call into question many of Wexford's assumptions about the way people behaved, including his own family.

  • The Monster in the Box | Ruth Rendell

    The Monster in the Box

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Christopher Ravenscroft
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    'Wexford had almost made up his mind that he would never again set eyes on Eric Targo's short, muscular figure. And yet there he was, back in Kingsmarkham, still with that cocky, strutting walk.Years earlier, when Wexford was a young police officer, a woman called Elsie Carroll had been found strangled in her bedroom. Although many still had their suspicions that her husband was guilty, no one was convicted.

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