Inspector Lynley
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  • 1
    A Great Deliverance | Elizabeth George

    A Great Deliverance

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry,' and she refuses to say more.

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    A Great Deliverance | Elizabeth George

    A Great Deliverance

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe at her side, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. I'm not sorry."Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley- and in their own lives as well.

    The first and best Elizabeth George

    This is the book that made me an Elizabeth George fan. It's power and force are in it's treatment of the subject of sexual abuse in a very human, psy..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2005 by Ellen (Portland, ME, USA)
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    Payment in Blood | Elizabeth George

    Payment in Blood

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    The career of playwright Joy Sinclair comes to a rather abrupt end on an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands when someone drives an 18-inch dirk through her neck. Called upon to investigate the case in a country with virtually no authority, the aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, grapple for both a motive and a murderer.Emotions run deep in this highly charged drama, for the list of suspects soon includes Britain's foremost actress, its most successful theatrical producer, and the woman Lynley loves. He and Havers must tread carefully over the complicated terrain of human relationships, while they work to solve a case rooted in the darkest corners of the past and the unexplored regions of the human heart.

    praise with reservations

    Well-read but the quality of the recording is not good - I would probably have been happier had I heeded the warning about the quality and waited for ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2005 by Miriam (Chevy Chase, MD, USA)
  • 3
    Well-Schooled in Murder | Elizabeth George

    Well-Schooled in Murder

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    When 13-year-old Matthew Whateley goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child - and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers's cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew's death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds - and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making...

    Not worth one credit

    Someone who likes recordings that sound like they are from a gramophone. The recording quality was exceptionally poor.

    Reviewed on October 11 2012 by Amazon Customer (Rochester, NY)
  • 4
    A Suitable Vengeance | Elizabeth George

    A Suitable Vengeance

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    Inspector Thomas Lynley, 8th Earl of Asherton, feels some trepidation as he introduces his bride-to-be to his mother at the ancestral home of Howenstow in Cornwall. But Lynley's private concerns are soon forgotten as the brutal murder of a local journalist requires him to focus on the professional, rather than the personal.

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    A Suitable Vengeance | Elizabeth George

    A Suitable Vengeance

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    Award-winning mystery author Elizabeth George gives us an early glimpse of Inspector Thomas Lynley, his friend forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James, and Lady Helen Clyde, as well as a masterfully crafted whodunit, in this suspenseful recording of her superlative mystery novel. It was supposed to be a festive engagement weekend. But when Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Eighth Earl of Asherton, and his fiance; Deborah Cotter, arrive at Lynley's family home, Howenstow, they find the atmosphere rife with tension. Lynley's friend Simon is struggling with the pain of losing Deborah. As for Lynley, estranged from his mother and now faced with his younger brother's recurring drug addiction, home has always been a place of tormenting memories he'd much rather forget. And then a journalist is found gruesomely murdered in the nearby village of Nanrunnel and the engagement party is truly over. Mick Cambrey had given scores of people reason to kill him - especially his wife's father, the estate manager of Howenstow. But what St. James can't figure out - and what Lynley won't explain - is the Howenstow aristocrats and those who have long served them...and who would keep their masters' secrets to the graves. Though the series of murders that follow are out of Lynley's jurisdiction as a Criminal Investigator for New Scotland Yard, he has assigned himself to the case - for the evidence begins to point not only to his family's estate manager, but to his family itself.

    A Suitable Vengence - Good - However........

    I have started reading Elizabeth George's book and I am absolutely hooked. She develops and expands each of the character's personality more fully in..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 12 2009 by Julie (Denver, CO, USA)
  • 5
    For the Sake of Elena | Elizabeth George

    For the Sake of Elena

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    A young student at St. Stephen's College, the daughter of a professor up for a prestigious post, is found brutally murdered on an isolated jogging path. Unwilling to turn the killing over to the local police, the university calls in New Scotland Yard. Thus Lynley and his partner Havers enter the rarified world of Cambridge University, where academic gowns often hide murderous intentions. For both officers, the true identity of Elena Weaver proves as elusive as the mythical creature whose image decorated her dorm room. Not until they come to terms with the woman she was will they have a line on the killer - who just may kill again.

    An Unfair Abridgement!

    Elizabeth George writes complex mysteries that should not be abridged. This was an especially bad job. If you like George's work, buy another. If you ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 12 2012 by Bonnie (Cairo, Egypt)
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  • 7
    Playing for the Ashes | Elizabeth George

    Playing for the Ashes

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    When country milkman Martin Snell makes his usual delivery to Celandine Cottage one spring morning in Kent, he expects to be greeted by the cottage's sensual and seductive tenant, Gabriella Patten, not by the charred remains of fire pointing to murder.

    Good Story, but...

    A good story, but it was a shame to have to listen to an abridged version. The novels written by Elizabeth George are so commplex and subtle, that a..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2005 by Andre (Ithaca, NY, United States)
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    With No One As Witness | Elizabeth George

    With No One As Witness

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    In With No One as Witness, her thirteenth novel, Elizabeth George has crafted an intricate and absorbing story sure to enthrall her readers. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, along with his longtime partner, the fiery Barbara Havers, and newly promoted Detective Sergeant Winston Nkata, is back, and on the hunt for a sinister killer.

    ABRIDGED, ABRIDGED, ABRIDGED

    I am SO disappointed in Audible. I did not realize this was abridged; what's the point? I'm almost through it and there's nothing of the character dev..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2005 by Kathleen (Phoenix, AZ, USA)
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    What Came Before He Shot Her | Elizabeth George

    What Came Before He Shot Her

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    The brutal, inexplicable death of Inspector Thomas Lynley's wife has left Scotland Yard shocked and searching for answers. Even more horrifying is that the trigger was apparently pulled by a 12-year-old boy. Who is he? Where did he come from? And what were the circumstances that led to his final act of desperation?

    Bleak, pedantic but...love Elizabeth George

    I've been conflicted on this one. I love Elizabeth George's Thomas Lynley mysteries, have never listened to one, but have read them all. I'd been re..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2007 by Rebecca (brentwood, CA, United States)
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    Careless in Red | Elizabeth George

    Careless in Red

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    It is barely three months since the murder of his wife and Thomas Lynley takes to the South-West Coast Path in Cornwall, determined to walk its length in an attempt to distract himself from his loss. On the forty-third day of this walk, he sees a cliff climber fall to his death - a death apparently witnessed by a surfer in a nearby cove. Shortly afterwards, Lynley encounters a young woman from Bristol whose personal history is a blank before her thirteenth year.

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    Careless in Red | Elizabeth George

    Careless in Red

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    (58)
    Story
    (60)

    After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. On the 43rd day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death.

    Elizabeth George is Back...Whoo Hoo!

    After EG's last excursion into fringe Lynley-land with "What Came Before He Shot Her" I am SO happy to have George, and Thomas Lynley back again. Alh..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2008 by Rebecca (brentwood, CA, United States)
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