Inspector Maigret
Books in series13
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 230 ratings)
  • 1
    Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret, Book 1 | Georges Simenon, David Bellos (translator)

    Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, David Bellos (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The first audiobook which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos.Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache and he didn't wear heavy boots. His clothes were well cut and made of fairly light worsted. He shaved every day and looked after his hands. But his frame was proletarian. He was a big, bony man.

    Finally, Maigret Unabridged

    Along with such sleuths as Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, Simenon's Maigret represents a triumph of character and atmosphere. Maigret solves hi..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2013 by Mike (Mahwah, New Jersey)
  • 2
    The Late Monsieur Gallet: Inspector Maigret, Book 2 | Georges Simenon, Anthea Bell (translator)

    The Late Monsieur Gallet: Inspector Maigret, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Anthea Bell (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    George Simenon's devastating tale of misfortune, betrayal and the weakness of family ties, translated by Anthea Bell. Instead of the detail filling itself in and becoming clearer, it seemed to escape him. The face of the man in the ill-fitting coat just misted up so that it hardly looked human. In theory this mental portrait was good enough, but now it was replaced by fleeting images which should have added up to one and the same man but which refused to get themselves into focus.

    Five star fiction, highly recommended

    On June 27, 1930 Maigret is called to inform Aurore Gallet that her husband, Emile, a commercial traveler, has been found murdered. The lady is grand,..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 09 2014 by Die Falknerin ()
  • 3
    The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien: Inspector Maigret; Book 3 | Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)

    The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien: Inspector Maigret; Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Georges Simenon's haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt, translated by Linda Coverdale as part of the new Penguin Maigret series. A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On the edge of a forest: a man hanging from every branch.

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  • 4
    The Carter of ‘La Providence’: Inspector Maigret; Book 4 | Georges Simenon, David Coward (translator)

    The Carter of ‘La Providence’: Inspector Maigret; Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, David Coward (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, translated by David Coward as part of the new Penguin Maigret series. What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up.

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  • 5
    The Yellow Dog: Inspector Maigret; Book 5 | Georges Simenon, Linda Asher (translator)

    The Yellow Dog: Inspector Maigret; Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Linda Asher (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Georges Simenon's gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge, part of the new Maigret series. There was an exaggerated humility about her. Her cowed eyes, her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slightest word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship. And yet he sensed, beneath that image, glints of pride held firmly in check. She was anaemic. Her flat chest was not formed to rouse desire.

    Maigret, the great detective, WILL prevail...

    The good and wise detective once again shows his talents as he solves a case involving betrayal that leads to murder...multiple murders. The yellow d..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2014 by Doug (Columbus, NC, United States)
  • 6
    The Night at the Crossroads: Inspector Maigret; Book 6 | Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)

    The Night at the Crossroads: Inspector Maigret; Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, part of the new Maigret series. Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for 17 hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide?

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  • 7
    A Crime in Holland: Inspector Maigret; Book 7 | Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (Translator)

    A Crime in Holland: Inspector Maigret; Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (Translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a French professor visiting the quiet Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer; Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased; and, of course, a notorious local crook.

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  • 8
    The Grand Banks Café: Inspector Maigret; Book 8 | Georges Simenon, David Coward

    The Grand Banks Café: Inspector Maigret; Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, David Coward
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sailors don't talk much to other men, especially not to policemen. But after Captain Fallut's body is found floating near his trawler, they all mention the Evil Eye when they speak of the Ocean's voyage.

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  • 9
    A Man's Head: Inspector Maigret; Book 9 | Georges Simenon, Frank Wynne

    A Man's Head: Inspector Maigret; Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Frank Wynne
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Set in the in the atmospheric and squalid streets of Paris, Maigret sets out to prove the innocence of a man condemned to death for a brutal murder. In another one of Maigret's unconventional and audacious plans, he arranges the escape of the condemned man in an attempt to prove his theory. The presumed murderer goes on the run across Paris and its suburbs, dropping misleading clues along the way and leading Maigret into the labyrinthine twists of the mystery.

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  • 10
    The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin: Inspector Maigret; Book 10 | Georges Simenon, Frank Wynne

    The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin: Inspector Maigret; Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Frank Wynne
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    In the tenth installment to the Inspector Maigret series, the city of Simenon's youth comes to life in this new translation of this disturbing tale set in Liège. Maigret observes from a distance as two boys are accused of killing a rich foreigner in Liège. Their loyalty, which binds them together through their adventures, is put to the test, and seemingly irrelevant social differences threaten their friendship and their freedom.

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  • 11
    The Two-Penny Bar: Inspector Maigret, Book 11 | Georges Simenon

    The Two-Penny Bar: Inspector Maigret, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    In this new translation of Simenon's twisted tale, a forgotten crime comes to light in the Parisian summer. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the quiet streets of the Left Bank...there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, the trams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale. A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine.

    Not the best Maigret

    The story was a little hard to follow in the beginning. Toward the end it picked up and had a satisfactory conclusion.

    Reviewed on October 20 2014 by Doug (Columbus, NC, United States)
  • 12
    The Shadow Puppet | Georges Simenon, Ros Schwartz (translator)

    The Shadow Puppet

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Ros Schwartz (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet. A taxi pulled up. It wasn't the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed.

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  • 13
    The Saint-Fiacre Affair: Inspector Maigret, Book 13 | Georges Simenon, Shaun Whiteside (translator)

    The Saint-Fiacre Affair: Inspector Maigret, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Shaun Whiteside (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense. The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903.

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