P. D. James
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P. D. James

P. D. James is the author of twenty previous books, most of which have been filmed and broadcast on television in the United States and other countries. She spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Departments of Great Britain's Home Office. She has served as a magistrate and as a governor of the BBC. In 2000 she celebrated her eightieth birthday and published her autobiography, Time to Be in Earnest. The recipient of many prizes and honors, she was created Baroness James of Holland Park in 1991 and was inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame in 2008. She lives in London and Oxford.

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    • The Children of Men

    • By: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs another narrator

    • By Marie on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Death in Holy Orders

    • By: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 772
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    The setting itself is elemental P.D. James: the bleak coast of East Anglia, where atop a sweep of low cliffs stands the small theological college of St. Anselm's. On the shore not far away, smothered...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Death in Holy Orders - good PBS

    • By Jannice on 09-18-03

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Shroud for a Nightingale

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    The young women of Nightingale House are there to learn to nurse and comfort the suffering. But when one of the students plays patient in a demonstration of nursing skills, she is killed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Early P.D. James is the best P.D. James

    • By red-herring12 on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Lighthouse

    • An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
    • By: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    Combe Island off the Cornish coast has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty but now, privately owned, it offers respite to over-stressed men and women in positions of high authority....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By jb on 11-23-05

    Regular price: $35.93

    • A Mind to Murder

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 224

    When the administrative head of the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is found dead with a chisel in her heart, Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Mind to Read More of James

    • By Holly Helscher on 01-20-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Death Comes to Pemberley

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,046

    It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy’s magnificent estate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun for Austen lovers!

    • By Paul on 12-20-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Cover Her Face

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 345

    Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Bit slow

    • By J. Roderick on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Private Patient

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed, she had every expectation of a successful operation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Problem with narrator.

    • By R. Sentman on 12-12-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Handsome Mark Callender did not die the way a young gentleman should. He was found hanged, a lipstick stain on his mouth and a nude girl's picture nearby....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • quite suitable

    • By Holly Helscher on 01-20-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Original Sin

    • Adam Dalgliesh, Book 9
    • By: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: Penelope Dellaporta
    • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Adam Dalgliesh takes on a baffling murder in the rarefied world of London book publishing in this masterful mystery from one of our finest novelists....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as always PD James is good

    • By Kristine on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $33.60

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