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  • The Girl in the Green Raincoat

  • A Tess Monaghan Novel
  • By: Laura Lippman
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 194

In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan is under doctor's orders to remain immobile. Bored and restless, reduced to watching the world go by outside her window, she takes small comfort in the mundane events she observes... like the young woman in a green raincoat who walks her dog at the same time every day. Then one day the dog is running free and its owner is nowhere to be seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Lippman and Emond is great!

  • By Janet Katz on 04-25-11

Enjoyed them all but this one the best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl in the Green Raincoat to be better than the print version?

I have listened to all of the Tess Monaghan novels to date. This last one in the series I enjoyed even more than the others, because of the inclusion of personal glimpses into the characters in the series. I listened on my commutes back and forth to work and I must say that this one was just impossible for me to stay true to that schedule. I kept cheating and listening after I got home and during my lunch hour. It was over too soon. It is the shortest of the series.Linda Edmond's reading or I should say acting is very entertaining and she does a great job in the whole series that she narrates. I have no idea if it is better than the print version. I like listening to stories. I think the tradition goes back to the beginning of the spoken word.I relish the idea of "tell me a story" and go after books that do just that and do it well.I am so happy to discover Laura Lippman. I have been looking for such an author since Ross McDonald died. I have finally forgiven him for that now that I found Ms. Lippman. He combined story with place and so does she and I just love that. I am so looking forward to the next release of Tess Monaghan's next adventure. How is she going to handle being a mom and a PI? Should be fun to find out. Cheer and enjoy.