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  • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

  • By: Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds (translator)
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

As the chief of police in Paris's seventh arrondissement, Commissaire Adamsberg has no jurisdiction in Ordebec. Yet, he cannot ignore a widow's plea. Her daughter Lina has seen a vision of the Ghost Riders with four nefarious men. According to the 1000-year-old legend, the vision means that the men will soon die a grisly death. When one of them disappears, Adamsberg races to Ordebec, where he becomes entranced by the gorgeous Lina - and embroiled in the small Normandy town's ancient feud.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want MORE Fred Vargas on audible

  • By Barbara on 09-21-14

I want MORE Fred Vargas on audible

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

Reviewed: 09-21-14

Would you listen to The Ghost Riders of Ordebec again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again but I would prefer to listen to others of the same series. I love mysteries. I love them to be thoughtful. These characters are well developed, the plot is complex yet able to be followed. What sets her apart, is that though very intelligent, the central character doesn't take himself too seriously.

What other book might you compare The Ghost Riders of Ordebec to and why?

I would compare it to books by Louise Penny. As with Penny, the characters are endearing, but Vargas has a delightful sense of humour, that we see a tiny bit of in the character of Ruth in Louise Penny's books.

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