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    • Pietr the Latvian

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 1
    • By: Georges Simenon, David Bellos (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 611

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long live Maigret

    • By Zaubermond on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $14.21

    • The Carter of ‘La Providence’

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 2
    • By: Georges Simenon, David Coward (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful glimpse into the French coastal life

    • By John on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • La première enquête de Maigret (Commissaire Maigret)

    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Marcel Mouloudji, Vanina Michel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Qui a tiré un coup de revolver, en pleine nuit, dans l'hôtel particulier de la puissante famille Gendreau-Balthazar, rue Chaptal ? Tout jeune secrétaire du commissariat du quartier Saint-Georges, Jules Maigret se voit confier une enquête officieuse - car on n'attaque pas de front ces gens de la haute société aux relations influentes. Maigret va habilement débrouiller l'écheveau des secrets de la famille Gendreau.

    Regular price: $19.14

    • The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 4
    • By: Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Psychological study more than murder mystery

    • By Adam Shields on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Maigret Travels

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 51
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The attempted suicide of a countess and the death of a billionaire in the same luxury Paris hotel send Maigret to the Riviera and then to Switzerland, as he searches for the truth amid the glittering world of the super rich. Eyes half closed, head tilted against the back of his seat, he seemed not to be thinking, as the plane flew over a thick carpet of bright clouds. In reality, he was making an effort to bring names and shadowy figures to life, names and figures that even this morning had been as unknown to him as the inhabitants of another planet.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Maigret Enjoys Himself

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 50
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Inspector Maigret is meant to be taking a holiday, but he can't resist following the development of his colleague Janvier's case in the papers - and playing a few tricks on the way. Standing at the window in the middle of the morning, vaguely observing the comings and goings in the street, he had a feeling that reminded him of certain days in his childhood, when his mother was still alive and he was off school because he had the flu or it was the end of term. It was the feeling of finding out what went on when he wasn't there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of Simenon’s stories.

    • By Karel M. Broda on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $11.99

    • The Snow Was Dirty

    • By: Georges Simenon, Howard Curtis - Translator
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    'A brilliant new translation of Simenon's critically acclaimed masterpiece.' And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage...unable to cover the filth. Nineteen-year-old Frank - thug, thief, son of a brothel owner - gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Night at the Crossroads

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 7
    • By: Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good Maigret outing

    • By K. Cole on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 39
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In book 39 of the new Penguin Maigret, the inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice - despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. This story has been published in a previous translation as Inspector Maigret and the Killers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another

    • By BDHumbert on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Maigret Sets a Trap

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 48
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Paris comes under siege when someone starts killing women on the streets one summer - and Maigret must hatch a plan to lure the murderer out.  It was 4 August. The windows were wide open but brought no relief, since they allowed in even more warm air, which seemed to be rising from the melting tarmac, the burning hot stonework and even the Seine itself: one could imagine the river steaming like a pan of water on a stove.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Maigret et le clochard (Commissaire Maigret)

    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Marcel Mouloudji, Fabienne Nourbat
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    À Paris, une nuit de mars, deux bateliers tirent de la Seine un clochard grièvement blessé. L'un d'eux, le jeune Van Houtte, affirme avoir noté la présence d'une Peugeot 403 rouge sur le quai, peu de temps avant le drame. Maigret retrouve les occupants de la voiture, mais ceux-ci parviennent à prouver leur innocence. L'identification du clochard ne va pas sans surprises : il s'agit d'un ancien médecin du nom de François Keller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simenon est au-dessus du lot.

    • By Thierry Jambage on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $19.14

    • Maigret and the Man on the Bench

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 41
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Inspector Maigret must untangle the web of lies left behind by a murdered man whose family didn't know him as well as they thought. When a man is found stabbed to death in an alley off Boulevard Saint-Martin, his identity card shows a workplace that had gone out of business three years earlier. As far as his wife knew, he still worked there, and she insists that the shoes and a tie he was wearing when he was killed 'couldn't be his'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such an amazing author

    • By LindyJacobsen on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Madame Maigret's Friend

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 34
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Madame Maigret takes the lead in a disturbing investigation in this new translation, book 34 of the Maigret series. Inspector Maigret's wife turns sleuth after a strange encounter in a Paris square leads her on the trail of a woman in a white hat and towards a grisly tale of deception and greed.

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Maigret and the Headless Corpse

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 47
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    When a man’s headless body is discovered in Paris’ Saint-Martin Canal, Maigret is quick to answer the call. It is in this very neighborhood that he meets a strangely taciturn woman who runs a cafe. Her husband is away on a trip - or so she says. As is often the case, Maigret soon learns that there is more to the story than meets the eye.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • L'affaire Saint-Fiacre

    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: François Marthouret
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Quand une lettre anonyme arrive à la P. J. annonçant qu'un crime sera commis à l'église de Saint-Fiacre, Maigret - fils de l'ancien régisseur du château - retourne dans le village de son enfance. Il assiste alors à la crise cardiaque fatale de la comtesse lors de la messe des morts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Writer

    • By Jeffrey D Bissonnette on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The Shadow Puppet

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 12
    • By: Georges Simenon, Ros Schwartz (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    Regular price: $15.29

    • The Late Monsieur Gallet

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 3
    • By: Georges Simenon, Anthea Bell (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five star fiction, highly recommended

    • By Zaubermond on 12-09-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Maigret's Failure

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 49
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When a self-made man appeals to Maigret for protection at his lavish home, a years-old grudge from the past resurfaces and the inspector finds himself questioning his own motives. Conflict rather than harmony probably reigned in eight out of 10 of the still magnificent houses that surrounded the park. But he had rarely had the opportunity to breath such a strained atmosphere as the one between these walls. 

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Le Chien jaune

    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: François Marthouret
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Concarneau, un soir sinistre de novembre. Les familiers de l'hôtel de l'Amiral se retrouvent pour jouer aux cartes. Quand l'un d'eux meurt par balle, qu'un autre disparaît et que le dernier est empoisonné, le commissaire Maigret est appelé pour résoudre ces mystères. D'autant qu'à chaque meurtre, un étrange chien jaune rôde sur les lieux... Subtil décrypteur de l'âme humaine, Maigret parviendra à ses fins en s'immergeant dans ce groupe d'habitués où grouillent secrets et non-dits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it was fun and surprising.

    • By maria on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Maigret

    • Maigret 5
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Giuseppe Battiston
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Maigret si è felicemente adattato alla sua nuova vita da pensionato, in campagna con la moglie. Ma Parigi, con le sue strade, i suoi caffè, i vecchi colleghi, gli incontri pericolosi, lo reclamano e l’ex commissario dovrà tornarvi per aiutare il nipote Philippe Laurer, ora poliziotto, a liberarsi da una pesante accusa di omicidio.

    Regular price: $8.41

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