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    • Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An)

    • An Authentic 18th-Century Chinese Detective Novel
    • By: Robert van Gulik
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Stefan Rudnicki, Lorna Raver, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Long before Western writers had even conceived the idea of writing detective stories, the Chinese had developed a long tradition of literary works that chronicled the cases of important district magistrates. One of the most celebrated of these was Judge Dee, who lived in the seventh century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Judge Dee Please!

    • By Elizabeth on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

    • Original Chinese Mysteries
    • By: Robert Van Gulik
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    He has much in common with super-sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, but there's a difference - Judge Dee Jen-djieh was a real person! Gathered here are tales of actual crimes solved by the magistrate of Chang-ping in 7th-century China. Listen as Dee ventures down winding paths in ancient graveyards to consult the spirits of the dead, and hear him solve real-life crimes through astute deductions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A different legal thriller

    • By Ken on 01-09-03

    Regular price: $24.47