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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 682
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 609

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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 Goes to School

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 44
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    When a school teacher from a small coastal town near La Rochelle asks Maigret to help prove he is innocent of murder, the Inspector returns with him to his insular community and finds the residents closing ranks to conceal the truth.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • My Friend Maigret

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 31
    • By: Simenon Georges, Sian Reynolds - translator
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    'Past acquaintances resurface in the sun-drenched south of France in this new translation.' The palm trees around the railway station were motionless, fixed in a Saharan sun.... It really felt as if they were stepping into another world, and they were embarrassed to be entering it in the dark clothes that had been suited to the rainy streets of Paris the evening before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Englishman observes Maigret

    • By Zaubermond on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $11.72

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • The Yellow Dog

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 6
    • By: Georges Simenon, Linda Asher (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Georges Simenon's gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge, part of the new Maigret series. There was an exaggerated humility about her. Her cowed eyes, her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slightest word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship. And yet he sensed, beneath that image, glints of pride held firmly in check. She was anaemic. Her flat chest was not formed to rouse desire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Pernod in Brittany

    • By Zaubermond on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $11.35

    • 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

    • Inspector Cadaver

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 24
    • By: Georges Simenon, William Hobson - translator
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Maigret's old colleague becomes an unexpected rival in book 24 of the new Penguin Maigret series. In everyone's eyes, even the old ladies hiding behind their quivering curtains, even the kids just now who had turned to stare after they had passed him, he was the intruder, the undesirable. No, worse, he was fundamentally untrustworthy, some stranger who had just turned up from who knew where to do who knew what.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Maigret at Siminon's best

    • By Anniebligh on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Cellars of the Majestic

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 21
    • By: Georges Simenon, Howard Curtis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The dark side of glamorous expat life in Paris is brought to life in this new translation. Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majestic with her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess...in a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day.... At six in the morning, she's strangled, not in her room but in the basement locker room.... In all likelihood, that's where the crime was committed.... What was the woman doing in the basement? Who could have lured her down there, and how?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enraging the angels

    • By Zaubermond on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Misty Harbour

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 15
    • By: Georges Simenon, David Bellos - translator
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A new translation of Georges Simenon's gripping tale of lost identity. A man picked up for wandering in obvious distress among the cars and buses on the Grands Boulevards. Questioned in French, he remains mute... A madman? In Maigret's office, he is searched. His suit is new, his underwear is new, his shoes are new. All identifying labels have been removed. No identification papers. No wallet. Five crisp thousand-franc bills have been slipped into one of his pockets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How have I missed this Detective all these years

    • By John on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $14.04

    • Maigret's First Case

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 30
    • By: Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    A sparkling new translation of this flashback to the start of Inspector Maigret's career, part of the new Penguin Maigret series. The profession he had always yearned for did not actually exist...he imagined a cross between a doctor and a priest - a man capable of understanding another's destiny at first glance. The very first investigation by eager young police secretary Jules Maigret leads him to a wealthy Paris family's dark secrets.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Anniebligh on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $8.20

    • 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

    • 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

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