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    • 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 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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

    • 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 697
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 620

    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 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 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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 Sets a Trap

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 48
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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'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 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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 and the Reluctant Witnesses

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 53
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A once-wealthy family closes ranks when one of their own is shot, leaving Maigret - along with a troublesome new magistrate - to pick his way through their secrets.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • Maigret in New York

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 27
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    What was it about him that had struck Maigret so forcefully? Little John had cold eyes! Four or five times in his life, he had met people with cold eyes, those eyes that can stare at you without establishing any human contact. Persuaded to sail to New York by a fearful young law student, Maigret finds himself drawn into the city's underworld and a wealthy businessman's closely guarded past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maigret is Revealed

    • By NYDenizen on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $13.12

    • Maigret's Doubts

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 52
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When a salesman from a Paris department store confides his secret fears to Maigret, the Inspector soon becomes caught up in a treacherous feud between husband and wife that is not as clear cut as it seems.

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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 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 9
    • 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 Saint-Fiacre Affair

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 13
    • By: Georges Simenon, Shaun Whiteside (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense. The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On the Feast of All Souls in Moulins

    • By Zaubermond on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Maigret and the Dead Girl

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 45
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon find themselves trying to outmanoeuver each other when they investigate the case of a mysterious young woman whose new life in Paris is tragically cut short. Maigret wouldn't have admitted that what intrigued him most was the victim's face. All he had seen of it so far was one profile. Was it the bruises that gave her that sullen air? She looked like a bad-tempered little girl. Her combed-back brown hair was very smooth but naturally wavy.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Maigret and the Minister

    • Inspector Maigret Book 46
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When a public tragedy threatens to expose a scandal within the Paris government, the Minister of Public Works calls in a favour to Maigret. A public project has collapsed and resulted in the death of 128 children after a report warning officials about the unsafe structure was disregarded. Now, that report has resurfaced, along with allegations that several politicians and contractors involved with the project may have suppressed its findings to avoid a scandal.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • 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 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Maigret Gets Angry

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 26
    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ernest Malik had been right when he had looked at Maigret with a smile that was a mixture of sarcasm and contempt. This wasn't a case for him. He was out of his depth. This world was unfamiliar to him, and he had difficulty piecing it all together. Peacefully tending his garden in the countryside, Maigret is called upon to investigate a rich family with skeletons in their cupboard - and finds himself confronted by lies, snobbery and malice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maigret swaps his sabots

    • By Zaubermond on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $13.89

    • A Man's Head

    • Inspector Maigret; Book 5
    • By: Georges Simenon, Frank Wynne Translator
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Set in the in the atmospheric and squalid streets of Paris, Maigret sets out to prove the innocence of a man condemned to death for a brutal murder. In another one of Maigret's unconventional and audacious plans, he arranges the escape of the condemned man in an attempt to prove his theory. The presumed murderer goes on the run across Paris and its suburbs, dropping misleading clues along the way and leading Maigret into the labyrinthine twists of the mystery.

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Mr Hire's Engagement

    • By: Georges Simenon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    People find Mr Hire strange, disconcerting. The tenants he shares his building with try to avoid him. He is a Peeping Tom, a visitor of prostitutes, a dealer in unsavoury literature. He is also the prime suspect for a brutal murder that he did not commit. Yet Mr Hire's innocence will not stand in the way of those looking for a scapegoat as tragedy unfolds in this quietly devastating and deeply unnerving audiobook.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not a mystert. not even a good story.

    • By Carmela on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $11.99

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrative performance

    • By Angus Davis on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $15.16

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 19
    • By: Georges Simenon, David Bellos - translator
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A new translation of this gripping novel which sees the inspector brought out of his peaceful retirement. Maigret shrugged his shoulders, buried his hands in his pockets and went off without answering. He had just spent one of the most wretched days in his life. For hours, in his corner he had felt old and feeble, without idea or incentive. But now a tiny flame flickered. 'You bet we'll see' he growled.

    Regular price: $14.04

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