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The Talented Mr Ripley Audiobook

The Talented Mr Ripley

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Publisher's Summary

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law when an unexpected acquaintance offers him the chance to start over.

Ripley wants money, success, and the good life, and he's willing to kill for it. When his newfound happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

©1983 Patricia Highsmith; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Ripley, amoral, hedonistic, and charming, is a genuinely original creation." (Daily Telegraph)
"Precisely plotted, stylishly written, and kept alert by an icy wit. Streets ahead of the conventional thriller: a cool little classic of its kind." (Evening Standard)

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    Sue C Bedford, UK 22/07/2015
    Sue C Bedford, UK 22/07/2015 Member Since 2013

    Connie

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    "Interesting"

    Enjoyed the story but do have some mixed feelings as I struggled to empathise with Mr Ripley most of the time, but I suppose that's the whole point of the book.
    The narration is excellent and really made the story come alive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    darren London, United Kingdom 12/02/2015
    darren London, United Kingdom 12/02/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "A real page turner"

    Very entertaining, the time just flew by.
    It was very interesting seeing the world through the eyes of Tom Ripley. I disposed on one level but also quite liked him on another.
    It was such a good listen I may now check out the next Ripley book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cian O'Byrne 10/08/2016
    Cian O'Byrne 10/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Nicely Narrated "

    David's narration really brings this story to life. a fantastic book to bring on a travel to Italy

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    Ian 18/02/2016
    Ian 18/02/2016 Member Since 2013
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    What did you like most about The Talented Mr Ripley?

    Once it gets going, it stays going.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Edge of my seat.


    Any additional comments?

    In addition to a good thriller, its a compelling set up of Ripley as a character. Also, its a really evocative snapshot of 1950s wealthy/expat/lost-youth/Italian-riviera life. Beautiful like the Sun Also Rises or Great Gatsby.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Toni Hinckley 14/11/2011
    Toni Hinckley 14/11/2011 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Entertaining"

    Tom Ripley is a sympathetic villlain who the reader identifies with against his better judgement. Also, the narrator's voice and reading style on this production could not be bettered, in my view

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mj 07/02/2015
    mj 07/02/2015 Member Since 2008
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    "Miss"

    Not a good read , strange book from start to finish, use your Credit on another book , I would like a refund

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    P Birmingham, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    P Birmingham, United Kingdom 23/12/2012

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    "Fantastic"

    Got to be one of the top 5 books ever - great narration, twisting plot, couldn't turn it off...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ian 25/09/2014
    Ian 25/09/2014
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    "Movies v Books"

    This is a brief, salient, straight to the point review. I merely wish to say that this listen proves the assumption that the book is always better than the movie. Read the book, watch the movie. You judge.

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