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The Private Patient Audiobook

The Private Patient

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Publisher's Summary

The fourteenth Adam Dalgliesh Mystery.

When the notorious investigative journalist, Rhoda Gradwyn, booked into Mr Chandler-Powell's private clinic in Dorset for the removal of a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar, she had every prospect of a successful operation by a distinguished surgeon, a week's peaceful convalescence in one of Dorset's most beautiful manor houses, and the beginning of a new life. She was never to leave Cheverell Manor alive.

Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate the murder, and later a second death, which are to raise even more complicated problems than the question of innocence or guilt.

©2008 P.D. James (P)2014 Faber Audio

What the Critics Say

"Elegantly phrased, plot-driven, multi-layered and laced with menace." (Observer)

"The Private Patient is classic James." (Allan Massie, Scotsman)

What Members Say

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    JPR Beader 10/04/2016
    JPR Beader 10/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "An Unexpected Outcome"

    As always from this brilliant writer, the plot twists and turns before......, I'll not spoil the climax. I will say, listen carefully, don't miss any of the clues.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    fotini 16/09/2017
    fotini 16/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Not one of her best"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This was not, in my view, up to PD James' usual mysteries. There was no real lead up to the actual murderer - or perhaps I just didn't spot any clues - but until almost the end there was little to show who the killer could possibly be.


    Would you be willing to try another book from P. D. James? Why or why not?

    I have read many P D James books and have really enjoyed them all, this was the exception, and as it is the last I will have to begin again with Inspector Dalgliesh.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I can't think of one.


    Was The Private Patient worth the listening time?

    As it was P D James I kept going hoping it would perk up.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Kent 21/08/2017
    Carol Kent 21/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent narration"

    I've started listening to P D james only recently. I have enjoyed the stories and the sharp observance of the author.
    One of the most important aspects to audio books is the narrator and Daniel Weyman is excellent. He demonstrates a wide range of characterisation in his narration. I am looking forward to my next P D James listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jaye Hardy 02/01/2017
    Jaye Hardy 02/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A Private Patient"

    This is the 2nd pair of the book is it definitely is a fantastic book The twist are great. I've relistened to the last 3 chapters cause I was a bit confused at the end but I'd totally missed some of the key points when they were finishing the summary of the case . I totally stand by my comment about it been a fantastic story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr P Delic Brighton 30/11/2016
    Mr P Delic Brighton 30/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    I have really enjoyed the whole series read beautifully by Daniel Weyman. This doesn't disappoint in any way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Flint 29/12/2017
    Flint 29/12/2017
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    "More Enjoyable than Expected"

    The book started slowly but once the plot developed it was very interesting and easy to listen to. The narration was good and the book was more enjoyable than I expected.

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    NJ 23/11/2017
    NJ 23/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The best yet!"

    I've been trying P D James out since a 2 for 1 offer and I'm hooked. I found a couple of the books a litle repetitive in places but still good detective stories (let's face it, Sherlock Holmes is REALLY repetitive and I still love Conan Doyle!). This was the best of the ones I'd heard lately and didn't have those little repetitive touches that had been my only criticism of the others.

    Daniel Weyman can read to me all day, he is superb. Different voices and accents without sounding pantomime, a lovely cadence to his voice and the tempo is great. He has a real gift for reading - an absolute joy to listen to.

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    Robert e. 07/11/2017
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    "Very good"

    The only reason I gave the story 4 is I kept falling asleep !! So I lost the story line . Usually I am kept awake by the plot but this one was different . But still I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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