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    • Carol

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when an alluring woman in her 30s walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. She is an awkward 19-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter. As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realises how much they both stand to lose....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime!!!

    • By rouge on 04-04-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Talented Mr Ripley

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: David Menkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A real page turner

    • By darren on 12-02-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Ripley Under Water

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 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

    Tom Ripley is quietly living in luxury at his chateau at Villeperce. He has a past, however, that would not bear too much close scrutiny. He is certain that he has covered his tracks where murder and forgery are concerned. But when a certain American couple move in next door, he soon realises his every move is being shadowed. Ripley fears his secrets may be discovered, and he will stop at nothing to prevent that from happening.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ripley Under Ground

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Tom Ripley is now the owner of a beautiful estate in France, a wealthy art collector and married to an heiress. The Buckmaster Gallery is staging an exhibition by the celebrated artist Derwatt, but an American collector claims that the expensive masterpiece he bought three years ago is a fake. It is, of course, and he wants to talk to Derwatt - but Derwatt, inconveniently, is dead. Ripley needs the perfect solution to keep his role in the fraud a secret and his reputation clean, but not everyone's nerves are as steady as his.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing sequel...<br />

    • By Shaun on 23-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Deep Water

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in flaunting her many affairs to her husband. When one of her lovers is murdered, Vic hints to her latest conquest that he was responsible. As rumours spread about Vic's vicious streak, fiction and reality start to converge. It's only a matter of time before Vic really does have blood on his hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If Carlsberg did Thrillers

    • By Barbara on 11-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Boy Who Followed Ripley

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When a troubled young runaway arrives on Tom Ripley's French estate, he is drawn into a world he thought he'd left behind: the seedy underworld of Berlin, involving kidnapping plots, lies and deception. Ripley becomes the boy's protector as friendship develops between the young man with a guilty conscience and the older one with no conscience at all.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • This Sweet Sickness

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    David Kelsey has an invincible conviction that life is going to work out just as he has planned it - if he can just fix 'the situation'. His one true love, the brilliant, beautiful Annabelle, has married another man. But that doesn't mean they can't still be friends. And even though she is pregnant with her husband Gerald's baby, that surely doesn't mean she won't one day get back together with David. She still loves him, of that he is certain. David is sure she'll take him back and, under an alias, is setting up a wonderful home for the two of them in a town close by.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Talented Miss Highsmith

    • By Barbara on 23-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Blunderer

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    For two years, Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband to his wife, Clara. But she is distant and neurotic, and Walter finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about her demise. When Clara's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff in a manner uncannily resembling the recent death of a woman who was murdered by her husband, Walter finds himself under intense scrutiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • gripping story with eerie realistic characters.

    • By Moneypenny on 23-09-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Ripley's Game

    • A Virago Modern Classic
    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Living on his French estate with his elegant heiress wife, Tom Ripley, on the cusp of middle age, is no longer the striving chancer of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Having accrued considerable wealth through a long career of crime, he tires of his idyllic retirement. Highsmith's chameleon longs to get back in the game, so when a friend needs a favour, he relishes the opportunity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't stop

    • By Colin j Grant on 26-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Two Faces of January

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette. Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure: He finds it in one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette, and their fates become fatally entwined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not One Of Her Best

    • By clint on 24-09-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Ripley's Game

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Tom Ripley detested murder. Unless it was absolutely necessary. If possible, he preferred someone else to do the dirty work. In this case someone with no criminal record, who would commit 'two simple murders' for a very generous fee....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • awful performance

    • By P1969 on 30-03-14

    Regular price: £20.09

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 5

    • By: Patricia Highsmith, Isaac Asimov, Barry Perowne, and others
    • Narrated by: William Windom, Loretta Swit, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    > The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 5 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the finest short-story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including such notables as Issac Asimov, Ogden Nash, and Mickey Spillane, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pistachio doesn't fit all ! ! ! !

    • By LLOYD ALDEN LILES on 16-12-17

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Cats

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse, James Thurber, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Goddard, Richard Griffiths
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This wonderful collection, ideal for cat lovers and feline fanatics, brings together the best and worst of catty behaviour. Ranging from the very funny to the profound, this collection has something to please everyone - without running the risk of developing an allergy!

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Der Schneckenforscher und Die Heldin

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Sophie Rois
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In den Erzählungen "Der Schneckenforscher" und "Die Heldin" seziert Patricia Highsmith zwei zunächst eher unauffällige Exemplare der Gattung Mensch: Während der Broker Peter Knoppert sich immer mehr in seine Leidenschaft für schleimige Schnecken hineinsteigert, kriecht das Kindermädchen Lucille Smith tiefer und tiefer in das Leben ihrer Arbeitgeber hinein und entwickelt eine ungesunde Hingabe für ihre Schützlinge.

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Farligt møde

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Bøttger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I 1950, som 29-årig, debuterede Patricia Highsmith med denne etiske thriller "Farligt møde", om to mænd, der mødes tilfældigt på et tog og leger med tanken om at bytte mord. En uskyldig leg - indtil det ene mord virkelig bliver udført. Bogen fandt et bredt publikum og blev filmatiseret af Alfred Hitchcock allerede i 1951. Der er blevet refereret, kopieret og parodieret af bogens ide og plot lige siden. Patricia Highsmith vandt stor kunstnerisk anerkendelse for romanen og blev i 1951 nomineret til Edgar Award.

    Regular price: £12.09

    • Trautes Heim

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Franziska Pigulla
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Olivia Amory hat ihrem Mann versprochen, ihren Liebhaber drei Monate nicht zu sehen, um der Ehe noch eine Chance zu geben...

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Eine Uhr tickt zu Weihnachten

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Helmut Wöstmann
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Abridged
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    Das junge Ehepaar Michèle und Charles kann gegensätzlicher nicht sein. Sie entstammt einer reichen Familie und gibt das Geld mit vollen Händen aus, besonders vor Weihnachten. Er kommt aus einer armen Arbeiterfamilie, aus der er sich bis zum Chef einer Firma hochgearbeitet hat, und genießt diesen Luxus. In den Vorweihnachtstagen trifft Michèle auf einen sehr armen Jungen, den sie zu sich einlädt, weil sie ihn beschenken will.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Der Mann, der seine Bücher im Kopf schrieb

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Jochen Striebeck
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everett Taylor Cheever schreibt Romane. Im Kopf, nicht auf Papier. Warum sie niederschreiben, wenn sie doch in seinem Gedächtnis schon fertig, überarbeitet und redigiert sind? Viel zu langweilig. Doch was soll Everett Junior sagen, wenn sie ihn in der Schule fragen, was sein Papa so macht?

    Regular price: £4.49

    • Kleine Mordgeschichten für Tierfreunde

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Alice Schwarzer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ein neues "Tierleben", verfaßt nicht von Brehm, sondern von Highsmith, von Beruf subtile Analytikerin des menschlichen Mordes, privat faszinierte Schneckenforscherin und zärtliche Katzenfreundin. Huhn, Katze, Elefant, Ratte und Küchenschabe rächen sich fürchterlich, einfallsreich und unverhofft am Menschen - als ob sie auch Menschen wären.

    Regular price: £12.09

    • Als die Flotte im Hafen lag

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Evely Hamann
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Als die Flotte im Hafen von Mobile lag, war Geraldine gerade achtzehn. Sie war hübsch, lebhaft und glaubte dem erstbesten Matrosen, dass er sie liebe und sie heiraten wolle...

    Regular price: £4.29

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