Ripley

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 267 ratings

The Talented Mr Ripley 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
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  • Book 1

    • 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 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By Caractacus Potts on 17-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Ripley's Game

    • By: Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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