Surfeit of Lampreys

  • by Ngaio Marsh
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser
  • 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ngaio Marsh's most popular novel begins when young New Zealander Roberta Grey comes into contact with the Lamprey family, a peculiar bunch with plenty of charm but no money. The Lampreys revel in their eccentricity and entertain their guests with complicated charades. But when one game goes wrong and rich Uncle Gabriel is found murdered in a most grizzly manner, the only person capable of solving the crime is Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

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Not a Surfeit of Lampreys

I am not a great fan of Ngaio Marsh's novels - though I am not sure why. They are always intelligent and well written, if not very taxing.
So why did I download this one? I had heard the Radio 4 drama and quite liked it. It was an abridged version - so it wouldn't be too long if I didn't like it. But the main reason was that Anton Lesser was the narrator.

I have to say that narration brought the whole novel to life for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Give it a try and I am sure you will enjoy it.
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- Liz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2009
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK