A Sleeping Life : Inspector Wexford

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by Nigel Anthony
  • Series: Inspector Wexford
  • 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The body found under the hedge was that of a middle-aged woman. With nothing more to go on than what appeared to be a sardonic gleam in the wide and staring eyes of the victim, It’s time for Wexford and his team to get pro-active. From a seemingly unremarkable death comes an intricate web of lies and deception. A wallet found in the victim’s handbag leads our hero, Inspector Wexford to a Mr. Grenville West, a writer whose plots revel in the blood, thunder, and passion of dramas of old; whose current whereabouts are unclear; and whose curious secretary--the plain Polly Flinders--provides the Inspector with more questions than answers. And when a second Grenville West comes to light, Wexford faces a dizzying array of possible scenarios--and suspects--behind the Comfrey murder.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dated, but still enjoyable

I like Inspector Wexford and I enjoy returning to the Wexford series, but they are now very dated. The plot was very interesting but some of the language and attitudes in the book are a bit uncomfortable for a modern reader. The narrator was excellent and I enjoyed listening to this book.
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- Flint

Excellent plot.

Would you listen to A Sleeping Life again? Why?

Not yet but may in the future. It' s a good Rendell as is usual.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Didn't have a favourite.


Have you listened to any of Nigel Anthony’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Nice voice - didn't grate.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but didn't.


Any additional comments?

Ruth Rendell's books vary. Some I have read I didn't enjoy but I enjoyed this one.

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- Maryb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios