The Ghost Riders of Ordebec : Commissaire Adamsberg

  • by Fred Vargas
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • Series: Commissaire Adamsberg
  • 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"People will die," says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour, and refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters in Normandy. Since the middle ages there have been stories of murderers, rapists, those with serious crimes on their conscience, meeting a grizzly end following a visitation by the riders.
Soon after the young woman’s vision a notoriously cruel man disappears, and the local police dismiss the matter as superstition. Although the case is far outside his jurisdiction, Adamsberg agrees to investigate the strange happenings in a village terrorised by wild rumours and ancient feuds.


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A delight to read

This is the second Fred Vargas I've read and I hope the other Commissaire Adamsberg books are put on audio soon. David Rintoul is a great narrator.The characters are interesting and engaging. It's different and quirky so I struggle to compare this author with anyone else. The plot was intriguing, two main story lines both of which were interesting. No loose ends on completion of the book. A delightful book which I can recommend.
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- Margaret

Ghostly doings

Adamsburg and his team look into the ghost story of a small Normandy village with its small community and secrets. An interesting tale with a slightly claustrophobic atmosphere of families whose secrets and feuds stretch back generations.

Excellent narrator and despite the slightly incomprehensible and eccentric Adamsburg it is a well-told credible story.
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- Rogayah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks