Audio books by Peth (in no particular order)

A Presumption of Death - Jill Paton Walsh
Lord Peter is involved in a covert mission in Europe, leaving his wife to take care of their household. When a young Land Girl is found murdered during an air raid, the local superintendent enlists Harriet's aid. Harriet's traditional line of inquiry into possible spurned suitors is diverted when an eccentric and seemingly paranoid dentist discloses that the quiet, ordinary village of Paggleham is actually a nest of German spies. Publishers Weekly
APA Award

Thrones, Dominations - Jill Paton Walsh
Lord Peter has been made much more human and interesting by marriage; Harriet is a wise and acerbic companion; and the story, about the murders of two beautiful young women involved with a theatrical producer, is full of twists and connivance. There's also a fascinating subplot involving the soon-to-abdicate King Edward VII and a country on the brink of the second world war. - Amazon

Clouds of Witness - Dorothy Sayers

The fiancé of Lord Peter's sister, Lady Mary Wimsey, is found dead outside the conservatory of the family's shooting lodge in Yorkshire. Peter and Mary's elder brother, the Duke of Denver, is charged with willful murder and put on trial in the House of Lords. In solving the mystery, Lord Peter's problem is the opposite of the usual case: rather than having too few clues to go on, there are too many, and Peter pursues several avenues that turn out to be false before hitting on what really happened. - Wikipedia. Get it here

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and gets converted to hedonism. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian sells his soul to the devil to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. - Amazon

Jerusalem Vigil - Bodie and Brock Thoene
Jerusalem Vigil unfolds over a period of five days during the British withdrawal from Jerusalem in 1948. Its Jewish, Christian, and Arab characters (including Holocaust survivors, British military officials, and Arab insurgents) find themselves drawn into a mysterious and violent tangle of events that can only be understood in reference to ancient prophesies, particularly those of the book of Isaiah. - Amazon

Thunder from Jerusalem - Bodie and Brock Thoene
The state of Israel is five days old. The city of Jerusalem is tenuously poised for a clash that will be critical in the life of the new country. Holding the keys to an Israeli victory is a diverse, rag-tag group: Peter Wallich, instructing teens in the assembly of Molotov cocktails; the 74-year-old mother superior, who wants to preserve her convent from annihilation; Commander Moshe Sachar and his wife Rachel, and Arab street urchin Daoud. Interspersed throughout is the appearance of a mysterious old gardener, with wounds on
the palms of both hands. - Amazon

Where Angels Fear to Tread - E M Foster
What a fine tale of two cities this tape offers. A colorful Italian village and a proper English town are the backdrop of this novel written in 1905. Forster's ability to paint pictures with words is matched by Edward Petherbridge's intelligent interpretation. He makes us believe in the cast of characters without any histrionic vocal leaps. In fact, he does very little outwardly to change his tone; what the listener hears is masterful control of concentration and talent. Petherbridge is Lord Peter Wimsey on PBS, but there is no shred of that character in this splendid work. - AudioFile

The Go-between - L.P. Hartley
LP Hartley's story begins with the reminiscences of Leo Colston, an elderly man, looking back on his childhood with nostalgia. Leo's past, particularly the summer of 1900, is spent in Norfolk as a guest at Brandham Hall, the country home of his schoolfriend Marcus Maudsley. Here the young Leo is a poor boy among the wealthy upper class. When Marcus falls ill, Leo is left largely to his own devices. He becomes a secret "go-between" for Marian Maudsley, the daughter of the host family, and nearby tenant farmer, Ted Burgess. - Amazon

Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window. But there's something about
Betty Kane's story that doesn't quite add up. - Amazon

Vanity Fair - Thackeray
No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.  - Amazon

The British Ambassador - Michael Shea
At the pinnacle of his career a British diplomat's personal life is reduced to ruins by a ghost from his distant past. Shea's writing resonates with keen and subtle intelligence, which Petherbridge clearly appreciates and projects. He also appreciates the intimacy of his medium and uses it to create the ambiance of a private conversation. This creation of mood is his special strength, though there's nothing in which he appears lacking. He differentiates character voices lightly but surely, with a good command of accents, and he can sound feminine without straining for an unnatural pitch. When the story ends with surprising abruptness, the listener is left wishing for more. AudioFile

Howard's End - E. M. Forster
Two families--the wealthy and business-minded Wilcoxes and the cultured and idealistic Schlegels. When the beautiful and independent Helen Schlegel begins an impetuous affair with the ardent Paul Wilcox, a series of events is sparked--some very funny, some very tragic--that results in a dispute over who will inherit Howards End, the Wilcoxes' charming country home. As much about the clash between individual wills as the clash between the sexes and the classes, Howards End is a novel whose central tenet, "Only connect," remains a powerful prescription for modern life. - Amazon

Memento Mori - Muriel Spark
Spark spikes the Geritol of a group of London senior citizens, who begin receiving anonymous phone calls reminding them that death is coming. These seemingly sweet old people, evidently, have some fairly dark pasts. Add in a dash of blackmail and a pinch of adultery, and you have some good, not-so-clean fun.  - Library Journal

War and Peace - Tolstoy
A monumental work of fiction, Tolstoy's masterpiece of love and loss, tragedy and triumph is set against the panorama of the Napoleonic Wars at the dawn of the 19th century. An unforgettable story of two Russian families whose lives become intertwined amidst a collision of empires. - Barnes & Noble

Damage - Josephine Hart
The most talked-about bestseller of the year--a mesmerizing novel of erotic and emotional obsession. He was a successful doctor and an established politician. But that was before he met his son's fiancee Anna. "All damaged people are dangerous, " she told him. And Anna is damaged--and dangerous. Barnes and Noble

Kiss Kiss - Roald Dahl
Based on: "Georgy Porgy", "The Way Up to Heaven", "Royal Jelly"  

Daisy Miller - Henry James
Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions? When she strikes up an intimate friendship with an urbane young Italian, her flat refusal to observe the codes of respectable behaviour leave her perilously exposed. In Daisy Miller James created his first great portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously independent American woman, a figure who would come to dominate his later masterpieces. - Amazon

Sing a Song of Sixpence - Agatha Christie
Retired Scotland Yard detective, Sir Edward Palliser, is called upon by Magdalen Vaughan.  Palliser must help solve the murder of her wealthy, eccentric aunt, Miss Lily Crabtree. The authorities believe only members of the household could have committed the crime, though this suspicion is tearing the family.  Who really killed her aunt?

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