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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen. In Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill. Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction-and his own good intentions-Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners-people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life-and the life of his trusting fiancée-the consequences will change them all. Portobello is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London's most intriguing neighborhoods-and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer. From the Compact Disc edition.

Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen. In Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill. Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction-and his own good intentions-Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners-people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life-and the life of his trusting fiancée-the consequences will change them all. Portobello is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London's most intriguing neighborhoods-and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction's reigning queen. In Portobello, she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London's Notting Hill. Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction-and his own good intentions-Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londoners-people afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren's life-and the life of his trusting fiancée-the consequences will change them all. Portobello is a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London's most intriguing neighborhoods-and the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim Curry

Length:

11h 5m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:14


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:54


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:04


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:13


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:47


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:07


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:40


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:37


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:02


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:37